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Scores Feared Dead As Vandalised NNPC Pipeline Explodes In Lagos

Scores Feared Dead As Vandalised NNPC Pipeline Explodes In Lagos

Several people were feared dead yesterday when a pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) exploded in the Ekoro area of Abule-Egba, Lagos State. Following the incident, the residents of Ekoro in Abule-Egba/Ile-Epo area of the state were thrown into pandemonium as multiple fire-explosions from the vandalised petrol pipeline rocked the area. THISDAY […]

AW Gist : The Change Agents – (Social Media Feminists)

AW Gist :   The Change Agents – (Social Media Feminists)

Happy New Year, Welcome to 2020. We are excited to have y’all here with us and we promise to get you engaged in topics that will trigger conversations tending towards growth for women and girls in Nigeria, Africa.   This is about picturing the realities in our society. Just before you begin : This is […]

Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated In Nigeria

Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated In Nigeria

Two sisters, who were joined in the chest and abdomen, have been successfully separated in surgery by a 78-member team in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. Mercy and Goodness Ede are now well enough to go home six weeks after surgery, according to pediatric surgeon Emmanuel Ameh, who led the team that performed the operation at the […]

Boko Haram Attacks Humanitarian Workers, Three Feared Killed, Two Reportedly Kidnapped

Boko Haram Attacks Humanitarian Workers, Three Feared Killed, Two Reportedly Kidnapped

Three people were feared killed on Sunday when suspected members of the Boko Haram attacked humanitarian workers in Borno State. Two others were also reportedly kidnapped by the insurgents, sources told PREMIUM TIMES. The insurgents carried out the attack along the Maiduguri-Monguno road. Credible sources within the UN system in Maiduguri, Borno State, confirmed the […]

U.S. Maps Out $20 Million For New HIV/Aid Intervention In Nigeria

U.S. Maps Out $20 Million For New HIV/Aid Intervention In Nigeria

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) says its newly funded $20 million agreement with Heartland Alliance, would go a long way toward strengthening Nigeria’s efforts at controlling HIV/AIDs in the country. Steven Haykin, USAID Country Director said this in Abuja during the closing of the 10-year Integrated Most Risk-Populations HIV Prevention Project (IMHPP). […]

Lecturer, 10 Other Victims Kidnapped By Boko Haram Beg For Freedom

Lecturer, 10 Other Victims Kidnapped By Boko Haram Beg For Freedom

A college lecturer and 10 other persons who were recently kidnapped by Boko Haram has appeared in a video, shared by their abductors, asking the Nigerian government to come to their rescue. The abductees said they are mostly Christians and from Yobe State. They want the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to also help secure […]

Attack On Military Camp Kills Dozens Of Soldiers

Attack On Military Camp Kills Dozens Of Soldiers

Suspected Islamist militants have killed more than 70 soldiers in an attack on a remote military post in western Niger. It was the deadliest assault on the West African country’s military in recent history. Armed militants ambushed a Nigerien army camp near the border with Mali, killing 71 troops, Niger’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday. The […]

Nigeria, Iran To Establish Binational Commission

Nigeria, Iran To Establish Binational Commission

Nigeria and Iran have agreed to set up a binational commission that will promote trade, investment, agriculture and technology transfer, following a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and Iranian Vice President for Economic Affairs, Mohammad Nahavandian, on Friday in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. Speaking at the bilateral meeting held on the sidelines of the 5th Summit […]

Man Locks-Up Sister for 2 Years, Says He Was Helpless

Man Locks-Up Sister for 2 Years, Says He Was Helpless

A mother of four children identified as Hassana Saleh has been rescued from a room where she was holed-up in Rigasa, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna metropolis. Hassana was locked-up by her elder brother, Lawal Saleh, in the room where she has been urinating, defecating and eating for two years. Our correspondent gathered that […]

People With Mental Conditions Chained, Abused In Nigeria

People With Mental Conditions Chained, Abused In Nigeria

Thousands of people with mental health conditions are chained and locked up in various facilities across Nigeria where they face terrible rights abuse, the Human Rights Watch said on Monday in its latest monitoring report. The report said detention, chaining, and violent treatment are pervasive in many settings, including state hospitals, rehabilitation and traditional healing centres […]

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