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Nigerian Govt, Niger Delta Militants Agree to 30-Day Ceasefire

Nigerian Govt, Niger Delta Militants Agree to 30-Day Ceasefire

Yenagoa — The federal government and militant groups in the Niger Delta, including the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), which has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks on oil and gas installations in recent months, have agreed to a 30-day truce to give President Muhammadu Buhari time to come up with a comprehensive plan for […]

President Buhari Appoints New Acting Police IG

President Buhari Appoints New Acting Police IG

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, an Assistant Inspector General of police, from Niger State, as the new acting Inspector General, the News Agency of Nigeria has reported. Mr. Idris was before his new appointment the AIG in charge of operations at the force headquarters, Abuja. Mr. Idris’ appointment follows the retirement of […]

Bullying Main Cause of School Dropouts in Namibia

Bullying Main Cause of School Dropouts in Namibia

BULLYING, sexual harassment and rape are some of the leading causes of school drop-outs in Namibia. The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) country representative Micaela Marques de Sousa said 41% of the community- based organisations which responded in a qualitative survey gave these reasons as some of the causes for pupils dropping out of school. […]

I’m Strong, Very Energetic – Buhari

I’m Strong, Very Energetic – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he is resuming work stronger and more energetic. The president stated this while fielding questions from State House correspondents on Sunday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, after a vacation in London. President Buhari, jokingly, challenged one of the correspondents, who asked him of his state of health, […]

Scientists Make Herbal Anti-Malarial Drug in Uganda

Scientists Make Herbal Anti-Malarial Drug in Uganda

Kampala — Ugandan scientists have developed a drug from natural herbs that can cure malaria in about three days. According to a study released by the scientists, the drug, DEI Anti-malaria, can kill malaria-causing parasites within the human body using its natural compounds extracted from plants. The lead-investigator, Dr Patrick Ogwang, a pharmacist and lecturer […]

I’m On My Way Out – Mugabe

I’m On My Way Out – Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe yesterday told thousands of children attending celebrations to mark the Day of the African Child in Harare that he is on his way out and wants his successors to do a better job. Mugabe the only leader Zimbabwe has known since independence 36 years ago — has used all manner of tactics […]

Yellow fever outbreak in Africa strain global vaccine stockpile – WHO

Yellow fever outbreak in Africa strain global vaccine stockpile – WHO

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) says, even though they are equipped currently to deal with ongoing outbreaks, the disease in three African countries has placed a huge strain on vaccine supply. According to the WHO, ‘‘yellow fever outbreaks in Angola, DRC & Uganda are placing unprecedented demands on vax supply for emergency vaccination campaigns,’‘ hence […]

U.S. Accuses Nigerian Lawmakers Of Sexual Misconduct

U.S. Accuses Nigerian Lawmakers Of Sexual Misconduct

The House of Representatives yesterday said it has commenced investigation into allegation of sexual misconduct leveled against three of its members by the United States embassy. The three lawmakers are Mohammed Garba Gololo (APC, Bauchi), Mark Terseer Gbillah (APC, Benue) and Emmanuel Ikon (PDP, A/Ibom). They were part of a 10-man delegation that went to […]

Kenyan Court Upholds Forced Anal Exams

Kenyan Court Upholds Forced Anal Exams

Nairobi — A Kenyan Court has ruled that forced anal examinations and forced HIV and Hepatitis B tests of men suspected of homosexual conduct are constitutional, the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC) and Human Rights Watch said today. The deeply disappointing ruling would allow the government to continue these abusive practices and […]

Meet 13 Nigerians Who Got International Recognition

Meet 13 Nigerians Who Got International Recognition

This list of 13 people was compiled by The Leadership Newpaper and there are 4 women on the list.  Find our it was reported below. “Since inception of Nigeria as an independent geopolitical entity we have had Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in various areas of human endeavour through their outstanding commitment to what they […]