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LOUD WHISPERS: Lori Iro – It Is All Lies

LOUD WHISPERS: Lori Iro  – It Is All Lies

‘You are the only sugar in my tea’ Lori iro You are the only cream in my coffee Lori Iro You are the only pepper in my sauce Lori iro You are the only honey in my beehive Lori iro There is this viral video of a preacher going around ringing a bell, preaching about […]

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

Today, April 23rd, is designated World Book and Copyright Day by the United Nations. On this day, two years ago, Port Harcourt, Nigeria became UNESCO World Book Capital City (WBCC). The WBCC title is a ‘symbolic nomination to a city in recognition of its efforts in promoting books and reading’. The city holds this title […]

Traditional Women Receive U.S$16,290.00 Grant

Traditional Women Receive U.S$16,290.00 Grant

Groups of traditional women in Lofa County have benefited from grant valued at over US$16,000 from European Union/United Nations Women Spotlight Initiative. Three women groups comprising of 25 members each namely; Vornebah, which in the Gbandi tribe means ‘togetherness’, Winlia, also meaning togetherness in Lorma and Yalazeagawugu, also in Lorma means ‘hold my hands so […]

French Actor Depardieu Placed Under Sexual Violence Investigation – Judicial Source

French Actor Depardieu Placed Under Sexual Violence Investigation – Judicial Source

 French actor Gerard Depardieu was placed under formal investigation on charges of rape and sexual violence in December last year, a judicial source told Reuters on Tuesday. A lawyer representing the 72-year-old Depardieu, one of France’s most prolific and famous actors, did not immediately respond to a request for comment left by Reuters at his […]

After Harassment Complaints, BlackRock Vows To Strengthen Training

After Harassment Complaints, BlackRock Vows To Strengthen Training

BlackRock Inc will beef up its process to investigate workers’ concerns and expand training after former employees shared accounts on social media of racial and sexual harassment. Manish Mehta, BlackRock’s global head of human resources, outlined the changes in a note sent firmwide on Thursday and shared by a company spokesman on Friday. Mehta wrote […]

Region Trade Balances Improve Despite Pandemic

Region Trade Balances Improve Despite Pandemic

Regional balance of trade improved in the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, with lower imports, as Kenya’s manufactured products and demand for Tanzanian minerals held up the economies. According to a report by the United Nations Economic for Africa (Uneca) and Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) released Wednesday, Kenya registered an increase in exports of […]

Women Inch Towards Equal Legal Rights Despite COVID-19 Risks, World Bank says

Women Inch Towards Equal Legal Rights Despite COVID-19 Risks, World Bank says

Women gained legal rights in nearly 30 countries last year despite disruption due to COVID-19, but governments must do more to ease the disproportionate burden shouldered by women during the pandemic, the World Bank said on Tuesday. Nations should prioritise gender equality in economic recovery efforts, the bank said, warning that progress on equal rights […]

CODE Trains Women On Response, Peace Building Process, Develop Monitoring Check List

CODE Trains Women On Response, Peace Building Process, Develop Monitoring Check List

Connected Development (CODE) has provided training for women in Kaduna State on participating and tracking COVID-19 response and peacebuilding initiatives in the state. CODE’s Senior Programme Manager, Mrs Lucy Abagi explained that the two-day training was funded by the UN Women under its Strengthening State Capacities and Women’s Participation in COVID-19 Response project. The project […]

Govt Bans Street Protests to Curb Covid-19

Govt Bans Street Protests to Curb Covid-19

Somalia on Tuesday banned street protests citing Covid-19, in what could raise another possibility of confrontations with opposition groups. The announcement by the Ministry of Security indicated the rising number of infections had forced authorities to shut the door on any street marches. But it came a day after opposition presidential contenders announced they will […]

10 Killed, 60 Injured in Boko Haram Attack On Maiduguri

10 Killed, 60 Injured in Boko Haram Attack On Maiduguri

Nine of the dead were young boys hit by a bomb while playing football at Gwange ward. At least 10 persons have now been confirmed killed and about 60 injured when Boko Haram insurgents attacked Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, Tuesday evening. The governor of the state, Babagana Zulum, confirmed the attack. The military had, in a […]

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