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Aregbesola Orders Shooting of Jailbreakers

Aregbesola Orders Shooting of Jailbreakers

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has ordered officials of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCOs) to shoot dead any person who attempts to attack a prison facility across the country. The minister who noted that the Correctional (Prison) facility was a red zone, said anyone who attempted to break the facility should be recovered […]

Four-Day Lockdown Looms in South-East As Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial Resumes

Four-Day Lockdown Looms in South-East As Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial Resumes

There are indications that Southeast residents may be forced to observe a four-day lockdown from Monday, as the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s treason trial is set to resume at a Federal High Court, Abuja. Mr Kanu is scheduled to appear in court from January 18 to January 20. IPOB, an outlawed group leading the agitation […]

Child Marriage Violates Girls’ Rights

Child Marriage Violates Girls’ Rights

Child marriage remains prevalent in Nigeria because the federal and state governments have not adequately enforced laws to prevent it, Human Rights Watch said today. Nigeria’s rates of child marriage are some of the highest on the African continent. Although the federal Child Rights Act (CRA, 2003) prohibits marriage below age 18, the Nigerian constitution contains provisions […]

Four Million Nigerian Women Interested in Family Planning Lack Access to Commodities

Four Million Nigerian Women Interested in Family Planning Lack Access to Commodities

“That basically means that 15.1 per cent of women between 15 and 40 want to access contraception, but are denied access.” The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Country Representative in Nigeria, Ulla Mueller, says the country has 15.1 per cent unmet need for family planning. Ms Mueller disclosed this in Abuja at NAN Forum, the […]

Chimamanda, Malala, Gates Others Listed On BBC’s 100 Most Inspiring Women of 2021

Chimamanda, Malala, Gates Others Listed On BBC’s 100 Most Inspiring Women of 2021

The BBC has named renowned Nigerian author and feminist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, on its annual list of 100 inspiring and impactful women in the world for 2021. Among others listed are the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate winner, Malala Yousafzai; Samoa’s first Female Prime Minister, Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa; Professor Heidi J Larson, who heads the […]

Govt Slams UK for Placing Nigeria On Covid-19 Red List

Govt Slams UK for Placing Nigeria On Covid-19 Red List

The Federal Government has condemned the decision of the United Kingdom to put Nigeria on the red list and place a ban on foreign travels originating from the country following the discovery of Omicron, the new variant of COVID-19 in some Nigerian travellers. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who addressed the press […]

Italian Cops Bust Nigerian Crime Network Forcing Women Into Prostitution

Italian Cops Bust Nigerian Crime Network Forcing Women Into Prostitution

Italian authorities said the criminal network forced 41 Nigerian women into prostitution while nine were forced to beg for money on the streets. The exploitation stretched outside Italy into Germany and Libya. Italian police on Monday announced that they had broken up a Nigerian crime ring operating across the country with the arrest of some […]

MSF Treats Thousands of Children for Malnutrition as Conflict Surges in the Northwest

MSF Treats Thousands of Children for Malnutrition as Conflict Surges in the Northwest

Doctors Without Borders has launched a new program to treat malnourished children in Katsina state, in the northwest of Nigeria, as conflict and insecurity surge in the region. We are working in collaboration with the Nigerian Ministry of Health to run a 62-bed inpatient therapeutic treatment centre (ITFC) in Katsina City, as well as five […]

Senate Wades Into Diplomatic Row Between Nigeria, UAE

Senate Wades Into Diplomatic Row Between Nigeria, UAE

The Senate Tuesday resolved to intervene in the diplomatic row between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following disagreements between both countries. This is just as the Red Chamber passed a bill providing legal framework for the administration of the country’s territorial sea and offshore activities. Senate’s decision to wade into the face-off between […]

Two Generals, 70 Others Killed in Nigeria Last Week As Insecurity Worsens

Two Generals, 70 Others Killed in Nigeria Last Week As Insecurity Worsens

In all, there were 10 incidents spread across four geopolitical zones of the country resulting in 66 deaths. As the security challenges in Nigeria persist, at least 72 persons were killed last week (November 7-13) by non-state actors across the country. The figure consists of at least 12 security personnel including a serving brigadier general […]

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