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Gabon students angry at sex-for-grades pressure

In Gabon, they’re called “sexually transmitted grades” — when university teachers use the threat of giving low marks in order to coerce female students into providing sexual favours.

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Oxfam aid worker ‘paid for sex’, others bullied witness

British aid charity Oxfam on Monday released its internal report into a scandal in Haiti that has shattered its reputation, revealing that a former top official admitted to paying for sex and three staff physically threatened a witness.

Senator Arise: I am in governorship race to win Ekiti for APC

A governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Senator Ayodele Arise, has said that he was in the race to win the July 14 poll for the party and serve the people of the state.

Anti-corruption: President Buhari needs support not insults – activist

An activist and public affairs commentator in Adamawa State, Alhaji Suleiman Baba-Jada, has urged Nigerians to render more support to the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari to tackle corruption and other challenges facing the nation.

Driver docked for allegedly defiling neighbour’s daughter

A driver, Alex Emeka, 43, was on Monday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s daughter.

African filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo passes on

One of the towering figure in African cinema, a Burkinabe filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo, is dead.

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Nigerians pay tributes to popular Yoruba playwright Akinwunmi Isola

Nigerians on Saturday paid tributes to renowned playwright, culture activist and scholar, Akinwunmi Isola, who died on Saturday in Ibadan.

NGO links high crime rate to internet access

An NGO, the Women Technology Empowerment Centre (WTEC) on Tuesday attributed the increasing crime rate in the society to unrestricted and unguided access of adolescents to the Internet.

Delta lawmakers demand improved power from Benin DisCo

The Delta State House of Assembly has asked the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) to enhance supply of electricity to communities in the state.
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2019: President Buhari will seek reelection – Rotimi Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has hinted that President Muhammadu Buhari will seek reelection in 2019.

Schoolgirl finds snake, not lunch in backpack

An Australian schoolgirl received a terrifying shock when she tried to find lunch in her Harry Potter Gryffindor backpack: a red-bellied black snake sliding across her hand.