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Activist and co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign, Aisha Yesufu, has been listed amongst the BBC’s 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world.
The families of the slain former Peoples Democratic Party woman leader in Kogi State, Mrs Salome Abuh, yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to bring to book perpetrators and sponsors of the gruesome murder of the politician, who was burnt alive in her residence to serve as a deterrent in order to avert a future occurrence.
A Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja has ordered the Commissioner of Police in the Federal Capital Territory to launch an investigation into 50 notable persons who promoted the #EndSARS movement.
Some prominent Nigerians and activists, who took part in or showed support for the #EndSARS protests against police brutality across the country, have been sued at a Chief Magistrate court in Abuja for promoting the protest.
The poem quoted above: “The Second Coming” by Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1919) is probably one of the most adapted and quoted poems in world literature, and in politics and culture, to describe moments of anxiety, uncertainty and a seeming “slouching towards” chaos and anarchy in any community.
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT, Enough is Enough (EiE) and 583 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court, Abuja to “restrain and stop President Muhammadu Buhari and Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning from releasing N37 billion allocated for the renovation of the National Assembly complex to the Federal Capital Development Agency and the National Assembly until an impact assessment of the spending is carried out.”
The Senate has described the legal action by some civil society groups against its plan to buy official cars for members, as an effort in futility.
The 6,721 concerned Nigerians who joined the suit as co-plaintiffs with SERAP, BudgIT and EiE include: Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) co-conveners, Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yesufu; Jibrin Ibrahim; Edetaen Ojo; Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, and Deji Adeyanju.
Protesters have converged on NNPC filling station at Guzape over rape allegations levelled against the Founder and Global Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo.
Some protesters on Saturday stormed the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command at Garki over the alleged illegal arrest, detention and rape of some women for alleged prostitution.
Catalyst for Global Peace Initiative (CPI) in partnership with Realm of Glory International church and other civil society organisations (CSOs) yesterday reiterated its call for the release of the remaining girls who are still in Boko Haram captivity.
The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has protested against the presence of top military and security officers at the launch of the All Progressive Congress 2019 presidential election campaign.
The #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group haS kicked against the continuous secret burial of soldiers killed by terrorists by authorities of the Nigerian Army.
The #BringBackOurGirls group has countered claims by the Nigerian Army that its soldiers on counter-insurgency operations rescued hostages numbering about 1, 000 in the captivity of the Boko Haram terrorists.
Former minister of education, Oby Ezekwesili, has said Nigerians have no business being poor if quality individuals are voted into leadership positions.
Leaders of the Bring Back Our Girls group, Dr Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yesufu, on Friday, took a swipe at the Federal Government over its handling of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls.
It is however a parody that according to reports 73% of young people are restricted from running for office even when eligible to vote, and 51% of the population are under 30 years, but only 2% are members of parliament.
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The Oodua Progressive Union, OPU, Sunday, lamented that the security situation in Nigeria is being coloured with nepotism, sectionalism, and lack of competence.
Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha has revealed that the current team lacks ‘natural’ offensive midfielders, newsmen report.
Turkey’s seismic exploration vessel Oruc Reis returned to port on Monday from disputed Mediterranean waters, less than two weeks before a European Union summit where the bloc will evaluate possible sanctions against Ankara
At least eight prisoners were killed and more than 50 injured in clashes with guards at a Sri Lankan prison, officials said on Monday, as authorities tried to quell a protest over rising corornavirus infections in the country’s crowded jails.
South Korea’s ruling party has called for the country to buy millions of additional coronavirus vaccine doses after a spike in infection numbers raised concerns about the government’s existing plans.
As the probe into the shooting at the Lekki Toll Gate continues, the panel set up by the state government to look into the incident has been told by Mr Abayomi Omomuwa, managing director, Lekki Concession Company, operator of the tollgate, that he could not quantify the losses when the toll gate was occupied by #EndSARS protesters in October.
Foxconn is reportedly planning to assemble Google server components at its beleaguered Wisconsin factory. According to Bloomberg, Foxconn landed a deal with Google and is establishing assembly lines for making circuit boards, aiming to start mass production in the first quarter of next year. Foxconn confirmed to Bloomberg that it was developing computing and infrastructure “capabilities” but did not name customers.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says it will inaugurate additional two youth-friendly centres in Lagos State to enhance sexual and reproductive health information and services for youths.
The family of Ifeanyi Okereke, the newspaper vendor shot dead last week by a State Security Service (SSS) officer in the convoy of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has demanded N500 million in compensation over the incident.
The absence of the prosecuting team from the Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of the Nigeria Police Force on Monday stalled the trial of eight staff and a businessman accused of stealing N451million from Dangote Sugar Refinery Ltd.