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The Nigerian Girl Guides Association says Nigeria will achieve accelerated growth and development if it can check violence against the girl-child.

Girl Guides celebrates 100 years in Nigeria, decries increased rape

The Nigerian Girl Guides Association says Nigeria will achieve accelerated growth and development if it can check violence against the girl-child.
Wife of the Oyo State Governor, Mrs Tamunominini Makinde, says she will scale up HIV-AIDS response to put an end to the epidemic in the nearest future.

I’ll scale up HIV/AIDS response to end epidemic – Oyo governor’s wife

Wife of the Oyo State Governor, Mrs Tamunominini Makinde, says she will scale up HIV/AIDS response to put an end to the epidemic in the nearest future.

Educationist hails reintroduction of history in school curriculum

An educationist and Chairperson of Lindel Global Resources, Mrs. Onyia Loretta Iwarah, has hailed the sacrifices made by historians and well meaning erudite scholars of historical interest in the reintroduction of History as a subject in the nation’s educational system.

Suspect confesses to raping, killing nine years old girl in Rivers

A suspect, Eedetomari Taou, on trial for alleged rape and killing of the nine years old girl, Eedebari Letticia Gonis Kogbara, in Khana Local Government Area in Rivers State in November 2018 has admitted to the crime in his confessional statement to the Police.
Tayo Faniran

Nigeria petitions South African authorities over arrest of ex-BBA star

Nigeria’s Consul General in Johannesburg, Mr Godwin Adama, has petitioned the South African authorities following a loud confrontation between former Big Brother Africa (BBA) star and model, Mr Tayo Faniran, and South African policemen who restrained and arrested the Nigerian during a routine stop-and-search.

Governor Ganduje appoints heads of agencies

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State ‎has approved the appointment and reappointment of heads of government agencies and departments in the state.
Jude Nkem Anyaegbu

Cleric urges President Buhari to prioritise security

The Vice Provincial Vicar of the Redemptories, Vice Province of Nigeria, Very Rev. Fr Jude Anyaegbu, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to prioritise security and welfare of the citizens.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Governor Sule: Nigeria can compete with UK ‘without corruption’

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has identified corruption as the only reason Nigeria cannot compete with other developed countries like the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has elected Quadri Olaleye as its new National President to replace Bobboi Kaigama.

I’ll always speak truth to power – TUC chief

The newly-elected National President of the Trade Union Congress, Mr Quadri Olaleye, has promised workers that he would always speak the truth to government at all levels.

Diplomatic community pledges support to displaced persons

African Diplomatic Group (ADG) in Nigeria has pledged to give financial and other supports to Nigeria government to stem the forced displacement in the country.
Gboyega Oyetola

Governor Oyetola: Crime rate rising in Osun

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday set up three ad hoc committees.
NSCDC

NSCDC officers’ wives donate items to Kogi orphanage

Civil Defence Officers Wives Association (CDOWA), Kogi Chapter, on Thursday donated items worth N2.5 million to Ministry of Mercy (MoM) Orphanage, Lokoja, as part of efforts toward a better life for less privileged children in the society.

INEC seeks to partner NAWOJ on voter education

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), FCT, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has called on the National Association of Women Journalist (NAWOJ) FCT to help partner with the commission towards promoting voter education within the FCT.
Mary Robinson

Ex-Irish president decry abuse of veto powers in UN Security Council

Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, on Wednesday said the United Nations Security Council had “failed to live up to its responsibilities” in conflict prevention.

NAWOJ demands EFCC’s report on alleged NUJ housing fraud

The Chairperson of National Association of Women Journalists, Lagos State chapter, Sekinah Lawal, on Monday expressed frustration about the failure of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to disclose the outcome of its investigations into the alleged Nigerian Union of Journalists housing scheme fraud.

Edo receives 4,764 illegal migrants

Prof. Yinka Omorogbe, Chairperson of Edo Taskforce Against Human Trafficking and Irregular Migration, has said the state received 4,764 migrants who illegally left Nigerian.

Association wants urgent recruitment of nurses, midwives

The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) has called for urgent recruitment of nurses and midwives in health facilities across the country.

Thabo Mbeki to lead Commonwealth observer group for Malawi elections

A Commonwealth group has been appointed to observe the 2019 Malawi Tripartite elections. It will be led by Thabo Mbeki, the second post-Apartheid South African President.

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ActionAid Nigeria

ActionAid seeks greater investment in education in Kogi

Mrs Ene Obi, Country Director, ActionAid Nigeria, has called on the Kogi State government to prioritise education by investing heavily in the sector to mitigate against violent extremism in the state.

Ex-ICPC chief takes over wages commission

Mr Ekpo Nta, former Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission (ICPC), has taken over the leadership of the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission (NSIWC).
20 year old Josh Okogie who plays for Minnesota Timberwolves has expressed his enthusiasm in playing for Nigeria’s D’Tigers over the United States National team, saying the decision wasn’t a hard one as it was influenced by his passion in seeing the Nigeria’s team return to her past glory.

Josh Okogie: D’Tigers can go all the way at the 2019 FIBA World Cup

20 year old Josh Okogie who plays for Minnesota Timberwolves has expressed his enthusiasm in playing for Nigeria’s D’Tigers over the United States National team, saying the decision wasn’t a hard one as it was influenced by his passion in seeing the Nigeria’s team return to her past glory.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti governor asks youth to build good character by delaying gratification

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says teenagers should build good character by delaying gratification.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB says risks to growth ‘increasing by the day’

The U.S.-China trade war and uncertainty over Brexit pose risks to Africa’s economic prospects that are “increasing by the day,” the head of the African Development Bank (AfDB) told Reuters.