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Boko Haram invades Chibok as community marks 5th anniversary of schoolgirls’ abduction

Boko Haram militants on Sunday invaded a village at Chibok in Borno state while members of the Abducted Chibok Girls Parents’ Movement for Rescue were commemorating the fifth anniversary of their abducted daughters.

INEC: Attack on ad-hoc staff dangerous to democracy

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed worry over cases of harassment, maiming and killing of its ad-hoc staff recorded during the just concluded general elections.
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Saudi Arabia creates app to track women’s movement

Saudi Arabia has created an application that allows male guardians to track and prevent women from travelling due to the rise in the number of women recently fleeing the ultra-conservative kingdom.

I don’t mind him marrying another woman – Woman tells court

A 31-year-old man, Paul Fayemi, on Thursday pleaded with a Badagry Customary Court in Topo, Badagry, to dissolve his eight-year marriage to Esther Fayemi on grounds of incompatibility.
14-year-old models, Masha and Dasha Ledeneva were rushed to intensive care in Moscow, after starving themselves because their modelling school told them to lose weight.

Twin sisters almost starved to death after modelling school told them to lose weight

14-year-old models, Masha and Dasha Ledeneva were rushed to intensive care in Moscow, after starving themselves because their modelling school told them to lose weight.
Atiku Abubakar

2019: Atiku Abubakar woos Tompolo, other ex-agitators

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), may have begun subtle moves to reconcile all warring factions of former and active agitators in the Niger Delta.
Scores of Enugu residents on Saturday, expressed joy, as the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, named former governor of Anambra, Mr Peter Obi, his running mate for the 2019 presidential election.

Ohanaeze youth plan two million-man-march for Atiku Abubakar/Peter Obi

The youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has concluded plans to organize a two million-man-march for the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Peter Obi.

House of Reps wants dialogue with Boko Haram to end insurgency

The House of Representatives on Tuesday urged the executive to immediately commence negotiations with Boko Haram terrorists towards the cessation of hostilities and release of abducted citizens.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Our daughters are regularly kidnapped, raped while trekking to school – FCT community

Residents of Pesepa community in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory have raised alarm over increase in cases of rape and kidnapping of their daughters, calling for urgent intervention of the government.

Police: Man sexually abused two daughters 800 times in six years

The police on Tuesday charged a father from the eastern German state of Thuringia with sexually abusing his daughters 800 times during a span of six years.
Amina Mohammed in South Sudan

UN deputy chief takes message of hope to South Sudan

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed took a message of hope and peace to the conflict-torn South Sudan, saying the world will not give up on forging peace for the country.

Official: Benin accident victims not JOHESU members

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) says none of its members was involved in an auto crash over the weekend in Benin City.

US agency to help end AIDS, cervical cancer in Africa

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the George W. Bush Institute, and the UNAIDS have announced The Partnership to End AIDS and Cervical Cancer among HIV-positive women in Africa.

President Buhari: Chibok girls will not be abandoned or forgotten

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the parents of the school girls that were abducted from Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, Borno State, that “their daughters will never be forgotten or abandoned to their fate, despite four long years since they were taken away by terrorists.’’

Bishop Kukah warns President Buhari over leadership style

Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari to review his leadership style, lest the nation plunges into deeper crisis.

Taraba residents accuse army of brutality, extortion

Residents of Takum and Ussa Local Government Areas of Taraba State, on Thursday, accused the army operatives of the Exercise Ayem A Kpatuma (cat race) of brutality, bias and extortion in their communities.

Senator Abe’s wife urges women to pray for Dapchi girls

Wife of the senator representing Rivers South-East district in the National Assembly, Mrs. Bariyaah Abe, has called on Nigerian women to intercede for the kidnapped female students of Government Girls Science Technical School, Dapchi, Yobe State and their mothers.

Tunisia women march for same inheritance rights as men

Tunisian women led a march by more than 1 000 demonstrators on Saturday, including men, to demand equal inheritance rights for both sexes in the North African country.

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Nnia Nwodo

Group faults Ohanaeze’s John Nwodo over attack on President Buhari

The Igbo in Nigeria Movement (IMN), a socio-political organization of the Igbos, has faulted a recent statement credited to John Nwodo, President General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
NAN also reports that Mr Eugene Manji, of the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employee (AUPCTRE), defeated his two opponents to emerge as the new chairman.

Plateau NLC elects new officials

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Plateau Council, has elected new officials to run its affairs for the next four years.
Lead singer of the Irish multi award winning rock band, U2 and co-founder of the ONE Campaign along with a senior delegation from ONE Campaign, a global campaign and advocacy organisation with more than 9 million members committed to taking action to end extreme poverty, especially in African, recently paid visit to the Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo.

ONE Campaign’s Bono visits VP Osinbajo

Lead singer of the Irish multi award winning rock band, U2 and co-founder of the ONE Campaign along with a senior delegation from ONE Campaign, a global campaign and advocacy organisation with more than 9 million members committed to taking action to end extreme poverty, especially in African, recently paid visit to the Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo.

Federal government trains 700 unemployed persons on cosmetology in Nasarawa

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Nasarawa State has trained 700 unemployed youths and women on cosmetology production to enable them become self reliant and employer of labour in the state.
Darts

National open darts championship kicks off in Umuahia

The week-long National Open Darts Championship kicked off on Thursday in Umuahia, the Abia capital, with 10 states participating.