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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that certain politicians are frustrating the war against insecurity by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kogi governor restates commitment to gender equity

Governor Yahaya Bello said his administration is committed to the elimination of gender inequality in governance, discrimination, and violence against women and girls.

Nigerian government creating disunity among university workers – unions

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the Non-Academic Staff of Nigerian Universities have accused the Federal Government of discrimination among university workers, warning that such a situation might further cripple the university system.
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SERAP asks President Buhari to drop plan to borrow dormant account balances, unclaimed dividends

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to use his leadership position “to promptly drop the plan by the Federal Government to borrow about N895bn of unclaimed dividends and funds in dormant accounts using the patently unconstitutional and illegal Finance Act, 2020, and to ensure full respect for Nigerians’ right to property.”
Members of the Oromo community march in St Paul, Minnesota, on July 8, 2020, in protest over the death of musician Hachalu Hundessa [Brandon Bell-Getty Images-AFP]

Report: Ethiopia troops killed dozens following musician’s murder

Ethiopian security forces killed more than 75 people and injured nearly 200 during the deadly ethnic unrest in June and July following the killing of a popular singer, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission has said in a report.

Protesting youths barricade Halliburton’s premises with fetish objects

Score of youths from Oginigba, the host Community of American oil services, Halliburton, in Trans-Amadi, Obio/Akpor local government area, of Rivers State early Wednesday morning barricaded the entrance to the company.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

Huawei: Uighur surveillance fears lead PR exec to quit

One of Huawei’s European communications chiefs has resigned from the Chinese firm over concerns about its role in the surveillance of Muslim Uighurs.

Christmas: Muslims worship in Nasarawa church

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria known as, Sheittes, Youth Forum Nasarawa State branch have worship with Christian faithful to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ at the Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ, (ERCC) Graceland Lafia Nasarawa State.
FILE PHOTO- Migrant workers stand in front of a closed shrimp market, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Samut Sakhon province, in Thailand, December 20, 2020. REUTERS-Athit Perawongmetha

Anti-Myanmar hate speech flares in Thailand over virus

“Wherever you see Myanmar people, shoot them down,” read one Thai comment on YouTube after a surge of coronavirus cases among workers from Myanmar.

Dana Air reacts to allegation of discrimination against ’persons with disabilities’

A person with disability, Dr Chike Okogwu, has accused Dana Air of discrimination stating the airline barred him from boarding with a claim that ”a new policy forbids carrying” passengers ”with wheelchair”.
The trial of three soldiers accused of orchestrating a massacre — murdering 13 civilians including 10 children in Ntumbaw village, Cameroon in mid-February kicked off on Thursday.

Cameroon seeks justice for massacre in Ntumbaw as trial kicks off

The trial of three soldiers accused of orchestrating a massacre — murdering 13 civilians including 10 children in Ntumbaw village, Cameroon in mid-February kicked off on Thursday.
A five-month investigation into Pinterest’s company culture published on Wednesday recommends broad changes to how the firm handles workplace conflicts, including harassment and retaliation.

Pinterest overhauls harassment policy following discrimination complaints

A five-month investigation into Pinterest’s company culture published on Wednesday recommends broad changes to how the firm handles workplace conflicts, including harassment and retaliation.

House of Reps disagree on bill seeking age limit for political office holders

A Bill for an Act to alter the 1999 Constitution, to put an age limit on aspirants seeking political offices in the country, has been stepped down at the House of Representatives.
Residents gather around sacks of charcoal on December 11, 2020 at the beach in the community of Paquitequete, a place where thousands of displaced people have arrived in recent months, fleeing attacks by armed insurgents in different areas of the province of Cabo Delgado, in northern Mozambique. (Photo by Alfredo Zuniga / AFP)

Mozambique jihadists push masses to Pemba

The population has soared in Pemba, a northern Mozambique port known for its wide bay, but rather than tourists coming for a swim, the newcomers have fled Islamic extremists.
The Chairman, Zamfara State Council of Chiefs and Emir of Anka, Alhaji Attahiru Muhammad Ahmad, has said the relegation of traditional rulers and institutions to the background was fuelling insecurity in the country.

Disregard to traditional leaders fuelling insecurity – Zamfara emirs

The Chairman, Zamfara State Council of Chiefs and Emir of Anka, Alhaji Attahiru Muhammad Ahmad, has said the relegation of traditional rulers and institutions to the background was fuelling insecurity in the country.

Why coronavirus will not be last pandemic – UN report

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the latest crisis facing the world, will not be the last until humans release their grip on nature, says a new UN report published on Tuesday.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Nigeria calls for transparent election of judges, prosecutor for ICC

The Federal Government on Monday said it was committed to supporting an inclusive and transparent process in selecting the best and most qualified candidates for the coveted positions of prosecutor and judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The former Executive Chairman of Dimension Data, Mr. Andile Ngcaba, has accused the company of practising corporate racism, and discriminatory remuneration packages, which he said, led to a short-change of his earnings for the period between 2004 and 2017 that he worked for the company.

Former executive chairman battles firm on corporate racism

The former Executive Chairman of Dimension Data, Mr. Andile Ngcaba, has accused the company of practising corporate racism, and discriminatory remuneration packages, which he said, led to a short-change of his earnings for the period between 2004 and 2017 that he worked for the company.

Civil servants with disabilities appeal for special allowance

The National Civil Servants Association of Persons with Disabilities (NCSAPWDs) on Friday appealed to the Federal Government to provide special allowance to people living with disabilities to ease their daily challenges.

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Imo governor raises alarm over coronavirus surge, seeks presidential intervention

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Nigeria to conduct 450 coronavirus tests per local council

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 says the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) will carry out 450 COVID-19 tests in each local government area of the country.

Court fixes date to hear suit seeking to oust ex-Speaker Dogara from House over...

The Federal High Court, Abuja, will, on February 4, hear a suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) asking for the declaration of the seat of Rep Yakubu Dogara vacate on account of his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Enugu Rangers forward Israel Abia has emerged winner of the prestigious Eunisell Boot Award for the top scorer in the 2019-20 Nigeria Professional Football League season.

Rangers forward Israel Abia wins Eunisell Boot award

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