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The University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) yesterday commenced testing for COVID-19 following the validation of its testing centre by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Coronavirus test: Activist threatens court action against UBTH over alleged extortion, graft

A Benin-based human rights activist, Patriot Patrick Eholor, has threatened to sue the Management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) over the alleged extortion and corrupt practices in regards to COVID-19 testing procedure .
The Executive Director of Mothers And Marginalised Advocacy Centre, MAMA Centre, Chioma Kanu, has stressed the need to involve school girls in the public outcry against Gender-Based Violence, demanding appropriate policy attention to effective rehabilitation, recovery, and reintegration of victims of gender-based violence

Nigerian government urged to enforce sexual violence laws to protect women, children

In commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2020, the ActionAid Nigeria (AAN), has urged the Federal Government to enact and enforce laws and regulations aimed at eliminating and preventing all forms of gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work, including informal work.
President Muhammadu Buhari has been called upon to urgently ensure funds are made available to farmers for them to procure seedlings, chemicals and all other necessary materials during the planting season.

South-West agric stakeholders, farmers give reasons for abandoning food crops

Stakeholders in the agriculture value chain from the South-Wesh have attributed preference for production of cash crops by farmers to high profit, challenges of storage, access to finance, and inadequate security.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: 348,000 Libyan children need humanitarian aid

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that more than 348,000 children out of 1.2 million people, need humanitarian assistance in Libya, due to the impact of the prolonged armed conflict, political and economic crises and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rwanda on Friday marked the World children’s Day with a call to strengthen the protection of children from dangers posed by online abuse and cyber bullying.

Rwanda calls for strengthening measures against online child abuse

Rwanda on Friday marked the World children’s Day with a call to strengthen the protection of children from dangers posed by online abuse and cyber bullying.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC forecasts $1 trillion losses in global oil production by December

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday projected global losses from exploration and production activities due to slowing demand for crude oil amid the COVID-19 pandemic will hit about $1 trillion by the end of 2020.

Mother, two children jailed for trafficking teenager to Russia

A Benin High Court on Monday jailed a mother and her two children for trafficking a 19-year-old girl to Russia for sexual exploitation.
The German migrant rescue organisation Sea Eye is adding a further ship to its fleet as the numbers of people trying to reach Europe via unseaworthy vessels continues to climb.

Migrant rescue organisation to launch additional ship

The German migrant rescue organisation Sea Eye is adding a further ship to its fleet as the numbers of people trying to reach Europe via unseaworthy vessels continues to climb.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

DHQ: Troops overrun terrorists, apprehend IEDs makers in Northeast

The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Fire Ball have overran some Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists and arrested their Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) makers in the North East.
President Muhammadu Buhari

#EndSARS: CSOs react over President Buhari’s broadcast on protest

The Convener, Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution, CDNDC, Ariyo-Dare Atoye, said, “The President left a yawning gap, he refused to douse the tension, he failed to address the country when the whole world was calling on him to do so, as such, Gen. Buhari failed to speak and give the International Community and our foreign partners something to react to.
Enugu State House of Assembly

Enugu Assembly warns against exploitation as schools reopen

The Enugu State House Assembly has said that it will not tolerate the exploitation of parents and caregivers by School proprietors, through unnecessary charges as the state reopened primary and secondary schools today.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said, on Monday, that more than 240 illegal immigrants were rescued off the Libyan coast in the past week.

IOM: Social media pushing youths out of Nigeria

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says social media is a major tool influencing young Nigerians to leave Nigeria.

Troops neutralize bandits, rescue several kidnap victims

In continuation of military Offensives to rid the North West of armed bandits, gallant troops operating under Operation Sahel Sanity have Neutralized several bandits in gunfights, rescued several kidnapped victims and arrested some suspected bandit leaders.

Ekiti Assembly seeks to protect tourism sector from neglect

The Chairman House Committee on Culture and Tourism, Adeyemi Ajibade, and its counterpart on Media, Yemisi Ayokunle, said the law was needed to check occasional abandonment of tourism sectors, which they said cripples its growth and development especially in the area of harnessing its potentials.
Grammy-nominated, multi-award-winning Nigerian Afro Fusion superstar, Burna Boy, has released his much anticipated fifth studio album, titled ‘Twice as tall’.

Burna Boy: I’ve never written a song in my life

Produced by Bosede Ogulu, Burna Boy and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, the ‘Twice as tall’ album boasts of a plenitude of producers; from Sean Combs a.k.a. Diddy, to Telz, P2J, Timbaland, Leriq, Rexxie, Skread, Andre Harris, Jae5, Mike Dean and many more.
Dr Mohammed Abubakar, the Minister of Environment. said the new National Forest Policy (NFP), recently approved by Federal Executive Council (FEC), would assist the country in managing and sustaining its vast forest resources.

Minister: New national forest policy will preserve ecosystems

Dr Mohammed Abubakar, the Minister of Environment. said the new National Forest Policy (NFP), recently approved by Federal Executive Council (FEC), would assist the country in managing and sustaining its vast forest resources.
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir arrives for talks at the African Union aimed at forming a power-sharing government ahead of a February 22 deadline, in Addis Ababa on February 08, 2020. (Photo by MICHAEL TEWELDE - AFP)

South Sudan weighs costs of keeping schools shut

Authorities in South Sudan are facing the dilemma of whether to keep schools shut in the fight against Covid-19 or re-open them and save children from continual child labour.
The Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service, NAQS, Monday, set ablaze N42 million worth illegally processed export-bound donkey skin in Sheda, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.

NAQS sets ablaze N42 million worth illegally processed export-bound donkey skin

This was contained in a statement signed by the Head of Media, Communications and Strategies, NAQS, Dr. Gozie Nwodo, where the NAQS disclosed that the seized donkey skin was impounded during a string of precision raids on underground donkey skin warehouses and slaughter camps across the country.

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A Kano based musician, Sharif-Aminu Yahaya sentenced to death for blasphemy by the Upper Sharia Court of Kano has filed an appeal at the state high court to challenge his conviction.

Blasphemy: Kano court hears appeal against death sentence

The Kano State High Court on Thursday commenced hearing into the appeal against the death sentence passed on Aminu Yahaya Sharif by a Shari’ah court sitting in Filin Hockey area of the state.
Ozoemena “Ozo” Chukwu is now the brand manager of Juventus Academy in Nigeria.

BBNaija’s Ozo appointed Juventus brand manager

Ozoemena “Ozo” Chukwu is now the brand manager of Juventus Academy in Nigeria.
Fans of Premier League clubs in London and Liverpool can attend games when a monthlong national lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 is lifted on December 2, after the two cities were among those classified on Thursday as falling into high-alert regions.

UK football fans to return to some stadiums when lockdown lifts

Fans of Premier League clubs in London and Liverpool can attend games when a monthlong national lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 is lifted on December 2, after the two cities were among those classified on Thursday as falling into high-alert regions.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari: Nigeria has 200m poor people

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday admitted that Nigeria has 200 million poor people and asked the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to consider this when sharing production cuts.