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Actress Dorcas Fapson trends following adaptation of “I Got Flowers Today’’

Fast-rising Nigerian actress and presenter, Dorcas Fapson, trended on social media platforms following the release of her adaptation of Paulette Kelly’s poem, “I Got Flowers Today’’ (1992).

YouTube to ban ‘hateful,’ ‘supremacist’ videos

YouTube on Wednesday said it would ban videos that promote or glorify racism and discrimination as well as those denying well-documented violent events, like the Holocaust or the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Africa’s confab on technology innovation holds in Morocco

As Africa fosters strategies to embrace and move with digital race, a three-day conference on “Technology, Innovation and Society’’ tagged CyFy Africa 2019 has been packaged to discuss the way forward.
Godwin Obaseki

Edo: Women leaders back Governor Obaseki for second term

Women under the auspices of the Edo Female Opinion Leaders (EFOL) on Friday threw their weight behind the second term ambition of Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo.

Katsina prays against banditry, kidnapping

Residents of Katsina state on Sunday thronged the ‘’Hajia Hindatu Abdullah’’, Multi-Purpose Women Center at ‘’Filin Sanji’’ in Katsina to pray against banditry attacks, which had threatened lives and properties in the state for quiet sometime now

Ninth Assembly: Reps speakership aspirant formally withdraws from race for Femi Gbajabiamila

A member of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Buba (APC, Adamawa) has formally withdrawn from contesting the position of the 9th Speaker of the House.

Enugu government designates 12 courts for juvenile cases

The Enugu State Government has designated 12 courts, three in each senatorial zone, for the hearing of juvenile cases in the state.
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 to receive $61.8m from ‘We-Fi’ for women empowerment programme in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB), says Governing Committee of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) has approved $61.8 million funding allocation for its Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) programme.

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.
Dapo Abiodun

Dapo Abiodun: We’re determined to make right difference in governance

The Ogun state governor – elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Wednesday declared that his in – coming administration is imbued with determination to make a difference in the governance of the State.
Baby

UNICEF: Only 30 % of under-5 children’s births registered in Nigeria

The births of nearly 230 million children under the age of five worldwide have never been officially recorded, says UNICEF. The Agency said only 30 per cent of births of Nigerian children below five had so far been registered.

Hate speech: Facebook bans white nationalists from platform

Facebook is extending its ban on hate speech to prohibit the promotion and support of white nationalism and white separatism.
Oluremi Tinubu

Senator Tinubu: Men have role to play in entrenching women’s rights

Senator Oluremi Tinubu says men have a role to play to adequately entrench the rights of women, abrogate gender-based violence and ensure equal opportunities for all.

Teacher remanded for allegedly sexually assaulting four-year-old pupil

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded a 29-year-old female teacher, Adejuyigbe Moni, who allegedly sexually assaulted her four-year-old pupil by inserting her fingers in her vagina.

Expert urges women to invest in waste management business

Mrs Sade Nubi, an Environment expert in waste management has called on women at various levels to embrace and invest in waste management business to add value to their livelihood.
A 39-year old Nigerian woman Eunice Atuejide has said President Muhammadu Buhari must not be allowed to continue in office beyond May 2019 - Twitter

Another female presidential candidate withdraws from race

The National Chairman/presidential candidate of the National Interest Party (NIP), Eunice Atuejide, on Wednesday, announced her withdrawal from the race for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.

Heritage Bank unveils initiative to support start-ups

Heritage Bank Plc has launched its innovation accelerator programme tagged, “HB LAB”.

INEC decries low level of women participation in politics

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed concern over the low level of participation of women in politics in the country.

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Nigeria declares public holiday to mark Democracy Day

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Wednesday 12th June, 2019 as Public Holiday to commemorate the maiden National Democracy Day.
David de Gea is “not the problem” at Manchester United, says Peter Schmeichel, with a legendary former goalkeeper “very disappointed” to see the Spaniard being questioned.

Manchester United could pay David de Gea £20 million to force transfer

Manchester United could reportedly pay David de Gea £20m in order to force through a transfer this summer.

SEC suspends Oando’s annual shareholder meeting

Nigeria’s securities regulator has ordered the suspension of Oando’s annual shareholder meeting due to be held on June 11, the Securities and Exchange Commission said on Monday.

Captain Muye appointed as FAAN’s director of airport operations

The Federal Government has appointed Capt. Mukhtar Yusuf Muye as the Director of Airport Operations (DAO) of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

Ibadan Electric begins deployment of distribution transformer meters

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has begun the deployment of Distribution Transformer (DT) meters to all public distribution transformers under its franchise using an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) solution for accuracy.