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Suicide bombers kill at least three in Borno

Two female suicide bombers suspected to be Boko Haram jihadists killed at least three people in northeast Nigeria, emergency services said Monday.

Amnesty highlights sex-for-food claims in Boko Haram-hit Northeast Nigeria

Amnesty International on Thursday urged Nigeria to act on claims soldiers and members of the civilian militia have raped women and girls in remote camps for people displaced by Boko Haram.

Governor Ambode’s wife gives couple with quintuplets N500k monthly allowance

Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, has volunteered a monthly allowance of N500, 000 for the next twelve months, for the care of quintuplets born to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Augustine Obiefuna of Orile Iganmu, a suburb of the State.

Sex bias kills 240,000 infant girls in India yearly

Almost a quarter-of-a-million girls younger than five die in India every year due to neglect resulting from society's preference for sons, a gender discrimination study found on Tuesday.

Vigils, marches, prayers for fourth anniversary of Chibok kidnap

A Nigerian journalist previously involved in negotiations with Boko Haram on Saturday said he had information that only 15 of the 112 were still alive.

President Buhari: Rigging, political violence belong to dustbin of history

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the issue of rigging and political violence during elections now belongs to the dustbin of history.

Tanko Yakasai faults General Danjuma’s self-defence remarks

Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, an elder statesman, has expressed huge disappointment at the remarks credited to a former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Y. Danjuma (rtd), that Nigerians should defend themselves in the face of attack by Fulani herdsmen.

Federal government must ensure Leah Sharibu’s release – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), yesterday, said it was worried, surprised and disappointed that not all the girls were rescued and, indeed, that one of them was left behind simply because of her Christian faith.

Three girls suffocate inside parked car in Kano

The Kano State Police Command confirmed on Saturday that three girls died of suffocation inside a parked car in Sabon Gari area of Kano metropolis.

Dismantle barriers against women, girls in Science – UN

The UN has called on countries and the society to help women and girls reach their potential in science by dismantling barriers militating against them.

Sexual harassment, maltreatment of girl child to attract jail terms – Senator Maina

Persons guilty of sexually harassing or maltreating girls are to be punished with jail terms, the Secretary for Education, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Isa Maina, has disclosed.

AGF Abubakar Malami leads probe on death of 26 girls in Italy

Mr. Abubakar Malami, the Minister of Justice, is leading the a cabinet committee to examine the circumstances of the death of 26 teenage Nigerian migrant girls in the Mediterranean in early November.

Africa’s child population to grow by 170 million in 2030 – UN

Africa’s child population is projected to increase by 170 million by 2030, UNICEF said in a report released on Thursday.

Woman uses Facebook to annul her underage marriage

A young Indian woman has proved in court she was illegally married off as a minor after submitting evidence from her husband’s Facebook page, a child rights activist said Thursday.

Donald Glover makes history, wins two Emmy Awards for ‘Atlanta’

‘Atlanta’ creator Donald Glover made history at the just concluded 2017 Emmy Awards as the first black man to win best directing in a comedy.

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Five-day-old twins burnt to death in hospital

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NCP: Prayer greatest gift moslems can offer Nigeria now

Anambra State chapter of the National Conscience Party (NCP) says the greatest gift Moslems can offer Nigeria at this point in time is prayer.

Official: Croatia loss costs Super Eagles at least $20,000 each

Super Eagles failure to win the 2018 World Cup opening match against Croatia meant the entire team [players and backroom staff] missed out on huge bonuses – at least $20,000) [7.2 Million Naira] each and this was outside the $50,000 from Aiteo for every unreplied goals.

World Cup: Diego Maradona fears for Argentina against Super Eagles

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has expressed his fears for the Albiceleste, stating they will have serious problems against Nigeria if they replicate the performance which saw them draw 1-1 with debutants Iceland in their opening Group D game at the 2018 World Cup on Saturday.

Bauchi government apologises to civil servants over pay day omission

The Bauchi State Government has apologised to civil servants whose their names were omitted during the payment of the last month’s salaries in the state.