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Group tasks Nigeria on 35 percent affirmation policy for women

The National Council of Women Society in Nigeria (NCWSN), has urged government at all levels to comply with 35 per cent affirmation policy of according women their rightful place as their male counterparts.
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has expressed concern over the increasing cases of rape and other violence against women and girls in Africa, describing it as alarming.

FIDA: Sodomy, rape on increase in Kano

The International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, Kano State chapter, has raised alarm over increase in cases of sodomy and rape recorded in the state.
The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has commended the Muhammadu Buhari’s government’s support for the quick establishment of specialized courts to try corruption and its allied cases for speedy determination of such cases within a stipulated time in order to bring culprits to book and discourage penchant for embezzlement and other forms of grand corruption.

President Buhari renews call on states to intensify anti-corruption war

President Muhammadu Buhari has renewed his call on state governments to double their efforts in the anti-corruption battle as the gains of their collective collaboration continue to face the dangers of annihilation if corruption persists at sub-national levels.
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Kogi guber: SDP women leader condemns attack on party secretariat

National Women Leader, Social Democratic Party, SDP, Hajia Maggie Mariam Batubo has condemned the recent alleged arsonist attack on the Secretariat of the party in Kogi state.
Isaiah Idako-Ako

Workers celebrate sack of tribunal chairman

Workers at the Investment and Security Tribunal, IST, on Friday gathered in their office in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory to celebrate and thank God for the exit of former Executive Chairman of the organisation, Barrister Isaiah Ako.
The Speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly, Alhaji Abdullahi Wuse, has decried the inefficiency and unproductively of the local government system in the state.

People thought I was wasting my time – Niger Assemblywoman

Before seeking to contest election to represent Gurara constituency in the Niger House of Assembly elections in 2015, Hon. Binta Mamman, a graduate of business administration was a full-time housewife.
Hajia Fatima Rafindadi hands the gift to a beneficiary

Aisha Buhari donates relief materials to 3,000 IDPs in Katsina

First Lady Aisha Buhari has donated relief materials to 3,000 internally displaced persons in Katsina.
Governor-elect of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.

Kwara governor apologises to pupils over poor condition of school

Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has apologised to pupils of School for Special Needs in Ilorin over the poor condition of the school.
Hadiza Bala Usman

NPA cancels $2.6 billion Badagry deep seaport contract

The Nigerian Ports Authority has cancelled the contract for the $2.6bn Badagry deep seaport project, stating that the deep seaport master plan was wrongly done. This is even as the agency explained that it had begun the process for fresh bids for the approval of a new port master plan for the Badagry deep seaport project.

Poverty: Federal government engages global body to review Nigeria’s ranking

The Federal Government, yesterday, disclosed that it has entered into a discussion with World Data Lab, publisher of the World Poverty Clock, to undertake a review of Nigeria’s poverty statistics, using realistic tools and indices to determine the country’s correct ranking.
Women’s Right Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) has urged the Federal Government to take the protection of human rights at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps seriously, especially as it concerns women.

NCRMI: IDPs want more from President Buhari

The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCRMI) on Thursday said that IDPs in Kisi, Oyo State, have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for providing them with items worth N10 million.

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday said that it would clamp down on motorists with either fake or expired driver’s licence

FRSC will not condone two passengers in front seat – spokesperson

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has restated its stand on the ban of two passengers occupying the front seat of commercial vehicles across the country.

Greece boosts border patrols as Turkey says will release refugees

Greece on Friday boosted border patrols after Turkey said it would no longer prevent refugees from going to Europe, officials said.
Pope Francis Sunday railed against atomic weapons, the nuclear deterrent and the growing arms trade, as he paid tribute to the victims of the “unspeakable horror” of the Nagasaki bomb.

Pope cancels more official appointments over cold

Pope Francis postponed his official appointments Friday and was working from home, the Vatican said, a day after cancelling a scheduled appearance at mass because of “a mild ailment”.
Luigi Di Maio said ‘jackals’ speculating on masks and disinfectant would be severely punished. Francesco Fotia-AGF-Rex-Shutterstock

Italy urges tourists not to cancel trips because of coronavirus outbreak

Italy urged tourists spooked by the new coronavirus Thursday not to stay away, but efforts to reassure the world it was managing the outbreak were overshadowed by a sharp rise in case numbers.

NGO adopts first primary school in Ilorin with N100 million development fund

A non-governmental organization in Ilorin, Kwara state, Waziri Gobir Foundation, has offered to adopt the first primary school in Ilorin Emirate, Okesuna Local Government Education Authority School A and B, Ilorin.