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Peter Obi: Religious intolerance threat to national unity

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has called on political and religious leaders across the country to ensure that the different religious groups in the country live peacefully together, while upholding the ideals of freedom of worship as contained in Nigeria’s constitution.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC: Modern slavery must end in Nigeria

The National Human Rights Commission has called for an end to slavery which it says still thrives in modern forms in Nigeria despite the official abolition of the scourge many decades ago.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 5

Senator Lawan: Legislature most misunderstood arm of government

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the legislature is the most misunderstood arm of Government.

Expert identifies coronavirus psychological effects

Dr Adedotun Ajiboye, a Clinical Psychologist at the Mental Health Department, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, says COVID-19 pandemic and the quarantine strategies has positive and negative effects on families.

Gynecologist wants female genital mutilation curbed

Dr Sesan Oluwasola, a Gynecologist at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, on Thursday, urged the government to formulate laws that would curb the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Nigeria.

Anthropologist: Federal government should use National Health Act to fast track UHC

Mrs. Abieyuwa Abel, a Social Anthropologist, has called on the Federal Government to use the National Health Act (NHA), 2014, to fast track Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Nigeria.
Wife of Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, has promised to empower and elevate rural women in the State, describing them as pillars of support for food security.

Women pillars of food security – Ogun governor’s wife

Wife of Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, has promised to empower and elevate rural women in the State, describing them as pillars of support for food security.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

Poverty goes beyond lack of food, shelter, healthcare – UNGA president

President of the United Nations General Assembly, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, says poverty is beyond lack of access to food, shelter, healthcare and sanitation.
The Lagos State Office of the Public Defender (OPD) has declared that respect for the voices and rights of girl child to live meaningful life devoid of abuses, rights violation, and intimidation would lead to socio-economic growth and development of our community and nation in general.

Lagos: Girl child rights essential for growth – OPD

The Lagos State Office of the Public Defender (OPD) has declared that respect for the voices and rights of girl child to live meaningful life devoid of abuses, rights violation, and intimidation would lead to socio-economic growth and development of our community and nation in general.
The UNFPA Executive Director, Dr Natalia Kanem, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen by UNFPA Nigeria on Friday in Abuja.

Girl child: Our agenda for Nairobi summit – UNFPA chief

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has restated its commitment toward ensuring that girls get information and support they need to make safe, healthy transition to adulthood.g

International Day of Girl Child: UNFPA determined to support girls

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has restated its commitment toward ensuring that girls get information and support they need to make safe, healthy transition to adulthood.

Adamawa girls beg governor’s wife to save them from early marriage

Girls in Adamawa have urged the governor’s wife, Hajiya Lami Fintiri, to sponsor an early marriage prohibition bill to stop parents from marrying out their young daughters.

Group calls for more girls boarding school in Niger

The High Level Women Advocates (HILWA) working with the UNICEF to promote the Girl Child education in Niger has called for more female boarding schools across the state.
Antonio Guterres

Antonio Guterres urges all-inclusive political process in UN

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for inclusion in the democratic process of all member states.
A Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, who has been in police detention for over a week, over a report about an alleged diversion of N500 million by the Cross River governor, has been charged with treason.

Policy Alert demands immediate release of journalist

A civil society organisation, Policy Alert, has called on the Police to immediately release an Abuja-based journalist, Agba Jalingo.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

Slavery Remembrance Day: Practice persists despite abolition – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari in an opinion piece published in the Washington Post newspaper to mark the United Nations’ International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition on August 23rd, said that celebrating the abolition of the international slave trade was not enough.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari marks 400th anniversary of slave trade abolition with article in Washington Post

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for the abolition of slavery in all modern forms in a opinion article he published in The Washington Post to mark the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.
Plan International

Plan: We’re committed to educating 10 million Nigerian girls

Child rights organisation, Plan International Nigeria has said it has plans to educate 10 million Nigerian girls in the North East.

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Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard will join Arsenal on loan for the rest of the season after the clubs agreed to terms this evening.

Arsenal agree deal with Real Madrid for Martin Ødegaard

Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard will join Arsenal on loan for the rest of the season after the clubs agreed to terms this evening.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Two ‘kidnappers’ arrested in Ondo

Two young men suspected to be kidnappers have been arrested in Supare Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State while trying to abduct a child in his family house.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Mob sets robbery suspect ablaze in Benue

The Police in Benue on Sunday said a robbery suspect was set ablaze by an angry mob while attempting to steal a motorcycle in Makurdi.
Deputy President to late OPC founder, Otunba Wasiu Afolabi, in a statement on Sunday, further said the arrest order on Yoruba rights activist Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho is “misguided and provocative.”

OPC: We’ll deal with killer herdsmen

Deputy President to late OPC founder, Otunba Wasiu Afolabi, in a statement on Sunday, further said the arrest order on Yoruba rights activist Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho is “misguided and provocative.”
Donald Trump has reportedly reverted to “self pity-mode” following his impeachment amid frustration that his Republican allies are failing to defend him.

Donald Trump’s coming impeachment trial aggravates rift among Republicans

The coming second impeachment trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump on a charge of inciting the deadly storming of the Capitol has aggravated a rift among his fellow Republicans that was on full display on Sunday.