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#EndSARS: The generation that said ‘Enough’

The poem quoted above: “The Second Coming” by Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1919) is probably one of the most adapted and quoted poems in world literature, and in politics and culture, to describe moments of anxiety, uncertainty and a seeming “slouching towards” chaos and anarchy in any community.

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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.

Two nabbed with fake anti-malaria drugs in Kano

Two suspected drug peddlers have been arrested in Kano by customs’ strike force Zone B in connection to the smuggling of over 35 cartons of fake anti malaria drugs.
Indonesia recorded 5,534 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing its total tally to 511,836 with 16,225 deaths, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

Indonesia reports 5,534 new coronavirus cases, 114 new deaths

The ministry’s data showed 114 more deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic, and 4,494 more patients discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 429,807.
With Thanksgiving two days away, Mark Ghaly, California’s Health and Human Services Secretary also urged people to say “no” to families and friends who want to gather.

Los Angeles announces new measures to contain coronavirus resurge

After hours of fierce debates, Los Angeles County decided Tuesday to end dining at restaurants for at least three weeks from 10 p.m. Wednesday.
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 invests $25 billion in Nigeria, other African countries

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved the investment of $25 billion to develop agriculture in five African countries.