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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.
‘More discovery than usual’ … clockwise from top left: Avni Doshi, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Douglas Stuart, Maaza Mengiste, Diane Cook and Brandon Taylor. Composite: Sharon Haridas; Hannah Mentz; Clive Smith; Bill Adams; Katherine Rondina; Nina Subin

Booker Prize: Why 2020 shortlist is unique

The shortlist of this year’s Booker Prize has just been announced. The six shortlisted nominees announced today are: Diane Cooke (USA) The New Wilderness; Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe) This Mournable Body; Avni Doshi (USA) Burnt...

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#EndSARS: Ex-Police commissioner sues Edo panel for reopening murder case

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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

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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.