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Cleric arrested for ‘raping’ minor for five years

An apostle, Joseph Alhassan, of Faith Agape Church, Narayi Kaduna, Kaduna State, has been arrested for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl for the past five years.
The closure of all Enugu land borders, markets and inter-personal state transport takes effect from this evening, Tuesday, March 31st.

NGO laments dilapidated infrastructure in Enugu

Enugu-based Non Governmental Organisation, Daniel Ukwu Leadership Foundation, has urged the state and local governments to pay adequate attention to public schools and hospitals in the state.

Ex-council chairmen mourn demise of Nsukka council chief

Association of Ex-Council Chairmen (AEC), Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, has expressed shock and sadness over the sudden death of Chief Patrick Omeje, the Nsukka Council Chairman on Tuesday June 16.

NGO: How to check rising cases of rape

A non-governmental organisation, Women Connected By Purpose (WCBP), says understanding various causes of rape cases will provide solutions to checking the recurrence.
In a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA alleged that some lawmakers were conniving with armed terrorists to introduce “satanic legislation.”

HURIWA condemns harassment of journalist by minister, detention of another in Akwa-Ibom

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned the harassment and arbitrary arrest of the journalist, Rotimi Jolayemi, also known as Oba Akewi on the orders of the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, over a poem read during a radio programme the minister considers critical of him.
A former member of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Dr Yakubu Bityong, is dead.

Former Kaduna assemblyman Yakubu Bityong passes on

Bityong, who represented Kaura Constituency in the Assembly from 2011 to 2019, died on Friday night in Kaduna at the age of 56.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Group faults timing of NDDC probe by Senate

A Non Governmental Organisation, the Citizens Quest for Truth Initiative, has faulted the Senate probe of the accounts of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as an affront to the ongoing forensic audit of the Commission.

Anambra governor’s wife presents houses to widows

Wife of Anambra State governor, Mrs. Ebelechuk­wu Obiano, had handed over keys of two bunga­lows to two widows in the state.
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President Buhari: Nigeria has unhealthy dose of disinformation, fake news

As Nigeria yesterday joined the rest of the world to mark the World Press Freedom Day, WPFD, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari, said yesterday that Nigeria had an unhealthy dose of disinformation, fake news, hate news, disseminated by people who use media platforms, particularly the digital variant.

Group assures victims support fund of effective delivery of relief packages

Real Acts of Kindness (RAK) has assured the Victims Support Fund (VSF) COVID-19 team of effective and transparency in distribution of relief package to people in Lagos communities.
The 2020 World Press Freedom Index compiled by an international non-governmental organisation, Reporters sans frontières (Reporters Without Borders), has ranked Nigeria 115th out of 180 countries.

Nigeria ranks 115th on press freedom index

The 2020 World Press Freedom Index compiled by an international non-governmental organisation, Reporters sans frontières (Reporters Without Borders), has ranked Nigeria 115th out of 180 countries.
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Amnesty: Nigerian authorities must uphold human rights in fight to curb coronavirus

The Nigerian authorities must adopt a rights-respecting approach and give clear instructions to security agencies not to abuse their powers as the nation tightens its effort to tame the COVID-19 pandemic, Amnesty International, a non-governmental organisation, has said.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Coronavirus fraudster’ collects Osun residents’ voter cards

The Osun State Police Command has arrested a middle-aged man in Osogbo for impersonating the State Government to swindle unsuspecting citizens of the state under the guise of providing social relief during the stay-at-home order.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Osun police nab fraudster over virus relief scam

Osun State Police Command has arrested a middle-aged man in Osogbo for impersonating the state government to swindle unsuspecting citizens of the state under the guise of providing social relief during the stay-at-home period.

NGO distributes hand sanitisers, sensitises market people in Ibadan

A Non-Governmental Organisation, STEM Education Development Foundation (SEDF), on Saturday sensitised and distributed free hand sanitisers to traders at the popular Eleyele Market in Ibadan.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Ogun: NGO takes virus sensitisation to correctional centre

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Habiba Charity Foundation, on Tuesday started sensitising correctional facilities in Ogun on the Coronavirus pandemic .

NGO wants inclusive education for Nigerian teachers

Daughters of Charity, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), has stressed the need for Nigerian teachers in both government and private schools to be trained on inclusive education for the benefit of children with disabilities.
Kenyan health workers dressed in protective suits prepare to disinfect the residence where Kenya's first confirmed coronavirus patient was staying, in the town of Rongai near Nairobi, Kenya March 14, 2020. REUTERS-Baz Ratner

Group decries state of quarantine centers

Lawyers Arise for the People Initiative (LAPI), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), on Saturday urged all tiers of government to put in place standard, clean, safe and secure quarantine centres for suspected Coronavirus patients in the country.

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A member of the House of Representatives representing Denge-shuni/Bodinga/Tureta federal constituency, Dr. Shehu Balarabe Kakale, has urged Federal Government to give same recognition of certificate to the Quranic education students, popularly known as Almajiri.

Reps member urges government to equate Quranic education with WAEC certificate

A member of the House of Representatives representing Denge-shuni/Bodinga/Tureta federal constituency, Dr. Shehu Balarabe Kakale, has urged Federal Government to give same recognition of certificate to the Quranic education students, popularly known as Almajiri.
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Jurgen Klopp: Dream is to have a team full of scousers

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp says he was encouraged by the development of the club’s academy graduates and hopes to have an entire squad of homegrown talent at his disposal in the future.
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Kebbi step-up efforts to boost fish production for export

The Kebbi State Government says it has set in motion machinery to provide material support and training to fish farmers to improve production of fish for domestic and export purposes.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Monday reiterated his government’s commitment to the safety of lives and property of citizens in the state. The governor made the remarks during the inauguration of a fire trucks by the Federal Fire Service (FFS) in the state.

Governor Obaseki: We’re committed to safety of lives, property in Edo

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Monday reiterated his government’s commitment to the safety of lives and property of citizens in the state.

Court remands tutor over alleged rape of student

An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Tuesday remanded one Eronse Balat, 42, over alleged rape of his student (name withheld).