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#RevolutionNow: Our protest march was misunderstood – AAC stalwart

A stalwart of African Action Congress (AAC) and member of the Take it Back Movement, Mr Elias Ozikpu, on Monday said the recent #RevolutionNow march organised by the movement and some groups was not to force a takeover of government.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Protest marches are not treasonable offences in Nigeria

The satanic Boko Haram sect was officially banned in Nigeria by the federal government and declared a terrorist network in June 2013. The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has since successfully prosecuted many of the members of the sect for sundry offences under the Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act.

UNHCR: 70 million people displaced globally by war, violence

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, has said that over 70 million people have globally been displaced by war, violence, sometimes combined with poverty or climate change.

African trade unions converge in Kigali to discuss improved migration governance for Africa

Trade Unionists from 18 African countries and Global Union Federations (GUFs), as well as some Regional Economic Communities (RECs) will on Monday converge in Kigali, the Rwanda capital, to discuss how to attain fair recruitment and secure the rights of African migrants.
President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed the reports that his London trip was to compile the list of persons to be appointed as ministers during his second tenure.

Group seeks President Buhari’s ‘speedy assent’ to agriculture seeds bill

Participants at a Strategic Session on Advocacy for President’s assent to the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the NASC Bill to enable farmers to have access to quality seeds.

Group wants NDDC to extend skill acquisition to PLWD in Abia

Participants in the two-week training for Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWD) in Abia have appealed to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to extend the skill acquisition programme to more physically-challenged persons in the state.
During the panel discussion moderated by Paradigm Initiative executive director Gbenga Sesan, the panellists and participants cited different examples of digital rights marginalisation in Africa.

Paradigm Initiative makes case for digital rights inclusion in Africa

Panellists, participants at the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum 2019 Wednesday decried at the growing marginalisation of Africans in information accessibility in the digital space.

Lower income depletes brain activity in childhood

Children born into poverty show key differences in early brain function—according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF trains Katsina women on production of reusable pads

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has trained 25 women in the production of reusable sanitary pads to improve women and girls’ health in Malumfashi Local Council in Katsina State.
The hundreds of Southern Kaduna indigenes has stormed Abuja the nation’s capital for the mass protest over the incessant and gruesome killings of their members in Kajuru Local Government Area (LGA) by persons suspected to be herdsmen.

Protest rocks Abuja over Kajuru killings

A coalition of groups at the vanguard to end the spate of killings in Kajuru, a local government in Kaduna State, staged a peaceful rally at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, amid reported harassment of participants, who travelled from Kaduna to Abuja for the outing.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Propaganda, lies against President Buhari absurd

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described as absurd, the lies, propaganda and accusations against President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Buhari visits the Train the Trainer Course organised by the Election Planning and Monitoring directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja on 28th Jan 2019-4

Niger Delta militants endorse President Buhari

Militants and ex-militants in the Niger Delta region have endorsed the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

FAO holds forum on livestock, diary production in North East

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday organized a one-day stakeholders forum for livestock farmers in the northeast, to accelerate milk and dairy production.
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar is the current Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Airforce

NAF chief commends military for strategically dealing with nation’s 21st century security challenges

Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar has lauded the progress the Nigerian military is making to strategically deal with the nation’s security challenges in the 21st century.

La Liga coaches conduct clinic for NPFL youth coaches

Over 60 youth coaches in Nigeria received tutorials at a clinic in Abuja as part of the annual NPFL/LaLiga Youth Coaching Clinic which kicked off at the Abuja National Stadium.
election inec nigeria

Stakeholders: Hate speeches, vote buying and selling impede Nigeria’s development

Amidst the many controversies trailing the forthcoming general elections, the issue of vote buying and hate speeches have been identified as the major cause of tension and national insecurity, which impede free and fair elections in Nigeria.
Fresh protests against bread price hikes rattled Sudan Sunday, as riot police deployed around the capital Khartoum five days into demonstrations that have claimed at least eight lives.

Sudan soccer fans clash with police, call on Bashir to leave

Fans at a soccer match in Sudan's capital chanted slogans demanding President Omar Bashir step down and later clashed with police in the Khartoum suburb of Omdurman, according to activists and video clips posted online.
ginger

Audu Ogbeh: Nigerian ginger best worldwide

Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, says Nigeria is presently a major leader in yam and ginger exportation and has the best quality ginger in the world.

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Minister mourns former Falconets skipper Chiejine Ifeanyichukwu

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has expressed shock and sadness at the sudden death of veteran national female football player, Ifeanyichukwu Chiejine.
Almeria have completed the signing of Valentine Ozornwafor on a season-long loan from Turkish champions Galatasaray.

Almeria sign Nigerian defender Valentine Ozornwafor on loan from Galatasaray

The Nigeria youth international will continue his development in the Spanish second-tier division with the Rojiblancos

APC governors in emergency closed-door meeting

Although details of the emergency meeting remained under wraps, there is a possibility that participants would also discuss the development in Kogi West.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Zamfara APC warns members not to comment on former governor’s corruption investigation

The Zamfara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress on Friday told its members not to comment on the ongoing investigation of ex-governor Abdul’Aziz Yari by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission.
BBNaija

BBNaija: ‘The Icons’ wins wager task

‘The Icons’ group of the ongoing Big Brother Naija reality show, have won this week’s wager task.