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Saudi Arabia creates app to track women’s movement

Saudi Arabia has created an application that allows male guardians to track and prevent women from travelling due to the rise in the number of women recently fleeing the ultra-conservative kingdom.
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UN wants laws backing Nigerian women seeking political offices

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) has advocated laws to empower women to run for political offices.

UN: Nigeria ranks 11th highest in child marriage

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), on Wednesday said Nigeria ranked 11 among the 20 countries in the world with highest prevalence of child marriage.
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UN draws attention to ‘stigmatised, shunned, shamed’ widows

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) has called for attention to the plight of widows who are stigmatised, shunned and shamed following the death of their husbands.

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NAPTIP arrests six suspected human traffickers

The Benin Zonal Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Tuesday, said it had arrested six persons for suspected human trafficking.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr insists there is no shame in losing to a tough Algerian side in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) semi-final on Sunday.

Afcon: Nigeria had superior possession against the best team Algeria – Gernot Rohr

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr insists there is "no shame" in losing to a tough Algerian side in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) semi-final on Sunday.

Federal government generates N39 billion from passport issuance, others in 12 months

The Nigerian Immigration Services generated a total of N39.06bn through the issuance of passports and other services within the 2018 fiscal period.
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American universities award 303 Nigerian students $7.5 million scholarships

More than 303 Nigerian students from the 17 states of southern Nigeria have received no less than $7.5m in full or partial scholarships from 225 American universities and colleges to study in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic session.
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NYSC boss decries Cotonou universities that present fake graduates for mobilisation

Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has condemned some unnamed universities in Benin Republic for allegedly presenting unqualified persons for mobilisation.