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A city in eastern Congo has rallied in support of Denis Mukwege, the Congolese Nobel Laureate who received death threats in recent weeks after he called for justice over serious human rights violations.
President George Weah of Liberia has congratulated Dr Akinwumi Adesina on his re-election as President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) for a second five-year term.
Libya’s UN-recognised Government of National Accord on Friday said the interior minister had been suspended after militia gunmen fired on peaceful protesters last week.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has announced the upgrade of its whistleblowing platform, X-Whistle.
Two former Boko Haram fighters recently released by the Federal Government have been reunited with their families in Kebbi State.
A presidential candidate at the just concluded Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) election, Dele Adesina, has called for the cancellation of the exercise.
A Boko Haram fighter has quit the terrorist group due to what he described as ethnic discrimination among the ranks of the Islamic sect.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Bauchi, has cautioned retailers against the circulation of substandard Base Oil (Lubricant) products.
The probe, government said, involving Adamawa State governor, Ahmadu Fintiri and the former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, is with a view to sanctioning violators if it is established that they indeed violated the rules, or apologise to them should the result of the investigations exonerate them.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, made the lamentation on Thursday in Abuja at the 51st joint national briefing of the taskforce.
Two Russian activists involved in a campaign against what they say are President Vladimir Putin’s illegal plans to remain in power were detained by authorities on Thursday.
Anambra State female lawyers under the aegis of ‘Stand Up For Women Society’ have petitioned the state Commissioner of Police, Mr John Abang, over an alleged sexual harassment of Nigerian girls by some Chinese working in an Onitsha–based manufacturing company.
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.
The United States Department of Commerce said Friday it would sanction a Chinese government institute and eight companies for human rights abuses against Uighurs and other minorities in China’s western Xinjiang region.
A pressure group, the Rivers Leadership Advancement Foundation (RIVLEAF), has described as “funny and disturbing”, the claim by the Rivers State Government that it had uncovered a plot to declare a State of Emergency on the state.
A nongovernment organization, Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action, PRAWA, Tuesday, organised capacity building for Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS, officers on handling violators of Coronavirus, COVID-19 lockdown order.
An international non-governmental organisation, The Press Emblem Campaign, based in Geneva, Switzerland, said 55 journalists have died from the coronavirus disease in 23 countries across Africa, Europe, the Americas, Asia, and the Middle East.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has announced the opening of a special link for the registration of additional National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), members as ad hoc staff for Ondo State governorship election.
Manchester United have reportedly turned their attentions towards Watford’s Ismaila Sarr as an alternative to Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.
As the nation prepares for the reopening of schools, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, has mandated schools to carry out weekly risk assessments while states and local governments are to conduct monthly and quarterly risk assessments.
Over 47,000 households in the 274 wards of Niger State have benefitted from the CACOVID items distributed to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the world.
Ahead of Edo State gubernatorial election, the leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has urged the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, and that of the All Progressives Congress, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to embrace a peaceful election process.
Manchester United fans will be pleased to hear Jadon Sancho has spoken to the Borussia Dortmund board as the rumours continue to heat up over a potential transfer.
Fayez al-Serraj, the prime minister of Libya’s internationally recognised government, said on Wednesday he intended to hand over power by the end of October.
The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has created a digital result collation portal for the Imo North Senatorial District election scheduled to hold on October 31.
The Ekiti State Government says it has trained no fewer than two thousands public school administrators on COVID-19 protocols, ahead of full resumption of schools in the state.
A financial expert, Mr Okechukwu Unegbu, has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to increase support for commercial banks to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sector.