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Funmi Falana

Funmi Falana laments rising cases of violence against women

The Founder of Women Empowerment and Legal Aid (WELA), Mrs. Funmi Falana, at the weekend lamented that the cases of abuse, molestation and rape of women in the country had been on the increase.
Charles Oputa Charlie Boy

Charly Boy reveals why he finally married partner after 40 years together

Charles Oputa, a musician and activist better known as Charly Boy, has married his American partner, Diane, after 40 years together.

AfDB highlights women’s role in disasters

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said that the continent should unlock the power of its women and girls if it is to adapt to climate change, cope with disasters and build its green energy sector.

COP24: Prepare Africa for ravages of climate change – UN

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called on international community to evolve measures to prepare the African continent for the ravages of climate change.
Social Democratic Party (SDP)

Kogi SDP senatorial candidate seeks arrest of APC candidate, council bosses

In a petition to the Inspector General of Police, dated, 3rd December, and made available to the press, Akpoti urged the police chief to arrest and prosecute some alleged political thugs identified to be members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kogi State chapter.
President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting to discuss potential damage from Hurricane Michael, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Associated Press)

Donald Trump denies directing jailed Michael Cohen to break law

Donald Trump on Thursday denied directing his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to break the law after the US president’s longtime close ally was sentenced to three years for campaign finance violations and other crimes.

Kano to sponsor marriage of 3,000 widows, divorcees

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the Kano State Governor, has approved the appointment of a committee on state-sponsored wedding of 3,000 widows, divorcees and spinsters in the state.
President Buhari participates at Signing of Peace Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding by Presidential Candidates and Party Chairmen in Abuja on 11th Dec 2018-5

2019: Muhammadu Buhari, 67 others commit to peaceful electioneering

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday set the tone for rancour-free 2019 electioneering as he joined 67 other presidential candidates to sign a peace accord anchored by the National Peace Committee.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Seriake Dickson: Women play critical role in nation building

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has said women occupy a critical place in the development of any nation as they are saddled with the responsibility of nurturing families for nation building.
Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

Adamawa PDP’s Ahmadu Fintiri promises free education

Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Adamawa, has promised free education in primary and secondary schools of the state.
Mikhail Popkov

Russian ex-policeman convicted of killing 77 women

A Russian former policeman was convicted on Monday of killing 55 women and one man, bringing the total number of women he is convicted of killing to 77, a court said.

1.8 million vulnerable women get N15 billion through federal government’s conditional cash transfer

National Coordinator, Conditional Cash Transfer Unit, Mrs. Temitope Sinkaiye, says the Federal Government has spent up to N15bn on 1.8 million vulnerable women across 20 states.
President Buhari Unveils Buhari Unity Band in State House on 15th Nov 2018-1

Muhammadu Buhari: Africa must unite against corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari calls on every African, especially the younger generation, to collaborate on every front towards ensuring that corruption becomes a thing of the past on the continent

APGA presidential candidate lists areas of priority if elected

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) presidential candidate, Gen. John Gbor, on Thursday in Awka listed education, agriculture. youth empowerment and women empowerment as priority areas of his administration if elected into power.
Hadiza Bala Usman

NPA empowers 70 women with grinding, sewing machines

As part of efforts to alleviate the plight of women in Katsina State, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in collaboration with Madinah Associate Limited has trained and presented 70 grinding and sewing machines to 70 youths and women worth over N3 million to assuage their sufferings and make them self-reliant.

Aliyu Wamakko: Federal government set to disburse N25 billion agribusiness loans

The Federal Government is set to disburse N25 billion to Nigerians under the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s agribusiness loans scheme.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

To win the war on terror we need opportunities and jobs

In order to defeat terror, Nigeria needs a well thought out anti-terror plan and one thing that must be central to that plan is the buy in of the people because terror can only thrive where there is local support. Take that local support structure away and the terror architecture will collapse like a pack of cards.

2019: PDP presidential campaign council gets eight spokespersons

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council on Friday named eight persons as its spokespersons.

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Martín Lasarte

Egyptian giants Al Ahly appoint Uruguay’s Martin Lasarte as new coach

Egyptian giants Al Ahly have announced the appointment of Uruguayan Martin Lasarte as the club's new coach.

Group: Three million out-of-school children in Kano worrisome

A group under the aegis of Kano Youth Organisation in Abuja (KAYOAB) has expressed worry over the statistics of three million out-of-school children in Kano State alone.
Lobi Stars face a difficult task to qualify for the group stage of the 2019 CAF Champions League after they fell 3-1 at Gor Mahia of Kenya today.

Lobi Stars lose 3-1 at Gor Mahia in CAF Champions League

Lobi Stars face a difficult task to qualify for the group stage of the 2019 CAF Champions League after they fell 3-1 at Gor Mahia of Kenya today.

Yellow fever claims another life in Edo

The unidentified victim reportedly died at the accident and emergency unit of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH).
Abbas Tajudeen

Lawmaker inaugurates N300 million projects in Kaduna

A lawmaker, Dr Abbas Tajuddeen, on Sunday inaugurated projects worth over N300 million in his constituency.