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NAFDAC to assist small, medium scale agro-allied businesses in North-East

THE National Agency for Foods, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said it would go beyond its core mandate to assist small and medium...

Amnesty International accuses Nigerian Army of continued illegal detention of children in Northeast

FOR children fleeing from Boko Haram attacks in northeast Nigeria, their struggle for survival suffers setbacks from arbitrary detention to gross violations at the...

Jire Dole: Agony of Borno women struggling to get justice for their missing men

Women of Borno have seen it all: Torture,  killings and prolonged detention of their sons and husbands by soldiers fighting insurgency in northeastern Nigeria...
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UN agency commends conviction of Nigerian army officer who raped 14-year-old girl at Borno IDP Camp

THE United Nations Human Rights (OHCHR) has commended the conviction of military personnel for sexual crimes towards a 14-year-old girl who was a victim...

Poor accountability has turned Northeast humanitarian crisis to profiteering industry —Shehu Sani

A FORMER senator, Shehu Sani says some Nigerian agencies in charge of emergencies and individuals in the presidency have turned the humanitarian crises in...

More than 3,500 children recruited, used by armed groups since 2013, UNICEF says on Chibok girls’ remembrance day

AS it marks the fifth year following the abduction of hundreds of Chibok girls in Northeast Nigeria, the United Nations Children’s agency remember the...
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Blood thirsty demons of Zamfara (III): Displaced and abandoned, the story of 30,000 Zamfarans

Zamfara State has been a hotbed of killings and kidnappings. The media is awash with daily reportage of these incidents. These casualities are fathers, mothers, sons and daughters who have been gruesomely uprooted from their families.

Blood-thirsty demons of Zamfara (I): The 77-year-old who buried his children in one day — and other stories

SEVENTY-SEVEN-year-old Mallam Risqua Mohammed buried his two sons on the same day. It was a hot afternoon of January 26, 2019. The graves of the two brothers were still fresh, just as the dampness caused by their blood on the brown soil of Bambara Village.

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ASUU strike from lecturers’ point of view

THE Nigerian Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been on strike since February this year. In reaction, the government...

FAKE NEWS: FAAN debunks reports of Lagos plane crash

THE Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has debunked reports that a plane crash-landed in the Ikeja area of...

EFCC finally arrests Okorocha after laying siege to his residence

AFTER hours of laying siege to his Abuja residence, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has finally arrested...

Court stops Oluomo, others from collecting levies

A Federal High Court in Lagos has stopped the former chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers...

Ghebreyesus overcomes criticisms over Ebola, COVID-19, re-elected as WHO DG

THE World Health Assembly has re-elected Tedros Ghebreyesus as the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). He was re-elected...
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