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Cameroon ‘has forcibly returned 100,000 Nigerian refugees’

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Cameroon has forcibly returned 100,000 Nigerian refugees in breach of international agreements, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. Th e rights group accused soldiers of deporting refugees escaping Islamist violence, as well as attacking and sexually exploiting them. Cameroon is “punishing” refugees for Boko Haram attacks, HRW said. Cameroon has rejected similar accusations previously, saying Nigerians have returned willingly. “Since Read More

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Women minister stress inclusive peace process

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By Ene Osang Abuja— Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development Senator Jummai Alhassan, has emphasised the need for women to take active part in peace processes, saying this will ensure that their rights and priorities are adequately addressed. Senator Alhassan stated this in Abuja while addressing the Women Peace and Security Conference, organised by the Ministry with support from Read More

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Saudi Arabia women hail end of driving ban

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Campaigners in Saudi Arabia have hailed King Salman’s decree allowing women to drive for the fi rst time. One female activist called it a “great victory”, while another said things would “never be the same again”. Th e country’s US ambassador has described the move as “the right decision at the right time”. Th e Gulf kingdom is the only Read More

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Health workers posting: Coalition tasks govt, others on interference

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By Auwal Ahmad Gombe— Th e Maternal and Newborn Child Health Coalition (MNCHC) in Gombe State, has urged top government offi cials, politicians, Traditional and religious leaders to desist from interfering in the posting of health workers, as the state currently records 162/1000 under fi ve mortality rate. Chairman of the Coalition, Alhassan Yahya, who made the call at a Read More

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6 symptoms of traumatic brain injury in children

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Children play hard, and can sustain a traumatic brain injury from participating in sports and actually colliding with someone or even having their head jerked in a violent fashion. Th ere are a variety of other ways a child could suff er a TBI, including a car accident. However, noticing a diff erence in behaviour, especially for a younger child, Read More

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Grooming young women for leadership

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The Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) has made grooming of young women leaders top priority.  ENE OSANG writes on the “Young Women Leaders Essay Competition” it organised with support from the National Endowment of Democracy (NED) in Abuja. Following the unending leadership challenge in the country, the NWTF engaged in series of programmes meant to instill leadership qualities in younger Read More

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INEC backpedals on motion for substituted service as Melaye’s runs to Appeal Court

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The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday withdrew its motion seeking an order of the Federal High Court in Abuja allowing it to serve the recall petition on Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye, through substituted means rather than personal service. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba struck out the motion after INEC’s lawyer, Mr. Yunus Ustaz (SAN), announced its withdrawal in court on Read More

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JOHESU strike: Pregnant women seek FG intervention

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By Ajuma Edwina Ogiri Abuja — Pregnant women have urged the federal government to intervene in the ongoing health workers strike, saying they are the worst hit by the industrial action. Health Workers under the umbrella of Joint Health Sector Unions(JOHESU) had commenced strike on September 21, 2017, citing lack of commitment on the side of the Federal Government to Read More

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‘Apathy killing Jigawa polio immunisation exercise ’

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By Muhammad Aliyu Dutse— Parents’ apathy and lack of adequate sensitisation forced Jigawa’s performance in polio immunisation exercise to a record low among the 36 states of the federation in the 2016. According to statistics released after the meeting of polio stakeholders, consisting of the Federal Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency Read More

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How violence-free are children in FCT?

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Recently, the campaign to ”End Violence Against Children (VAC)” was launched in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). ENE OSANG writes that the action followed the increasing rate of Violence Against Children in the nation’s capital. Every child has the right to be protected from all forms of violence. Th ese rights are enshrined in the UN convention on the Rights Read More

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‘Why we formed the Nigerian Youth SDGs Network’

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Joshua Alade is the convener of the newly formed Nigerian Youth SDGs Network, a coalition of youth focused and you-led organizations working around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria. He tells ADAM ALQALI the vision of the Network which is aimed at it making youth participate in the implementation of the SDGs in Nigeria   What can you say Read More

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Deplorable facilities worry Kuchiko-Bwari residents

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Stories by Donald Iorchir Abuja— Residents of Kuchiko-Bwari, in Bwari Area Council, said lack of good roads and other social amenities are major issues which have confronted the community for years. Kuchiko-Bwari is a community along the Nigerian Law School, Bwari which connects KuchikoIjah, New Bwari and Ijah-Koro in the neighbouring Niger state. One of the residents and village head Read More

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Sukuk bond and MURIC’s vilification of CAN

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By MAJEED DAHIRU — If ever there were doubts about the complicity of some mainstream Islamic authorities in the proliferation of radical Islamic ideologies of hate, intolerance and violence, they may have been cleared by the most recent of the regular outbursts of Ishaq Akintola, a Professor of Islamic eschatology and spokesman of the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC). Th e Read More

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Boko Haram: Cameroun deports 100,000 Nigerian refugees

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–  United Nations (UN) refugee agency not to return anyone to north-eastern Nigeria – Cameroonian military torture and abuse of Nigerian refugees driven by decision to punish them – HRW By Saminu Ibrahim Abuja Cameroon has deported 100,000 Nigerian refugees to the north-eastern part of the country, in the hope of taming the spread of terrorist Boko Haram to their Read More

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Kano partners China on improved IGR

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By Bashir Mohammed Kano Kano state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Inspur Group of China, for upgrade of its tax authority processes, with a view to improving its revenue base in the face of dwindling revenue allocation Inspur is one of the largest global datacenters and cloud computing solutions provider in the world, which provides IT products Read More

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On World Pharmacists Day

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International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) is the body representing Pharmacist and Pharmaceutical Scientists worldwide. It has 139 national organizations, over three million members across the globe, with Head offi ce in Netherlands and Dr.  Carmen Pena as the current President.  Th e body was founded on 25th December, 1912. At the council meeting of the FIP Congress in 2009, the Turkish Read More

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Calling on JAMB, — By Prof Oyeniran Abioje

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Th e Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof Ishaq Olanrewaju Oloyede, has said many things about the Unifi ed Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), including that “JAMB is not an examination body, rather, it is a ranking body”; “JAMB is a screening body”; “It is a coordinating and clearing house”; “to rank already qualifi ed candidates”. All Read More

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Gov Ayade’s Superhighway project, –By Ogechi Nnabugwu,

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Th e problem of the Superhighway in respect of the ecological integrity of the rainforest ecosystem and the livelihoods of the aff ected people has been a matter of great concern globally. Th e siting of the project in sensitive ecosystem is likely to cause damaging environmental and social consequences that may not be mitigatable. Th e legal requirements that Read More

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Sanitising university admissions

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By Hamidu Danbarewa Th e radical reforms sweeping clouds of dust from the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) have once again expunged more debris of failed and foiled policies concealed under the carpet of complacence and corruption in the past. In its initial ripples, the revision-for-reform agenda of the Prof. Ishaq Oloyede-led management of the Board caused a stir in Read More

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Call Kwankwaso to order, Kano Assembly tells IGP

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Th e Kano State House of Assembly has called on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to advise former governor of the state, Rabi’u Kwankwaso, to caution his supporters against acts capable of plunging the state into crisis. Th e House made the call following a motion of urgent public importance presented before the Assembly by the member representing Read More

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Hon. Yusuf Sulaimon Lasun, Senate President, Speaker House of Rep. and Mr.  Martin Chungong, during the African regional conference of the IPU

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From left: Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon.  Yusuf Sulaimon Lasun, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker House of Representatives, Hon.  Yakubu Dogara and Secretary General, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Mr.  Martin Chungong, during the African regional conference of the IPU, at the National Assembly, in Abuja yesterday Photo: Ayuba Raj