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Journalists protest alleged brutalisation by security agencies

Members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Enugu State Council, on Thursday protested against the increasing harassment and intimidation of journalists in parts of the country. The protest march, which took place within the premises of the NUJ Press Centre on Rangers Avenue, was led by the Chairman of the Council, Rex

World leaders meet to discuss water crisis

World leaders, water, development experts, among other stakeholders are converging on Stockholm, Sweden, to find new, nature-based solutions to meet escalating global water crisis. In a statement by Jens Berggren, Communications Director, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) the event would be a wake-up call on the challenges that climate change, economic

Zimbabwe arrests Mnangagwa critic over Facebook post

Zimbabwe President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses a press conference at State House in Harare, on August 3, 2018. Mnangagwa defended the landmark election in which he was declared victorious, despite claims from the opposition of vote-rigging. MARCO LONGARI / AFP Zimbabwean police have arrested a critic of Emmerson Mnangagwa on charges

Death toll in DR Congo from Ebola outbreak now at 61

Sixty-one people have died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the authorities said, adding that four novel drugs had been added to the roster of treatments. The health ministry’s General Directorate for Combating Disease said 103 cases of Ebola had been recorded in the

Third Mainland Bridge: Cooperate With LASG, FG, Ashafa Urges Lagosians

Lagos – Gbenga Ashafa, Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, has urged Lagosians to cooperate with both the Lagos State Government and the Federal Government over the Federal Government’s closure of the Third Mainland Bridge. Ashafa, Chairman Senate Committee on Land Transport, who described the closure of the bridge as “a necessary inconvenience

Ezekwesili demands release of Imo women protesters

Obiageli Ezekwesili

Obiageli Ezekwesili, Co-Founder, Bring Back Our Girls on ‘African Jihad’ at The 2016 Women In The World Summit, NYC, New York; 4/6/2016 Former minister of Education Oby Ezekwesili, Thursday called on the Nigeria Police to immediately release Imo women protesters. The over 100 Igbo women were arrested in Imo State last Friday for

Lagos debunks alleged anti-Igbo moves by Ambode

…Says Claim Figment Of Imagination Of Unscrupulous Persons …Urges Security Agencies To Investigate Source, Prosecute Culprit The Lagos State Government on Thursday totally played down a report on social media alleging that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was making some moves against non-indigenes especially Igbos in the State, saying the report was baseless, mischievous

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