How Churches Are Killing Women – Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu

Ondo state First Lady, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, talks about how some Churches are sending women to their early graves, her pride in the Yoruba culture, the girl-child, womanhood and, being an Igbo daughter. Excerpts: Your Excellency, tell us about yourself I’m from Emeabiam in the Owerri West Local Government of Imo state. My parents were teachers, but my mother at a point in time, left teaching and faced trading. I grew up in the rural areas. In those days, teachers were looked upon as number one citizens in every village. Many parents…

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Jonathan’s Book Launch Reignites Calls For Free and Fair Elections, Rattles FG

By Uche Mbah Tuesday launch of former President Jonathan’s account of the dying hours of his regime and the controversial 2019 election results have opened up new controversies on the possibility of the current Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, acting as unbiased umpire during the 2019 presidential elections. Jonathan has launched his own account of what happened at the 2015 presidential elections, of which he was a candidate. The launching coincided with his 61st birthday celebration in Abuja. It was graced by who is who in Nigerian politics, with the…

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Nigeria: Country Saved By Strikes

By Oji Odu Why must government only understand the language of strikes and election? Why is it that it is only within this period that government listens and tries to be people oriented? And why should it be that it is only at this period that actions of Nigerians make government to either do the right things or repair damages? The recent agreement by Federal Government to pay the N30,000 new minimum wage as agreed between it and organised labour is one of the cases in the Nigerian history as…

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NHIS: FG Gives Corps Members Rights To Enrol

The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps , Brig.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, on Tuesday, said the Federal Government had approved the enrolment of corps members into the National Health Insurance Scheme . Kazaure told newsmen in Akure at the opening ceremony of the Annual Management Conference, which coincided with the 45th anniversary of the NYSC. The D-G said as part of partnership deal with Federal Ministry of Health, the orientation camp of the scheme had a consultant from the Federal Medical Centre. Kazaure commended the corps members that participated in the…

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Jumbrox Challenge 2018: Dissecting The Nexus Between Oil and The Economy

By Akinwale Kasali In respect to the call by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, for the government to improve the standard of education in Nigeria, especially at the tertiary level. UNESCO also faulted the lack of coexistence, interdependence, unity, cohesiveness, qualitative educational competitiveness, good educational structure/foundation, healthy and friendly relationship among undergraduates in the country, making them unable to compete with their peers around the world. In this vein, Jumbrox Challenge, a brain-child of Jumbrox Ltd, an ICT company, has for the past two years held…

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SS 3 Student Impregnated By Five Teachers

By Akinwale Kasali Sa’adatu, a SS3 student of the Polytechnic Staff School, Birnin-Kebbi, in Kebbi State has indicted five male teachers of having sexual relationship with her leading to her pregnancy. The alleged randy teachers who were the tutor of Sa’adatu had on several occasions at different times had sex with the student, putting the girl in a state of confusion to ascertain who actually impregnated her among the randy teachers. The victim could not, however, identify who among the teachers was responsible for the pregnancy. It was gathered that…

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Rugogi Residents Lambast Gov. El-Rufai

By Akinwale Kasali This is not the best of time for Governor Nasir El-Rufai, as Rugogi community in Igabi Local Governments area of Kaduna State have urged the state government to post teachers to their only primary school which had its 15 teachers sacked months ago. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the community made the request when the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba, visited the village. The village Head, Hussaini Zubairu, told the commissioner that their children have not been going to school since…

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Tax Debt: OAU Sealed

By Akinwale Kasali For several weeks now, Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has been in the news over sex for marks scandal that rocked the institution. Officials of the Osun State Internal Revenue Service today stormed the institution, and sealed the main gate and the administrative block over a tax debt of N1.8 billion. The magazine gathered the officials of the revenue agency, together with heavily armed security operatives, stormed the university and sealed the institution after getting an order of the court to do so.  An official…

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Child and Adult Advocacy Group takes campaign to Primary Schools

Soroptimist International, a global volunteer advocacy group with affiliation in Nigeria, have taken the war on child and adult rape to Nigerian primary schools. Recently, the Apapa chapter of the organization took their campaign to Ire Akari primary school, Iganmu, where they took out time to educate the children on the issue of rape and sexual violence. But incidentally they were busy educating the kids on rape but the parents were absent. But according to the president Apapa chapter, Magdaleen Obiano, they have been organizing seminars and enlightenment for parents…

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Nigeria Sues Alabama University

The Nigerian government has dragged a university in the United States, the Alabama State University, to court for allegedly mishandling the scholarship meant for students’ rent, books and food. According to a BBC report, Nigeria also accuses the university of charging them for accommodation they did not use and lessons they did not take. But the university has denied the allegation, telling local media it had “adhered to and complied with every instruction and direction given to the university by the Nigerian government regarding that agreement.” It admitted that the…

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