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12 Dec
Guinea's former dictator Moussa Dadis Camara denied responsibility when he took the stand Monday at a trial of officials implicated in a 2009 massacre. Camara and 10 other former military and government officials are accused over the killing of 156 people and the rape of at least 109 women by pro-junta forces at a political…
2 Jul 2022
Nigerians from across the country are lamenting the hardships in the land, crying out for urgent measures by the government at all levels to mitigate their suffering which they said was becoming intolerable
10 Aug 2020
Nineteen civilians were killed and two were wounded in attacks on three villages by a militia in the troubled...
29 Jul 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday condemned the dastardly attack on a funeral procession in Borno, which caused the deaths of over 60 mourners.
31 Mar 2019
Rights groups on Sunday condemned what they called a "massacre" of 14 farmers by police in the central Philippines as authorities defended the incident as a legitimate operation against suspected communist rebels. Police say the 14 men on Saturday shot at officers with search warrants for illegal firearms, prompting them to return fire. But rights…
18 Mar 2019
One of the survivors of the attack on two New Zealand mosques has been identified as Lateef Alabi, an imam with a Nigerian heritage. Fifty people lost their lives when a gunman identified as Brenton Tarrant invaded two mosques in New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday. Those who sustained injuries are being treated in…
16 Mar 2019
A pair of rural New Zealand police officers dramatically arrested the suspected Christchurch gunman 36 minutes after authorities were alerted, it emerged Saturday, as the prime minister hailed their bravery. Jacinda Ardern said the alleged attacker, 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant, would surely have killed even more people than the 49 worshippers he massacred in two…
16 Mar 2019
A right-wing extremist who filmed himself rampaging through two mosques in the quiet New Zealand city of Christchurch killing 49 worshippers appeared in court on a murder charge Saturday. Australian-born 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant appeared in the dock wearing handcuffs and a white prison shirt, sitting impassively as the judge read a single murder charge against…
18 Nov 2018
Pope Francis on Sunday prayed for peace in the war-ravaged Central African Republic, where two priests were killed in ethnic unrest last week. "I learned with sadness the news of the massacre two days ago in a camp for the displaced in the Central African Republic, where two priests were also killed," the pope said…
3 Nov 2018
With memories of the week-old Pittsburgh synagogue shooting still fresh in the US, more than 200 members of the Tree of Life congregation came together for the first Shabbat service since the deadly assault. Eleven people died when a gunman burst in on October 27 and opened fire at the synagogue known for its tradition…
27 Jun 2018
Socio-economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to all permanent representatives and observer states of the UN Human Rights Council, Geneva, urging them “to initiate and actively support the urgent holding of a special session of the council to address the ongoing killings by suspected herdsmen and/or unknown persons in Nigeria,…
23 Jan 2018
A Pro-democracy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has faulted the Department of State Services (DSS) over claims that the Islamic State terrorists were behind the Benue killings. It said the allegation coming barely 24 months after the international media reported the affiliation of the break-away faction of the Boko Haram sect with…


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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, yesterday, expressed worries over the alarming increase in divorce rate in Nigeria, especially among young couples. The church also announced plans to hold a conference on ways to strengthen families against divorce.
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The Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has said that numerous complex medical and surgical interventions such as the laser surgeries, open heart surgeries, spine and orthopaedic surgeries, complex neurosurgical interventions and diagnostic endoscopies are currently being carried out in the centre.
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The Federal Government has been urged to invest more in Financial technology space in the country so as to assist investors in bringing innovation and growth to the sector.
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The newly appointed Accountant-General of the Federation, Dr. Oluwatoyin Sakirat Madein has warned staff of the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation that she has zero tolerance for corruption.
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A leading candidate for the position of Senate President, Senator Osita Izunaso has cried out that it is his turn to become the President of the Senate.