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7 Jun 2019
World Health Organisation (WHO) has empowered 5,500 health workers with capacity building interventions in the insurgency-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. According to the global health agency, the interventions are to address impact of current conflicts on healthcare delivery system in the region. This was disclosed in WHO’s Weekly Report released yesterday in Borno…
29 May 2019
Senate Leader Ahmad Lawan yesterday advocated immediate reform of the Almajiri System in the North that has existed for over a century to create opportunity for the almajiris to acquire formal education. Lawan, who represents Yobe North Senatorial district, is relying on Order 43 of the Senate rule to argue that if the country desires…
23 May 2019
Reika Musa is 13-years old. Rekia is six months pregnant. Rekia, married, is out-of-school and has to hawk items on the streets to survive. Eno Obi is nine-years-old. She is a house girl to a rich family in Calabar. Eno was taken from her parents when she was just six. Eno was violated at the…
18 May 2019
On February 19, 2018, Leah Sharibu was kidnapped along with 112 Dapchi girls in Yobe state. Leah’s refusal to renounce her faith in Christianity gave the insurgent group a reason to keep her in captivity. It is extremely sad to note that Leah has spent over 449 days in captivity with no proof that she…
13 May 2019
Staff of some Local Government Councils in Yobe have lauded the Federal Government for ensuring that the third tier of government was granted financial autonomy, saying the move would make the councils functional, boost local economy, and help in fighting crime. Staff members, who spoke to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews on…
12 May 2019
After about 40 years, Nigeria has returned the search for oil in the North. The debate on the viability of the search, primarily championed by President Muhammadu Buhari has divided stakeholders. Apart from seeing the project as a northern agenda, and a waste of taxpayers resources, some stakeholders have repeatedly condemned the project, while others…
12 May 2019
Leah Sharibu will clock 16 on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. On that day, Leah would have spent 449 days in Boko Haram captivity. Leah is the only Christian girl still in captivity after her abduction on February 19, 2018. She was 14 years when she was abducted by Boko Haram terrorists from Government Girls’ Science…
6 May 2019
Five soldiers have been killed as troops of the Nigerian military clashed with Boko Haram fighters in Magumeri village, Borno State. The report is coming amid deterioration in the nation’s security as bandits unleash a wave of kidnappings and murders across states...
2 May 2019
Federal and state governments have been urged to ensure that the new wage benchmarked at N30,000 is paid without hitches, as workers deserve reasonable remuneration for their labour. The call was made in a communiqué issued at the end of the third annual synod of the Methodist Church, Metropolitan Diocese of Ikeja, Lagos. Signed by…
26 Apr 2019
The Senate yesterday rose from a marathon debate on the insecurity in the country, particularly the rising cases of kidnapping, and resolved to invite the Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to a meeting over how to effectively tackle these matters...
26 Apr 2019
If there is anything like social kinetics, Madam Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili stands not only as a living example, but personification of same. She crept into the country’s polity like quicksilver and waltzed through as a returnee native eager to impact the nation with learned ideals and internalised convictions.     She began her romance with Nigeria’s…
17 Apr 2019
This writer imaginatively chanced upon a top-level party meeting in the build-up to the frenzied situation of the 2019 general elections. The meeting incidentally foreshadows the tone and tenor of the affairs and events that have been both a prelude to and the aftermath of the present general condition of the country. The characters here…

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