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Buhari: Politicising Religious Majorities in Nigeria

Buhari: Politicising Religious Majorities in Nigeria

  By Leo Igwe   In a piece that was published in The Church Times, President Buhari urged Nigerians not to politicize religion, warning Christians and Muslims against those who would seek to divide them for political reasons. But the question is: did Buhari take a critical look at his form of politicking before making […]

Nigeria: The Plight Of Plateau Rural Woman As Attacks Rage On

  By Martha Agas, NAN Mrs. Vou Dido, a 90-year-old grandmother from Gidan Akwati village in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau, has formed a habit of talking to herself since she was taken to the camp sheltering displaced victims of the recent attacks that destroyed her village. The attacks claimed the lives of […]

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Humanism: Rethinking Apostasy And Religious Others In Nigeria

  By Leo Igwe Humanists are meeting in Abuja in early January. The objective of the meeting is to discuss apostasy and the associated risks and challenges. This meeting is special because it is happening at a time when extreme religious beliefs are ravaging the world and wreaking havoc in many places including Nigeria. The […]

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Nigeria Seized 11 Imported Containers With 241 Million Tramadol Tablets

  The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has seized 241 million Tramadol tablets in 11 containers, weighing 118 metric tonnes. Head of Public Affairs of the agency, Mr Jonah Achema, said in a statement on Sunday in Abuja that the seizure was made at the Apapa Port in Lagos. The News Agency […]

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Nigeria: Kaduna Sets Up Committee For Launch Of Infant And Young Child Feeding Campaign

  By Iliya Kure Kaduna State Government has inaugurated a technical committee to oversee the flag-off of its Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) campaign. The campaign is expected to be flagged-off on Friday. Inaugurating the committee, Deputy Director Primary Healthcare in the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Mal. Hamza Ikara, called on members of […]

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Ethiopia Arrests Ex-Deputy Chief Of Intelligence Agency

  Ethiopia has arrested Yared Zerihun, former deputy chief of the country’s intelligence agency, state affiliated media outlet Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) reported on Thursday. Zerihun had served as deputy chief of the Ethiopia National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) until April. NISS has in recent years been accused of torturing and killing dissidents and […]

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Rise Up, Cummins Building Leaders To Advocate For Girls And Women In Nigeria

  By Iliya Kure   Rise Up, a non-governmental organisation is building a set of leaders from Kaduna and Lagos states to advance the course of education, equity and social justice for girls and women in Nigeria.   This is the second set of cohort leaders the organisation is building in the country under its […]

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Ex-Tanzania President Mkapa Tasks African Leaders On Corruption Fight

  Former President Benjamin Mkapa of Tanzania has called for more efforts by African countries in the  fight against corruption and other vices that retarded development. Mkapa made the call on Friday while delivering the 7th Zik’s Lecture at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the lecture had […]

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