Public Health Doctors Launch 6-Point Call To End Gender-Based Violence

The Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria (APHPN) has issued a six-point call to action on governments to stop gender-based violence and violence against women. It wants the National Council on Health to declare free medical care for survivors of gender-based violence. Community members beg ‘thugs’ not to harass…

How Jalingo Vegetable Market Offers Opportunities To Widows, Divorcees

Hundreds of women, mostly widows and divorcees are taking advantage of small business opportunities offered by Jalingo Vegetable Market to make a living. Finding by North East Trust showed that hundreds of women dominate business activities in the market even though main vegetable dealers in the market are men. Three…

Conflicts, Hunger, Poverty Plague 40m Nigerians In Wake Of Desertification

Environment minister Mohammad Abubakar has said Nigeria is faced with rapid desert encroachment affecting about 15 northern states with over 40million people. He said in Nigeria, the problem continues to degrade land resources which provide livelihoods to majority of the rural populace with the ugly consequences of resource-use conflicts, hunger,…

EFCC Boss: Minister Who Bought $37.5 Million Property Not In Buhari’s Govt

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has said the female minister who bought a $37.5 million property is not in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet. During an interview with Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Tuesday, he had disclosed that EFCC investigated a female…

Dubai Expo 2020: UAE Provides Nigeria Pavilion Worth $2m – Katagum

The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Mariam Katagum, has disclosed that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had provided Nigeria a pavilion worth $2 million dollars, to showcase its products at the upcoming Dubai Expo 2020. Katagum, who disclosed this in a chat with the media on…

Bring Out Your Corrupt Minister For Prosecution, Ortom Tells Buhari

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Thursday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over a minister under his watch fingered for corruption to security agencies for prosecution. Ortom made the appeal to the president while answering questions from newsmen in Makurdi shortly after delivering his keynote speech at the…

PDP Slams Buhari, APC Over Failure To Pay 774,000 ‘Public Works’ Youths

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) says it is appalled by reports that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration failed to pay the 774,000 youths it recruited from the 774 local government areas across the country. Daily Trust had reported that most of the people recruited for the federal government’s 774,000 three-month job…

Bandits Kill Farmers, Children, Abduct 2 Others In Ondo

Suspected bandits have attacked the home of a farmer, simply identified as Dele, in Ajowa Akoko, Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State killing two of his children and kidnapping two others. The bandits stormed the town and headed for the residence of a cattle herder in the community…

Buhari Approves Troops Rotation In Visit To Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday visited Borno State where he addressed troops fighting insurgency and commissioned projects done by the state government. The president addressed the troops barely 24 hours after one of their bases in Damboa, came under attack from insurgents in which two soldiers were reportedly injured. Insecurity:…