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Prof. Ezeilo condemns herders’ gang rape of 13-year-old, killing of man who tried to rescue victim; Urges end to open grazing

Professor Joy Ezeilo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking of Persons in Africa, has vehemently condemned the recent gang rape of a 13-year-old in the Aku community of Enugu state and the killing of Mr. Emma Nnadi, who tried to rescue the …

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General who retired in protest when Abacha took over after June 12 annulment speaks

Major General Ishola Williams, the only General who retired from the military following the annulment of the June 12, 1993, elections, has asserted that ending insecurity in Nigeria is not difficult but for the corruption entrenched within the political and constitutional framework. Speaking on Channels TV’s “Inside Sources with Laolu …

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IGP decorates DIG Sahabo Abubakar, 9 AIGs, 15 CPs; Tasks Officers to lead with courage, leave lasting legacy  

….Orders posting of DIG Galadanchi to FID, AIGs, CPs to Commands, formations ….Warns against undermining merit-based promotion system for personal gains The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Friday decorated the newly promoted Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG Yahaya Sahabo Abubakar, along with nine Assistant Inspectors General of …

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Tinubu meets FBI Director, calls for stronger collaboration to fight cybercrime, terrorism 

President Bola Tinubu has called for stronger collaboration between Nigeria’s law enforcement agencies and the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the fight against cybercrime, terrorism, and other related crimes. The FBI is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States of America, and its principal …

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How Okonjo-Iweala celebrated her 70th birthday; Tinubu, Ohanaeze, Obi hail Amazon, global icon

First female Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Nigeria-born Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala celebrated her 70th birthday on Thursday, June 13, 2024, with her husband, Dr. Ikemba Iweala, an equally internationally acknowledged and celebrated neurosurgeon by her side. The first African to head the WTO, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was …

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Sexual harassment: More women testify against Lamuwa as Union accuses him of maladministration; Issue 21 days ultimatum

The controversies and series of sexual harassment allegations surrounding the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Ibrahim Lamuwa, have taken a different dimension as at least three more women have approached the probe panel to lodge similar allegations against him. It would be recalled that the Permanent …

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Afreximbank disburses $40 million to support Fidelity Bank’s acquisition of Union Bank UK

CAIRO, Egypt African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) (www.Afreximbank.com) has announced the disbursement of a US$40-million Intra-African Investment Facility to Fidelity Bank Nigeria Plc (“Fidelity”) to support Fidelity Bank’s acquisition and recapitalization of Union Bank UK as part of its international expansion programme. Provided in two tranches of US$20 million each, the …

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25 years of  democracy in Nigeria: Dabiri-Erewa calls for more encouragement, support for women in politics 

Lagos, June 13, 2024: Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has described Nigeria’s rating as the lowest in terms of women in elective positions in Africa as disappointing, and called for more intentional support by political parties and the parliament for women. Speaking as a Special Guest …

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Afreximbank’s Annual Meetings 2024 calls for Africans across the globe to unite

NASSAU, The Bahamas, June 13, 2024 Heads of State, Ministers, government officials, and renowned captains of industry were among the over two thousand delegates attending day one of the 31st African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) Annual Meetings (AAM) (www.Afreximbank.com) being held in Nassau, The Bahamas from June 12-15. Themed “Owning our …

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