OYO HAS ZERO TOLERANCE FOR RAPE ― COMMISSIONER FOR WOMEN AFFAIRS

The Oyo State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Alhaja Faosat Joke Sanni, says the state has zero-tolerance for rape and all other forms of sexual abuse. Sanni stated this on Tuesday while reacting to the cases of rape and killings recently reported in the state. “It is quite disheartening to see our girls…

RAPE: LEGALIZE THE USE OF PEPPER SPRAY FOR WOMEN – OLUWO TO FG

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed has called on the Federal Government, to legalise the use of pepper spray and stun guns by women to protect themselves against rapist. The monarch was reacting to the the rape and murder of Uwaila Omozuwa a student of the University of Benin and Barakat Bello, a student of…

AFRICA’S COVID-19 CASES OVER 144,700 ― WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO), on Monday, reported that COVID-19 cases in Africa as at June 1 had risen to over 144, 700. The WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, gave the update on its official twitter handle @WHOAFRO. “There are over 144,700 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more…

COVID-19: AFRICAN VACCINE IS POSSIBLE

The Ranking Member on Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa is unwavering in is call for a vaccine for COVID-19 developed in Africa. “A belief that an African treatment and an African vaccine for COVID-19 is possible,” he said in a statement to commemorate AU Day today, May 25, 2020. The African Union was…

LANDLORD SHOOTS AND KILLS TENANT FOR REFUSING TO VACATE APARTMENT

A tenant was on Sunday shot dead by his landlord in Ghana for refusing to vacate the apartment after he was given quit notice some months ago, Ghanaweb, a Ghanaian online news agency, reported on Monday. The landlord, Victor Stephen Nana Kankam, according to police, shot budding musician, Spark Benjamin, at the residence in Spot…

DR CONGO OFFICIALS DENY CORONAVIRUS FIGURES MANIPULATED

Government officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have denied any manipulation of its figures for coronavirus cases and deaths. The controversy came as health officials announced DR Congo’s latest COVID-19 figures which stand at 63 deaths from 2,025 cases, most of them in the capital, Kinshasa. So far, 312 people have recovered. The vast…

COVID-19: ‘GOD WILL HELP US,’ TANZANIA PRESIDENT ‘REJECTS’ LOCKDOWN

At a time when countries have imposed and are easing lockdowns in the fight against COVID-19, Tanzanian president John Magufuli insists there will be no such thing as lockdown in the east African nation.  During an address to a church congregation over the weekend, Magufuli stressed that when the neighbours are done with their lockdowns, they…

FRENCH POLICE ARREST AFRICA’S MOST WANTED MAN OVER RWANDAN GENOCIDE

One of the most wanted fugitives in Rwanada's 1994 genocide has been arrested outside Paris, France, today, according to Daily Mail. Felicien Kabuga, 84, who had a £4m bounty on his head, had been accused of equipping ethnic Hutu extremists in the 100-day genocide that killed more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus.    Kabuga,…

ZIMBABWE EXTENDS CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN ‘INDEFINITELY’

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has extended a nationwide lockdown meant to control the spread of coronavirus, though the restrictions will be reviewed every two weeks. In a live broadcast on Saturday, Mnangagwa said the measure would remain in place "for an indefinite period", adding that "the country needs to ease out of the lockdown in…

PRIYANKA CHOPER EXCITED AS SHE MEET NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA

Priyanka Chopra has showered encomium on Nigeria's former minister of finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala after meeting with the latter. Chopra, who won the Miss World 2000 pageant, said Nigeria's former minister is really engaged in God's work by chairing a public-private global health partnership that has helped to immunise more than 760 million children. Gavi, the…

National Youth Council Of NIgeria New Year Message

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL OF NIGERIA (Press Release) 31st December 2019.

As we begin a new decade, I wish to remind the Nigerian Youth that we must strive hard to achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13 which calls for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts in Nigeria and around the world.

Lion Heart: Movie Academy Under Fire after ‘Disqualifying Nigeria’s First Oscar entry’

According to the website, the film was dropped because it’s mostly in English, which doesn’t mean the Academy’s requirements for the Best International Feature Film category.

The rules for this category specify: “The recording of the original dialogue track as well as the completed picture must be predominantly in a language or languages other than English. Accurate, legible English-language subtitles are required.”

South African police officer jailed for 30 years for killing Nigerian

A South African police constable, Austin Reynold, was on Monday, sentenced to 30 years in jail by a court for killing a Nigerian man living in that country. Reynold, 24, was accused of killing Ebuka Emmanuel Okoli on January 19, 2018 in Durban, Kwa Zulu-Natal Province, South Africa. The court sentenced the policeman three days…