Monthly Archives: February 2018

Female Genital Mutilation:  Tradition At Its Worst

By Diana Ebai An African adage has it that old wine is better when mixed with new one. But this adage does not hold true in all cases as in the case of traditional beliefs versus modern day values. Such is the case with the inhuman tradition of female genital mutilation which has not only taken away thousands of lives, ...

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CBN Cautions On Crypto Currency Investment

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has again cautioned Nigerians to be wary of investments in crypto currency as they are virtual currencies that are not legal tender in Nigeria. The Apex Bank’s Acting Director, Corporate Communications, Mr Isaac Okoroafor, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said crypto currencies such as Bitcoin, Ripples, Monero, Litecoin, Dogecoin, Onecoin, and Exchanges ...

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NAPTIP Busts Gang Selling Children, 11 Arrested In Anambra

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Wednesday said it arrested 11 persons over suspected child trafficking, abduction and sale of children in Anambra. Mr Josiah Emerole, the NAPTIP Head of Press and Public Relations, said this in a statement in Abuja. Emerole stated that the suspects were nabbed in different parts of Anambra in ...

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Rwanda Shuts 700 Churches

Rwanda has shut 714 churches in different parts of Kigali over the last one week for failure to meet minimum standards. New Times of Rwanda reported that the churches were found to lack basic infrastructure, hygiene, safety standards and had issues related to their legal status. The crackdown is being carried out by respective urban district authorities in partnership with the Rwanda ...

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We Are Journalists Not Terrorists – Online Publishers Tell Nigerian Police

The Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) has expressed concern over claims by the Nigeria Police Force that two of its members conspired to commit terrorism offences and cyber crime because they approved an opinion article on their website which the police see as uncomplimentary and offensive. The Nigerian Police will tomorrow (Thursday) arraign Messrs Timothy Elombah and Daniel Elombah ...

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Teacher Fires Gun In Classroom

A social studies teacher barricaded himself inside a locked classroom at a Georgia high school on Wednesday and apparently fired a single shot from a handgun, authorities said. No students were in the classroom at the time, and the only injury reported was a student who hurt their ankle running when Dalton High School was evacuated. Police spokesman Bruce Frazier said ...

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$2bn Needed To Revive Lagos-Kano Rail Line, Says Osinbajo

…our investments in Lekki Free Zone’ll earn Nigeria N8trn annually – Dangote Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday said at least $2billion would be required to revive the Lagos-Kano Rail Line as part of efforts to boost local and international trade along the Northern and Southern zones. Osinbajo, who spoke at the opening of the inaugural edition of ...

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Obi In London, Gives Conditions For Nigeria And Africa To Develop

Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, on Monday in London, gave two conditions that must be met for Nigeria to overcome its economic difficulties and for Africa to develop. The conditions, he said while speaking to newsmen after the high-level discussions at the British House of Commons, include huge investment in education and skill acquisition, as well as ...

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Chinese Condoms Too Small For Zimbabwean Men

Health minister David Parirenyatwa has challenged local companies to consider manufacturing condoms, saying imported options aren’t quite up to task. The minister was speaking at the recent launch of a new board for the Zimbabwe Private Sector HIV and Aids Wellness Coordinating Programme (ZPSHAWP) in Harare. Condoms are a type of contraception that can both prevent pregnancy and protect against ...

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