NGO takes girl-child education campaign to Zamfara communities

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), based in Zamfara State, ‘Save the Children,’ has taken its campaign on child protection and the fight against the poor girlchild school enrolment to rural communities. The organisation, which is being supported by Lifestep Project (LSP) from Canada, would train 40 households from the six selected villages in the state towards ensuring the protection of children and equipping the knowledge of community members on how to reduce the risk of abuse of children in their areas. Speaking at the community dialogue meeting with media and other…

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Ekiti increases maternity leave by 4 weeks

Ayodele Fayose

  The Ekiti State Government (EKSG) on Monday announced an increase in the maternity leave period for women in its public service from 12 weeks to 16 weeks. The Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Information, Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Kola Ajumobi, said this at a public enlightenment forum in Ado Ekiti, the state capital. He said that the gesture was approved by the state governor, Mr Ayodele  Fayose, as part of his display of love and special regard for the womenfolk in the state. He said it…

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KIDNAPPING: ‘Big business’ that took over from armed robbery

Kidnapping began some years back with the agitation in the Niger Delta region for resource control. Overtime it assumed an alarming dimension with schools becoming targets and pupils taken away for ransom. In this report, ISIOMA MADIKE, looks at this disturbing menace that has seen many Nigerians lose millions to abductors   Ikorodu, the aquatic neighbourhood in the ‘centre of excellence’, has been in the news lately, though for the wrong reasons. It is gradually but steadily becoming kidnappers’ den. But, before this new dimension to criminality, armed robbers had…

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I was shocked when TBoss said she’d blow N25m in a week –Efe

Despite the euphoria of winning the second edition of Big Brother Naija and the fanfare that has greeted his arrival, Efe Ejeba, remains grounded in his interactions online and on social media. Speaking at the first press conference organised following the end of the show at the Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi last Tuesday, the 23-year-old Delta State-born rapper said: “I feel blessed and I am full of gratitude to everyone who voted for me and supported me throughout my stay in the Big Brother Naija competition. I was simply living…

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Top 100 Tourism Personalities West Africa to headline Accra Weizo 2017

As preparations peaked for this year’s Accra Weizo, a travel and tourism trade forum holding in Accra, Ghana, the organisers of the yearly event have revealed that their compendium on the Top 100 Tourism Personalities in West Africa would be presented to the public during the event. “Top 100 Tourism Personalities in West Africa is a report of ‘Who is who’ in the travel and tourism industry in West Africa. This is in line with the vision of Accra Weizo, the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) travel and…

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Debbie-Rise renders tearful message to fans

Debie Rise ended Big Brother Naija 2017 as 3rd runner up and as a way of showing appreciation to fans, she has sent out a tearful message to Nigerians who supported her all the way. The guitar-playing, easy-going young woman didn’t expect to go as far as she did but with her good manners impressing Nigerians, she is now ready to push her music career to the next level. Towards this end, her existing contract with her former label, 800Records has been legally dissolved, with the lawsuit between the parties…

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Ogun APC: Anisulowo kicks as Amosun’s loyalists suspend party’s chair

The Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State, Idowu Adetunji, has been suspended over alleged mismanagement of party affairs and misappropriation of funds. Nine out of 13 executive members of APC in the local government had on Wednesday passed a vote of no confidence on Adetunji, signed his suspension letter and appointed a new chairman, Salmon Adesina. Saturday Telegraph gathered yesterday that the suspension was a fallout of a petition written by seven APC local government chairmen in the state against Governor…

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Most women in prison suffer depression – Agomoh

For Dr. Uju Agomoh, Executive Director, Prisoners’ Rehabilitation and Welfare Actions (PRAWA), it is an experience turned dream that snowballed into passion. This passion, she chases and still chasing with every fibre of her person. In this interview with OLUWATOSIN OMONIYI, Agomoh proves that course of humanity does not just start and end as words of mouth, it is actually an action projected into active motion To her credit, her organisation has trained many prison officers, police officers and other justice sector practitioners since its inception. In addition to her…

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Four meningitis cases detected in Delta

At least four people were yesterday confirmed to have contacted the dreaded meningitis disease in Delta State. Three of the victims were discovered at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba, while the fourth was detected by a Consultant Physician, Dr. Ngozi Chukwubeni, at the Central Hospital, Warri. One of the victims was confirmed to be carrier of the meningitis bacteria at FMC, while the cases of the other two and the victim in Warri, were yet to be authenticated. Briefing journalists in Asaba yesterday, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge,…

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