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Merkel calls for resumption of rescue operations for refugees in Mediterranean

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, on Friday in Berlin, called for the resumption of state-organised sea rescue operations for refugees in the Mediterranean. Merkel made the call at the formal good-bye event for Germany’s former defence minister and European Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen. “Surely it would be good if we had

Nigerian Army buries five soldiers killed by Boko Haram in Borno

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Army on Friday of five fallen heroes, killed by Boko Haram insurgents at the Nigerian Army Cemetery, Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri, Borno state. Olusegun Adeniyi, the incoming Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, during the burial stayed his commitment to end Boko Haram insurgency, restore peace and stability to the

Why we repatriated El-Zakzaky from India — FG

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Federal Government said the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Ibraheem El-zakzaky exhibited misconduct while in India which necessitated his repatriation. The Federal Government also alleged a plot by the IMN leader to seek asylum and eventually relocate to another country. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information

Group dismiss Wall Street Journal report on secret military graves

An international Think Tank, Global Amnesty Watch hs dismissed a report by the Wall Street Journal where it alleged that the Nigerian military had buried thousands of soldiers in secret graves as untrue. The WSJ had in an article entitled, “Nigeria Buries Soldiers at Night in Secret Cemetery” alleged

Nigerian women lack financial empowerment, access to education — NOIPolls

Godsgift Onyedinefu The lack of financial empowerment,  access to quality education and poverty have been identified as the top Socio-Economic challenges women face in Nigeria, despite the global recognition of women as key contributors to economic development in any country, the report of a survey conducted by NOIPolls has revealed. According to

Over 6,000 Nigerians Under Crime Investigation in South Africa

Godsgift Onyedinefu Nigeria's High Commissioner to South Africa, Ambassador Kabir Bala, has disclosed that over 6,000 Nigerians are being investigated for various crimes in the country. Bala explained that the crimes range from drug-related offences to murder, fraud and armed robbery. According to him, the statistics were from the South African Police

Building Peace in West Africa, Women Decision-Makers are Key

Levinia Addae-Mensah, Program Director and Deputy Executive Director of the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding  (WANEP), speaks about how she became involved in peacebuilding work, what goes in to her role and why empowering women to be decision-makers in this sector is key... I am originally from Ghana, growing up my

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