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2019 Polls: CAN Declares 10 January National Day Of Prayers

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared  10 January, 2019 as a National Day of Prayers for peaceful, free, fair and credible election and freedom for Leah Sharibu and others in the captivity of the Boko Haram terrorists.  Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant (Media &Publicity) to the CAN President

US deploys troops to DR Congo amid fear of violence

The United States (US)military has deployed soldiers to Gabon amid fears of violent protests in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after its presidential election. US President Donald Trump told US Congress on Friday that the first of about 80 troops had arrived in Gabon on Wednesday to protect US citizens and diplomatic facilities

NHRC, CORAFID demands due justice for Elizabeth ochanya

Godsgift Onyedinefu  The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Benue Office and the Civil Organisations Research Advocacy and Funding Initiatives Development (CORAFID) have insisted that due justice must be served in the case of Elizabeth Ochanya who suffered five years of sexual abuse until her death. The 13 years old Ochanya died of

Yuletide: IGP orders personnel to beef-up security, bans road blocks nationwide

..warns personnel against partisan politics Godsgift Onyedinefu The Inspector General of Police IGP, Ibrahim Idris has ordered Commissioners Of Police (CPs) And Assistant Inspector Generals Of Police (AIGs) to Beef-Up Of Security Nationwide throughout Christmas and New Year Celebrations. He directed the AIGs, CPs to Re-gird Crime Prevention and Detection Strategies, and Measures

Rising violence in CAR threatens wider regions — UN warns

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa and the head of the UN Regional Office for the region (UNOCA), Francois Lounceny Fall, has warned against rising violence in the Central African Republic which according to him threatens to spill across the border into neighbouring countries, creating further instability. The

Ochanya: Future of the Nigerian child remains uncertain — Group

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Safe Spaces for Children Forum has lamented that the environment where children in Nigeria live, grow, develop relationships and discover their purpose in life, has become increasingly uncertain. This was made known at one day inaugural interactive forum of child experts and stakeholders in child protection in Makurdi the

Buhari reacts as communal clash leaves many dead in Cross River

Many people are feared killed and hundreds of others displaced after violence broke out in four communities in Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State, due to a misunderstanding over a sale of a parcel land. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the affected communities are Abanwan, Urugbam,

World children day: 3 in 5 Nigerian child suffer violence —UNICEF

Nigeria records highest number of out-of-school children, infant mortality. As Nigeria joins the the world to mark the World children Day on Monday, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has alarmed that three in five Nigerian child suffer one or more forms of violence, abuses before reaching 18, with

Hidden toll of conflicts on children

Over the last two decades, violent conflicts in Africa have likely resulted in the death of as many as 5 million young children, 3 million of them infants. That's the sobering estimate in a new study published Thursday in the journal The Lancet. It's also a number that breaks new ground because

Bloodshed: FG should ban activities of IMN nationwide –  Human rights group 

•Threatens to drag AGF before ICC, UN Jude Johnson A human interest organisation, Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC), has expressed concern over the failure of the Federal Government to designate the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) (popularly known as Shiites) as a terrorist organization. The group was particularly worried that the government failed to