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HAJIA GAMBO SAWABA: The Northern Beacon Of Women's Rights

HAJIA GAMBO SAWABA: The Northern Beacon Of Women’s Rights

Hajia Gambo Sawaba (15 February 1933 – October 2001) was a Nigerian women’s rights activist, politician and philanthropist. She served as the deputy chairman of Great Nigeria People’s Party (GNPP) and was elected leader of the national women’s wing of Northern Element Progressive Union (NEPU) She was educated at the Native Authority Primary School in Tudun, Wada. She however had to stop …

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#EndSARS: Nigerian Police Arrest Protesters Reacting to the Reopening of Lekki Toll Gate

#EndSARS: Nigerian Police Arrest Protesters Reacting to the Reopening of Lekki Toll Gate

The EndSARS protesters are clearly not asleep as the sound of the Lekki Toll Gate reopening pricks their eardrums following the decision of the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry. The Lagos State Government tightens security at the Lekki toll gate while discouraging any form of protest by the Nigerian youths. Despite the government warnings, protesters …

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NOSTALGIA: 28 Years Ago Today, Fela Kuti Was Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder

NOSTALGIA: 28 Years Ago Today, Fela Kuti Was Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder

Hi there! It’s Thursday today, and you are about to be served your weekly dose of Nostalgia! Today’s feature is about a Nigerian legend in the person of Fela Kuti, who on the 21st of January, 1993 (which so happens to have been a Thursday), was arrested on suspicion of murder. Read on to catch …

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Kenya

Kenya’s Table Tennis Youngsters Received Training Invitation to England

The existing development partnership between Kenya Table Tennis Association (KTTA) and Table Tennis England (TTE) has opened a lockdown door for 14 Kenyan boys and girls to train in England by March 2021 for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is set to officially begin on 28 July and to end …

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Nigeria: Those Behind Lekki Shootings Will Account For Their Action – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said Federal Government of Nigeria and Lagos State Government would ensure that anyone found culpable in last Tuesday’s shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza would be held accountable for their actions. Speaking during an interview session on Becky Anderson’s Connect the World, a CNN programme on Monday, …

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Nigeria: Why I Don’t Want To Speak On Lekki Tollgate Incident – Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has given reason for not debating on Lekki Tollgate incident. While addressing the nation last few days ago, Buhari spoke about the protests, its economic effects intandeem with his plans but did not speak on the alleged massacre of protesters at Lekki Tollgate. In a statement made available to newsmen by Garba …

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Nigeria: TV Stations fined for #EndSARS coverage

Channels Television, Arise Television and Africa Independent Television have been fined by the National Broadcasting Commission for what it termed “unprofessional coverage” of the #EndSARS protests in Nigeria. The acting Director-General of the NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, announced this at a press conference in Abuja on Monday. The NBC had last week warned all television …

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Nigerian President Sends Ministers And Aides Home To Appeal To Youth

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his Ministers and aides to their respective states to appeal to youth to eschew violence. According to the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, the directive is based on the level of destruction of properties and violence associated with #EndSARS protest. Akpabio, disclosed this while addressing a …

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Lagos State Reviews Curfew Period, Shut Schools Till Further Notice

In line with making life easier for residents of Lagos Sate, the Governor Babajide  Sanwo-Olu has reviewed the curfew to 8pm to 6am and stated that public schools to remain shut till further notice.He made this known this evening after monitoring events in the last few days. The statement reads, The curfew in Lagos State has …

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#EndSARS: Nigerians Protest In Berlin, London Despite President Buhari’s Broadcast

Hundreds of Nigerians in Berlin, Germany, and London protested against police brutality, extrajudicial killing, and bad governance in their home country. The protest took place despite president Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), address to the nation over the #EndSARS protests, urging that demonstrations should be discontinued. During the protest on Saturday, the Nigerians displayed placards with …

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