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UN commends Buhari government for human rights in Northeast

Amidst international concerns on the activities of terrorists and violent extreme groups in the North-East, the United Nations has commended the Federal Government’s efforts to improve humanitarian support in the region, saying the Buhari Administration “has...

How the African Continental Free Trade Agreement can succeed

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, seems to know exactly how the African Continental Free Trade Agreement can succeed.On Tuesday in the Nigerian capital Abuja, while receiving a visiting...

Report finds U.S. officials’ pandemic response impaired right to vote in primary elections

Responses by election officials in the United States to the Covid-19 pandemic seriously impaired some people’s ability to vote in primary elections, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Tuesday.The rights...

Human Rights Watch urges Cameroon to stop using COVID-19 and anti-terror law as pretext to quell dissent

Cameroon authorities banned demonstrations after the opposition party Cameroon Renaissance Movement (Mouvement pour la renaissance du Cameroun, MRC) encouraged people to take to the streets over the government’s decision to call regional elections, Human Rights Watch said...

PRESIDENT BUHARI CONSOLES BORNO ON LOSS OF TWO EMIRS, CALLS IT DOUBLE TRAGEDY

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of two Borno Emirs- the Shehu of Bama, Shehu Kyari Ibn Umar El-Kanemi and the Emir of Biu Mai Umar Mustapha Aliyu in a rapid succession as a “rare...

Alleged Nigerian fraudster on FBI watchlist turns self in over $6m internet scam

The Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has commenced the investigation of Felix Osilama Okpoh, an alleged fraudster on the watchlist of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI, for his involvement in a $6 million...

New brief warns tobacco responsible for 20% of all deaths from coronary heart disease

Every year, 1.9 million people die from tobacco-induced heart disease, according to a new brief released on Tuesday by the World Health Organization, World Heart Federation and the University of Newcastle Australia ahead of World Heart Day, marked...

Gates Foundation honors Director of Africa CDC Dr. John Nkengasong with 2020 Global Goalkeeper Award. Nigerian Hauwa Ojeifo also honored

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Tuesday named Dr. John N. Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), as the winner of the 2020 Global Goalkeeper Award. As part of...

Rights group finds Twitter still failing women over online violence and abuse

Twitter is still not doing enough to protect women from online violence and abuse, despite repeated promises to do so, new analysis by Amnesty International has revealed.The Twitter Scorecard grades the social media company’s...

Boost for global response to COVID-19 as economies worldwide formally join COVAX

64 higher income economies have now joined the COVAX Facility, with a further 38 economies expected to sign in the coming daysThese self-financing economies, which include 29 from ‘Team Europe’ participating as part...

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Ramphosa urges world leaders to fight racism, grant Africa more Security Council seats, lift sanctions against Zimbabwe and Sudan and cancel continent’s interests on...

African Union Chairperson, the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Tuesday, urged the United Nations General Assembly to fight racism,...

Four journalists, key opposition members arrested during anti-Biya protests in Cameroon

The Committee to Protect Journalists CPJ says it is investigating the arrest of at least three journalists arrested in Cameroon on...

More than 200,000 people have now died of COVID-19 in US, even as President Trump says coronavirus “affects virtually nobody”

More than 200,000 people have now died of COVID-19 in the United States, according to the Johns Hopkins University virus tracker,...

How the African Continental Free Trade Agreement can succeed

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, seems to know exactly how the African Continental Free Trade Agreement can succeed....

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