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Borno IDPs: Soldiers raped us in camps but we were forced to deny it

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the north-east say they are being suppressed from opening up on the alleged sexual abuse ongoing in their camps. They have also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to send an independent investigative panel to the camps regarding the issue. Amnesty International released a reportalleging that soldiers and members of civilian joint task force (JTF) demanded sex ...

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SFCG, USAID train Media Practitioners in Nigeria on CVE reporting

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and North East Regional Initiative (NERI) has put together a 3-day intensive training workshop for the Media Practitioners in Nigeria, most importantly those who have keen interest in covering and reporting Counter Violence Extremism within the volatile regions particularly North East region in Nigeria. The ...

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Recent Kaduna crisis, 71 dead, 2000 people displaced – SEMA

The May 6 attack which left 71 people dead in Gwoska village, Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state, also rendered 2000 people homeless. According to NAN, an official of the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) who confirmed the figures on condition of anonymity, said the agency had undertaken an assessment of the damages and provided assistance to ...

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Deeper Life Church Commissions Mega Hospital for all Nigerians!!

This turning point news would indeed prove wrong, several criticisms emanating from different quarters that Churches in Nigeria are out to milk their members dry and never to give back to the indigent citizens. Deeper Life Church, one of the biggest churches in Nigeria has done what many successive administrations in Nigeria could not do since its full attainments of ...

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Preserving our joint humanity

Some years ago, when Boko Haram insurgency was at its peak in North East Nigeria, sacking villages, detonating bombs in markets, mosques and churches, killing children, women and elderly and forcefully conscripting innocent youths into its fold, many of our fellow citizens in the other parts of the country are feeling so unconcerned. The reason for their lack of concern ...

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PARADIGM INITIATIVE DONATES COMPUTERS TO SCHOOLS!

Paradigm Initiative has donated forty seven computer sets to eight secondary schools across Nigeria. The Lagos-based social enterprise made this known in a statement signed by its Communications Officer, Sodiq Alabi. The beneficiaries include El-Leonora College, Umbrella High School and Soland Int’l School, all based in Ajegunle, Lagos State. Others are Al-fijr International School, Zaifat Secondary School, ECWA Aro Restoration ...

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Nigeria Peace Index unveiled, as Osun and Kogi emerged most peaceful states in Nigeria!

Foundation for Peace Professionals (FPP), an independent Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) has publicly unveiled the much anticipated Nigeria Peace Index (NPI) research and the index came with some shocking revelation. Nigeria Peace Index (NPI) is the first national peace index in Nigeria focused on measuring peace tendencies through foundational indices. In the Nigeria Peace Index (NPI) publicly unveiled in Abuja ...

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Mike Omotosho urges New Media Practitioners to use their contents for nation building!

The impactful roles of young people in nation building which often culminate to rapid socio-economic growth and national  development cannot be overemphasized. These among other germane developmental contributions of the Nigerian youth was why the Mike Omotosho Foundation had brought together the major players within the New Media sector which comprises social media influencers, bloggers, digital content managers as well ...

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Ethiopian Government Pardons Jailed Bloggers and Activists!!

It seems there’s some good news coming from Ethiopia (and East Africa). Hundreds of prisoners, including prominent bloggers and dissidents were released earlier this week in Ethiopia. Ethiopia has been in the news in recent years for Internet disruptions and arrests of bloggers and activists, a good number arising from the crisis in the Oromia region. Someone once mentioned to ...

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Agony of a Mother: Stella Monye cries out for kindhearted people to save her only son!

No parent, human being on earth will read this without a tear in his/her heart. Please read the following story of STELLA MONYE: Why The Caged Bird Cried: “MY SON’S 17 YEARS OF PAIN AND MISERY” “Jebose my brother, My life, these days, is like a fish out of water. I am gasping every second. Sometimes, I wondered how I ...

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