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VP Osinbajo Challenges Africa On Poverty, Inequality

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Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has challenged African nations to urgently address the problems of poverty and inequality even as the global community focuses on its new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

JAIL TERM PASSED FOR FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

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A jail term of Five years awaits anybody who practices female genital mutilation in Ebonyi State, the state government has warned. The warning was handed out Tuesday during the flag off of the campaign against female genital mutilation in the state at the Women Development Centre (WDC), Abakaliki. In her speech at the occasion, Mrs Umahi described female genital mutilation as a harmful traditional practice against womanhood which must be put to an end. She said: “We can’t continue to live in dark ages at the detriment of our women in the name of female circumcision or genital mutilation. “Our women have suffered a lot in this traditional harmful practices against them and we must stop it, we must wage serious war against the practice. “A situation where women reproductive organs are butchered in the name cultural practices is no longer unacceptable,’’ she vowed. She noted that the state ranks second with 74% after Osun state as states in the country with prevalent rat

Buhari playing with Nigeria’s Future —Niger Delta Group

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LAGOS—United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Strategy, UNDEDSS, on Thursday, accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government of toying with the nation’s unity and future. Addressing newsmen after an executive meeting, UNDEDSS Secretary General, Mr Tony Uranta, stated that the Niger Delta has “unanimously resolved to resist any further attempts by the Federal Government to toy with Nigeria’s future by

Buhari playing with Nigeria’s Future —Niger Delta Group

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LAGOS—United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Strategy, UNDEDSS, on Thursday, accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government of toying with the nation’s unity and future. Addressing newsmen after an executive meeting, UNDEDSS Secretary General, Mr Tony Uranta, stated that the Niger Delta has “unanimously resolved to resist any further attempts by the Federal Government to toy with Nigeria’s future by

Italian Prime Minister wears bullet proof vest to meet Kenya's President (photo)

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Imagine this. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi wore a well-cut suit to meet the president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta at Kenya's State House on Wednesday July 15th but beneath the suit, he wore a bullet proof vest. Kenyans of course took to twitter to slam the Italian PM. Some don't blame him sha. Kenya has been hit with a series of horrific terror attacks, but wearing that inside the State House? What do you guys think? Look at the shap of the Bullet proof on his back shoulder