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Girl-Child Education, Key To Reducing Maternal Mortality – Christian Aid

By Longtong Ibrahim Girl-child education has been identified as one of the key strategies for reducing maternal and child mortality as well as a tool for encouraging economic growth. “Women who are educated are likely to attend ante natal and take care of their children because of their educational exposure, thereby reducing the risks associated […]

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Nigeria: Again, Kaduna Journalist assaulted

By Amos Tauna A journalist, Halima Aliyu with DITV in Kaduna State, northwest Nigeria, was on Saturday in Zaria allegedly assaulted while on official duty. Report has it that the journalist had gone to the house of one Malam Shehu in Zaria to ascertain an alleged report of maltreatment of his young daughter leading to […]

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Detention Of Unaccompanied Migrant Children, Human Rights Watch Writes Greece

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has decried the increasing rate at which unaccompanied migrant children are held in unsuitable police cells and detention centers in Greece. HRW in a letter dated August 2, 2017 issued to Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas, quoted the National Center for Social Solidarity, a government body, to have revealed that, […]

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Kaduna Deadliest State For Journalists In Nigeria, Says Journalists Union

By Amos Tauna Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has described the recent attack on its members in Kaduna, northwest Nigeria as frightening to the Union members across the country, signaling that the attacks on media are not going to abate soon. lt observes that the attack on journalists in Kaduna on Sunday by politicians was […]

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Africa Media Development Foundation Condemns Attack On Nigerian Journalists

By Amos Tauna Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF), has condemned the attack on the Secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Kaduna State council by suspected political thugs. A statement by AMDF Coordinator, Sekyen Dadik, described the Sunday attack as highly unruly and indicates the increasing threat on press freedom in Kaduna, northern Nigeria. “Kaduna state in […]

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Nigerian Journalists Warn Gov. El-Rufai Over ‘Persecution Of Journalists’

By Amos Tauna The headquarters of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has expressed dismay by the remanding in prison for the second time of a Kaduna based journalist, Luka Binniyat, and issued a stern warning to governor Nasir El-Rufai to desist from harassing journalists in the state. In a statement by its National Secretary, Shuaibu […]

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Nigeria: Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee Decry Court Judgment On Zakzaky, Wife

 By Amos Tauna The chairman, Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee, Abdurrahman Abubakar Yola, has expressed dismay with the High Court’s judgment for failing to stand for the truth and justice against tyranny and impunity in the case of N2bn instituted  by Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife Malama Zeenat Ibraheem. Sheikh Zakzaki and his wife had […]

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Another Court In Northern Nigeria Restrains Gov. El-Rufai From Sacking District, Village Heads

By Amos Tauna A High Court sitting ‎in Zaria, northern Nigeria Tuesday, granted an order of interim injunction restraining Governor Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai of Kaduna State from taking any step to fill the offices of District and Village heads within their domains pending the hearing and determination of Motion on Notice. Others restrained from taking […]

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