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‘A Powerful Media Man’ Sexually Assaulted Me At Age 17 — Chimamanda Adichie

A popular Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has revealed how she was sexually assaulted at the age of 17 by a big man in the media in Lagos, Nigeria. Speaking on Tuesday while delivering the closing keynote speech at the Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality in Sweden, Adichie said the …

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Lagos Set To Unveil New Statue For Gani Fawehinmi

The Commissioner of the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism in his press release stated that the Lagos State Government is set to unveil a new statue for  well respected publisher, philanthropist, social critic, seasoned human and civil rights lawyer, politician and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Gani Fawehinmi. He stated; …

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King Mswati III of Swaziland renames country “the Kingdom of eSwatini”

King Mswati III of Swaziland, during their 50th independence anniversary, renamed the country “the Kingdom of eSwatini,” BBC reports. Being an absolute monarch, King Mswati III does have the power to change the name of his country, as what he says is law. He announced the name change in the stadium while the country …

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Fenerbahce vs. Besiktas Match Abandoned Due to Fan Unrest, Manager Injuries

The Istanbul derby between Besiktas and Fenerbahce was abandoned on Thursday after violent scenes involving the fans, as well as an incident in the tunnel. According to the Daily Mirror‘s Andrew Gilpin, Besiktas coach Senol Gunes required stitches after he was hit in the head by an object thrown by the fans. The incident occurred in …

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Kaduna Government sacks 4,500 newly recruited teachers for “Incompetence”

The Kaduna State Government has sacked 4,500 of the teachers newly recruited after the sack of 22,000, BBC reports. The 22,000 teachers had been sacked after failing a primary 4-level competency test. 15,897 new teachers have so far been recruited to replace them, Lawal Danjuma, an aide to the state’s commissioner of education told …

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Prince Harry Appointed Commonwealth Youth Ambassador

Prince Harry has been appointed a Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, according to Kensington Palace. The Royal family said in a release, “In this new role, Prince Harry will highlight and support the work and aspirations of young people across the Commonwealth. Harry gave a keynote speech Monday morning at a roundtable …

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Crisis Looms In Nigerian Hospitals As Health Workers Begin Indefinite Strike Today

Federal health workers under the aegis of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) have announced that it will on Tuesday (today) embark on an indefinite strike that certainly will paralyse activities in all health institutions across the country. It is understood that the industrial action became necessary following the failure …

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One Reported Dead As Police, Shiite Members Clash In Abuja

There are reports of an ongoing clash between security forces and members of the Shiite movement in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This is after the protesters stormed the Institute For Peace and Conflict Resolution Abuja, in Abogo Largema a Central business district area in Abuja. #Freezakyzaky protesters come …

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Flesh-eating ulcer spreading in Australia

Scientists in Australia have voiced concern about an apparent outbreak of Buruli ulcer, a flesh-eating disease that usually occurs in West and central Africa. The infectious disease has seen a spike in cases in recent years in several parts of Australia but particularly in the state of Victoria. In a …

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Nigerian Security Forces allegedly shoot Live Ammunition at #FreeZakzaky Protesters

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Monday began sharing tweets advising other residents to stay away from certain parts of city. The Nigerian Army and the Police, they said, were attacking people protesting the detainment of the head of Nigeria’s Islamic Movement, Ibrahim El Zakzaky. Areas advised to avoid were …

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