[VOA] The U.N. Children’s Fund reports a local militia fighting Boko Haram Islamists in northeast Nigeria has released 833 child soldiers. UNICEF says it hopes the move will be followed by further releases.
From imports to importance AND then there were two. After a long night of intrigue and counting in primary elections in Port Harcourt, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition, chose Atiku Abubakar as its presidential candidate for the elections in February. At the same time, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), more predictably, unanimously backed the incumbent, Muhammadu Buhari, for a second term
[Oxfam] Nigeria, Singapore, and Argentina are among a group of governments that are fueling inequality, according to a newly released edition of the Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index developed by Oxfam and Development Finance International.
[ANGOP] Sumbe -A 14-year-old teenager was killed and two others, aged 10 to 15, were seriously injured in the Chatala sector, in the Cela district, as a result of the explosion of a fuze mortar.
[This Day] Abuja -No fewer than 20 other political parties apart from All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the weekend elected their presidential candidates ahead of the February, 2019 general elections.
[Premium Times] The police have confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that some persons are being prevented from accessing some polling units where election is taking place in Thursday’s re-run election in Osun State.
[Vanguard] Senator Ademola Adeleke, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may have already resigned himself to defeat by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the rerun election in the state, as he termed the election as “a coup”.
[Premium Times] A Public Health Scientist, Suzanne Bell on Thursday said the abortion rate by women of reproductive age in Nigeria has risen between 1.8 and 2.7 million.
[Premium Times] Another minister serving in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet has been found to have skipped the mandatory national youth service scheme, an offence that may see him lose his position and earn him jail term.
[This Day] When men of the underworld strike, they hardly take into consideration the status of their victims. In most cases when they do not leave a trail of blood, they leave behind an indelible scar of losses and psychological trauma. In fact, in some cases, the higher their victims’ status, the likelier they are to pounce on them and wreak havoc.