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July 19, 2022

Nigeria: Respiratory Illnesses Worsen, Water Pollution Confirmed As Port Harcourt Residents Battle With Soot

The Port Harcourt soot is not just causing respiratory illnesses, a PREMIUM TIMES investigation shows that even the water consumed by residents has been polluted.
July 19, 2022

Cameroon Displays Separatist Leader's Corpse to Deter Rebels, Recruits

Cameroonian authorities have been displaying the corpse of a separatist leader in towns and villages to deter the rebels and warn youth against joining their cause. Cameroon's military says last week it killed Lekeaka Oliver, who was wanted for working with rebel groups in neighboring Nigeria to kill civilians, commit beheadings, and burn hundreds of public buildings.
July 19, 2022

Nigeria: Winning the Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation in Cross River State

Blog - Female Genital Mutilation is a harmful cultural practice that violates the rights of girls and women. Although Nigeria's Violence Against People Prohibition Act criminalises it, FGM is still common across the country. The Center for Social Value and Early Childhood Development (CESVED), a non-profit run by Gift and Augustine Abu is one of the several organisations working to stop the practice.
July 18, 2022

Nigeria's umbrella union NLC to protest in support of striking public university teachers

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) announced Sunday, plans to start a two-day nationwide protest on July 26, in solidarity with the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other unions in the public universities.
July 18, 2022

Nigeria: Oyo Deputy Governor, Olaniyan, Impeached

The Oyo State Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan, has been impeached.
July 18, 2022

Nigeria: Actress Ada Ameh Is Dead

Unconfirmed reports say that she died in a hospital in Delta State, where she had gone to honour an invitation.
July 18, 2022

Nigeria: As POS Merchants Target Nigeria's Unbanked Population, Banks' Troubles Haunt Them

Widespread use of mobile and online transactions has made banks cut down on the number of ATM machines, a cost-saving measure that ironically takes cash away from agency banking.
July 18, 2022

Nigeria: Fresh 10,000 Police Intakes Begin Training Next Week

The 10,000 constable intakes into the Nigeria Police Force would commence their training on July 25.
July 18, 2022

Nigeria: Wizkid Celebrates 32nd Birthday With Naomi Campbell, Tems, Others

Popular Nigerian afrobeat Legend, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun fondly known as Wizkid marked his 32nd birthday in a classy style with friends, colleagues and families.
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