Tag: violence

Zamfara state gripped by humanitarian crisis as violence escalates

Rising violence in northwest Nigeria’s Zamfara state is causing a humanitarian crisis, warns international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today. MSF is calling for an urgent humanitarian response for people in the region, who are desperately short of food, drinking water, shelter, protection and basic services, including[Read More…]

Man burns ex-lover, two children to death in Oyo

A man, identified as Ahmed Saka, has set ablaze the room of his ex-lover, Mutiat Oladele, in Ibadan, leading to the death of the woman and her two children. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the incident happened on Wednesday night at Shogoye, Idi-Arere area of Ibadan, Oyo[Read More…]

Church members in Southern Kaduna, urge “Their Pastors to take part of the offerings and buy arms”

Pastor of Vision pioneer Throneroom (Trust) Ministry Kafanchan, Apostle Dr Emmanuel Nuhu Kure has said that as a priest, people now come to him, asking him to buy arms for them. “They are calling on their Pastors to take part of the offerings and buy arms for them to defend[Read More…]

Who Died and Made Bobrisky a Nigerian Cultural Leader?

Okuneye Idris Olarenwaju is apparently a hero. According to Wikipedia, Idris, who is better known by the name ‘Bobrisky’, is an “internet personality and philanthropist who is known as a prominent transgender woman in Nigeria, a country with no LGBT rights.” Having gained prominence by becoming a well-known social media[Read More…]

Residents flee as armed men invade Adamawa community

Nigeria’s Punch Newspaper is reporting that many residents of Shuwa-Kalaa village in the Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State have been feared dead following an attack on the community by suspected herdsmen. Resident say, heavily armed herdsmen invaded their village, shooting indiscriminately and the situation forced residents fled their[Read More…]

A National Childrens Walkout And A March To Force Parents To Figure It Out

by Abigail Anaba Thousands of kids hit the streets, Wednesday, on a national school walkout to say enough is enough and demand action on gun control to make schools safer. They are protesting the inactions of government over the Florida school shootings.  It has been one month of talk from[Read More…]

As Violence Erupts In Makurdi, Curfew Imposed On Motorcyclists In Benue

The Benue State Government has imposed a 6 pm to 6 am curfew on commercial motorcyclists after violence erupted in the state capital, Makurdi, on Saturday. Governor Samuel Ortom who announced the decision after a security council meeting told journalists that the violence between indigenes and some non-indigenes, followed the[Read More…]

Anambra Journalist Killed Ahead of Governorship Election

A cameraman with the Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), Ikechukwu Onubogu, has been found dead four days after he was declared missing by members of his family. Although the cause of his death remained sketchy, NAN gathered that the late Onubogu, who was at home with his wife, was said to[Read More…]

“Political Space For Women Will Continue To Shrink” – Lawmaker, Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje Speaks On Escalating Violence

Faced with escalating violence, a lack of funding, and locked out of male-dominated networks, many women are reluctant to enter politics with growing concerns that a drive to get women into power globally is moving far too slowly, experts said. Only about one in four parliamentarians worldwide is a woman,[Read More…]

Nameless Woman Is Beaten, Raped And Beheaded In A Public Square

Masika Pictured in this report is a survivor of conflict in DRC and a rape victim Eliza Anyangwe, of CNN is reporting about a seven-minute video showing a woman being beaten, raped and then beheaded in a public square in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was circulating on the[Read More…]