‘Over 1,000 Females Abducted From Nigeria’s Schools, Villages’
More than 1,000 women and girls have been kidnapped from schools and villages across the country, Executive Director, Gender Strategy Advancement International (GSAI), Adaora Onyechere, has said.
She said the abduction of the Abuja-Kaduna train passengers by terrorists in March had added to the number.
She stated this in Abuja at the Women for Peace Culture and Arts Exhibition and the official launch of the GSAI baseline report.
According to her, women and girls constitute 79 per cent of the approximately 2.5 million people or more displaced people across Nigeria,
“Unfortunately, while the focus on victimised girls have helped to garner international support, the effort has continued to overlook the role that women and girls play in the insurgency’s operations and ideologies in Nigeria.
2023: APC Presidential Campaign Committee Dominated By Tinubu’s Loyalists – Adamu Supporters Kick
Some supporters of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu have alleged that the presidential campaign committee of the party is dominated by loyalists of the party’s flag bearer, Bola Tinubu.
This is coming three weeks after Adamu named the Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, as Director General and Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo as the interim spokesperson for the committee.
Adamu’s supporters who are not pleased with the list of the committee claimed that it is dominated by people who backed Tinubu during the presidential primary.
A source close to the party’s national chairman during a chat with Daily Sun said Adamu’s supporters are not pleased non-inclusion as members of the campaign organisation.
Source: Naija News
2023: Kwankawaso Speaks On Stepping Down For Tinubu, Forming Alliance
The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso has denied having any plans to step down from the 2023 race.
He also rubbished suggestions that NNPP might be forming an alliance with other opposition parties in order to wrestle power from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to Kwankwaso who spoke with journalists in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, on Sunday, those championing the claims of stepping down or alliance are simply being mischievous.
In his words, “Some people are terribly mischievous and I don’t see how any of these four political parties at this critical time will accept joining one another. There are some elements making mischievous postings and insults on social media, but we believe in sportsmanship and we are out for good campaign.”
“To say NNPP will join or withdraw for APC or PDP is absolutely rubbish; it can’t happen.”
Source: Naija News
Groom and five others found dead after traditional wedding in Enugu community
A groom, Obinna Dike, and five others including relatives and friends were found dead in Akutara Village, Adani community, Uzo-Uwani local government area of Enugu state.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, August 28, said the Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Ahmed Ammani has ordered full-scale investigation into the incident.
According to the PPRO, the victims attended Obinna’s traditional wedding ceremony in Obollor-Eke in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State on Friday, August 26, and continued with the celebration when they returned to Adani.
The following morning, Saturday, August 27, they were all found unconscious in a room with foamy discharge from their mouths.
The victims were rushed to a hospital where six were confirmed dead while eight others are responding to treatment.