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Singapore withdraws gay penguin book from libraries

Singapore authorities have withdrawn from libraries two children’s books featuring same-sex couples, sparking controversy amid a debate on gay rights in the conservative city-state. And Tango Makes Three features a pair of gay penguins while The White Swan Express mentions a lesbian couple. Petitions for the books to be put back have garnered thousands of […]

FG targets 36% contraceptive rate through family planning

The Federal Government will promote all family planning methods to achieve a contraceptive prevalence of 36 per cent by 2018, the Minister of  Health, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu, has said. The minister, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr Linus Awute, made the statement in Abuja on Thursday at the national family planning stakeholders’ […]

Chibok girls: Jonathan, not the problem, says Abati

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, has said it is unfair for anybody to see President Goodluck Jonathan as the problem in the case of  the over 200 schoolgirls abducted in Chibok, Borno State about three months ago. He said the attempt to ignore the issues and paint Jonathan […]

I won’t appear before probe panel –Nyako (Above the law)

  Adamawa State Governor, Admiral Murtala Nyako (retd.) The embattled Adamawa State Governor, Alhaji Murtala Nyako, on Wednesday, vowed not to appear before the seven-member investigative panel set up by the immediate-past Acting Chief Judge of Adamawa State, Justice Ambrose Mammadi. Nyako spoke through his Director of Press and Public Relations, Ahmad Sajoh, via the […]

Picture: Human rights activist, Bamidele Aturu, dies at 49

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Bamidele Aturu | credits: File copy A Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Mr. Bamidele Aturu, is dead. A source close to him said the vibrant legal mind died of high blood pressure on Wednesday. He was age 49. Aturu, who was reportedly rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja in […]

Letter: IG and police promotion

Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar | credits: File copy The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Muhammed Abubakar, has promoted the junior corporals to sergeants and left the senior corporals behind. The others are waiting for the IG to release their signal for corporal to sergeant course in order to meet up with their colleagues. Instead, what […]

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