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Human rights group in Niger State, International Centre for Sexual Reproductive Rights (INCRESE), has advocated 35 per cent affirmative action that would ensure the appointment of more female judges to handle rape and other gender-based cases strictly by merit.

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, on Monday, June 27, 2016, was ordered to immediately vacate his position by a Federal High Court in Abuja.

 

The governor was sacked by the court for submitting false information about his tax clearance to his party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for the governorship primary in December 2014.

Chile secured a second consecutive Copa America after a dramatic 4-2 penalty shootout win at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey against Argentina.

 Militants who have slashed Nigeria's petroleum production with attacks on pipelines called Sunday for a referendum on breaking up the Nigerian federation.

The Niger Delta Avengers group posted a map on social media suggesting that the West African power house could divide into five countries.

An Australian mining company has said that seven of its workers who were kidnapped in Niger Delta area of Nigeria last week have been freed.

McMahon Holdings said that three Australian workers were released along with a South African national, a New Zealander, and two Nigerians.

Five of the men are injured, two of them seriously, the company said.

 

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has lauded the broadcast rights agreements reached by the League Management Company (LMC) with Sports Radio, Brila FM, and Megalectrics Limited, owners of Beat FM, Classic FM and Naija FM radio stations.

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