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AMAECHI PERCY ONYEJEKWE, Awka

Anambra State governor’s wife Mrs. EbelechukwuObiano has advocated for drastic measures and institution of reforms to bring about an end to human rights violation and violence against women and girls.
Speaking on the occasion of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women organized by the International Association of World Peace Advocates at Women Development Centre (WDC), Awka, Chief (Mrs.) Obiano, regretted that violent and abusive practices against women have continued over the years. She noted that often, violence against women is fuelled by discriminatory practices, such that across the world, women are beaten, raped, mutilated, and killed with impunity.

AKOR SYLVESTER, Abuja

The continuous rise in unplanned pregnancies worldwide has become a disturbing issue to many experts in not only in Nigeria, but other parts of the world.
Research puts it that not less than 80 million unplanned pregnancy, 20 million unsafe abortions and 30 million unplanned births are recorded every year in the world as over 200 million women lack access to effective and affordable family planning.

Governor Adams Eric AliyuOshiomhole of Edo State has congratulated Maj.-Gen MuhammaduBuhari on his emergence as the Presidential flag-bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2015 General election.
In a statement, Oshiomhole also gave kudos to the other Presidential aspirants of the party for a gallant fight and urged them to join hands with the party’s candidate to scale the next hurdle.

CHIDIMMA UCHEGBU-Abuja

Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, HajiaZainabMaina has expressed worry over the increasing rate of sexual violence, especially rape and abductions, in the country.
She stated this recently while briefing newsmen on the commemoration of the International Day of Elimination of Violence Against women in Abuja.

AMAECHI PERCY ONYEJEKWE, Awka

Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has assured that the 37 General Hospitals in the state would soon be provided with staff quarters for accommodation of doctors and nurses in them.
Obiano stated this while inspecting a staff quarters project at the General Hospital Okija, Ihiala Local Government Area of the state.

AMAECHI PERCY ONYEJEKWE, Awka

CUtixPlc has urged the Standard Organization of Nigeria to intensify efforts at fighting the influx of substandard cables in the country.
The Chairman of CUTIX Plc, Mr. David Ifezulike stated this during the Annual General Meeting of the company in Nnewi,Anambra State recently.

ANDREW OROLUA, Abuja

CHIEF Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed Wednesday canvassed a cordial working relation between the judiciary and media that would ensure proper public perception of the judiciary.
He said it is imperative that the affairs of the judiciary should be brought to the environment it serves by the media.
The CJN stated this while declaring open two days training workshop for members of the National Association of Judiciary Correspondent (NAJUC) organised by the national judicial Institute. He said that the judiciary being an arm of government cannot be isolated from stimuli which impact and influence the state.

SUNDAY ODE, Abuja

NEWLY elected President of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Nigeria’s Petroleum Resources Minister, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Maduekwe, has urged the country to reformulate its approach to make it more competitive in order to weather the challenges of crude prices slump.
The OPEC boss told State House correspondents in Abuja Wednesday that the right indices and parameters must be put in place to attract the right end user markets.

ONYINYECHI NWANGWU, Abuja

THE Federal Government has said that urgent steps will be taken to beef up security in all tertiary institutions in the country to provide protection for students and staff of the institutions.
Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau gave the assurance at Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, Rivers State Wednesday during the impact assessment tour of public tertiary institutions in the state.  

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