The protesters

Rage of women over high maternal mortality

Aggrieved by alleged recurring maternal deaths in Lagos State-owned primary and secondary hospitals, a group of women under the auspices of a non-governmental organisation, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre, WARDC, recently took steps to demonstrate that, as far as they were concerned, enough was enough. This they did by staging a protest to the Lagos State House of Assembly.

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Late Editorial Page Coordinator, Vanguard Newspapers, Pa Thomas Anaduaka (left), when he was presented an award of excellence by the Chairman, Editorial Board, The Nation Newspapers, Mr. Sam Omatseye, at the 2013 Journalism Students' Association-Lagos State University Heritage Media Award For Excellence, held in Lagos, on Thursday, February 6, 2014.

Tommy Anaduaka never told me he was leaving soon —Widow

It was an emotional moment of discovery for Mrs. Dorothy Anaduaka, widow of the late Editorial Coordinator of Vanguard Newspapers, Mr. Thomas Anyaegbuna Anaduaka, when members of Vanguard chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, visited the No. 13/19 Araromi, Alafia-Orile, Lagos residence of their late colleague, fondly called Pa Anaduaka, to pay him their last respects.

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We freed 270 prisoners in Abuja, Kogi – Gordian, Ex-Airforce officer

He is full of compassion for distressed fellow human beings. This motivated the establishment of an NGO which, according to him, helped to secure the release of no fewer than 270 detainees from prison. Ndukwe Gordian, a retired. Master Warrant Officer in the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and founder of Foundation for the Empowerment of Detainees, speaks on how the police actions keep innocent people behind bars, and how his NGO works to ensure their release.

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Unsafe abortions thrive in South-South, North-East – Report

A survey by United States (US) based Guttmacher Institute and Ipas Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that focuses on female reproductive rights, showed that, in spite of Nigeria’s highly restrictive abortion law, the estimated abortion rate was 33abortions per 1, 000 women aged 15-49 in 2012 and it has increased in 2015.The report said not less than 1. 2 million induced abortions take place in various parts of Nigeria annually. The report, presented in Abuja, showed that the South-South region is in the lead, while the South West is at the bottom of the ladder. North East is in the second position.

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Succour for IDPs: Women dare Kilimanjaro

Following persistent attacks and atrocities carried out by the dreaded Islamic militant sect, Boko Haram, in Northern Nigeria, the number of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, has continued to rise, at a point to alarming proportion. Experts put the number at an estimated 3.3 million persons, of which 70 percent are women and children.

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