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World Day Of Social Justice 2018: Migration Is Linked To Search For Decent Work Opportunities -UN

Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. The UN upholds the principles of social justice by promoting gender equality and the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. They advance social justice by removing barriers faced by people because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability. …

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Oyo APC Fixes LG, Ward Primaries Monday

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Oyo State has announced Monday 16th February, 2018 as the date for the conduct of Local Government and Ward primaries of the party ahead of the Saturday May 12, 2018 election. According to DailyPost, State Chairman of the party, Chief Akin Oke who made this announcement Friday afternoon …

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South African President, Jacob Zuma, Resigns

South African President Jacob Zuma resigned on Wednesday as the ruling ANC party finally turned against him after nine years of corruption scandals, economic slowdown and falling popularity. According to AFP, Zuma railed against the African National Congress (ANC) for “recalling” him from office and threatening to oust him via a parliament no-confidence vote due …

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Theresa May Appoints Minister Of Loneliness

Theresa May, British Prime Minister, on Wednesday appointed Tracey Crouch as the country’s minister for loneliness. Crouch is the current junior minister for sport and civil society. May said: “I want to confront this challenge for our society and for all of us to take action to address the loneliness endured by the elderly, by …

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2018: Zuckerberg Set To Check Fake News, Abuse Of Facebook

In what appears to be a response to the growing concern that Facebook is fuelling fake news, and controversies surrounding Facebook Live and its potential for nefarious use, Facebook founder, Mark Zukerberg, has revealed that his focus in 2018 would be to protect the Facebook community from abuse. Zukerberg, whose net worth is over $70billion, …

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Liberians Hail Victory Of Ex-Football Star Weah In Landmark Vote

Liberians on Friday feted former football star George Weah’s presidential victory in the country’s first democratic transfer of power in seven decades scarred by civil wars, political assassinations and an Ebola crisis. Weah, idolised in Liberia as “Mister George”, is set to replace Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who took over in 2006 at the helm of …

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Pope Francis Pleads For Migrants At Christmas Eve Mass

Pope Francis has urged the world not to ignore the plight of millions of migrants who are “driven from their land” in his Christmas Eve Mass. According to BBC, the pontiff compared them to Mary and Joseph, recounting the Biblical story how they had to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem for a census. Many migrants, …

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Russia Banned From 2018 Winter Olympics Over Doping

  Russia was banned Tuesday from the 2018 Winter Games by the International Olympic Committee over its state-orchestrated doping programme, but clean Russian athletes will be allowed to compete under an Olympic flag. The sanction was the toughest ever levelled by the IOC for drug cheating and came just 65 days ahead of the Games …

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Zimbabwe’s New Leader, Mnangagwa, Assures Mugabe Of Safety

Incoming Zimbabwe leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, assured former President Robert Mugabe, he and his family would be safe in the country, state media said on Friday. Mnangagwa gave the assurance Friday, when the two men spoke for the first time since he returned home this week. The state-owned The Herald newspaper said Mugabe and Mnangagwa, who …

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Real Madrid Lose In Troubled Catalonia

  Real Madrid suffered a backlash on the field rather than from an expected hostile atmosphere amid political turmoil in Catalonia as they slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat at Girona on Sunday. Goals from Cristhian Stuani and Portu in four second-half minutes cancelled out Isco’s opener for Madrid as Real fell eight points behind …

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