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JK Rowling yet again proves she is the Queen of Twitter

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has revealed she is the Queen of Twitter after taking a pop at Vice President Mike Pence. Responding to an old tweet Mr Pence put out during the election campaign, where he called a ban on Muslims “offensive and unconstitutional”, she quoted a verse from ...

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‘No officer has the right to check your mobile phone,’ says Lagos Police PRO, Dolapo Badmus

The thorny issue of the Nigerian Police indiscriminate search of the mobile phones of pedestrians has been a problem for a long time. In spite of the mandate issued last year January by the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, banning this act, these illegal searches and molestation still rages ...

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14: An Anthology of Queer Art | Vol. 1: We are Flowers

The 13th of January is an unfortunate day in Nigeria’s history. It marks one of the nation’s greatest human rights failures. On that day in 2014, Nigeria gave homophobia full legal recognition in the form of a law that made any kind of same-sex sexual act a crime that could ...

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Donald Trump lashes out at Meryl Streep following her Golden Globes speech

Sunday night’s must-see moment at the Golden Globes had to be Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech upon receiving the Cecille B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. The actress used the time to call out Donald Trump’s impersonation of disabled reported Serge Kovaleski, who suffers a congenital joint condition: 'For the 100th time, ...

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‘Sex just can’t be that good’: MP Denise Roche’s response to homophobic rant wins Quote of the Year Award

A New Zealand MP’s response to a church leader’s homophobic rant has been named Quote of the Year. Auckland church leader Brian Tamaki shocked many with an outburst last month linking gay sex to earthquakes – one day before a fatal earthquake struck the country, killing two people. In a ...

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A SNAPSHOT LOOK AT ALL THE WAYS 2016 GAVE US LIFE

The Headies drama between music stars Olamide and Don Jazzy on the very first day of 2016 had to be the sign that we were going to be in for a rollercoaster year of drama, upsets, highs and lows. And as it was, the fastest year anyone has ever lived ...

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Reuben Abati, TIERs and the Nigerian LGBT

The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) in partnership with YNaija.com has announced the speakers at the 2016 Human Rights discussion conference themed: Human Rights, Sexuality and the Law. The conference, which will take place on December 14, 2016 at Four Points by Sheraton, Victoria Island, Lagos, will be an earnest ...

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Zero Means Zero

Prevention Access Campaign’s U=U:Undetectable= Untransmittable is a film that seeks to educate the public about what it means for an HIV-positive person to be undetectable, now that research has proven those who are virally suppressed are uninfectious. Bruce Richman, PAC’s executive director, says U=U celebrates “the news that having an ...

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In Commemoration of World AIDS Day, US Donates $400m, Urges Nigerian Government To Invest In Health

In the spirit of the celebration of the World Aids Day, the United States on November 30 advised the Nigerian government to get committed to providing quality healthcare services to its people. The U.S Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, said this while addressing Newsmen and Stakeholders at the embassy. ...

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The Biggest Myths About HIV and AIDS Busted

The myths around HIV and AIDS pose a huge danger to our health, and they spread as fast as the virus itself. Chances are you will find some surprises in what follows: Myth: You Can Only Protect Yourself From Getting HIV By Wearing A Condom. Busted: This was true until ...

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