A federation without federal character || Inside Stuff
The "federal character" is a principle, which was enshrined in Nigeria's Constitution since 1979 to ensure that appointments to public service institutions fairly reflect the linguistic, ethnic, religious, and geographic diversity of the country. As it is, it seems to be missing in our federation. The multi-award-winning columnist and Executive Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, takes an analytical look at this issue in the latest installment of Inside Stuff.
Across decades, families of missing Iraqis share endless anguish
The table running across Samya Khasro's living room wall is a shrine to the missing: flickering candles and fading photographs of her 26 Iraqi relatives who vanished 35 years ago. Iraq is one of the countries with the highest number of missing or disappeared persons, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), with numbers ranging between 250,000 and well over a million.
Missing Dapchi girls - Chief Of Air Staff temporarily relocates to Maiduguri
Missing Dapchi girls - Chief Of Air Staff temporarily relocates to Maiduguri.
Missing Dapchi schoolgirls - Gaidam visits community, commiserates with parents
Missing Dapchi schoolgirls - Gaidam visits community, commiserates with parents.