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Airtel Africa, Ecobank, Fidelity Top Stocks to Watch This Week

Airtel Africa, Ecobank, Fidelity Top Stocks to Watch This Week

NCR NIGERIA is also on the list. Shares are seeing an increasingly optimistic start to the year, leaning on the buoyancy around broadly impressive corporate results, to drive gains. The Nigerian stock market added 2.33 per cent in the just concluded week, with the NGX 30 Index, which tracks the top 30 stocks in terms […]

Kaduna Flags Off At-Risk Children Programme

Kaduna Flags Off At-Risk Children Programme

Kaduna State Government will collect all required data on At-Risk Children and young adults, that fall under the 19 categories of vulnerable children which were identified at the last stakeholders engagement. Commissioner of Human Services and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Mohammed Baba who disclosed this, also said that the data will be collected from Ministry […]

COVID And War Push Yemen’s Businesswomen To Smash Taboos

COVID And War Push Yemen’s Businesswomen To Smash Taboos

Short of masks and short of protective gowns, Yemen’s overstretched medical workers started dying from COVID-19. Nadia Dhrah – herself a doctor – was dismayed, so she resolved to do what she could to help. Dhrah, who had set up a tiny business making surgical masks and clothing in 2019, thought her company could meet […]

Lagos Taskforce Impounds 11,300 Motorcycles, Arrests 9, 664 Offenders in 2021

Lagos Taskforce Impounds 11,300 Motorcycles, Arrests 9, 664 Offenders in 2021

Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) on Monday, said it impounded a total number of 11,300 motorcycles and arrested 9,664 suspects in the year 2021. Out of the 11,180 motorcycles, the agency said 11,180 were crushed during the year under review. The Taskforce Chairman, CSP Shola Jejeloye was disclosed this while reviewing […]

New Insights Into Quality of Care for Girls and Women Facing The Complications Of Unsafe Abortion

New Insights Into Quality of Care for Girls and Women Facing The Complications Of Unsafe Abortion

Too many girls and women continue to die and to face both the short and long-term negative consequences of unsafe abortion – yet information is lacking on how health care providers and systems can best provide quality care for girls and women with abortion-related complications. In recognition of this research gap, HRP, WHO and partners […]

Fourteen-Year-Old Girl Rejects Mother’s Demands to Marry Man Aged 35

Fourteen-Year-Old Girl Rejects Mother’s Demands to Marry Man Aged 35

Fourteen-year-old Ruth* dreams of becoming a pilot, but last year she discovered her mother’s plans to marry her off – to a man more than twice her age. This spelt disaster for her aspirations, as girls who marry while in school usually fall pregnant and drop out, ending their education and jeopardising their health. “I […]

Rule Of Law In South Africa Protects Even Those Who Scorn It

Rule Of Law In South Africa Protects Even Those Who Scorn It

Yet another war of words is being waged in South Africa, ostensibly over the role of the courts in delivering the change envisaged in the constitution. As usual, given that most attacks on court judgements have come from leading members of the governing African National Congress (ANC), the opening salvos were fired by a member of […]

Rivers Destroys 27 Illegal Refinery Sites, Arrests Eight

Rivers Destroys 27 Illegal Refinery Sites, Arrests Eight

 Eight persons suspected to be pipeline vandals have been arrested in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State, as the operation to end oil bunkering and illegal refining of petroleum products is intensified by the state government. The suspects were arrested by a special anti-bunkering task force set up by the council chairman, Rowland Sekibo […]

Why The Gambia Should Fast-Track Gender Quotas For Women

Why The Gambia Should Fast-Track Gender Quotas For Women

Women have historically been poorly represented in positions of power and decision-making in The Gambia. Out of 58 National Assembly members, only six are women lawmakers and only three of these are elected. Women make up more than half of the Gambian population, yet they account for only 10% of parliamentarians, including the speaker. This poor representation is […]

New PEP-Mastercard Foundation Partnership to Provide Evidence for Policy Reform that Drives Increased Youth Employment in Africa

New PEP-Mastercard Foundation Partnership to Provide Evidence for Policy Reform that Drives Increased Youth Employment in Africa

Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) announced a new three-year research and policy partnership with the Mastercard Foundation that will identify what works to accelerate youth employment in Africa. The initiative will provide evidence to inform the design and implementation of a youth employment policy in 10 African countries. It will contribute to the Mastercard Foundation’s […]