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Nigeria Is Beautiful : Nice Spots To Celebrate Independence

Nigeria Is Beautiful : Nice Spots To Celebrate Independence

Happy Independence Day to our Great Nation Nigeria! In the spirit of the celebration, we bring you exotic spots where you can celebrate the nation’s independence. There’s no need travelling away from the country to have good relaxation in a serene environment. It is right here and it is affaordable. This is a long weekend, […]

U.S. African Development Foundation and GE Africa Announce New Partnership for Women & Energy Challenge

U.S. African Development Foundation and GE Africa Announce New Partnership for Women & Energy Challenge

The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) and GE Africa are pleased to announce a partnership for a new 2017 Off-Grid Energy Challenge targeted toward African women-owned and managed energy enterprises and innovations.  Since 2013, GE has partnered with USADF to fund a total of $5.0 million in awards and 50 African energy entrepreneurs who have […]

East Africa: EABC Conference Seeks to Unleash Women Potential

East Africa: EABC Conference Seeks to Unleash Women Potential

The East African Business Entrepreneurship Conference and Exhibition has dedicated a session for women entrepreneurs’ empowerment. “Unleashing the economic dynamo of East Africa’s female labour force will both sustain and accelerate growth,” East African Business Council (EABC) chief executive officer Lilian Awinja (pictured) said yesterday. EABC and national investment agencies of the East African Community […]

Kidnapped Wife of CBN Governor Released

Kidnapped Wife of CBN Governor Released

Wife of Central Bank of Nigeria ( CBN) Governor, Mrs Margaret Emefiele, kidnapped some 24 hours before, has been released by her abductors. According to family sources she was rescued “due to the gallantry of the Armed Forces, Police and Security Forces”, in Ugoneki near Benin City and is currently recuperating in Government House, Asaba. […]

Ekweremadu, Chief Whip Clash Over Gender Equality Bill

Ekweremadu, Chief Whip Clash Over Gender Equality Bill

Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Olusola Adeyeye (APC, Osun Central) yesterday clashed with the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, over a clause in the gender equality bill. The bill was sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi (PDP, Ekiti South). Ekweremadu had while contributing to the debate said Clause 4 of the bill was in conflict […]

Nigerian Students Set To Protest Against Attacks In Lagos

Nigerian Students Set To Protest Against Attacks In Lagos

Students across the country, under the aegis of Alliance of Nigerian Students Against Neo-Liberal Attacks, ANSA, will today, stage a mass protest in Lagos in commemoration of the 56th Independence Day in Nigeria. At a press briefing which took place Thursday, at the International Press Centre, Lagos, the students said they are protesting against the […]

Uganda: Three Babies Die As Health Workers Prepare for Kadaga’s Visit

Uganda: Three Babies Die As Health Workers Prepare for Kadaga’s Visit

Mr Peter Magoma is struggling to come to terms with the questionable conduct of some health workers at Jinja Referral Hospital who chased away his heavily pregnant wife so that they could prepare spotless wards for the visit of Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga. Tragically, his wife, Ms Monicah Wokobeire, who was in labour, lost her […]

Independence Anniversary: FG To Restore Integrity In Public Service

Independence Anniversary: FG To Restore Integrity In Public Service

This, it said, it planned to do through the promotion and provision of staff welfare and motivation; forging a cast-iron relationship between the political and bureaucratic leadership, identifying and targeting the main barriers to innovation among others. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, said yesterday that as the nation […]

Somalia: One Million People in Somalia Now Face Malnutrition

Somalia: One Million People in Somalia Now Face Malnutrition

Over one million people in Somalia are currently facing acute food shortage due to the poor performance of long rains earlier in the year, even as the country explores long-term solutions to persistent food insecurity and malnutrition. United Nations deputy special representative, humanitarian co-ordinator in Somalia Peter de Clercq said the food crisis has continued […]

Unicef, UNFPA Partner Imo On Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation

Unicef, UNFPA Partner Imo On Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) are jointly working with the wife of the Imo State Governor, Mrs. Nneoma Okorocha to stop the obnoxious act of Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting (FGM/C) in the state. The UN agencies also called on the Imo state government to put in place […]