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PMB Forwards Revised Ambassadorial List To NASS

PMB Forwards Revised Ambassadorial List To NASS

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded a revised list of 46 ambassadorial nominees to the Senate for confirmation as ambassadors. Consequently, the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and Imo State have now been accommodated on the list as the nominee for Imo was previously mistaken for Rivers’. While Kaduna and Katsina states have been allotted more slots […]

Pretty Mike Gets Arrested For The Degrading Show Of Women

Pretty Mike Gets Arrested For The Degrading Show Of Women

Lagos State Police Command has arrested a socialite, Mike Eze-Nwalie Nwogu, 30, popularly known as Pretty Mike, for allegedly dehumanising young girls and boys by turning them into human puppies with chains round their necks. Nwogu, a club owner in Ikeja area of the state, was arrested on Wednesday on the orders of the Lagos […]

Lawmakers Want Asylum for Jammeh

Lawmakers Want Asylum for Jammeh

Nigeria’s lower chamber of parliament on Thursday asked the country’s President Muhammadu Buhari to consider offering asylum to President Yahya Jammeh to resolve the political crisis in The Gambia. Mr. Jammeh has refused to leave office despite losing December’s presidential election to opposition candidate Adama Barrow. Mr. Buhari and other West African leaders will be […]

Uganda: Tribal Chief Arrested Over Raping Disabled Woman

Uganda: Tribal Chief Arrested Over Raping Disabled Woman

The 69-year-old clan leader is a resident of Nebbi Sub-county. According to the victim’s father, Mr Joseph Opar, the suspect took advantage of the woman’s condition and the fact that she was left home alone after family members went to cultivate in the field. “She cannot talk and has no limbs,” Mr Opar said. The […]

Botswana: Women Representation Lagging Behind

Botswana: Women Representation Lagging Behind

 Chobe district is lagging behind in the representation of women in key decision making positions especially on the political front. Speaking at a population and development seminar in Kasane recently, Chobe district population officer, Ms Olefile Maikaelelo highlighted that over the past two election periods, Chobe District had one female representative at council. Comparatively both […]

Tanzania: Male Journalists Accused of Asking Sexual Favours Exortion

Tanzania: Male Journalists Accused of Asking Sexual Favours Exortion

 With just three years and a few months left to the next general elections in 2020, women who vied for various political positions in the previous polls have cautioned against male scribes who extort sexual favours from female candidates to publish or air their campaigns. The revelation was among the concerns raised during a Tanzania […]

More Than A Million Pupils To Fill Western Cape Schools

More Than A Million Pupils To Fill Western Cape Schools

More than one million pupils are expected to fill classrooms across the Western Cape in 2017, the provincial education department said on Monday. In addition to the current institutions, three new schools and six replacement schools, along with 179 additional classrooms, are available to accommodate them, while 119 mobile classrooms will be deployed as required. […]

Kenya: Labour Court Orders Arrest Of KMPDU Officials for Contempt

Kenya: Labour Court Orders Arrest Of KMPDU Officials for Contempt

A judge has ordered the arrest of doctors’ union officials for failing to appear in court for sentencing after being found guilty of contempt. Justice Hellen Wasilwa on Tuesday asked police to arrest top officials of the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) for skipping the court session. Judge Wasilwa said there was nothing […]

Ethiopia: Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway Officially Completed

Ethiopia: Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway Officially Completed

The completion of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway, a new 752km track linking Ethiopia’s capital with the Port of Djibouti, was officially marked today at a ceremony at Nagad Railway Station in Djibouti. In the presence of Djibouti’s President, His Excellency Ismail Omar Guelleh, and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, His Excellency Hailemariam Desalegn, and senior officials from […]

FG Directs NNPC To Explore Alternative Energy Sources

FG Directs NNPC To Explore Alternative Energy Sources

 Worried by incessant attacks on oil installations, especially bursting of gas pipelines by the militants in the Niger Delta, the Federal Government has directed the management of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, to explore alternative energy sources, with a view to addressing the problems of irregular power supply. The gas pipelines laid across the Niger […]