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South Africa: No Confidence Motion A Strategy To Liquidate The Women’s League

South Africa: No Confidence Motion A Strategy To Liquidate The Women’s League

The failed motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma was nothing but a strategy to liquidate the ANC, the party’s Women’s League said on Friday. The motion, brought by the Democratic Alliance, was debated in Parliament on Thursday, and failed after 214 MPs voted against the motion and 126 voted in its favour. ANC […]

Bank Manager, Others Killed In Ekiti

Bank Manager, Others Killed In Ekiti

A manager with Heritage Bank, a cashier and two other persons were killed on Friday in a robbery incident in Otun Ekiti, headquarters of Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti. The other persons killed by the robbers included a security guard attached to the palace of the paramount ruler of the town, Oba Adedapo Popoola, […]

UN, Zamani Foundation To Empower 500,000 Nigerian Women

UN, Zamani Foundation To Empower 500,000 Nigerian Women

 The United Nations (UN) Women in partnership with Zamani Foundation, Master Card and the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Thursday launched the ‘one woman, one ID card’ project, which is aimed at increasing the level of financial inclusion among women in Nigeria. At the launch of the pilot project in Kaduna, UN Women Representative, […]

Namibia: War Veteran Petitions UN

Namibia: War Veteran Petitions UN

Liberation struggle veterans calling themselves Namibian refugees have petitioned the United Nations (UN) secretary general Ban Ki-moon to provide them with a report concerning the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the repatriation, rehabilitation and resettlement process during and after the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 435. They also want Ban to provide […]

Kenya: MPs Raise Concern Over Gambling Machines In The Country

Kenya: MPs Raise Concern Over Gambling Machines In The Country

Members of Parliament from Kisumu County want the national government to investigate claims that gambling machines were being smuggled into the country. Speaking to the Nation on Thursday evening, Kisumu West MP Olago Oluoch, his Kisumu East counterpart Shabbil Shakir and MCAs James Were (Nyalenda B) and Gabriel Ochieng of Kondele, called for an investigation […]

N2.1bn Debt: Skye Bank Takes Over Obat Oil Depot

N2.1bn Debt: Skye Bank Takes Over Obat Oil Depot

Justice Jude Dagat of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has granted Skye Bank Plc leave to take over Obat Oil and Petroleum Limited’s depot over an alleged N2.1billion debt Justice Dagat also directed the Inspector-General of Police, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, the Lagos Commissioner of Police as well as the court’s deputy […]

We’ll Deal With Violators Of Procurement Law – Senate President

We’ll Deal With Violators Of Procurement Law – Senate President

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has said that the Senate will take up the case against any ministry, department or agency of government violating the Public Procurement law which compels them to give preference to locally produced goods in Nigeria. Accordingly, he asked Senate Committee Chairmen to ensure in the course of their oversight duties that […]

EU Supports Training In Child Protection To Curb FGM Cases

EU Supports Training In Child Protection To Curb FGM Cases

 Members of child protection teams are undergoing special training aimed at strengthening child protection measures in Tarime District, Mara Region. The 10- days training sponsored by the European Union (EU) has been organized by Plan International in-collaboration with Children’s Dignity Forum (CDF), a local NGO leading on-going campaigns designed to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) […]

Tanzania: Irate Mother Claims Foul Play On Baby’s Disappearance

Tanzania: Irate Mother Claims Foul Play On Baby’s Disappearance

 A baby born a month ago has disappeared under mysterious circumstances at the Mount Meru Hospital. Parents of the baby claim that their child was stolen while the hospital’s management claims that the baby died and was buried without notice. Mama Warda Mussa Sere, a resident of Unga-Limited narrated that she delivered the baby on […]

Uganda: 12 Arrested After Failing To Bring Dead Girl Back To Life

Uganda: 12 Arrested After Failing To Bring Dead Girl Back To Life

 Twelve people suspected to be members of a cult have been arrested for allegedly disturbing the peace of a dead person in Alebtong District. The suspects, who include three elderly women and nine men, were arrested on Thursday and are being held at Alebtong Central Police Station. They are said to be members of Victory […]