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83m poor Nigerians to benefit from new health insurance scheme ―Buhari

83m poor Nigerians to benefit from new health insurance scheme ―Buhari

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday that 83 million poor Nigerians will benefit from the National Health Insurance Authority Bill 2022 he signed into law. The National Health Insurance Authority Act 2022 replaced the repealed National Health Insurance Scheme Act Cap N42, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004. While signing the piece […]

Postpone 2023 polls, set up interim govt — Afe Babalola

Postpone 2023 polls, set up interim govt — Afe Babalola

By Rotimi Ojomoyela  ADO-EKIT I—Founder and Chancellor, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, ABUAD, Aare Afe Babalola, yesterday, called for the postponement of the 2023 general elections and the introduction of a six-month interim government, after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure. The legal luminary said the preoccupation of the interim government would be to produce a new constitution […]

Nigeria, Mauritius retain seats in UN rights committees

Nigeria, Mauritius retain seats in UN rights committees

Nigeria and Mauritius have retained their seats to serve for another four years in the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) from 2023 to 2026. The UN correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the candidates from the two countries are re-elected to occupy the two remaining vacant positions […]

Froch: Whyte has ‘massive chance’ to beat Fury

Froch: Whyte has ‘massive chance’ to beat Fury

Carl Froch claims Dillian Whyte can cause an upset against Tyson Fury in their heavyweight title fight showdown at a sold-out Wembley Stadium this weekend. Undefeated Fury is a heavy favourite to retain his WBC title on Saturday and the majority of boxing fanatics would expect nothing less than a win for the ‘Gypsy King’. […]

Nigeria’s oil production rises 5.07% to 1.388mbd in Q1

Nigeria’s oil production rises 5.07% to 1.388mbd in Q1

By Obas Esiedesa Nigeria’s daily crude oil production in the first quarter of 2022 rose by 5.07 percent to 1.388 million barrels compared to 1.321 million barrels produced daily in the fourth quarter of 2021. According to the latest data released by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in its Monthly Oil Market Report, […]

Nigerians say Yemi Alade is next Angelique Kidjo after 2022 Grammy

Nigerians say Yemi Alade is next Angelique Kidjo after 2022 Grammy

By – Joy Mazoje Nigerian Afropop singer, songwriter, actress and activist Yemi Eberechi Alade’s popularity known as Yemi Alade has twitched up a tête-à-tête online as Angelique Kidjo won Best Global Music Album at this year’s Grammy Award. The Beninese who also shares similar talents as Yemi Alade, defeated Wizkid, Femi Kuti and Made to […]

FG reappoints BOI Chairman, MD/CEO for second term

FG reappoints BOI Chairman, MD/CEO for second term

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of the appointments of Mallam Aliyu AbdulRahman Dikko as Chairman and that of Mr. Olukayode Pitan as the Managing Director/CEO of the Bank of Industry, BOI, for another term of five years. The renewal which takes effect from May 27, 2022, was conveyed in a letter signed by […]

Women Find Helping Hand To Break Into Tech Jobs In Germany

Women Find Helping Hand To Break Into Tech Jobs In Germany

If you’re a woman from an ethnic minority group hoping to land a job in Germany’s tech sector, you might want to rethink your CV. As firms use Artificial Intelligence (AI) software to filter job applications, the mention of a foreign school or maternity leave could trigger automatic rejection, according to FrauenLoop, a non-profit aiming to […]

Covid-19 Stirs Human Trafficking, UN Warns

Covid-19 Stirs Human Trafficking, UN Warns

A new report by the UN drug and crimes agency warns that the Covid-19 pandemic could also be contributing to a rise in the trafficking of persons. The Trafficking in Persons Report released on Tuesday says poverty arising from lost jobs or other economic opportunities has, over the last one year, increased the pool of […]

AW Gist: (The change Agents) Kayamata On The Rise

AW Gist: (The change Agents) Kayamata On The Rise

This is about picturing the realities in our society. Just before you begin : This is a discussion between three social agents, three women involved in different social innovations who’ve been brought together to discuss the different issues they’ve solved, the different stories they’ve heard and how we all can become good influencers, good change […]

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