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Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But…

Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But…

  The level of human development in Sub-Saharan Africa, judged by how long people live for, how well they are educated and how much they earn, has improved by more than a third in the past three decades, according to a United Nations report published today. The UN Development Programme’s 2018 Human Development Index (HDI) […]

Democratic Republic of Congo Confirms Two Ebola Cases, 10 More Cases Suspected

Democratic Republic of Congo Confirms Two Ebola Cases, 10 More Cases Suspected

Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed two cases of Ebola in the northwestern town of Bikoro and at least 10 more cases are suspected, the head of the national institute for biological research, Jean Jack Muyembe, said on Tuesday. A source at the ministry of health also said two cases had been confirmed and added […]

Barbara Bush Remembered For Her Dignity And Wit At Houston Funeral

Barbara Bush Remembered For Her Dignity And Wit At Houston Funeral

Former first lady Barbara Bush was remembered at her funeral on Saturday as a formidable but caring figure whose devotion to her family was matched only by her commitment to public service. “She was our teacher and role model in how to live a life of purpose and meaning,” one of her four sons, former […]

We Invested N700m on IT Infrastructure, Human Capital and Civil Works, Not Website – MMSD

We Invested N700m on IT Infrastructure, Human Capital and Civil Works, Not Website – MMSD

The attention of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has been drawn to news making the rounds especially on the social media that the Ministry spent the sum of N700million creating a website for itself. The Ministry considers it incumbent to react swiftly to this misrepresentation and to set the records straight. It is […]

FG Moves To Boost Gemstone Sector For GDP Growth, Job Creation – Minister

FG Moves To Boost Gemstone Sector For GDP Growth, Job Creation – Minister

  …As Mrs Osinbajo makes case for greater investment in mining The Federal Government has unfolded plans to ensure that the country maximise potentials in the gemstone sector to contribute to the GDP and create jobs and wealth for the citizens. Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, who disclose this at the […]

Congo Elections Won’t Be Held Before April 2019

Congo Elections Won’t Be Held Before April 2019

Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo that were due last year won’t be held before April 2019, the electoral commission said, a delay that undermines a pact President Joseph Kabila’s supporters made with his political opponents for him to step down this year. The commission said in a statement that it will need 504 […]

FG Names Sumaila, Sole Administrator Ajaokuta Steel Complex

FG Names Sumaila, Sole Administrator Ajaokuta Steel Complex

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has announced the appointment of Engr. Abdul-Akaba  Sumaila, as the Acting Sole Administrator of the Ajaokuta Steel Complex. Sumaila replaces Mr Joseph Isah, who retired from the civil service last month, having attained the mandatory 35 years in service. A trained engineer and project manager, […]

Kenyan State Plans To Set Up Civil Society Funding Framework

Kenyan State Plans To Set Up Civil Society Funding Framework

  Jubilee administration is planning to set up a civil society funding framework to cut off dependence on foreign agencies, Senate deputy Speaker Kindiki Kithure has told the Sunday Nation. Once the public fund is in place, civil society organisations will be expected to competitively apply for funding for their programmes and activities. “While the […]

Gas Explosion Rocks Ghana’s Capital Accra, Causing Fatalities

Gas Explosion Rocks Ghana’s Capital Accra, Causing Fatalities

A natural gas station in Ghana’s capital Accra exploded on Saturday evening, killing an unknown number of people, a government official said. “Unfortunately there are some fatalities and we are working to have the numbers,” Deputy Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah told a local radio station. “There are quite a number also injured.” He added […]

Nigeria First African Side To Book World Cup Place

Nigeria First African Side To Book World Cup Place

Alex Iwobi scored a second-half winner as Nigeria became the first African nation to qualify for the 2018 World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Zambia in Uyo on Saturday. The win moved Nigeria to 13 points and an unassailable lead at the top of Group B with one round of qualification matches to be […]

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