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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 […]

Kachikwu Writes Presidency, Accuses NNPC Boss of Insubordination

Kachikwu Writes Presidency, Accuses NNPC Boss of Insubordination

Kachikwu, has accused Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Maikanti Baru, of insubordination, and called for the cancellation of the recent appointments in the NNPC. In a letter written by Kachikwu to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of State said for over one year, he had tolerated the disrespectful and humiliating […]

Diversification: FG To Set Up Intervention Fund For Mining

Diversification:  FG To Set Up Intervention Fund For Mining

Determined to realise its plan to diversify the economy and create jobs through the solid minerals sector, the Federal Government has put in place arrangement for the setting up of an intervention mining fund. According to the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, the fund is designed as incentives for local miners and […]

Appeal On Abacha Loot: World Bank Asks For More Time

Appeal On Abacha Loot: World Bank Asks For More Time

The World Bank Access to Information Committee has asked for more time to reach a decision on the appeal lodged with it by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) regarding spending of recovered stolen funds by the late General Sani Abacha. The letter addressed to Olukayode Majekodunmi SERAP deputy director and received yesterday by the […]

These women in Turkey saw the need for a different kind of news, despite the danger

These women in Turkey saw the need for a different kind of news, despite the danger

Fingers tap at keyboards and brows furrow. A woman in Istanbul has just hurled herself from a 10th-floor apartment window, a frantic attempt to escape two male attackers. The reporters and translators at the Jinha Women’s News Agency hasten to get out their report, which takes a different approach than that taken by other Turkish […]