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U.S. Accuses Nigerian Lawmakers Of Sexual Misconduct

U.S. Accuses Nigerian Lawmakers Of Sexual Misconduct

The House of Representatives yesterday said it has commenced investigation into allegation of sexual misconduct leveled against three of its members by the United States embassy. The three lawmakers are Mohammed Garba Gololo (APC, Bauchi), Mark Terseer Gbillah (APC, Benue) and Emmanuel Ikon (PDP, A/Ibom). They were part of a 10-man delegation that went to […]

Meet 13 Nigerians Who Got International Recognition

Meet 13 Nigerians Who Got International Recognition

This list of 13 people was compiled by The Leadership Newpaper and there are 4 women on the list.  Find our it was reported below. “Since inception of Nigeria as an independent geopolitical entity we have had Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in various areas of human endeavour through their outstanding commitment to what they […]

The Buhari Administration, Nigeria And OGP

INTRODUCTION Nigeria has been faced with the challenge of effectively utilising its resources to support equitable economic growth, effective service delivery and social cohesion. One of the major driving forces for the development blockade is lack of openness, transparency and accountability in governance. Therefore, if government and citizens embrace open government principles in a tailored […]

‘W’Africa Better Prepared To Contain Future Ebola Outbreaks’

‘W’Africa Better Prepared To Contain Future Ebola Outbreaks’

The World Health Organisation (WHO)’s Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti has said that West Africa is better prepared to tackle future outbreaks of Ebola. In an exclusive interview with VOA, Moeti noted that Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are now able to respond more quickly to emergencies because of upgrades to their surveillance, laboratory […]

Global Fund Uncovers Fraud in Malaria, TB, HIV/Aids Grants to Nigeria

Global Fund Uncovers Fraud in Malaria, TB, HIV/Aids Grants to Nigeria

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, GFATM, an international financing institution that invests the world’s money to save lives, has suspended disbursement of funds for malaria, HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis, following discovery of large scale fraud by recipient organisations in Nigeria. The discovery of the fraud, involving millions of dollars, was uncovered after […]

Fox Inks Breakthrough Distribution Deal That Will See ‘Birth of a Nation’ & Other Titles Released Across West Africa

Fox Inks Breakthrough Distribution Deal That Will See ‘Birth of a Nation’ & Other Titles Released Across West Africa

This is the first deal of its kind in West Africa for Twentieth Century Fox. The Hollywood major has entered into an agreement to distribute its film slate in a significant distribution deal with Nigeria and West Africa’s fastest growing theatrical film distribution company, FilmOne Distribution, under which FilmOne will distribute all Fox titles directly to […]

Gambia: Wig Poised to Create Alternative for Women to Improve Income

Gambia: Wig Poised to Create Alternative for Women to Improve Income

A Gambian local initiative called Women’s Initiative Gambia (WIG) founded and run by Gambians exists to creating job alternative to women by providing technical skills to Gambia women and girls to gain self-employment to be financially independent and become self- reliance in The Gambia with a stated goal of increasing their income, and thus improving […]

Equatorial Guinea polls to extend decades-long rule of Teodoro Obiang

Equatorial Guinea polls to extend decades-long rule of Teodoro Obiang

Citizens in the West African country have cast their votes in presidential elections. Teodoro Obiang, the West African country’s president for the past 36 years, is expected to win this time around too. “We have found many people queuing in front of polling stations and everything is going well,” Emilie Beatrice Epaye, an election observer […]

Strict Laws Drive West African Women to Dangerous, Illegal Abortions

Strict Laws Drive West African Women to Dangerous, Illegal Abortions

From crowded cities to far-flung villages, women with unwanted pregnancies across West Africa are resorting to clandestine and unsafe abortions – driven by shame, stigma and restrictive laws. Many pregnant women and girls in the region seek abortions from untrained practitioners in unhygienic surroundings or self-induce using desperate methods, ranging from drinking bleach to inserting […]

Med-View Airline Plans West African Expansion to Freetown, others

Med-View Airline Plans West African Expansion to Freetown, others

One of Nigerian major carriers, Med-View Airline, has unveiled plans to make its Accra, Ghana operations, which it launched in September 2014. To this end, the airline has completed arrangements to begin operations to Freetown, Sierra Leone in May 2016. The Sierra Leone addition will increase its regional route from one to two while those […]

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