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LOUD WHISPERS: Do Your Best And Leave The Rest

LOUD WHISPERS: Do Your Best And Leave The Rest

   TRIBUTE TO MAMA CLEMENTINA OJUOLAPE ADENIYI (1925-2021) ‘Kete Kete, Kete Kete, Kete Kete…….’. We all stood there staring in fascination as Mama Adeniyi gracefully danced and mimicked some of our seniors who had been caught holding an unauthorized birthday party in the boarding house. Mama had found them dancing to Ebenezer Obey’s famous song […]

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

Today, April 23rd, is designated World Book and Copyright Day by the United Nations. On this day, two years ago, Port Harcourt, Nigeria became UNESCO World Book Capital City (WBCC). The WBCC title is a ‘symbolic nomination to a city in recognition of its efforts in promoting books and reading’. The city holds this title […]

Over 4000 Displaced After Weekend Attacks in Taraba

Over 4000 Displaced After Weekend Attacks in Taraba

A weekend attack on some communities in the Bali local government area of Taraba state by suspected herdsmen has displaced over 4000 persons. The displaced persons are currently taking refuge at Tiv traditional council hall, NKST church, and legislative quarters in Bali town. However, 13 recovered bodies have also reportedly been buried as of Sunday. […]

G7 Urged To Donate ‘Emergency’ Supplies To Vaccine-Sharing Scheme

G7 Urged To Donate ‘Emergency’ Supplies To Vaccine-Sharing Scheme

The head of UNICEF on Monday asked G7 countries to donate supplies to the COVAX vaccine-sharing scheme as an emergency measure to address a severe shortfall caused by disruption to Indian vaccine exports. India has curbed exports of the AstraZeneca vaccine made by its Serum Institute, which had been pledged to COVAX, to be used […]

Uganda Deploys Drones to Fight Poaching, Wildlife Trafficking

Uganda Deploys Drones to Fight Poaching, Wildlife Trafficking

Uganda is turning to technology to fight poachers and wildlife trafficking. According to the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), the country secured funding from the United Nations Development Programme to procure surveillance drones that will man parts of its protected areas, which are not routinely patrolled by rangers, and camera traps that will help identify poachers […]

Jacob Zuma Seeks to Get Prosecutor Billy Downer Removed From Graft Trial

Jacob Zuma Seeks to Get Prosecutor Billy Downer Removed From Graft Trial

Court proceedings at the kick-off of Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial were swift and clinical on Monday, with a postponement to May 26. Ace Magashule, Carl Niehaus, Bongani Bongo, Tony Yengeni and former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo were among his VIP supporters who crunched into the courtroom ‘A’ gallery. The Pietermaritzburg high court heard on […]

Covid-19 Restrictions Leave Small-Scale Traders in Misery

Covid-19 Restrictions Leave Small-Scale Traders in Misery

Of the eight years Ms Lorraine Mwangi Wanjiku from Mombasa County has been in business, 2020 was the worst. This is the year she almost closed shop due to the hard-hitting coronavirus pandemic. The businesswoman who deals in new clothes says she is currently trying to survive, as the income from her shop is too […]

Govt Approves New Retirement Age for Health Workers

Govt Approves New Retirement Age for Health Workers

The federal government has reached an agreement with stakeholders in the health sector to grant new retirement age for workers in the sector. Under the new condition of service, the retirement age of health workers has increased from 60 years to 65 years. Also, the retirement age for medical consultants is 70 years. The government […]

Multi-Million Naira Bridge Collapses a Week After Construction in Kogi

Multi-Million Naira Bridge Collapses a Week After Construction in Kogi

The multi-million Naira Ozuma bridge constructed by the administration of Governor Yahaya Bello in the Central Senatorial District of Kogi State has collapsed in less than a week of its construction. In a statement signed by the Director, Media and Communication of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, Comrade Dayo Onibiyo, the party […]

African Development Bank Invites Business Enablers to Apply for Funding to Support Women Entrepreneurs

African Development Bank Invites Business Enablers to Apply for Funding to Support Women Entrepreneurs

This May, the African Development Bank Group is launching a call for proposals for projects enhancing the viability and sustainability of women entrepreneurship enablers. Women’s business associations, incubators, accelerators, and cooperatives that advance women’s entrepreneurship, can apply for funding for innovative projects or programs to bolster the skills of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) owned […]

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