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The Duties Of The Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

The Duties Of The Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

The Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide acts as a catalyst to raise awareness of the causes and dynamics of genocide, to alert relevant actors where there is a risk of genocide, and to advocate and mobilize for appropriate action. The Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect leads the conceptual, political, institutional and […]

Iceland’s Prime Minister Steps Down After Panama Papers Leaks

Iceland’s Prime Minister Steps Down After Panama Papers Leaks

Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson became the first major casualty of the Panama Papers revelations, stepping down on Tuesday after leaked files showed his wife owned an offshore firm with big claims on the country’s collapsed banks. The ruling Progressive Party’s deputy leader, Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson, who holds the fisheries and agriculture portfolio, told […]

Government Sets Up Rehab Camp for Repentant Boko Haram Members

Government Sets Up Rehab Camp for Repentant Boko Haram Members

The Federal Government has established a rehabilitation camp for repentant Boko Haram members who either surrendered or were captured and have shown willingness not to go back to the group. A statement issued yesterday by the Director Defence Information (DDI) Brig-Gen Rabe Abubakar, said the decision is in line with “Government’s commitment to the war […]

‘I Just Wanted To Hear Your Voice’

‘I Just Wanted To Hear Your Voice’

In Memory of Funmilayo Adunni Olayinka I first met Mrs Funmi Olayinka in February 2007. My husband waded into the so-called murky waters of politics in 2005 as a Gubernatorial Candidate for the then AD, later Action Congress in Ekiti State. As we embarked on our political journey, I was particularly interested in the role […]

Ethiopia: 28 people killed in floods in remote regions

Ethiopia: 28 people killed in floods in remote regions

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The state broadcaster in Ethiopia says 28 people have been killed in severe flooding in two remote regions. The Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation reported Monday that 23 people were killed and 84 more people were injured when a river that crosses Jigjiga, the regional capital of the Somali region, burst its banks […]

Congo-Brazzaville: Congo Police Exchange Fire With ‘Militia’.

Congo-Brazzaville: Congo Police Exchange Fire With ‘Militia’.

Heavy and sporadic gunfire has been heard in the capital of the Republic of Congo as police fought with what one official described as militia fighters. The apparent fighting comes just weeks after President Denis Sassou N’Guesso’s re-election. The gunfire tapered off at times as it was heard to ring out in the southern Bacongo […]

145 textile firms lost to economic downturn – FG

145 textile firms lost to economic downturn – FG

The Federal Government on Monday said that a total of 145 textile companies had shut down operations between 1980 and now due to harsh economic climate. The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Aisha Abubakar, stated this during a meeting with members of the Cotton, Textile and Garment Implementation Committee. She lamented that […]

Nigerian army arrests leader of Islamist militant group Ansaru

Nigerian army arrests leader of Islamist militant group Ansaru

Nigeria’s army arrested the leader of Islamist militant group Ansaru, a splinter faction of Boko Haram that has been accused of kidnapping and killing Westerners. In 2012 the U.S. State Department named Ansaru leader Khalid al-Barnawi one of three Nigerian militants blacklisted for ties to Boko Haram and al-Qaeda’s north African wing. Defence spokesman Brigadier […]

NNPC Vows to Deal With Saboteurs

NNPC Vows to Deal With Saboteurs

Kaduna — The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has promised to deal with saboteurs of the oil industry, including pipeline vandalism, which is partly responsible for the current fuel crisis in the country, saying all betrayers in the system will be brought to book. Speaking in Kaduna during a tour of the Kaduna Refinery and […]

Govt Rules Out Fuel Price Increase, Return of Subsidy

Govt Rules Out Fuel Price Increase, Return of Subsidy

Fuel subsidy has not been re-introduced by the Federal Government, according to the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA). And the government has not increased the prices of petrol. It remains at the regulated prices of N86 at Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) filling stations and N86.50 at order outlets. It was learnt that that […]