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Africa Remains Continent of Hope – Guterres

UN Secretary-General António Guterres says Africa remains a continent of hope in spite of the obvious crises and underdevelopment currently ravaging the region. Guterres, in a commentary entitled: “A Continent of Hope”, following his visit to the region on Monday to participate at the 28th Summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa, said there […]

Nigeria: FG Explains Role of Task Force On Food Prices

The Federal Government has said that the inter-ministerial task force set up to address causes for the continuous increase in food prices was not meant to discourage farmers in the country. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, told newsmen in Abuja on Saturday that it was aimed at balancing and equalising […]

Nigeria: Oyo Criminalises Stigmatising People Living With HIV/Aids

The Oyo State Government on Friday launched the state’s HIV/AIDS Anti-Stigma Law 2016, to protect and preserve the fundamental rights of people living with the disease. Gov. Abiola Ajimobi said at the event held at the House of Chiefs, Oyo State Secretariat, that the law was to checkmate the increasing rate of stigmatisation and discrimination […]

Cameroon/Egypt: Nigeria’s Rohr Wants Cameroon to Win Final, Foresaw Leipzig Success

By Mark Meadows Libreville — Gernot Rohr tells DW that Cameroon would be worthier AFCON winners than Egypt and that his Nigeria side have a newfound spirit to succeed in future. On the Bundesliga, he says he is not surprised by RB Leipzig’s rise. Nigeria coach Rohr has managed across Africa and so is well-placed […]

Africa: Morocco Flexed Economic Muscles and Returned to the AU

Photo: Morgan Mbabazi/Nation Media Group A commercial area in Juba. Plans to relocate South Sudan’s capital from Juba to Ramciel in Lakes State received a boost after Morocco agreed to fund a $5 million feasibility study. By Franck Kuwonu “It is a beautiful day when one returns home after too long of an absence,” King […]

Nigeria: IVF Babies and the Stigma – Finding a Way Out

Photo: Lauren Everitt/AllAfrica Preterm infants are babies born before the 37th week of pregnancy. Nearly half of the 1.1 million babies who die each year from preterm birth complications could be saved using the Kangaroo Mother Care technique, according to a global study. By Mary Ekah Surprisingly, a group of parents who have benefitted from […]

Nigeria: Ganduje Set to Marry Off 1,520 Women in Kano

By Ibrahim Shuaibu The Kano State Government is set to marry off 1,520 women under its mass wedding programme. The state Commissioner for Local Government, Alhaji Murtala Sule Garo, disclosed this yesterday at Government House, Kano, during the distribution of empowerment tools to youths under the Ganduje Mass Economic Empowerment Programme (G-MEEP). “Funds for the […]

Nigeria: Military Speaks On Rann Accidental Air Raid, Says 112 Killed, 97 Injured

By Michael Olugbode Maiduguri — The Nigerian military yesterday broke its silence on the number of casualties from the Rann accidental air bombing by the air force, stating that 112 persons died in the incident while 97 others were injured. The military equally revealed that 26 foreigners were caught who had links with Boko Haram […]

Nigeria: ‘Conditions of Nigerian Widows Still Deplorable’

interview By Mary Ekah The maltreatment of widows in Nigeria is increasingly alarming. For Mr. Felix King Eiremiokhae, Founder, Felix King Charity Foundation, engaging custodians of customs in communities will best tackle the challenge. In this interview with Mary Ekah, he reveals how his foundation is achieving this, and why he developed a soft spot […]

Nigeria: End Game for Arms Smugglers

By Eromosele Abiodun Eromosele Abiodun posits that the recent success recorded by the Nigeria Customs Service in arresting smugglers and importers of arms will make the country safer for investment to thrive. Smuggling severely harms the economy of a country in multidimensional ways. It undermines the local industry, discourages legal imports and reduces the volume […]

Nigeria: Court Grants Ex-FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed’s Son N100 Million Bail

The Federal High Court, Maitama Abuja, on Friday granted Shamsudeen Bala, son of former FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed, bail in the sum of N100 million. The judge, Nnamdi Dimgba, also ordered Mr. Bala to produce two sureties in the sum of N50 million each, as part of the bail condition. The defendant is also to […]

Nigeria: Wizkid Bags U.S. Award for Writing Drake’s “One Dance”

By Idoko Salihu Nigerian music sensation and Starboy Music Worldwide boss, Wizkid, has earned himself another international award from The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). ASCAP, according to Wikipedia, is an American not-for-profit performance-rights organization that protects its members’ musical copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music, whether via a broadcast […]

Nigeria: State House Suspends Capital Projects Over Non Provision in 2017 Budget

The management of State House, Abuja, has suspended the execution of new capital projects in 2017, Jalal Arabi, Permanent Secretary, State House, has said. Arabi made the statement on Thursday in Abuja when members of the House of Representatives Committee on Special Duties paid oversight visit to the residence of the President. He explained that […]

Nigeria: How Cameroonian Bandits Killed Five UN, Nigerian Officials

By Kabiru R. Anwar Yola — Adamawa State Commissioner of Land and Survey, Ibrahim Mijinyawa has attributed the death of five officials on UN team on Tuesday to inadequate security escort. The commissioner spoke when he paid condolence visit on the families of Zakari Bakari, an assistant Surveyor General with the Ministry who was among […]