30,000 to benefit from FG’s small-scale loan in Zamfara

30,000 to benefit from FG’s small-scale loan in Zamfara

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said on Tuesday that 30,000 persons would benefit from the Federal Government small-scale loan in Zamfara state. He disclosed this while inaugurating some projects at Talata Mafara, Zamfara. Attributing the security challenges confronting the country to the severe unemployment situation in the country, Osinbajo said the Federal Government was committed to tackling unemployment […]

SPECIAL FEATURES: Nigerian Politics: Where are the Women?

SPECIAL FEATURES: Nigerian Politics: Where are the Women?

In 2008, the Justice Mohammed Uwais-led Electoral reform committee recognised and voiced the need for women’s inclusion  into politics and governance.   The 22-member Electoral Reform Committee had been constituted by the late former President, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, after the 2007 elections to examine the entire electoral process.   In its final report, the Committee […]

Methodist church pledges support for young political office seekers

Methodist church pledges support for young political office seekers

The Prelate, Methodist Church Nigeria, Samuel Uche, has said the church will mobilise support for young Nigerians seeking political office in the 2019 elections. Addressing a press conference on Monday to mark the end of the church’s 46th Conference and 11th Biennial Conference at Wesley Cathedral Methodist Church, Aba, Abia State, the Prelate however stressed […]

Lagos is third least liveable city in the world – Survey

Lagos is third least liveable city in the world  – Survey

The city of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, has been ranked the world’s third least place to live in. This was revealed in The Economist Intelligence Unit annual global survey just released. Besides Lagos,  five other African cities appeared in the top 10 least liveable cities.  They are; Harare, Zimbabwe; Tripoli, Libya; Douala, Cameroon; Algiers, Algeria […]

Ugwuanyi nominated for `Best Governor Award’

Ugwuanyi nominated for `Best Governor Award’

An Abuja based group, Security Watch Africa, has nominated Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as the “Best Governor on Security Matters.” His administration has also been nominated for the award of the “Best Security and Safety Conscious State Government’’ in Africa. Managing Director of the group Mr. Patrick  Agbambu,  who presented the letters of […]

28-year-old man docked over alleged N11m fraud

28-year-old man docked over alleged N11m fraud

A 28-year-old man, Augustine Ozobi, has been arraigned before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly obtaining N11 million on the pretext of supplying tyres to his business associate, one Izuchukwu Ekwudu. He is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and obtaining under false pretext. He, however, pleaded not guilty to the […]

Aisha Buhari reiterates support for women with disabilities

Aisha Buhari reiterates support for women with disabilities

Mrs. Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has said she will continue to support women with disabilities in the country by using her position to advocate for more support for them. She said this during the 10th anniversary of the Advocacy for Women With Disabilities Initiatives (AWDI), in Abuja, on Thursday. READ ALSO: Alleged […]

Former Ivorian First Lady leaves prison

Former Ivorian First Lady leaves prison

Former First Lady of Ivory Coast, Simone Gagbo, has been released from prison. READ ALSO: Eulogies for Winnie Mandela as AUN’S African students celebrate The former First Lady who was serving a 20-year jail term was released after being granted amnesty by President Alassane Quattara. Agency reports quoted Attorney Bless Dohore as saying Mrs. Gbagbo had […]

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