W/Bank commits $500m to erosion control in 21 Nigerian states

W/Bank commits $500m to erosion control in 21 Nigerian states

The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) says 21 states are currently benefiting from about $500 million World Bank scheme to curtail the spread of gully ...

Nigerian ‘rapist’ jailed in UK

Nigerian ‘rapist’ jailed in UK

A 38-year-old Nigerian man has been jailed in the United Kingdom, - charged with attacking woman as she travelled home, reports said on Tuesday.Olaoluwa Ibrahim, resident of Relf ...

Cancellation of the African Space Program: interview

Cancellation of the African Space Program: interview

Nairobi - On Tuesday at 2PM GMT, the African Space Agency (ASA) released the news of the indefinite suspension of the African space program "as long as the prerequisites for new ...

Barack Obama nudges African leaders on term extension

Barack Obama nudges African leaders on term extension

— United States President Barack Obama has urged African leaders to avoid the practice of changing the constitution to extend their terms after the expiry of their mandates. ...

Democracy taking root in Africa-Obama

Democracy taking root in Africa-Obama

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday said democracy is taking root in many African countries including in Benin, South Africa, Ghana, Botswana, Sierra Leone, Namibia and ...

The Crazy Idea of the Week: free internet for all

The Crazy Idea of the Week: free internet for all

The pitch about Outernet: Information for the World from Outer Space. Unrestricted, globally accessible, broadcast data. Quality content from all over the Internet. Available to all ...

The Crazy Idea of the Week: free internet for all

The Crazy Idea of the Week: free internet for all

The pitch about Outernet: Information for the World from Outer Space. Unrestricted, globally accessible, broadcast data. Quality content from all over the Internet. Available to all ...

Press awash with Buhari’s visit to Cameroon, death of traditional ruler, list of oil thieves

The official visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Cameroon, the death of the traditional ruler of Ife and the listing of suspected oil thieves are the leading stories in Nigerian newspapers on Wednesday. The National Mirror reported that President Buhari will on Wednesday jet out to Cameroon to fine-tune  more...

July 29, 2015 at 8:40 am UTC

Nigeria: Airport authority denies preventing former First Lady access to VIP lounge

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Tuesday explained it never denied Dame Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, access to the VIP's lounge at the Port Harcourt International Airport.FAAN's denial is contained in a statement issued by Mr Yakubu Dati, its General  more...

July 28, 2015 at 7:46 pm UTC

Nigerian central bank urges assent to financial systems bills

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to quickly give his assent to the three Financial System Strategy 2020 bills, which were recently passed by the National Assembly. The bills are the Nigerian Financial Sector Bill, Nigerian Financial Ombudsman Bill and the  more...

July 29, 2015 at 9:56 am UTC

Mozambique health ministry assures availability of medicines

Mozambique Health Minister Nazira Abdulla says the government is making every effort to ensure that essential drugs reach all health units in the country.In an answer to questions from Members of Parliament on Wednesday, Abdulla said drugs for all hospitals had been distributed for the first and second  more...

July 23, 2015 at 11:05 am UTC

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