Senate Summons Fayemi Over Neglect of Lead Poisoning Victims

The Nigerian Senate has summoned the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Kayode Fayemi, to appear before it over the neglect of communities and victims affected by lead poisoning in Zamfara State. ‎The lawmakers also mandated its committee on Environmental and Solid Minerals to visit affected communities to ascertain level of damage and investigate activities of…

A senior member of Kenya’s electoral commission has resigned and fled to the US

Eight days before a crucial presidential election redo, a senior official of Kenya’s electoral commission has resigned and fled to the United States. Roselyn Akombe said the current electoral system was not fit to meet the basic expectations of a free, fair, and credible election. She also said that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC)…

Technology is helping middle-class Nigerians turn to farming without getting their hands dirty

For decades, various Nigerian administrations have championed the idea of diversifying an oil-dependent economy with agriculture often been cited as the top alternative. But rather than match bluster with action, Africa’s largest oil producer has perennially remained reliant on it’s biggest export. More than 80% of farmers in Nigeria are small holder farmers who cultivate a…

Senate moves to sanction companies that proscribe unionism

A motion has been moved by Distinguished Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central in the Senate plenary lamenting the distressed conditions under which some Nigerian workers carry out their daily and routine work.  The motion tends to address the issue of depriving Nigeria workers their right to association.  Institutions mostly affected, according to the Distinguished…

FG did not consult us before exporting yam to Europe and U.S  – NRCRI

The Acting Director, National Root Crop Research Institute, Umudieke, Profesor Joseph Ukpabi has affirmed that the Federal Government did not involve the Institute in the export of Yams to Europe and US in which some of the Yams were found rotten before they were exported. It will be recalled that Nigeria recently exported Yam Overseas…

The impact of 8th Assembly to the National Dev. is targeted at re-jigging the economy: Hon. Garba Datti Muhammad

The 8th National Assembly is committed to making laws that will help in the development of Nigeria as part of its efforts to eradicate poverty and minimize suffering among Nigerians to its barest minimum. Speaking with LeadingReporters in Abuja, Hon. Garba Datti Mohammad  stated that their efforts is to key into the vision of the…

NGO seeks clarifications on GMOs

Every Woman Hope Centre (EWHC), an NGO, on Tuesday called on Nigerian scientists and all stakeholders to handle the issue of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) with scientifically proven information. The Executive Director of EWHC, Mrs Edel-Quinn Agbaegbu, made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. “We have been active…

National Assembly directs CG of Customs to reinstate Dr. David Agbaje who was unjustly retired from the Service

The Federal House of Representatives have directed that Dr. David Olusegun Agbaje who was unjustly retired on flimsy reasons be reinstated to office as Assistant Comptroller General in Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). In a letter exclusively obtained by LeadingReporters, dated 9th of October, 2017 from the office of the Clerk to the National Assembly addressed…

Zimbabwe has a new “minister of WhatsApp” whose first job seems to be to stop WhatsApp

This week, Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe, said a new cybersecurity ministry had been created as a trap to catch “rats” who get up to mischief using cyberspace. It was the latest fodder for jokes doing the rounds on social media about former Zimbabwe finance minister, Patrick Chinamasa who will now head this new Cyber Security,…