PDP needs democratic chairman – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan said Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must do the right thing at its December convention by electing courageous chairman that would run the party democratically. Jonathan stated this when he received one of the party’s national chairmanship aspirants, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, in his office in Abuja. He said that as an opposition…

Buhari forwards 2018-2020 MTEF, FSP to Senate

The Senate on Thursday said it had received the 2018-2020 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) from President Muhammadu Buhari. Reading the letter at plenary, President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, said MTEF and FSP were prepared against the backdrop of an adverse global economic uncertainty and fiscal challenges and recovery…

Purported Monkey pox vaccines: Borno govt. shuts schools over parents’ panic

The Borno Government on Thursday announced the closure of  37 public primary schools in Maiduguri as a result of confusion and  pandemonium in its schools over alleged vaccination against Monkey pox disease. Alhaji Shettima Kullima, the Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), made the announce  in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria…

Nigeria, Turkey to strengthen security cooperation against Terrorism

By DAVID IORJA -President Muhammadu Buhari and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed, after talks, on Thursday in Ankara to strengthen cooperation between the security agencies of both countries to counter terrorism. Speaking at a joint press conference after a tete-a-tete with his host, President Buhari said he was ‘‘very pleased’’ that the defence ministers…

Muhammadu Buhari and the birth of the Far Right in Nigeria, By MAJEED DAHIRU

By MAJEED DAHIRU – We are very quick to denounce Marine Le Pen, when she says ‘’Multi cultural societies are multi conflict societies’’ andher National Front political party is commonly criticized as far right. Her open opposition to the unbridled diversity of the French republic often depicts her as intolerant if not discriminatory of Africans,…

Togolese forces clash with protesters as constitution debate flares

Lome, Oct. 18, 2017(Reuters/NAN)Security forces in Togo’s capital Lome fired teargas on Wednesday at rock-throwing protesters who were demanding an end to a half-century of  the Gnassingbe family rule. The clashes, seen by a Reuters witness, came two days after three people were killed in violence in the center of the country. The killings reignited…

African multinationals join forces within the AfroChampions Club to foster Africa’s growth and development

    The AfroChampions Initiative has just taken a new step with the official creation of the AfroChampions Club, a new platform to mobilise African multinationals to accelerate the economic integration of the continent. At the invitation of Mr. Aliko Dangote, Founder and CEO of the Dangote Group and President of the Club, key business leaders, representing a…

Cochrane Nigeria raises alarm over child mortality rate

From EMMA OBI, Calabar Cochrane Nigeria has raised alarm over the alarming global child mortality rate from preventable diseases such as diarrhea. According to the institute, diarrrhoea is the second child killer disease globally after pneumonia. Cochrane Nigeria is an Institute of Tropical Disease Research and Prevention. According to the institute, between eight hundred and…