Terrorist attacks deeply concerning – Dirco

On Wednesday, the South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) revealed that terrorist attacks such as this week’s attack on the Dusit Hotel in Nairobi, which killed at least 15 people including Kenyans and foreigners, are deeply concerning and have no place in Africa. The Chairperson of Dirco’s Portfolio Committee Siphosezwe Masango sent…

FG borrowed N6.1trn from pension assets, says NPC

The National Pension Commission (NPC) revealed that Federal Government has borrowed about N6.16 trillion out of the N8.49 trillion pension assets under the Contributory Pension Scheme. NPC has made this known on Tuesday in Abuja, revealing the FG’s borrowing represents 73.5 percent of the pension fund. According to data from Pencom, Pension Fund Administrators also…

Sen. Ahmad Lawan speaks on approval of new minimum wage bill, budget before 2019 election

Sen. Ahmad Lawan, Leader of the Senate, has stated that the National Assembly will prioritise the consideration of the 2019 budget and the passage of minimum wage bill upon resumption. According to NAN, Lawan, who made this known in an interview with newsmen in Abuja, said the lawmakers would not hesitate in attending to the…

ICC acquits former President Gbagbo of war crimes

On Tuesday, the International Criminal Court (ICC) judges have acquitted former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo of all war crimes charges and ordered his immediate release. Presiding Judge Cuno Tarfusser said prosecutors failed to prove their case against Gbagbo and co-defendant Charles Blé Goudé, a close ally and former political youth leader, who were ordered to…

African Union leaders’ summit to focus on displacement, migration

On Tuesday, an official revealed that this year’s African Union leaders’ summit will focus on ways to improve the situation of the displaced. African Union Commission Deputy Chairperson Kwesi Quartey’s remarks came on the sidelines of the Permanent Representatives Committee meeting consisting of ambassadors, who gathered to prepare agenda items for the summit slated for…

Chinese govt delivers access to satellite TV for 1,000 Nigerian villages

More Nigerian villages have benefited from Chinese Government’s 10,000 African Villages Project, that aims to provide digital TV access to rural communities across Africa. Speaking to journalists, the Chief Executive Officer, StarTimes Nigeria, Justin Zhang noted that StarTimes was contracted by the Chinese Government to deliver on the project across Africa, adding that no fewer…