Young people, entrepreneurship will drive Africa’s renaissance, says Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron has said Africa’s young people will through the vehicle of entrepreneurship drive the continent’s renaissance and sustainable development adding that Africa’s future was in Africa’s hands.   President Emmanuel Macron addressing the assemblage of young African entrepreneurs, in Lagos, Nigeria     Photo: RFI “It is part of the same message and…

Gambari leads discussion on conflict reporting at 10th Soyinka lecture series

Amidst mounting concerns on the unchecked spate of violence in parts of Nigeria, and the media’s coverage of same, Ibrahim Gambari, former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and former Nigeria’s former Minister of External Affairs, will lead discussions on the issues at the Tenth Wole Soyinka Media Lecture Series. The event which is billed to…

As African leaders unveil the Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign

African leaders in attendance at the 31st African Union Summit held at Nouakchott, Mauritania launched the new Pan-African Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign, co-led by the AU Commission and RBM Partnership to End Malaria and supported by African leaders African leaders at the 29th AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The new, continent-wide Pan-African…

Nigeria launches reproductive health tools for improving FP uptake

Nigeria’s Minister of Health Isaac Adewole Tuesday launched 3 sets of reproductive health tools that he said will add to the country’s body of knowledge on reproductive health and subsequently improve decision-making in family planning which will ultimately contribute to reducing maternal mortality in the country. “These documents will add to our body of knowledge…

INVESTIGATION: How industrial effluents threaten lives, livelihood and environment across Nigerian communities

Decades-long discharge of harmful industrial effluents by leather industries in Kano, the industrial hub of northern Nigeria, has denied multitudes of artisanal fishermen their only source of livelihood as well as posing great dangers to public health and the environment A fisherman fishing on Lake Chad                   …

CAJA urges Kano to bring anti-graft agency closer to the people

The Centre for Awareness on Justice and Accountability (CAJA) has called on the Kano State Government to bring its anti-corruption agency, the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (KSPCAC), closer to the people by establishing its offices across the state’s 44 local government areas. Kano state’s logo This was contained in press statement made…

DFID-PERL hosts policy dialogue on agriculture in Kano

The UK Department for International Development-funded Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (DFID-PERL) program Wednesday hosted a public policy dialogue on agricultural challenges in Kano state, aimed at experience sharing amongst stakeholders towards strengthened partnerships in the agric sector. PERL, a 5-year governance program brings together governments and citizens groups to collectively address governance challenges…

Austin Ekwujuru: “Most Nigerian tertiary institutions don’t respond to FOI requests”

Austin Ekwujuru is the chief executive of Basic Rights Watch, a nonprofit organisation that works in the area of budget analysis, open government, and citizens’ engagement. Tell us about the Basic Watch Right? Basic Rights Watch is a nonprofit organisation that works in the area of budget analysis, open government, transparency and accountability, and citizens’…