Elumelu: Drive Africa growth with local solutions can speed up growth.
During the third edition of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Forum held in Lagos Nigeria, founder and philanthropist Tony Elumelu spoke about Africa finding local solutions to her own challenges of unemployment and poverty.
WHO supports the immunization of nearly 900,000 people against yellow fever in Nigeria.
Source: World Health Organization Country: Nigeria The Nigerian government has mobilized over 200 health workers to immunize residents aged 9 months to 45 years old in the states of Kwara and Kogi.ABUJA, 16 October, 2017- The Government of Nigeria has launched a campaign to immunize 873,837 people against yellow fever in ...
Refugee Food Festival Aims to Sweeten the Way to People's Hearts.
A Refugee Food Festival showcasing the cooking talents of refugee chefs from five different countries has won the hearts of Geneva residents by connecting through the food of their national cuisines.¬† Over the past week, local chefs have turned their kitchens over to their refugee counterparts from Syria, Eritrea, Sri ...
Refugee Food Festival Aims to Sweeten the Way to Peoples√Ę¬Ä¬ô Hearts.
A Refugee Food Festival showcasing the cooking talents of refugee chefs from five different countries has won the hearts of Geneva residents by connecting through the food of their national cuisines.¬† Over the past week, the city's chefs have turned their kitchens over to their refugee counterparts from Syria, Eritrea, Sri ...
Nigerian Esther Ogabaisi and her friend Xuri Young demonstrate Jamaica's motto: “Out of many, one people”, duringHeritage Day celebrations at St Richard's Primary School on Red Hills Road in St Andrew on Thursday.
AU: Nigeria to Issue Visas to Africans Upon Arrival
Nigeria has decided to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans, the African Union said Friday, in a major step toward the goal of free movement on the continent. ¬† The continental body√Ę¬Ä¬ôs deputy chairman Kwesi Quartey praised the action as a √Ę¬Ä¬úlaudable move towards Africa√Ę¬Ä¬ôs integration agenda√Ę¬Ä¬Ě in ...
Silent starvation in Chad's Lake Region 3:09 Silent starvation in Chad's Lake Region13 October 2017The conflict between Boko Haram and the military operations to defeat it that began in Nigeria have spread to Niger, Chad and Cameroon, causing one of the worst humanitarian crises in Africa.
Nigeria's Presidency Rejects Northern Bias Criticism Over World Bank Request
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's office on Friday denied that he favored the north of the country over other regions, after he was criticized for asking the World Bank to focus on the region. The northeast in particular has been wracked by an eight-year Islamist militant insurgency that has killed more than 20,000 ...
The largest trial of Boko Haram suspects in the history of Nigeria's ongoing fight against the terrorist group is under way at a military barracks in the north. Under a media blackout, more than 1,600 detainees held at a military base in the central state of Niger will be tried first, followed by 651 others held at the Giwa ...
2 Nigerian States Eliminate Elephantiasis, Carter Center Says
The Carter Center, a nonprofit organization run by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, said Friday that it had helped eliminate elephantiasis, a disfiguring tropical disease, from two states in Nigeria where the problem was at its worst. Dr. Yisa Saka of Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Health said in the Carter Center's ...
Nigeria convicts 45 Boko Haram members in mass trial
The individuals have received prison sentences, but the government has refused to divulge other details, such as the names of the accused or charges faced. The mass trials have drawn criticism for a lack of transparency.
Nigeria jails 45 Boko Haram suspects in mass trial held in secret
Nigeria has convicted and jailed 45 Boko Haram suspects, the government said on Friday, the first sentences it has handed down in a set of mass trials that have drawn criticism for being held behind closed doors.
Donors kept famine at bay but aid needed: U.N. chief
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said donors responded quickly to his warning in February that some 20 million people were at severe risk of famine in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northeast Nigeria, but while famine has been kept at bay the need for humanitarian aid is increasing.
Nigeria jails 45 Boko Haram suspects in mass trial held in secret
Nigeria has convicted and jailed 45 Boko Haram suspects, the government said Friday, the first sentences it has handed down in a set of mass trials that have drawn criticism for being held behind closed doors.
Nigerian Navy to enforce ban on embarked security teams
The Baltic and International Maritime Council shipping association informed its members on 11 October that the Nigerian Navy intends to enforce a ban on non-naval personnel carrying weapons in Nigerian waters, a rule that applies to other government forces, as well as private security teams
Nigerian police arrests suspected kidnappers of a Lebanese businessman
Four suspected kidnappers of an Ibadan-based Lebanese ¬†businessman were on Thursday paraded by the Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Police. Others¬† paraded included ¬†a 50-year-old suspected ritualist, who was allegedly ¬†nabbed with a human skull, as well as a ¬†dismissed soldier ¬†and his ¬†accomplice ¬†arrested for ...
Financing women farmers13 October 2017Oxfam conducted research on government and donor investments in Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Tanzania. It found that governments and donors are failing to provide women farmers with relevant and adequate support for farming and adapting to climate change.
UN Chief: Worldwide Famine Averted, but Numbers of Hungry Growing
The United Nations secretary-general says early action by the international community has helped avert widespread famine, but the number of people in need is continuing to grow. In February, Ant√≥nio Guterres warned that 20 million people were facing starvation in South Sudan, Somalia, North East Nigeria and Yemen, and he ...
UN chief says donors kept famine at bay _ but aid needed
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says donors responded quickly to his warning in February that some 20 million people were at severe risk of famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and northeast Nigeria, but while "famine has been kept at bay" the need for humanitarian aid is increasing.
Two Nigerians have been apprehended by the Ashaiman District Police for dealing in dangerous drugs without authority. The suspect, Ali Haruna, 48, was reportedly in possession of a total of 1,000 pieces of assorted dangerous drugs, including Tramadol, Diazem Tablets, Axzol and Nitrazepam. The other suspect Ali Mubanoo, 50, ...
Barber Shop Chronicles: Acclaimed theatre production coming to Wellington
For six weeks, British-Nigerian award-winning poet and¬†playwright Inua Ellams sat in six¬†different barbershops in six different cities¬†on the African continent, listening to the yarns spun of many different¬†men.
An interesting find from the beginning of the week - pink flamingos appeared in the Rhodopes. Exotic birds are not a frequent visitor in the country. The closest places where this warm-loving and exotic species you can regularly found are in Greece - Lake Kerkini and Porto Lagos. There is also a record number for the ...