UN, AU agree to foster stronger relationship

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has called for strengthening the relationship between the African Union (AU) and the UN to deliver on promised development for Africa’s youth. Mohammed stated this while addressing leaders from across the continent who had gathered at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, which was her first AU Summit since taking… Continue reading UN, AU agree to foster stronger relationship

Opposition leader Tsvangirai wants Mugabe to resign

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai urged President Robert Mugabe to resign in the interest of the country after the military seized power. Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe’s only legitimate ruler and has balked at mediation by a Catholic priest to allow the 93-year-old former guerrilla a graceful exit after a military coup, sources said… Continue reading Opposition leader Tsvangirai wants Mugabe to resign

World Cup: Permutations as focus turns to draw

Ticket sales resumed on Thursday for the 2018 World Cup with demand expected to be high as all eyes turn to the draw following the last of the play-offs for the tournament in Russia. Peru secured the last berth after overcoming New Zealand in their intercontinental play-off to complete the list of 32 teams taking… Continue reading World Cup: Permutations as focus turns to draw

NGF resolves to spur primary healthcare

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) is to partner major stakeholders in the health sector to improve primary health care system in the country. Mr Asishana Okauru, the Director-General of NGF, unveiled the plan in Abuja at a workshop convened to bring all primary healthcare components in the country under one roof. The workshop was organised… Continue reading NGF resolves to spur primary healthcare

My husband ties me to tree, housewife tells Ibadan court

A housewife, Fausat Akinola, on Thursday told a Grade `C’ Customary Court, Agodi in Ibadan, that her husband of 15 years, one Sarafa Akinola, used to tie her to a tree in front of their house. Fausat, a mother of three, said this when testifying before the court in a divorce suit filed by her… Continue reading My husband ties me to tree, housewife tells Ibadan court

Google honours Achebe on posthumous birthday

Technology giant, Google has honoured Nigerian literary icon, Chinua Achebe on its doodle, adding up to the long list of awards clinched by the writer in life and in death. Google said on its website on Thursday that it honoured Achebe on its doodle today; Nov. 16 would have been Achebe’s 87th birthday. The News… Continue reading Google honours Achebe on posthumous birthday

INEC warns against electoral malpractice

By saheed Omodara The Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has warned the Anambra staff of the commission against involvement in electoral fraud. The chairman, gave the warning while addressing the staff of the commission on Monday at the INEC state headquarters ahead of November 18 governorship election. The INEC boss said… Continue reading INEC warns against electoral malpractice

Anambra Election: INEC chairman warns staff against electoral fraud

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the  Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday warned the Anambra staff of the commission against involvement in electoral fraud. Yakubu gave the warning when he addressed the staff of the commission at the INEC state headquarters Awka ahead of Nov.18 governorship election. The INEC boss said that anybody caught… Continue reading Anambra Election: INEC chairman warns staff against electoral fraud