FG Declares June 12 as Democracy Day

The federal government of Nigeria has announced June twelve as the new democracy day. The President Muhammadu Buhari in a press  statement  on Wednesday stated that for the past 18 years, Nigerians have been celebrating May 29th, as Democracy Day. That was the date when for the second time in our history, an elected civilian… Continue reading FG Declares June 12 as Democracy Day

Duterte threatens to arrest ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda

President Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines on Friday threatened to arrest International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda if she conducts activities in his country. He argued that Philippines was no longer an ICC member so the court had no right to carry out any investigation. Hitting out at what he said was an international effort… Continue reading Duterte threatens to arrest ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda

Sierra Leone’s government includes opposition in cabinet

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has rolled out names of his cabinet including some members of opposition. Veteran politician and lawyer Charles Francis Margai was named as Attorney General and Justice minister. Mr Margai was one of 16 candidates who contested the March 7 first round presidential election. He backed Brig (Rtd) Bio in… Continue reading Sierra Leone’s government includes opposition in cabinet

Aisha Buhari takes fight against child death to private sector

The Wife of Nigerian President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has taken the battle against scourge of maternal and child death to the private sector. She wants stakeholders in the private sector to support the fight through massive investment in health. She sought for shift of attention to the fight at a private sector meeting for investment… Continue reading Aisha Buhari takes fight against child death to private sector

Trump weighs military options in Syria

President Donald Trump huddled with top national security advisors Thursday to weigh his military options in Syria, as Moscow warned against any move that risks triggering a conflict between Russia and the United States. The drumbeat of military action appeared to grow louder, as Russia stonewalled diplomatic efforts at the United Nations and France declared… Continue reading Trump weighs military options in Syria

2019: ADP denies alliance with SDP

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has said that it did not sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Social Democratic Party (SDP) ahead of 2019 general elections. The party stated this in a statement by its Director of Media, Mr Kayode Jacob, in Abuja on Thursday, debunking media reports to that effect. It described… Continue reading 2019: ADP denies alliance with SDP

NYSC members now to be posted to farms – Coordinator

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says it will include farming and crop production as part of the one year primary assignment for corps members from the next service year. Mr Bello Ballama, the NYSC FCT Coordinator, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday. He said… Continue reading NYSC members now to be posted to farms – Coordinator