“I thank you most sincerely for fulfilling the tradition of greetings whoever occupies this place. I thank you very much for your loyalty to the country, as represented by our institutions and to the system. “Today, during and immediately after the prayers, I think I was bombarded by the youths, who almost overwhelmed the security, […]
Permanent Secretary, Niger-Delta Ministry, Mrs. Fatima Bamidele, Tuesday, said that paucity of funds in the ministry has stalled the execution of capital projects in the Niger-Delta region. Bamidele who spoke to State House Corespondents after briefing President Mohammadu Buhari on the mandate, vision and activities of the Ministry said that no releases had been made […]
There is every danger that addressing a topic like this might yield another exercise in vain lamentation when what our country needs to do is take and give effect to rational decisions about the oil sector. For instance, the discourse around the resource curse has had a deep resonance for many Nigerians because it vividly […]
The long arm of the law caught up with a 44-year-old secondary school certificate holder, Martins Ugwu Okpeh, who, for nine years had been parading himself as a medical doctor and even rose to become the chairman of a branch of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA. Okpeh, an indigene of Ogbadibo local government area of […]
Prof. Attahiru Jega on Tuesday bowed out of office as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission. He handed over to Mohammed Wali, a national commissioner of the INEC from Sokoto State, whose five-year tenure will also expire on August 11, 2015. Jega was appointed chairman of the commission by former President Goodluck Jonathan on June […]
In a video released by the White House, President Obama addresses the people of West Africa about the Ebola outbreak that is currently affecting the countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria. The President reiterates in the video that, along with our partners around the world, the United States is working with these countries’ […]
Mobile phone companies in Africa are partnering the African Union Commission to support the fight against Ebola in West Africa. The initiative, known as ‘AfricaAgainstEbola’ will use an SMS dedicated platform to raise funds for the deployment of African health workers to affected countries.
The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has urged Africa’s private sector to fund the fight against the epidemic, citing the example of giant South African-based telephone network MTN which donated $10 million and Nigerian tycoon Aliko Dangote who has pledged three million dollars.
The African Union Commission (AUC) has initiated preparations for the African Union support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA) as a contribution to on-going efforts at addressing the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa. The AUC will deploy ASEOWA with an initial strength of 100 medical personnel (both civilian and military) sourced from […]
As part of the African Union’s effort to stop the Ebola disease in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, two hundred and fifty (250) health volunteers from the Federal Republic of Nigeria were given a send off ceremony on 3rd December in Lagos before deployment to the affected countries. The Nigerian health contingent will be part […]