Nigerian to represent Africa on UN rights panel

By Prudence Arobani Nigeria’s candidate, Amb. Peters Emuze has been elected to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) in a keenly-contested election held at the UN Headquarters, New York. The Correspondent of...

Again health workers begin nationwide indefinite strike

By Felicia Imohimi The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) says it has commenced nationwide indefinite strike in earnest. Mr Obisesan Oluwatuyi, General Secretary of the Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP) disclosed this in an...

Looting of NEMA by Sani Sidi, 7 others

Mohammed Sani Sidi, the  director-general of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and seven of the agency’s directors  allegedly stole over a billion naira, $284,000 and £95,000, the Nigerian presidency has revealed. All the officials...

Falae: Why I visited Obasanjo

By Olawale Jokotoye/Abeokuta The Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief Olu Falae, on Tuesday visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State, to discuss, what he called, the  affairs of the nation. The...

Fans decry scrapping of sports ministry in Anambra

With the scrapping of the Ministry of Sports in Anambra, sports administrators and enthusiasts have expressed dismay, saying that uncertainty now becloud the future of sports and athletes development. Reports said that sports, which operated...

Burundi govt cracks down on opponents ahead of referendum – HRW

The Burundian government and members of the ruling party have been engaged in a violent crackdown on opponents ahead of a controversial referendum planned for May this year, an international rights group has said. According...

Expert urges FG to provide portable water to prevent water-borne diseases

A public health physician, Dr Ogungbemi Olalekan, has urged the Federal Government to ensure availability of portable water in all parts of the country to prevent water borne diseases. Olalekan, who is the Founder, Mole...

Politics a dirty game all over the world – Botswana’s ex-President

Former president of Botswana, Ian Khama, has affirmed a long held cliche that politics is a dirty game. In his view, politics must however be differentiated from governance. In a wide-ranging interview with newsmen, the...

Trump willing to meet with Putin despite rising U.S.-Russia tensions – White House

U.S. President Donald Trump is still willing to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in spite of increasing tensions between the United States and Russia, White House Spokesperson, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said on Tuesday. “The...

Winnie Mandela’s funeral was her last fight to dispel apartheid-era smear campaigns and lies

Quartz Africa  MUCH like her mother would have at activists’ funerals during the apartheid era, Zenani Mandela-Dlamini allowed her righteous anger to lead her tribute at the state funeral for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Saturday April...

AU condemns use of chemical weapons in Syria, calls for lasting political solution

The African Union has issued a strongly worded statement condemning the use of chemical weapons in Syria and cautioning against responding without ‘incontrovertible evidence’ and compliance with international law. The United States, Britain and France...

Minister apologises as 6,000 policemen hunt fugitive thief

A Japanese minister apologized on Tuesday over the escape of a “model” inmate who fled an open prison more than a week ago, as the number of police hunting him passed 6,000. About 6,600 police...

Cameroon will not dialogue with separatists – Minister Atanga Nji reiterates

The Cameroon government will not dialogue with separatists elements in the country’s Anglophone region, Interior Minister Paul Atanga Nji has stressed. Speaking late last week on state-owned Cameroon Radio Television, he reiterated a position he...

Trump ‘morally unfit’ to be president – Ex FBI director

U.S. President Donald Trump is “morally unfit” to be president, former FBI director James Comey charged in an interview broadcast on Sunday night. Comey said anyone who can see “moral equivalence” in protests by white...