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  • Hope at last for girls in Somalia as the government signals its intentions to ban female genital mutilation, a brutal practice girls in Somalia have been forced to undergo for years.
    If the new law is enacted, those found practicing the act would face criminal charges.

    The practic...


  • By Muhammad Ajah: President Buhari's probing for posterity
    By Muhammad Ajah: President Buhari's probing for posterity Starting from my concluding note, it is unarguable that those who have looted Nigeria’s treasury know themselves. They may think they are smart by trying all means, including using ‘juju’ to subvert the prevalence of justice in the recovery of Nigeria’s money. They can silently return their loots and be covered/pardoned by Presidential mercy, or they wait until they are met, exposed and prosecuted. It may take time to discover them. But with the kind of President we have today,…
    Written on Monday, 27 July 2015 09:23 in Parliament
  • Burundi's fraught presidential poll
    Burundi's fraught presidential poll There is widespread concern about Burundi's presidential election scheduled for 21 July. Public anger over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for another five-year term led to violent protests in April and a failed coup attempt in May. More than 70 people have died. Under Burundi's constitution, a president is limited to a maximum of two terms in office. Mr Nkurunziza insists that he is eligible to stand again, as his first term was by parliamentary appointment, not election, in 2005 and…
    Written on Sunday, 19 July 2015 11:42 in Parliament
  • Messi lays first stone of 2017 Nations Cup venue in Gabon
    Messi lays first stone of 2017 Nations Cup venue in Gabon Four-time world player of the year Lionel Messi linked up with Gabonese president Ali Bongo Ondimba on Saturday to lay the first stone at a future Africa Cup of Nations venue. The Barcelona star, who won a treble of Spanish title, Copa del Rey and European Champions League last season, officially started the building process at the Port-Gentil stadium, which will host Africa Cup of Nations matches in 2017. The ceremony took place on a wide sandy ground where the…
    Written on Sunday, 19 July 2015 11:38 in Parliament


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  • Lionel Messi wins UEFA BestPlayer
    Lionel Messi wins UEFA BestPlayer Lionel Messi was Thursday voted UEFA‘s best player in Europe for 2014-2015 ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez. The Argentina star, who won the Champions League, Spain’s La Liga and Spanish Cup with Barcelona, claimed the award for the second time. He also won in 2010-2011 and succeeds Real Madrid rival Ronaldo who won last year.
    Written on Thursday, 27 August 2015 17:44 in Sports Read 195 times
  • Buhari names SGF, Chief of Staff, others
    Buhari names SGF, Chief of Staff, others President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved the appointment of Engr. Babachir David Lawal as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. He also named Alhaji Abba Kyari as his Chief of Staff. The appointments were contained in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina. Other appointments approved by the President, according to the statement, were Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (retd.) – Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs Service; Mr. Kure Martin Abeshi – Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service; Senator Ita Enang – Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate); Suleiman A. Kawu – SSA to National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives). Adesina said all the appointments took immediate effect. Lawal, the new SGF hails from Hong Local Government Area, Adamawa State. He graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in 1979 with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree and worked with the Delta Steel Company, Aladja, and Nigerian External Telecommunications Limited and Data Sciences Limited before establishing his own ICT and Telecommunications consulting firm in 1990. He is also a member of the Nigeria Computer Society, the Nigeria Society of Engineers and the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria. Kyari, the new…
    Written on Thursday, 27 August 2015 17:24 in Business and Economy Read 92 times

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