Is Nigerian Party Politics Dividing Members?

Is Nigerian Party Politics Dividing Members?

Benin — BARELY 72 hours after Edo State Independent Electoral Commission, EDSIEC, released the time-table for the conduct of elections into the 18 local government areas in the state, Director of Publicity and Strategy of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State, Mr. Okharedia Ihimekpen, has called for the boycott of the elections. Ihimekpen, who […]

Nigeria: Air Force Deploys Two Alpha Jets to Mali

Nigeria: Air Force Deploys Two Alpha Jets to Mali

Abuja — Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in continuation of its forces deployment to Mali has sent two Alpha Jets to strengthen the ECOWAS intervention force battling extremist rebel forces in Mali’s northern flank. The fighter jets, which was authorized for combat operation by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, took off yesterday […]

Nigerian State Takes on Maternal, Child Death

Nigerian State Takes on Maternal, Child Death

Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko started the Abiye Initiative, a revolutionary program that offers free healthcare to pregnant women and children under five. Washington, DC — One in five Nigerian children will die before reaching his or her fifth birthday, according to Save the Children. Their mothers are also suffering – the country accounted for […]

Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s Deputy John Nkomo Dies

Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s Deputy John Nkomo Dies

In separate interviews yesterday, Zanu-PF chairpersons for Bulawayo, Matabeleland North and South provinces described VP Nkomo as a respected politician who would be missed by all Zimbabweans. “Bulawayo as a province is shocked by the death of VP Nkomo. We have lost a political leader who always gave us guidance. We sympathise with the Nkomo […]

Hissene Habre: Senegal MPs pass law to form tribunal

Hissene Habre: Senegal MPs pass law to form tribunal

Senegalese MPs have passed a law that will allow a special African Union tribunal to be created to try Chad’s former leader Hissene Habre.The 70 year old has been under house arrest since 2005 in Senegal, where he fled after being deposed in 1990. He denies killing and torturing tens of thousands of his opponents. […]

Nigerian student in Ghana cuts and swallows his manhood

Nigerian student in Ghana cuts and swallows his manhood

A Nigerian student enrolled in one of the numerous tertiary institutions in Ghana has cut and swallowed his penis. The incident occurred last Friday. Although no one is sure what prompted the 25-year-old student (name withheld) to chop-off and practically ingest his manhood, Daily Sun gathered that he is currently on admission at one of […]

At UN-backed meeting, Cameroon and Nigeria agree to expedite boundary demarcation process

At UN-backed meeting, Cameroon and Nigeria agree to expedite boundary demarcation process

14 December 2012 – Representatives from Cameroon and Nigeria ended today a meeting over the demarcation of the boundary between the two countries with a reaffirmation of their willingness to expedite the process in relation to the land-based areas which remain to be identified, according to the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA). Members […]

UN experts on use of mercenaries urge greater oversight for private security contractors

UN experts on use of mercenaries urge greater oversight for private security contractors

The Government of Somalia must do more to ensure the security of its citizens while increasing regulations on private military and security companies, a United Nations expert panel urged today at the conclusion of its seven-day visit to the Horn of Africa country. “As Somalia rebuilds its security institutions, the Government should ensure that private […]

Katongo named 2012 BBC African Footballer of the Year

Katongo named 2012 BBC African Footballer of the Year

Christopher Katongo has won the 2012 BBC African Footballer of the Year award. The 30-year-old Zambia captain beat off competition from Demba Ba, Didier Drogba, Younes Belhanda and Yaya Toure to become the first winner from southern Africa in the history of the award. Katongo told BBC Sport: “This is a fantastic moment for me. […]

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani ‘in coma after stroke’

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani ‘in coma after stroke’

g Mr Talabani is Iraq’s first Kurdish president Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is said to be in a coma in hospital after officials and media reported he had suffered a stroke. A statement on his website said President Talabani was in a stable condition and was being treated for blocked arteries. Well-placed Kurdish sources say […]