Sunday, 24 September 2017
  • A run-away former governor has lost a choice hotel in Singapore to the latter day wife he used to launder his loot.

    The ex-governor is currently under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly benefitting from the $2.1billion arms scandal.

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  • World Athletics Championships: How Nigeria trips up its own athletes World Athletics Championships: How Nigeria trips up its own athletes
    Nigeria failed to win a medal at this month's World Athletics Championships - meaning Africa's most populous nation has come home empty-handed from eight of the last nine tournaments. Some athletes, like Tosin Oke, feel the lack of medals reflects a lack of support from the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN). The triple jumper alleges discrimination and the holding back of training funds from the AFN. He also feels let down by the IAAF, after complaining to athletics' governing body…
    Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:36
  • ‘All We See Is Dead Bodies’: Floods and Mudslides Ravage Sierra Leone ‘All We See Is Dead Bodies’: Floods and Mudslides Ravage Sierra Leone
    Mudslides and flooding caused by heavy rain killed scores of people in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. CreditJane Hahn for The New York Times DAKAR, Senegal — Torrents of water rushed through the streets of the Sierra Leone capital of Freetown on Monday, causing mudslides that killed hundreds and trapped hundreds more in their homes and vehicles, officials said. As many as 200 people were killed after heavy rains overnight deluged the city’s poor drainage system and created one…
    Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:29
  • “NHIS Being Revived” – President Akufo-Addo “NHIS Being Revived” – President Akufo-Addo
    The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the finances of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) are being sorted out in order to improve access to quality healthcare, as well as ensure that health workers are unencumbered and free to do their work. Reiterating his determination to solve the problem of unpaid bills to healthcare providers, President Akufo-Addo noted that the NHIS is at the core of the country’s health delivery system, and government has a duty to…
    Sunday, 13 August 2017 22:26


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  • Togo protests: Why are people marching against Faure Gnassingbé? Business and Economy Togo protests: Why are people marching against Faure Gnassingbé?
    A new round of demonstrations is expected across Togo as the country grapples with an unprecedented political crisis, brought about by calls for the introduction of presidential term limits. Faure Gnassingbé has been head of state since 2005 when he took over from his father Gnassingbé Eyadema, who seized power in a coup in 1967, seven years after independence. The anti-government protests began in August and have spread to the whole country. Demonstrations have largely been peaceful and their scale has been huge, with organisers claiming that as many as 800,000 people - out of a total population of 6.6 million - took to the streets on 19 August. On Sunday, the country's bishops threw their weight behind the opposition. Image copyrightAFP These oppositions supporters prayed during a previous all-night vigil Image copyrightAFP Protests have been largely peaceful but there have been some clashes with riot police Why don't the government and opposition settle their differences in parliament? The government has tried this. On Tuesday, MPs voted in favour of a proposed change to the constitution to introduce a two-term limit ahead of the next presidential election in 2020. The change will require a referendum before it comes into effect.…
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  • FG approves payment of Nigeria Airways staff entitlements Business and Economy FG approves payment of Nigeria Airways staff entitlements
    The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said on Wednesday the Federal Government has approved the payment of N45billion severance package to former staff of the defunct Nigeria Airways. The national carrier was liquidated by ex- President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration in 2005, and the workers had been embarking on protests nationwide over their unpaid entitlements. Sirika told State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting that money has been approved for the settlement of the entitlements. “Governments, in the past, decided just to liquidate Nigeria Airways without tending to the issue of the entitlements of the workers and they have been struggling to get that paid. We came in and took it very seriously. “I’m happy to announce that Mr. President has approved N45 billion which has been confirmed to be the entitlements of these workers and Ministry of Finance has been instructed to pay the money. The ministry wrote to me last week that they have received the instruction to pay these workers, and therefore, they are setting up the modalities to pay. “You should know it won’t be paid through my ministry before somebody will say I take some of it. It…
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