Category: Africa

11 Years of Waiting, 11 IVFs… Ibidunni Ighodalo’s Emotional Journey to Helping Others will brighten your Day

On a new episode of Seriously Speaking, host Adesuwa Onyenokwe chats with special guests as they discuss the ‘Love of Others’. One of the guests on the show was Ibidunni Ighodalo who gave a rare look into her life and emotional journey to starting the Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation, a foundation designed to “bring joy to the hearts of couples through their fertility journey”. In […]

UBA Foundation commissions Usman Danfodiyo University Link Bridge, Presents Leo, Chat banker to Students

The construction of the bridge, valued at about N13m was commissioned on Monday, by the Governor of Sokoto State, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.Inaugurating the bridge, the Group Managing Director of UBA, Kennedy Uzoka,said the construction of the bridge was part of the bank’s efforts to give back to the society. Uzoka also said the bank deemed it necessary […]

Fire razes ultra-modern IDP camp in Plateau

The newly constructed ultra modern Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp in Shendam Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau has been razed by fire. The camp was constructed by the Presidential Committee on Flood, Relief and Rehabilitation, which came into being after the 2012 flood disaster that ravaged 24 states in the country. Mr Bintan Wuyep, […]

Zamfara Teacher flogs Student to Death

A teacher at Government Day Secondary School, Sankalawa in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara has allegedly flogged a student to death. The incident was revealed on Wednesday by Muhammad Abubakar-Gummi, Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly. The deputy speaker, who spoke under matters of urgent public importance during the assembly’s sitting in Gusau, said the […]

Okonjo-Iweala appointed into Commonwealth high-level group

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been appointed into a High-Level Group on Governance of the Commonwealth Secretariat. Prof. Ben Maloney, Communications Officer, Commonwealth Secretariat, said in a statement that the High-Level Group would make recommendations on governance of the Commonwealth Secretariat. The Commonwealth, however, denied that the group was constituted to […]

Nigerian bishop whom Pope Francis fiercely defended resigns – Vatican

A Nigerian bishop whom Pope Francis had fiercely defended has resigned after a five-year, sometimes violent, standoff with rebel priests and faithful who rejected him as an ethnic outsider, the Vatican said on Monday. The case of the Vatican versus the people of the diocese of Ahiara in southwestern Nigeria had become a rare battle […]

Policemen accused of killing Boko Haram founder reinstated

Five Nigerian police officers who were accused of killing Boko Haram’s founder Mohammed Yusuf while in their custody have been reinstated, a police oversight body said on Monday. The officers were charged with committing a terrorist act and unlawfully killing the Islamist group’s spiritual leader during days of unrest in the northeast city of Maiduguri […]

Enugu govt. increases NYSC members’ allowance

Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Enugu State Government has announce increase in the allowance for National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in primary healthcare facilities in rural areas in the state.The Commissioner for Information, Mr Ogbuagu Anikwe, announced this in Enugu on Wednesday while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council […]

South Africa’s Zuma says efforts to oust him ‘very unfair’

South African President Jacob Zuma said ongoing efforts to unseat him by the ruling ANC party were unfair, adding that he had been given no reason by the party why he should resign. “It was very unfair to me that this issue is raised,” he said in an unannounced TV interview. “Nobody has ever provided […]