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VP’s office creating platforms for Ruga settlements – Miyetti Allah

The General Secretary of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Baba Uthman Ngelzarma, says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s office is helping the herdsmen to create Ruga settlements across the country. Ngelzerma boasted that when the programme has been successfully completed, Nigerians would fully enjoy the benefits of animal husbandry. The settlement secretary said this on Sunrise Daily, a programme ...

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Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge for Journalism Kicks Off in Africa!

The Google-backed program Google News Initiative (GNI) has announced the opening of an innovation challenge for countries in Africa, the Middle East and Turkey. Discussing the evolution of journalism. Credit: Google News Initiative This development was revealed at a GNI Innovation Summit held in Lagos. GNI, while hosting the media, publishers and other interested parties, expressed that the innovation challenge ...

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UN Mission leads dialogue to end herdsmen-farmers crisis in the middle-belt

As part of efforts to mitigate the herdsmen-farmers crisis in some parts of Nigeria, the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS) has visited the country and met with key stakeholders to discuss the protracted conflict affecting numerous communities, particularly in Benue and Nasarawa states. The violent conflict has led to massive displacement of people from the affected communities, ...

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‘Although Nigeria has made progress in WASH, lots to be done’ – WaterAid Nigeria

Whilst the percentage of people in Nigeria with clean water has increased by 23 percentage points and those with a decent toilet has grown by nine percentage points since 2000, 29% of the population still lack access to clean water and 61% are without a decent toilet; holding back the health and future prospects of too many people in Nigeria ...

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‘I was raped by Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo’ -Busola, Wife Of Renowned Singer, Timi Dakolo

Wife of singer, Timi Dakolo, Busola, has accused controversial clergyman and founder of the CommonWealth of Zion Assembly COZA, Biodun Fatoyinbo, of sexually assaulting her when she was much younger. Speaking during an explosive Y TV interview with Chude Jideonwo, the founder of Joy Inc, Busola, a photographer and a mother of three, recounted how the clergyman who has been ...

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Protection of the civilians is key in Counter Insurgency Operations – NHRC Boss

Civilian protection is key in counter insurgency operations in the North East, Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tony Ojukwu Esq has said. He made this known in Yola during a two-day training on mainstreaming human rights and humanitarian principles and civilian protection into counter insurgency operations in the North East. The training which is an annual ...

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Raberto Schools introduce ‘Old School Day’ to instill moral values in the pupils

It was an exciting moment for the early years pupils – (Nursery and primary) of Raberto Schools, Wuse 2, Abuja yesterday as the school held her first ever ‘Old School Day’ aimed at inculcating good moral values while also sharing the knowledge of the good old days with them. The event which took place in the School Auditorium had the ...

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TymeBank is here! SA Digital Bank disrupting old banking system

Digital banking platforms are becoming inherent in our lives. People want personalized banking services that are easy and convenient for them to access from anywhere. Users also want to sign up for these services without having to leave their comfort zones and this is what Tymebank offers. We’ve reached a new milestone! 🙂Today, we celebrate reaching 250 000 customers. pic.twitter.com/IFGhlqLO2w— ...

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#EbolaVirus: NCDC Conducts Risk Assessment amidst outbreak in DRC, Uganda

Following a preliminary risk assessment conducted by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the overall risk of importation of Ebola Virus Disease to Nigeria from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda is low. According to NCDC Chief Executive, “NCDC is monitoring the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and recent cases in ...

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AfDB introduces Fintech Fund to Expand Digital Financial Inclusion in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is continuing in its drive to provide funds for the development of the continent. The multilateral development bank has announced the launch of the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility (ADFI) to improve and expand digital financial transactions across Africa. The new fund was launched at the bank’s annual meetings and has the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Agence ...

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