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Nigeria:Boko Haram Expected to Release Last Dapchi Schoolgirl

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 20:01:30 GMT

[Premium Times] The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has confirmed the last known Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, who was held back by Boko Haram, is expected to be released today.

Benin:Benin and Belgium Give Birth to Award-Winning Children's Scheme

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 07:50:58 GMT

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -A city in Benin, partnered with another in Belgium, has won a European prize for ensuring that all babies born in the region get their births registered, a globally recognised right.

Mauritania:Anti-Slavery Groups Say Face Growing Threat in Mauritania

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 07:48:27 GMT

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Anti-slavery activists in Mauritania are increasingly being arrested and protests banned as the state tightens restrictions on human rights groups, activists and organisations said on Thursday.

Cameroon:Nation Goes to the Polls in Parliamentary Elections

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 07:21:50 GMT

[Deutsche Welle] Eight opposition political parties in Cameroon will be competing with the ruling CPDM of President Paul Biya for the 70 elective senate seats in the country's March 25 parliamentary elections.

Nigeria:Hacking Allegations - PDP Pillories Presidency Over False Claims

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 19:53:48 GMT

[PDP] The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has pilloried the Presidency for falsely accusing it of hacking into President Muhammadu Buhari's personal data in the run up to the 2015 general election.

Cameroon:Nation Goes to the Polls in Senatorial Elections

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 07:24:54 GMT

[Deutsche Welle] Eight opposition political parties in Cameroon will be competing with the ruling CPDM of president Paul Biya for the 70 elective senate seats in the country's March 25 senatorial elections.

Africa:Homegrown Approaches to Achieving Quality Education for Girls

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:03:39 GMT

[allAfrica] Education is so much more than an opportunity to go to school; it is an opportunity to determine one's future, to establish a voice within and outside of one's community, and to dream beyond the limits of one's circumstances.

Nigeria:Govt's Economic Blueprint Does Not Address Nigerians' Needs - Bill Gates

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:56:26 GMT

[This Day] Abuja -Chairman, Bill and Melinda Foundation, Bill Gates, Thursday in Abuja criticised the federal government Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), describing it as a document which identifies investment in the people but fails to reflect it in its implementation.

Nigeria:We Feel Let Down - Parents of Girl Still Held By Boko Haram

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 06:02:59 GMT

[Premium Times] The parents of a Christian girl Boko Haram militants refused to release on Wednesday, despite freeing 104 of her schoolmates, have spoken out.

Nigeria:Economic Blueprint Does Not Address Country's Unique Needs - Bill Gates

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 05:54:05 GMT

[Premium Times] The present economic templates being used by the Muhammadu Buhari government do not have the ability to address the unique needs of Nigerians at present, American business magnate, Bill Gates, has said.

Nigeria:Buhari Vows Not to Abandon Christian Girl Held By Boko Haram

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 05:51:09 GMT

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari is as committed to the freedom of the only Dapchi schoolgirl still in captivity as he was to the girls' freedom when all 110 were in the captivity of Boko Haram terrorists, his office said Thursday.

Ghana:Refurbish Madina Magistrate Court - CJ Urges Assembly

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:54:38 GMT

[Ghanaian Times] The Chief Justice (CJ), Ms Sophia Akuffo has urged the La-Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Assembly to urgently repair broken down facilities at the Madina Magistrate Court in the Greater Accra Region.

Nigeria:Afreximbank Commits U.S.$25 Billion to Promote Intro-African Trade in Five Years

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:40:18 GMT

[Guardian] The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has said it will disburse about $25 billion dollars in support of intro-African trade during the five years ending in 2021 under an Intra-African trade strategy it launched in 2016 in anticipation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Liberia:UN Hails Peacekeeping Mission As a 'Success'

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:30:06 GMT

[Deutsche Welle] At a ceremony to mark the end of the UN mission, Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed described the mission as a major milestone for both Liberia and the UN. The mission comes to an end after nearly 15 years.

Nigeria:Maritime Academy Moves to Avert Crisis, Arrests Six Workers

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:58:56 GMT

[This Day] In a bid to avert crisis and carry out the mandate of the federal government, the management of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron, has arrested some staff members of the institution, who it stated, have sworn to derail the management and resist change.

Nigeria:Resistance Continues to End Child Marriage in the North

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:59:38 GMT

[VOA] In a village in northern Nigeria, teen wives gather on mats spread out in the dirt just outside the chief imam's home. They talk about their initial reactions to getting married.

Nigeria:PDP Holds Discourse On Politics, Governance in Nigeria

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:08:31 GMT

[Guardian] Abuja -The National Working Committee (NWC) of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) has announced plans to host a public discourse on contemporary politics and good governance in Nigeria

Nigeria:How Jonathan Loyalist Tried to Sway 2015 Polls With Buhari's Hacked Emails

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:56:30 GMT

[This Day] New information on the operations of embattled data analysis firm, Cambridge Analytica, has suggested that it played a controversial role in Nigeria's presidential election in 2015.

Nigeria:Vacancy Exists in Aso Rock in 2019, Says Presidential Aspirant

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:40:37 GMT

[This Day] Abuja -One of the aspirants set to contest for presidency of the country in 2019 on the platform of Kowa Party, Dr Sina Fagbenro-Byron, has said the presidency will be up for grabs by the best candidate in the 2019.

Nigeria:Al-Makura Orders Arrest of Persons With Illegal Arms

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:31:35 GMT

[This Day] Lafia -Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has ordered security operatives across the state to arrest persons who are in possession of prohibited arms and ammunitions in the state.

Nigeria:Senate Urges Govt to Secure Release of Remaining Girls in Boko Haram Custody

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:30:56 GMT

[This Day] Abuja -The Senate Thursday urged President Muhammadu Buhari and security agencies to make efforts to secure the release of the Dapchi school girl who is still being held by Boko Haram.

Ghana:... but Ayariga Says Agreement Is Reckless

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:22:34 GMT

[Ghanaian Times] The founder and leader of All People's Congress (APC), Dr. Hassan Ayariga has described the U.S-Ghana military co-operation agreement as reckless and obnoxious.

Ghana:GCB Expands Saturday Banking Services

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:21:59 GMT

[Ghanaian Times] GCB Bank's efforts to provide convenient, accessible and comfortable banking services has added on to the number of branches engaged in Saturday banking services in the country.

Ghana:GNPC to Move Headquarters to Western Region

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:21:25 GMT

[Ghanaian Times] Govenment is on course to fulfilling its campaign promise of relocating the operational headquarters of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) to the Western Region, the Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, has said.

Ghana:TB Control Successes Eroding - NTP

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:20:50 GMT

[Ghanaian Times] Ms.Tina Mensah(second from left) and Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare at the World TB day Launch.With them is Dr. Frank Bonsu.Photo Victor A. Buxton

Nigeria:President Promises Rescue of Leah Sharibu, Meets With Returned Dapchi Girls Friday

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:17:11 GMT

[This Day] Lagos and Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari thursday in Abuja said he was committed to the freedom of Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi student left in the captivity due to her refusal to renounce her faith as a Christian.

Nigeria:Bill Gates Foundation Invests U.S.$1 Billion in Nigeria's Healthcare System

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:12:48 GMT

[This Day] Abuja -The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has so far invested over $1 billion in Nigeria's health care system.

Nigeria:Bon Hotels Begins Launch of 11 New Hotels Across Nigeria

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:10:25 GMT

[This Day] Abuja -Bon Hotels International has begun the launch of 11 new hotels across the country with the unveiling of BON Hotel, Maitama, Abuja. This brings the total number of hotels being managed by BON to 25.

Nigeria:Lagos State Government Receives Applause for Supporting Quality Projects

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:08:35 GMT

[Guardian] The Ambode government should be applauded for not only working assiduously to see Lagos evolving as a mega city but must be highly commended for its readiness to collaborate and unflinchingly support any group, organization, or institution that is ready to share its dream and aspiration to see the entire State emerging as number one in Nigeria in terms of excellence.

Nigeria:Use Games Against Poland, Serbia to Work On Your Defence, Sofoluwe Tells Rohr

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:07:19 GMT

[Guardian] Abuja and Lagos -Former Green Eagles defender, Yisa Sofoluwe has advised Coach Gernot Rohr to use the international friendlies against Poland and Serbia to work on certain areas of his team, particularly the defence.