Why I joined the presidential race – Oby Ezekwesili

Onyedika Agbedo Former Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, is the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN). In this interview, Mrs Ezekwesili, who had also served as Minister of Solid Minerals and later Education, explained that she joined the presidential race because she can no longer watch from the sidelines as […]

2019: Women should use their numerical strength in politics – Sen. Florence Ita-Giwa

Christy Anyanwu Senator Florence Ita-Giwa was elected into the upper legislative chamber in the Fourth Republic on the platform of the All Peoples Party (APP). She is popularly called Mama Bakassi because of her passion for the underprivileged in Bakassi. She has also served as Special Adviser to two presidents: Olusegun Obasanjo and Shehu Musa Yar’Adua. […]

Ex-finance Minister, Nenadi Usman, family drag police to court over killing Anita Akapson

Demands justice, identity of killer-policeman, Also comprehensive reform of Nigeria Police Force By Joseph Erunke ABUJA – THE former Minister of Finance, Mrs Nenadi Usman and her family have dragged the Nigeria Police Force, to court over last Saturday’s night brutal killing of their daughter, Ms Anita Akapson, by a police personnel,in Gwarimpa area of […]

#BringBackOurGirls activist, Dr. Obi Ezekwesili, runs for Nigeria’s presidency

BY SAM OLUKOYA  Associated Press LAGOS, NIGERIA  The woman who led the global campaign to free Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists is now running for president, saying she is fighting for “the soul” of Africa’s most populous nation. Oby Ezekwesili is the most prominent woman to seek the presidency in Nigeria, where politics, as […]

A Reputation Worth Its Weight in Gold – By Ebun Asagbe

By Ebun Asagbe | Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria | July 20, 2018 –  Since the news of Kemi Adeosun’s allegedly forged NYSC Certificate broke, we have been inundated with news reports, press statements, and more recently, opinion articles; each trying to outdo the other, mostly, in defence of Mrs Adeosun. The minister herself has remained silent on the matter, possibly on […]

Why Jonathan government didn’t save despite oil boom – Okonjo-Iweala

A former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has linked the failure of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration to save for the rainy day, despite oil boom, to the insistence of state governors that funds in the Excess Crude Account must be shared. According to Okonjo-Iweala, as finance minister, with the backing of Jonathan and […]

War on Women’s Bodies – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo | NNP | June 2018 –  The proliferating cases of rape in Nigeria will soon assume a rebarbative dimension that may eventually aggravate the already tensed insecure milieu and put the country on the edge. Then the experience of South Africans in their own nation will be a child’s play. The […]

Africa’s only female president to resign

Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-FakimImage copyright Ameenah Gurib-Fakim became Mauritius’s first woman to be appointed president in 2015 Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Africa’s only female head of state, is to quit over a financial row. She has been accused of using a bank card provided by a charity to make personal purchases worth tens of thousands […]

Taraba empowers 448 youths, women in skills acquisition scheme

Taraba empowers 448 youths, women in skills acquisition scheme — 15th February 2018 Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo The Taraba Rescue Watch, in collaboration with the state’s Ministry of Cooperatives, on Wednesday, distributed various empowerment materials to 448 youths and women who graduated from its skills acquisition scheme. Governor Darius Ishaku, while presenting the materials to the […]

Liberia’s Unity Party expels Johnson-Sirleaf

Liberia’s outgoing ruling Unity Party has expelled President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for alleged breach of the party’s constitution. The party conveyed the decision in a statement issued by its Assistant Secretary General for Public Outreach, Mohammed Ali, on Sunday. Ali said the president was ousted on Saturday evening following several violations of the party’s constitution and […]

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