United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today commended the first responders and residents of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, for mobilizing to aid in what is being called Somalia’s worst-ever bomb attack. In a statement from his spokesperson, the Secretary-General urged all Somalis “to unite in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism and work together in building a functional and inclusive federal state.” Strongly condemning the … Continue reading Secretary-General condemns Saturday’s attacks in Mogadishu
The Nigerian tech scene is booming. Last year, Lagos-based startup Andela received $24m (£18.5m) in funding from Mark Zuckerberg. In 2015, financial technology startup Paystack – one of the first Nigerian tech companies to be accepted into renowned California-based startup accelerator Y Combinator – secured approximately $1.3m in seed investment from international investors. Within this growth, women are emerging as influential forces, and changing the … Continue reading Female developers are emerging as influential forces in the country’s booming technology sector.
The Senate has called for a review of Nigeria’s revenue sharing formula to give states and local government areas greater share than what they get in the current formula, which gives more to the federal government. The Senate said the current formula is “unconstitutional” and does not reflect the country’s present realities. The Senate on Wednesday rejected a constitutional review proposal to devolve greater powers … Continue reading Nigeria’s current revenue sharing formula ‘illegal’, Senate declares
In Cameroon, the authorities are illegally detaining and torturing people, and some are not surviving. Why are they doing this? Because the Cameroon government is fighting a war against the armed group Boko Haram. They will stop at nothing to win, including arresting people and torturing suspects until they confess. This means that if you find yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time … Continue reading Torturing in the name of security.
The White House warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday that he and his military would “pay a heavy price” if it conducted a chemical weapons attack and said the United States had reason to believe such preparations were underway. The White House said in a statement released late on Monday the preparations by Syria were similar to those undertaken before an April 4 chemical … Continue reading U.S. Threatens Syria, Says Assad Is Planning Chemical Weapons Attack
French President Emmanuel Macron has taken another swipe at Donald Trump over the US president’s policy on climate change – this time backed up by the muscle of Arnold Schwarzenegger. In a video on social media, Mr Macron is joined by the Terminator star as he vows to “make the planet great again”. “Make America great again” was Mr Trump’s presidential campaign slogan. Mr Macron … Continue reading CLIMATE CHANGE: Macron, Schwarzenegger Throw Shade At Trump
Cross River, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Lagos and Rivers States were created on May 27 1967 by General Yakubu Gowon and General Murtala Mohammed. Cross River State (The People’s Paradise) Cross River is a state in eastern Nigeria, in its South-South Geopolitical Zone, bordering Cameroon to the east. Its capital is Calabar, and name derived from the Cross River (Oyono), which passes through the state. … Continue reading Lagos State and other five states @ 50
President Donald Trump made a historic visit to Jerusalem’s Western Wall on Monday, standing before the holiest place where Jews are permitted to pray and saying a few words before inserting a note between the monumental stones. He was accompanied by the Rabbi of the Western Wall, Shmuel Rabinowitz, who said on Israel Radio that he recited two psalms with the U.S. leader. One of … Continue reading In U.S. presidential first, Trump prays at Jerusalem’s Western Wall
For nearly four centuries, since the Peace of Westphalia, which ended the Thirty Years’ War, the concept of sovereignty—the right of nations to an independent existence and autonomy—has occupied the core of what international order there has been. This made sense, for as every century including the current one has witnessed, a world in which borders are forcibly violated is a world of instability and … Continue reading World Order 2.0
The national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu says the nation will never allow the military to rule again, vowing that coup plotters will be resisted. He spoke on Monday at the Special Parliamentary Session to mark Lagos at 50 celebration at the State House of Assembly, Ikeja, Lagos, South-west Nigeria. He said the nation had gone too far to … Continue reading We’ll Never Allow Military Rule Again – APC Leader, Tinubu Vows to Resist Coup Plotters