Thursday, 29 January 2015
Project PINK BLUE (Health & Psychological Trust Centre), a community-based cancer nonprofit in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, Global Shapers Community and LIVESTRONG Foundation is hosting the World Cancer Day (WCD) 2015 at Sheraton Abuja Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria on Wednesday 4th February, 2015: WCD Benefit Event and Saturday 7th February, 2015: WCD Walk, Race & Cycling against Cancer.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, recorded its first conviction for 2015 on Wednesday January 28, 2015 as Justice A. Ongetenu of the Federal High Court Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, convicted and sentenced one Monday Agha to 10 years imprisonment for offences bordering on conspiracy, impersonation and obtaining money by false pretence.
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Nairobi, January 27, 2015 - Five journalists were killed on Sunday when unidentified gunmen ambushed an official convoy in South Sudan's Western Bahr al Ghazal state, according to local journalists and news reports.
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the attack and calls on authorities to apprehend the perpetrators and hold them to account.
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
An International Relations Analyst, Dr. Vladmir Antwi Danso wants government to sack officials who sanctioned the erection of Nigerian political party campaign billboards in Accra.
He indicated that the billboards pose a security threat to the nation because the turf war in Nigeria could be imported into the country.
Sunday, 25 January 2015
By Adam Nossiter
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Maiduguri, the major city in Nigeria’s northeast, came under sustained attack from Boko Haram terrorists on Sunday morning, with officials here calling it the group’s most audacious assault on the city to date.
This city of over two million people was attacked beginning late Saturday night from at least two directions by the militants from the Islamist insurgency, which effectively controls the territory surrounding the city. Loud explosions were heard in the center of the city, and small-arms fire and artillery in its suburbs.
Abuja, January 23, 2015 – The National Human Rights Commission in a social media discussion Friday expressed deep concerns over the increasing use of hate speech by partisans of political parties ahead of the 2015 general elections.
The discussion on Twitter dubbed “Hate Speech and the 2015 election” and archived with the hashtag #NoHateSpeechNG was anchored by Tolu Ogunlesi, a multiple international award winning journalist and political commentator, and featured Professor Chidi Odinkalu, the chairman of National Human Rights Commission.
By Kayode Ketefe
It is no longer news that the 30th edition of the prestigious African Cup of Nations kicked of in Equatorial Guinea without the African soccer powerhouse, Nigeria, being present. It was a most embarrassing and nasty experience for our dear country which ordinarily should be among the hottest favourites for the title.
Within the past three years, Nigeria’s soccer fortune had fluctuated wildly in a manner suggestive of incompetence on all fronts.