European Union receives Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The EU received the Nobel Peace Prize on Monday for promoting peace and human rights in Europe following the devastation of World War II, and the bloc was urged to use that unity in its battle with an economic crisis that is causing suffering for many of its citizens. About 20 […]

A Yellow Card for Al-Makura

By Nick Uweru (Tell) …is his impeachment plot political vendetta? Tanko Al-Makura, governor in the PDP-dominated House of Assembly in Nasarawa State, is being threatened with impeachment over alleged lack of consultation and poor crisis management In Lafia, capital of Nasarawa State, these are strange times. Members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, NSHA, […]

Kanayo Nwanze, IFAD Boss on the future of Agriculture

From: oxfam.com In many unlikely and inhospitable places, smallholders are already feeding themselves and their communities and leading their nation’s economic growth. Many of the solutions to farming’s challenges exist. They need tailoring to each locale and long-term reliable policy support. By Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) The […]

Ghana: Jonathan congratulates Mahama

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria, on Monday, congratulated President John Mahama of Ghana on his victory in last weekend’s presidential elections. Jonathan also welcomed Mahama’s success in securing his people’s mandate for a full term in office, following his assumption of presidential powers after the death of his predecessor last July. A statement issued on […]

Okonjo-Iweala’s Mum: Kidnappers demand $1billion Ransom

Dailytimes: Latest report says kidnappers of the mother of Nigeria’s Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo Iweala have made contact with the family, demanding for a ransom of $1billion failure of which they threatened to kill their victim. Iweala’s mother was kidnapped on Sunday from the palace of the traditional ruler of Ogwashi-uku, Obi (Prof.) Chukwuka […]

Ghana: Opposition cries foul as Commission declares Mahama winner

(Reuters) – Ghana’s electoral authorities said on Sunday incumbent leader John Dramani Mahama won a new term as president in the West African state in an election the opposition claimed was marred by tampering. Mahama, who replaced former president John Atta Mills after his death in July, took 50.7 percent of the ballots cast – […]

Press Statement: Abduction of Prof. Mrs Okonjo

Earlier today, Professor (Mrs) Kamene Okonjo, wife of Professor Chukuka Okonjo, the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku and mother of the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was abducted from her home in Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State. At this point, it is difficult to say whether those behind this action are the […]

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