Know Your Presidential Candidates

[New Times] Three candidates nominated for the 2017 presidential elections launch their campaigns today in different parts of the country. They are Paul Kagame, of Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi); Frank Habineza, of Democratic Green Party of Rwa…

[New Times] Three candidates nominated for the 2017 presidential elections launch their campaigns today in different parts of the country. They are Paul Kagame, of Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi); Frank Habineza, of Democratic Green Party of Rwanda; and Philippe Mpayimana, an independent candidate. Athan Tashobya profiles them.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

51 Years After, Gowon Honours ‘Dissident’ Ijaw Heroes

[This Day] Yenagoa -Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd), thursday laid wreathes at the graveside of celebrated Ijaw hero, Major Isaac Boro, who first declared a Niger Delta Republic in 1966.

[This Day] Yenagoa -Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd), thursday laid wreathes at the graveside of celebrated Ijaw hero, Major Isaac Boro, who first declared a Niger Delta Republic in 1966.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Norway, Unitar Urge Govt to Invest in Oil Spill Prevention

[This Day] The Norwegian government and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) have called on the federal government to enhance national contingency plans and invest in relevant equipment to ensure effective oil spill preventio…

[This Day] The Norwegian government and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) have called on the federal government to enhance national contingency plans and invest in relevant equipment to ensure effective oil spill prevention and protect the environment to future generations.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

W’Bank – Nigeria Needs Lagos to Achieve Growth, Stability

[This Day] The World Bank, an international financial institution, thursday said Nigeria would really need Lagos to achieve sustainable growth, citing people-oriented approach of its leadership to governance and infrastructure development.

[This Day] The World Bank, an international financial institution, thursday said Nigeria would really need Lagos to achieve sustainable growth, citing people-oriented approach of its leadership to governance and infrastructure development.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

INEC Puts Melaye’s Recall On Hold

[This Day] Abuja -The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will comply with the court order stopping it from proceeding with the process for the recall of the senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Dino Melaye.

[This Day] Abuja -The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will comply with the court order stopping it from proceeding with the process for the recall of the senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Dino Melaye.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Army Debunks Allegation of Attempt to Hijack Power From Osinbajo

[This Day] Abuja -The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) thursday debunked a news report that members of Nigerian Armed Forces were colluding to hijack power from the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.

[This Day] Abuja -The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) thursday debunked a news report that members of Nigerian Armed Forces were colluding to hijack power from the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Courts Remain Empty As Prosecutors Strike Over Pay

[Monitor] Kampala/ upcountry -Yesterday, all State prosecutors countrywide boycotted work and the courts remained empty following the strike by State attorneys under the Directorate of Public Prosecutions over low pay.

[Monitor] Kampala/ upcountry -Yesterday, all State prosecutors countrywide boycotted work and the courts remained empty following the strike by State attorneys under the Directorate of Public Prosecutions over low pay.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Stowaways and Their Desperation to Leave Nigeria

[This Day] Many Nigerians have died in their attempt to stowaway from the country, but despite the deaths, others still struggle to get out through such precarious means. Chinedu Eze writes on this obsession and the country’s porous airports

[This Day] Many Nigerians have died in their attempt to stowaway from the country, but despite the deaths, others still struggle to get out through such precarious means. Chinedu Eze writes on this obsession and the country's porous airports

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

52 Days After, Igbonla Boys Still in Captivity As Classmates Graduate

[This Day] The whereabouts of the six abducted male students of Igbonla Government College, Epe area of Lagos have continued to remain unknown 52 days after they were kidnapped from their school premises by some unknown gunmen.

[This Day] The whereabouts of the six abducted male students of Igbonla Government College, Epe area of Lagos have continued to remain unknown 52 days after they were kidnapped from their school premises by some unknown gunmen.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria