Biafra and Lagos – 50 Years After

[This Day] Come Saturday (27th May), it will be exactly 50 years that Lagos State was created (along with others) by the military administration of General Yakubu Gowon to give Nigeria a 12-states structure. Instructively, four days after that historic…

[This Day] Come Saturday (27th May), it will be exactly 50 years that Lagos State was created (along with others) by the military administration of General Yakubu Gowon to give Nigeria a 12-states structure. Instructively, four days after that historic event, on 30th May 1967 to be specific, the late Colonel Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu announced the secession of Eastern Nigeria and the establishment of a State of Biafra. Taken together, a combination of the creation of states, the military incursion into our national polit

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Coups, Rumours of Coups

[Guardian] Dead on arrival. That sums up the story of the rumour of coups that went wild last week and whose reverberation continued into this week. The wild and certainly the most pernicious rumour last week was that some unpatriotic soldiers of the N…

[Guardian] Dead on arrival. That sums up the story of the rumour of coups that went wild last week and whose reverberation continued into this week. The wild and certainly the most pernicious rumour last week was that some unpatriotic soldiers of the Northern Nigerian extraction would stage a coup to remove this democratically elected government. And the only reason they would do so would be to prevent Professor Yemi Osinbajo, now acting president, from becoming president in case President Muhammadu Buhari, for any r

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Police Connects Over 200 Houses With Solar Energy in Nyarugenge and Bugesera

[New Times] Rwanda National Police has connected 216 households in Nyarugenge and Bugesera districts with solar home systems as part of the ongoing social protection programmes to mark the force’s 17th anniversary under the flagship of the Police Week.

[New Times] Rwanda National Police has connected 216 households in Nyarugenge and Bugesera districts with solar home systems as part of the ongoing social protection programmes to mark the force's 17th anniversary under the flagship of the Police Week.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Unity Club Joins Reconciliation Drive

[New Times] The fight against genocide ideology and quest to foster unity and reconciliation have received a major boost following the backing of the effort by current and former top government officials through their association, Unity Club.

[New Times] The fight against genocide ideology and quest to foster unity and reconciliation have received a major boost following the backing of the effort by current and former top government officials through their association, Unity Club.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Musanabera On Her 8-Year Battle With Fistula

[New Times] She smiles and clears her voice to talk to me. Her facial expression exudes happiness and a sense of relief. And why wouldn’t she be happy? For a year now, it has been bliss because the fistula she suffered from for eight years was finally …

[New Times] She smiles and clears her voice to talk to me. Her facial expression exudes happiness and a sense of relief. And why wouldn't she be happy? For a year now, it has been bliss because the fistula she suffered from for eight years was finally treated.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Govt’s Failure to Obey Court Order Escalated Boko Haram Crisis – Obasanjo

[Premium Times] The former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has alleged that the refusal of the federal government to pay compensation to members of the Boko Haram sect as ordered by the court at the early stage of its formation under Mohammed Yusuf, was …

[Premium Times] The former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has alleged that the refusal of the federal government to pay compensation to members of the Boko Haram sect as ordered by the court at the early stage of its formation under Mohammed Yusuf, was responsible for the escalation of violent extremism.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria