Ebonyi Governor, Umahi, Announces Monthly Pay for Ex-Lawmakers, Council Chairpersons

[Premium Times] The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, says he will pay “monthly stipends” to former lawmakers and local government chairpersons in the state, his spokesperson said Thursday.

[Premium Times] The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, says he will pay "monthly stipends" to former lawmakers and local government chairpersons in the state, his spokesperson said Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Osinbajo, Obasanjo Mocked for New Year Song

[Guardian] It’s the country of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti and pop stars Davido and Wizkid. But a more unusual set of singers grabbed the spotlight in Nigeria this week with their New Year message.

[Guardian] It's the country of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti and pop stars Davido and Wizkid. But a more unusual set of singers grabbed the spotlight in Nigeria this week with their New Year message.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Forex Scarcity – Naira Weakens Against Major Currencies

[Premium Times] It was a bad outing for the Naira on Thursday at the parallel market as it weakened against all three major currencies, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

[Premium Times] It was a bad outing for the Naira on Thursday at the parallel market as it weakened against all three major currencies, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Louisa Eyes Miss World Title

[Times of Zambia] MISS Zambia 2016 Louisa Chingangu says she is set to compete for the Miss World 2017 which is scheduled to take place later this year.

[Times of Zambia] MISS Zambia 2016 Louisa Chingangu says she is set to compete for the Miss World 2017 which is scheduled to take place later this year.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Osun Magistrates Threaten Strike If Iwo King Is Not Arrested

[Premium Times] Magistrates in Osun State have unanimously resolved to embark on an indefinite strike should the Commissioner of Police, Fimihan Adeoye, fail to arrest the Oluwo of Iwo, Abdulrasheed Akanbi, and make him available in court on Friday, Ja…

[Premium Times] Magistrates in Osun State have unanimously resolved to embark on an indefinite strike should the Commissioner of Police, Fimihan Adeoye, fail to arrest the Oluwo of Iwo, Abdulrasheed Akanbi, and make him available in court on Friday, January 6.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Troops Recover Another Abducted Chibok School Girl

[Daily Trust] The Nigerian Army on Thursday said troops of Operation Lafiya Dole during investigation of arrested suspected Boko Haram insurgents discovered one of the abducted Chibok School girls, Rakiya Abubkar, with her six months old baby.

[Daily Trust] The Nigerian Army on Thursday said troops of Operation Lafiya Dole during investigation of arrested suspected Boko Haram insurgents discovered one of the abducted Chibok School girls, Rakiya Abubkar, with her six months old baby.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

China’s Ivory Ban ‘Leads Global Elephant Protection’

[Focac] Nakuru -Since the 1970s, poaching has been a major threat to the survival of elephants in Kenya with some critics in recent years blaming the Chinese market for fueling the demand.

[Focac] Nakuru -Since the 1970s, poaching has been a major threat to the survival of elephants in Kenya with some critics in recent years blaming the Chinese market for fueling the demand.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Aregbesola Congratulates Buhari, Armed Forces Over Defeat of Boko Haram

[Leadership] Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola on Thursday saluted President Muhammadu Buhari and the Armed Forces of Nigeria over the defeat of insurgents in the country.

[Leadership] Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola on Thursday saluted President Muhammadu Buhari and the Armed Forces of Nigeria over the defeat of insurgents in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria