Buhari Troubled By Sight Of Charred Bodies Of Mother, Child In Onitsha Tanker Explosion

Buhari Troubled By Sight Of Charred Bodies Of Mother, Child In Onitsha Tanker Explosion
  Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari says he is troubled by thecharred remains of mother and child killed in the Onitsha tankerexplosion.“I am profoundly touched by the sight of the charred remains of aninnocent mother and her child who are victims of this tragedy,” thepresident was quoted as saying in a statement by his spokesperson,Garba Shehu.“I also extend my sympathies...

Senator Elisha Abbo’s Sex Toy Shop Assault Case Compounded As Police Tender More Proof

Senator Elisha Abbo's Sex Toy Shop Assault Case Compounded As Police Tender More Proof
  The Nigerian police have tendered additional CCTV footage of thealleged assault by Senator Elisha Abbo on a nursing woman in a sex toyshop before a Zuba magistrate's court in Abuja.At the resumed hearing of the case on Thursday the prosecutioncounsel, James Idachaba, who had opened his case at the last adjourneddate told the court that they stumbled on...

Yemi Osinbajo, Brain Box Of Buhari’s Regime, Cabal Trying To Humiliate Him, Northern Youths Claim

Yemi Osinbajo, Brain Box Of Buhari's Regime, Cabal Trying To Humiliate Him, Northern Youths Claim
  A group, Northern Youth For United Nigeria, has warned against what itdescribed, "plots to oust Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as a threat tonational unity".The group said any such move against the vice president isantithetical to civilized democracy and threatening to national unity.Mohammed Bappare, leader of the group, told journalists in Yola,Adamawa state, on Wednesday night that the northern...

Nigeria’s Insecurity: We Need To Pray More, Says Senate President Ahmad Lawan

Nigeria's Insecurity: We Need To Pray More, Says Senate President Ahmad Lawan
  Senate President Ahmad Lawan is urging Nigerians to pray more for their country's security agencies in view of the challenges facing Nigeria. According to him, the power of God is beyond the weapons provided for the security forces. He stated this on Wednesday when a delegation of the Christian Legislators’ Fellowship of the National Assembly visited him. Lawan said: “The various...

Aisha Buhari: I’ve Acquired 2.7 Hectares Of Land To Build Secretariat For First Ladies

Aisha Buhari: I've Acquired 2.7 Hectares Of Land To Build Secretariat For First Ladies
President Muhammadu Buhari's wife, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, says she hasacquired a property in Abuja on which she will construct a regionalsecretariat for the African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM).She did not state whether it was a personal fund or government's fundthat was used to acquire the property.The AFLPM, established after the Beijing Conference of 1995, has beenin the...

Buhari Claims: Normalcy Has Returned To Boko Haram-ravaged Areas In Nigeria

Buhari Claims: Normalcy Has Returned To Boko Haram-ravaged Areas In Nigeria
  President Muhammadu Buhari has claimed that normalcy has returned toall Boko Haram-ravaged areas in Nigeria.He stated this on Wednesday while launching the 2020 Armed ForcesRemembrance Day Emblem and 'Appeal Fund' in Abuja.Buhari claimed: "The nation is appreciative of the gallantry andsacrifices of officers and men of our armed forces in the campaignagainst insurgency and other internal security operations....

Nigeria, Egypt, 33 Other African Heads Of State Head For Russia Summit Next Week

Nigeria, Egypt, 33 Other African Heads Of State Head For Russia Summit Next Week
President Vladimir Putin hosts dozens of African leaders next week asRussia seeks to reassert its influence on the continent and beyond.The heads of some 35 African countries are expected for the firstAfrica-Russia Summit in the Black Sea resort of Sochi next Wednesdayand Thursday. For Putin, the summit is a chance to revive Soviet-era relationshipsand build new alliances, bolstering Moscow's...

Buhari Reduces Foreign Trips For Ministers, Slashes Estacodes

Buhari Reduces Foreign Trips For Ministers, Slashes Estacodes
  President Muhammadu Buhari has reduced the number and duration of foreign trips for ministers and other categories of government officials in a move described as ‘cost-saving measure’ to achieve fiscal prudence. In a statement by the Director of Information at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey, the President also removed travel allowances...

Terrorism: We’ll Continue Seeking International Help, Says Buhari

Terrorism: We’ll Continue Seeking International Help, Says Buhari
  President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria would continue to seek assistance from the international community in order to totally defeat Boko Haram and other insurgents in the country. He made the remarks on Wednesday during the launch of the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem and Appeal Fund. He said, “Boko Haram terrorists have been substantially defeated and degraded...

Rise Up 2020 Call for Applications: South Africa Gender Equity Initiative

Rise Up 2020 Call for Applications: South Africa Gender Equity Initiative
Application Deadline: 28 October 2019 Rise Up is thrilled to launch a call for applications for the Gender Equity Initiative (GEI) in South Africa! We invite applications from civil society, grassroots, community-based, and non-profit organization leaders based in Gauteng Province and Durban to participate in Rise Up’s GEI program and be part of the first cohort of Rise Up...

MakeOurPlanetGreatAgain postdoctoral programme 2020 for researchers (Funded Study in France)

MakeOurPlanetGreatAgain postdoctoral programme 2020 for researchers (Funded Study in France)
Application Deadline: November 4 2019 France’s ministries of Europe and foreign affairs (MEAE) and of higher education, research, and innovation (MESRI) have implemented a program of support for foreign postdoctoral researchers wishing to conduct further research in France on a topic related to earth systems, climate change and sustainability, or the energy transition. Description of the Post-Doctoral project...

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator 2019 Cohort III (Fully Funded to Germany & USD 100,000 in funding)

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator 2019 Cohort III (Fully Funded to Germany & USD 100,000 in funding)
Application Deadline:25 October, 2019 at 11:59 PM (CEST) WFP is accelerating high-potential solutions to disrupt hunger worldwide. Apply for financial support, mentorship and access to WFP operations, partners & technical experts. Eligibility RequirementsIf you are a start-up… Your start-up must be incorporated at the time of application. It can be for profit or not-for-profit.Your innovation must at...

British Council #IdeasChangeLives Global Innovation Challenge 2019 (£20,000 Prize)

British Council #IdeasChangeLives Global Innovation Challenge 2019 (£20,000 Prize)
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020.  British Council #IdeasChangeLives is the global innovation challenge to find digital solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems. British Council is looking for people with a fresh, entrepreneurial spirit and a big idea that has the potential to make a positive impact for communities across the globe. The winning pitch will get...

After ‘Skirmish’ With Daura’s Daugther, Aisha Buhari Gets New Aides From President

After ‘Skirmish’ With Daura’s Daugther, Aisha Buhari Gets New Aides From President
  First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha, on Wednesday received new sets of aides from her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari. The appointments were announced in a statement by her Director of Information, Suleiman Haruna. The appointees are Dr Mairo Almakura, Special Assistant (African First Ladies Peace Mission); Muhammed Albishir, Special Assistant (Organisation of African First Ladies for Development); and Wole Aboderin, Special...