2020 Pilot African Postgraduate Academy (PAPA) for early career African scholars in the social sciences and humanities (Funded to Bamako,Mali)

2020 Pilot African Postgraduate Academy (PAPA) for early career African scholars in the social sciences and humanities (Funded to Bamako,Mali)
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019. The three-year post-doctoral training program under the supervision of Mamadou Diawara (University of Frankfurt, Germany) and Elísio Macamo (University of Basel, Switzerland) is based at Point Sud in Bamako, Mali, and funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation. 15 early career scholars based at African universities will be awarded a three-year fellowship. The program aims...

Call for Youth Advocates: PRB 2019 Workshop on Population, Environment & Development (Fully Funded to Lilongwe,Malawi)

Call for Youth Advocates: PRB 2019 Workshop on Population, Environment & Development (Fully Funded to Lilongwe,Malawi)
Application Deadline: 20 October 2019. GOAL Malawi and PRB will host a workshop to introduce active young advocates to the topic of population, environment, and development (PED), and teach them about evidence-based policy communication. Participants will learn how to define policy goals, identify target audiences, and craft communication objectives. Date: 3-5 December 2019Who:  Youth advocates ages 18 to 30...

Internews Earth Journalism East Africa Wildlife Journalism Media Grants 2019

Internews Earth Journalism East Africa Wildlife Journalism Media Grants 2019
Application Deadline: 25 October 2019, EAT Internews Earth Journalism Network’s project on Wildlife and Conservation journalism is looking for a subgrantee to co-run its activities in a selected East African country. Internews is an international media development organization headquartered in Washington DC, United States, with a regional office in Nairobi, Kenya.  For more than 35 years, in more than 100 countries, Internews...

Tinubu: It’s People’s Responsibility To Compel Political Elite To Do What’s Right

Tinubu: It's People's Responsibility To Compel Political Elite To Do What's Right
  Bola Tinubu, the National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, says it is the responsibility of the people to challenge their political elite and insist on good governance otherwise the political class will run the country the way that best satisfies their personal interests. He stated this at The Niche Newspaper’s annual lecture themed, ‘Business and...

Plateau Indigenes Blast Governor Lalong For Appointing Hausa-Fulani As Council Chairman

Plateau Indigenes Blast Governor Lalong For Appointing Hausa-Fulani As Council Chairman
  A group, Autochthonous Persons of Jos (APJ), has condemned Governor Simon Lalong’s appointment of a non-indigene and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Shehu Bala, as the management committee chairman for Jos North Council Area. Spokesperson for the APJ, Theresa Azi Nyako, at a press briefing on Tuesday, said, “We want to state in clear, unmistakable and unambiguous...

Nigeria’s Debt Hits N25.7trn, Rises By N3.3trn In 12 Months

Nigeria’s Debt Hits N25.7trn, Rises By N3.3trn In 12 Months
  The Debt Management Office on Tuesday said that Nigeria’s total public debt rose by N3.32trn in 12 months to N25.7trn as at the end of June 2019. According to the agency, the Nigerian Government owed N20.42trn as of June 30, 2019 while the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory had a total debt profile of N5.28trn. It said the...

Senate Urges Buhari To Declare State Of Emergency On Federal Roads

Senate Urges Buhari To Declare State Of Emergency On Federal Roads
  The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday asked the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on federal roads due to their deplorable conditions across the country. The move followed a motion by Senator Geshom Bassey, who called the attention of his colleagues in the upper arm of the National Assembly to the terrible state of roads...

Nigeria Breaching AfCFTA By Closing Border, Says Shehu Sani

Nigeria Breaching AfCFTA By Closing Border, Says Shehu Sani
Former lawmaker, Shehu Sani, has described the move by the Nigerian Government to close all land borders as a breach of international trade protocols.In July 2019, Nigeria became the 53rd country to join the African Continental Free Trade Area after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the agreement in Niamey, Niger Republic.The agreement is to help make exports cheaper and...

Soldiers Killed By Boko Haram Buried In Maiduguri, Says Senator Ndume

Soldiers Killed By Boko Haram Buried In Maiduguri, Says Senator Ndume
  Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, on Tuesday said that 840 Nigerian soldiers killed by Boko Haram terrorists from 2013 till date were buried in the military cemetery located in Maiduguri, Borno State. Ndume disclosed that the figure did not include other soldiers killed by the insurgents and buried in other military cemeteries located in other parts of...

Moghalu: Let’s Fix Nigeria Before 2023

Moghalu: Let's Fix Nigeria Before 2023
  The candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 presidential election, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has resigned from the party. Moghalu announced his resignation from the party via his Twitter handle, @MoghaluKingsley, on Monday. He said, "Without electoral reform which includes electronic voting, our democracy will remain weak. Let’s fix this before 2023. Without electoral reform which includes electronic voting,...

Ita-Giwa Commends Senate for Revisiting Anti-sexual Harassment Bill

Ita-Giwa Commends Senate for Revisiting Anti-sexual Harassment Bill
Former Presidential Adviser on National Assembly  Matters and leader of the Bakassi people, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, has reiterated the need to speed up the deliberation and passage of the new anti-sexual harrassment bill by the upper arm of the Nigerian legislature. Her call follows an investigative documentary by BBC Africa Eye exposing how university lecturers in Nigeria and Ghana...

Nigeria First, Says Nigerian Finance Minister On Border Closure

Nigeria First, Says Nigerian Finance Minister On Border Closure
  Mrs Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, says the nation will not be able to reach 80 per cent revenue performance for 2019, adding that the issue of border closure is to protect Nigeria's interest. She said this on Monday at the public presentation of the 2020 budget proposals in Abuja. Ahmed said, “As to whether we...

Nigeria’s Fuel Subsidy Will Cost Government N450 Billion In 2020 -Finance Minister

Nigeria's Fuel Subsidy Will Cost Government N450 Billion In 2020 -Finance Minister
  Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, the Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning, says under-recovery of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly referred to as fuel subsidy will gulp N450 billion in 2020. She stated this at the public presentation of the 2020 budget proposals in Abuja on Monday. Ahmed said, “We have a provision for under-recovery of PMS in the sum of...

Northerners Accuse South-East Of Agenda To Cripple North By Kidnapping, Trafficking Children

Northerners Accuse South-East Of Agenda To Cripple North By Kidnapping, Trafficking Children
  The Coalition of Northern Groups in Nigeria has accused the eastern region of the country of working on an agenda to cripple the viability of the North debasing its human resource capital base. In a statement by the coalition, the North accused the Presidency, local and international media of downplaying the uncovering of how some individuals from the South-East in...