Why 15% budget allocation to health is tall order, by FG
The Federal Government has provided explanation why it failed for the umpteenth time to meet the Abuja Declaration by African leaders in 2001 and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to allocate, at least, 15 per cent of yearly national budgets to health.
African Union 'strongly condemns' violence in Nigeria
The African Union Commission chairman on Thursday strongly condemned deadly violence in Nigeria's biggest city Lagos and called on all parties to "privilege dialogue". Moussa Faki Mahamat "strongly condemns the violence that erupted on 20 October 2020 during protests in Lagos, Nigeria that has resulted in multiple deaths and injuries", his office said in a…
ECOWAS demands civilian transition in Mali
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has demanded an immediate civilian transition in Mali and elections within 12 months as they considered sanctions after rebel troops
Buhari seeks stiffer sanctions for Malian junta
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, called for stiffer sanctions against the military administration in Mali, describing the events that led...
Crime suspects and the legality of media parade
Section 36 subsections 5 of the 1999 constitution of Nigeria as amended presumed every person who is charged with criminal offence as innocent until such person is convicted...
Buhari considers wider consultation as Jonathan briefs on Mali crisis
President Buhari is to consult with major leaders of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) nations for a lasting solution to the political crisis rocking the Republic of Mali.
WTO DG: President Buhari’s tactical change and Egypt’s ambush
President Muhammadu Buhari´s decision to substitute Mr. Yonov Frederick Agah with Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Nigeria´s candidate in the race for the prestigious position of Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), has stoked a combination of issues. The nomination of the former Managing Director of the World Bank, who served previous Nigerian governments…
15 African leaders back Adesina, call for caution on AfDB processes
Fifteen leaders of the African Union (AU), all of them former heads of states of their respective countries, have jointly issued a caution note to the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank