AFCON 2019 match commentary to be broadcast in pidgin on DStv, GOtv
With the start of the Total 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) only a few days away, DStv and GOtv subscribers can look forward to experiencing every moment of the tournament live and in HD on SuperSport, with superior analyses and commentary both in English and Pidgin. All the matches of the tournament will be…
Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda: health official
A grandmother in Uganda has died from Ebola, health officials said Thursday, the second fatality in the country since a major outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo crossed the border.
Gowon, Obasanjo, other ex-leaders absent from June 12 celebration
It was meant to be the celebration of a democratic milestone witnessed by people of the home country and leaders of other nations. But yesterday’s Democracy Day left many observers puzzled as none of Nigeria’s former leaders attended.
WHO convenes emergency meeting after Ebola spreads to Uganda
The World Health Organization said Wednesday that a key emergency committee would meet following confirmation that an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo had spread to neighbouring Uganda.
Five-year-old boy dies from Ebola in Uganda
A five-year-old boy who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, a health ministry official told AFP Wednesday, in the first spread of a deadly outbreak in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
Airtel Africa eyes $1bn London listing, Nigeria’s bourse
India’s telecommunications firm Bharti Airtel, is considering a stock market flotation in London, for its subsidiary, Airtel Africa Limited, and subsequent listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). The announcement of the planned listing in Nigeria comes barely two weeks after MTN Nigeria listed by introduction its 20.4 billion units on the NSE at…
Another four years of hope for stable oil prices
Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, was quoted two years ago to have said he would resign if Nigeria continued to import fuel by 2019. His 2019 projection was hinged on the proposed completion of Dangote’s refinery at the time. Despite sustaining the flow of products with minor issues in the last…
Feud between Rwanda, Uganda strongmen takes toll
The people living on either side of the Ugandan-Rwandan border at Katuna never much considered the boundary: children crossed for school, workers moved freely and trade thrived. That harmony evaporated in February when Rwanda abruptly closed the crossing, with queues of cargo trucks and thronging merchants turned back as soldiers from both armies marshalled along…
257 poems submitted for Pius Adesanmi anthology
Nduka Otiono and Uchechukwu Umezurike, editors of the proposed anthology, Wreaths for a Wayfarer, in memory of Professor Pius Adesanmi, which will be published in the last quarter of the year by Daraja Press (Canada) and Narrative Landscape Press (Nigeria) respectively, have received 257 poems from within and outside Africa. The submissions by established and budding poets…
Detained Ugandan popstar MP released on bail
Ugandan rapper-turned-MP Bobi Wine was released from prison Thursday, his lawyer said, just days after the outspoken government critic was detained on charges his supporters said were politically motivated.
Nigerians want government to tackle waste problem with recycling
Nigeria and the world at large has a huge waste problem. Fishes are found with plastics in them, drainages are blocked; we are literally drowing in plastic waste. In response to the growing menace of single-use plastic, many countries in the world have enforced laws and policies to fight the deadly plastic pollution in their…