2023: PWDs can decide who becomes Nigerian President  

The Albino Foundation on Wednesday called on politicians not to neglect Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) as campaign begins because their number can make or mare election victory. The Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the foundation,       Jake Epelle said this at a news conference to call for the inclusion of PWD as campaigns commence by political parties in Abuja. Epelle said that the conference was necessary to alert the nation on the issues bordering on PWDs. According to him, the exclusion of any group or persons in democratic process is…

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2023; NUJ President tells journalists to report only facts

The National President, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Chris Isiguzo, has tasked journalists to uphold their watchdog responsibility as the 2023 general elections draw nearer. The NUJ president made the call in Bauchi on Monday, during a book launch entitled ‘My Journey’ written by Mr Shuaibu Leman, the National Secretary of NUJ in marking his retirement as a civil servant. According to him, journalists should be circumspect and disseminate only factual account of events. “Political actors are already on a rampage somewhat. They are everywhere saying so many things. The…

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NTA’s Ladi Bala beats 3 others to emerge NAWOJ President

Ladi Bala of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) on Saturday edged past three other contestants to emerge President of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ). The election, which took place in Minna, was keenly contested with Ladi polling 439 votes to beat Aishat Ibrahim to runner-up position with 251 votes, while Chindaba Danjuma  and Ruth Abubakar polled 85 and 48 votes each, respectively. A joyful Bala thanked God Almighty for the victory, while calling on all members to”mend fences and close gaps”, now  that the elections were over Other elected…

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Tributes pour in for late former Ghana President, Rawlings

Tributes have been pouring in for Ghana’s former president, Jerry Rawlings, who died in Accra on Thursday morning, aged 73. African Union Commission chairman, Moussa Faki Mahamat tweeted: “Africa has lost a stalwart of Pan-Africanism and a charismatic continental statesman. “My sincere condolences to his family, the people and the government of Ghana.” Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari expressed his heartfelt condolences saying “the entire African continent will sorely miss the sterling qualities of the great leader”. He also said he believes that “the passion, discipline and moral strength that the…

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Coronavirus: CAF President, Ahmad, released from hospital

The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday. Ahmad, who tested positive to Covid-19 on October 30, went into isolation and observation at the AS Salam International Hospital in Cairo, Egypt, and doctors authorized him to leave Wednesday morning. Now not contagious anymore, and with minimal risk of complications, the CAF President returned to his home in Cairo. According to the CAF media outlet, doctors have prescribed at least 20 days of convalescence, during which he will have to limit…

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#EndSARS protest: ‘Please be patient with me’ – Buhari appeals to Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to be patient with his government. This appeal was made on Friday by President Buhari in a presidential message read during a town-hall meeting with traditional rulers, the youth and other stakeholders on the #EndSARS protest and its aftermath in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital. In a message, read by his Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, during a meeting hosted by the minister.  According to the Information minister, Buhari said his administration has the interest of the youth and the people…

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