Zambia’s Parliament Elects First Female Speaker Amid Changes

Zambia's Parliament Elects First Female Speaker Amid Changes

Zambia’s parliament has elected its first female speaker, days after new President Hakainde Hichilema began shaking up the government by firing security commanders and promising economic reforms. Earlier this month the long-time opposition leader was elected after campaigning to break with the past. Since his inauguration on Aug. 24, Hichilema has tried to show a difference from former president Edgar Lungu’s regime by allowing media houses that had been closed to re-open, assuring people of their freedoms and promising to deal with the country’s debt crisis. On Friday, the parliament,…

Read More

US Expects To Admit More Than 50,000 Evacuated Afghans

US Expects To Admit More Than 50,000 Evacuated Afghans

The US expects to admit more than 50,000 evacuated AfghansStates following the fall of Kabul as part of an “enduring commitment” to help people who aided the American war effort and others who are particularly vulnerable under Taliban rule, the secretary of homeland security said Friday. Tens of thousands of Afghans have already made it through security vetting and arrived in the U.S. to begin the process of resettlement. Exactly how many more will come and how long it will take remain open questions, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said as…

Read More

DBN Disburses N400bn Loan To MSMEs In Four Years

DBN Disburses N400bn Loan To MSMEs In Four Years

The Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) has disclosed that it disbursed N400 billion to Micro, Small, and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) in the last four years. Managing Director, DBN, Tony Okpanachi disclosed this at the bank’s second edition of its Annual Lecture Series held last Tuesday. In his opening remarks at the session themed: “Resilient Innovation: MSMEs Adaptability in Uncertain Times”, Okpanachi stated that the mandate of the bank underscores its commitment to the cause of championing conversation on how MSMEs can prosper despite the odds at this peculiar time.…

Read More

Team Nigeria Ends Tokyo Paralympics With 10 Medals

Team Nigeria Ends Tokyo Paralympics With 10 Medals

Team Nigeria ended its Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games campaign on Saturday at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium, raking in one more gold and a bronze medal. The team finished with four gold, one silver, and five bronze medals. Making eight appearances at the games, Nigeria went to the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics with 22 athletes and won a total of 10 medals. Lauritta Onye started the closing day of Nigeria’s contest by winning bronze in the women F40 shot put event and Flora Ugunnwa brought icing on the cake with gold in…

Read More

Presidency Lists Zik Mausoleum, NDDC, EFCC Buildings As Buhari Milestone Achievements

Presidency Lists Zik Mausoleum, NDDC, EFCC Buildings As Buhari Milestone Achievements

The Presidency has reeled out a laundry of milestone achievements of President Muhammadu since he assumed office in 2015. In an article on Sunday, his media aide Femi Adesina provided a long list of “jinxes” Mr. Buhari has broken. He also listed the completion of the headquarters of the EFCC, NDDC complexes, started in 2011 and the mid-1990s, but completed in 2018 and 2021, respectively. Mr. Adesina added that the Zik mausoleum started in 1996, was completed, and inaugurated in 2018 by Mr. Buhari’s regime as another feat. He stated…

Read More

Otumba Runsewe Calls For Synergy Among Tourism Stakeholders To Drive Economic Diversify

Otumba Runsewe Calls For Synergy Among Tourism Staeholders To Drive Economic Diversify

…Says If Dubai, China, Others Can Do It, Nigeria Can Do It Too Cultural tourism, driven by marked changes at the cultural awareness level and the visitor needs, has been experiencing drastic changes in recent years, both in the way of presenting cultural values and satisfying the widely diverse population of cultural tourists. Otunba Segun Runsewe, Director-General National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC has raised the alarm on the need for Nigeria to drive its economic diversification process using the rich resources in arts, culture, and tourism. He warned…

Read More

Anambra: Gov. Obiano Raises Alarm, Rejects INEC Materials Storages In Imo

Anambra: Gov. Obiano Raises Alarm, Rejects INEC Materials Storages In Imo

Governor Willie Obiano has said his party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the people of the state, will reject the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to use its facility in Owerri, the Imo State capital, for storage of non-sensitive materials meant for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State. INEC through its national chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, had announced that the commission would use the INEC office in the Imo State capital city to organize the movement of non-sensitive materials for the Anambra governorship election, citing…

Read More

Anambra Election Materials To Come From Imo State – INEC

Anambra Election Materials To Come From Imo State – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says due to the destruction of its property in Anambra State, it will use its zonal stores in Owerri to organize the movement of non – sensitive materials for the Anambra gubernatorial election. The National Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, who stated this at the third quarterly consultative meeting with the media also disclosed that the commission will employ twenty-five thousand ad hoc staff to conduct the election. He however stressed that the only foreseeable problem for the Anambra election is that of…

Read More

BBNAIJA S6: Tega, ‘I Take Full Responsibility For My Actions’ Break’s Down In Tears As She Tenders Public Apology

BBNAIJA S6: Tega, ‘I Take Full Responsibility For My Actions’ Break's Down In Tears As She Tenders Public Apology

Tega Dominic, evicted BBNaija housemate, has released a video where she apologized to her husband, Ajeboh Lawrence, for having an affair with former fellow housemate, Boma, while on the show. Tega who couldn’t hold back tears apologized to her husband for her actions and also apologized to everyone who felt let down by her actions. She asked everyone to pray for her and her marriage. Tega is full of apologies… ”I have been emotionally broken for the past two days and it feels like almost a year. “I am really…

Read More

CSR: Stakeholders Laud Polaris Bank Feminine Hygiene Initiative

CSR: Stakeholders Laud Polaris Bank Feminine Hygiene Initiative

…as Bank Empowers 9 schools In its resolve to overcome one of the biggest healthcare challenges facing teenage girls from less privileged homes in Nigeria, Polaris Bank has launched a Feminine Hygiene initiative. The program has so far seen the Bank sensitize over a thousand secondary school girls on feminine hygiene practices and provide them with the items with which they could manage their menstrual cycle without missing any day at school. The initial intervention which ended August 2021, spanned two geo-political zones: North Central and North East, directly reaching…

Read More