[IRIN]Kampala -Eighteen months after slamming activists who opened a clinic for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Kampala, Uganda's health ministry has decided it was [...]
[PR Newswire]Cape Town, South Africa -- Sub-Saharan African Ministries of Health Invited to Submit Expression of Interest to Participate in New Effort [...]
[IRIN]Cape Town -AIDS conference opening ceremonies are usually a buzzing cacophony of noise, protest and activity. But the 17th International Conference on AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (S [...]
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Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, Archbishop of Catholic Archdiocese of Jos weekend, called on Christians to emulate people with exemplary lives like former South African President, Nelson Mandela.The post [...]
Exactly eight years ago today, 61 students of the Loyola Jesuit College (LJC) were headed home for the Christmas holidays when the Sosoliso aircraft conveying them crashed in Port Harcourt.The post So [...]
Turkey’s sports minister lashed out on Monday at moves by the football authorities to punish two top Ivorian club players for paying homage to Nelson Mandela.The post Minister slams Mandela t-shirt [...]
Alice Kariuki and her team are building fully serviced apartments in Nairobi. [...]
The Bauchi State High Court Number 10 has jailed a 32-year-old man, Usman Abubakar, a staff of Kirfi General Hospital, for killing a 60-year-old woman. [...]
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The trial of the Brotherhood leaders is part of a string of prosecutions Egypt's current military-backed administration is carrying out as part of a crackdown on the group since the July 3 coup t [...]
TO prepare the country's weightlifters adequately for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, the Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) and the National Sports Commission (NSC) have concluded plans [...]
Nigeria coach, Stephen Keshi, has declared that Super Eagles' success or otherwise in next Summer's FIFA World Cup in Brazil will depend on the team's preparation. Speaking to BBC Sport [...]
This anecdote, and many more others, are featured in the newly released autobiography of Allen, the iconic Nigerian drummer who's left an indelible stamp on the history of world music with his di [...]
The Minister of Sports and Chairman of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Bolaji Abdullahi, has assured Nigerians that talents discovered at the end of the ongoing 1st National youth Games (NYG) wi [...]
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Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been nominated for the FIFpro World XI along with 14 other forwards, including Ballon d’Or finalists Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Ronaldo an [...]
Sevilla president Jose Maria Del Nido has stepped down after losing an appeal last week against a seven-year prison term for misappropriation of public funds.
Del Nido, a 56-year-old lawyer and major [...]
The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, Prof. Julius Okojie, has said that the commission will henceforth ensure effective regulation of universities to forestall any breakdow [...]
Forty days after the deadline set by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board’s to tertiary institutions to complete the 2013/2014 admission, only two universities have fully complied with the d [...]
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Driven by the growing surge for mobile broadband, wireless carriers worldwide are investing in traffic management as an economically efficient solution to expand network capacity and coverage. Wireles [...]
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A golden fish, they say, has no hiding place. That is the situation with political office holders in Nigeria. They have no privacy in the real sense of the word because they don't do anything or [...]
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A funeral cortege bearing Nelson Mandela’s body will travel through the streets of Pretoria daily on three days before his burial next Sunday, the South African government says.
It said the cortege [...]
FORMER Goldman Sachs banker, Mr. Elias Preko, was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison by a London court on Monday for laundering $5m on behalf of James Ibori, the former governor of Delta State, Reuters has reported. Ibori is serving 13 years in a British jail after pleading guilty last year to 10 counts of fraud and money-laundering. He is the most senior Nigerian politician to be held to account for the corruption that has blighted Africa’s most populous country and top oil producer, where the case is being closely watched. Harvard graduate Preko, 54, became the fifth of Ibori’s associates to be jailed for assisting his corruption after the ex-governor’s wife, mistress, sister and lawyer were all convicted by British courts in previous trials. The cases have been tried in London because some of the money was laundered in Britain and some of the defendants were based there. Attempts by Nigeria’s own anti-corruption agency to prosecute Ibori, dating back to 2007, have foundered. A jury at London’s Southwark Crown Court unanimously convicted Preko, a Ghanaian national, of two offences of money-laundering between March 2003 and April 2008 when he was arrested. He was charged with assisting Ibori in channelling stolen money through a web of offshore trusts and shell companies. Preko had left Goldman Sachs before he committed the offences and the bank is not accused of any wrongdoing. The court heard that Preko tried to open accounts on Ibori’s behalf when he still worked there but this was not authorised by the bank. The Delta governor from 1999 to 2007, Ibori was in his heyday a power broker at the heart of Nigeria’s ruling party. After he left office and lost immunity from prosecution, his fortunes ebbed and flowed according to political developments in Abuja until he was extradited from Dubai to Britain in 2011. “The evidence against you in this case was very clear. You knew what Mr. Ibori was doing and you were actively assisting him,” Judge Anthony Pitts told Preko in his sentencing remarks. “You are a man of considerable ability and intelligence, highly educated, capable of making lots of money perfectly legitimately.” The court had heard that in a decade at Goldman Sachs, where he was in charge of private clients in sub-Sahara Africa, Preko had made $12m in salary and received a severance payment of $3m when he left the bank. “You had the ability to walk away (from Ibori). You chose to involve yourself with him as a professional man, against the code of upstanding conduct for men in your position,” Pitts said.
The Bankers’ Committee has given an assurance to stakeholders in the banking sector of its willingness to promote an efficient and stable economy in the country.
The Chairman of the committee and Ce [...]
The Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Monday expressed concerns over the increasing rate of the nation’s domestic debt, and stated that about 19.87 per cent of the country’s project [...]
The Plateau State Police command, yesterday, paraded the woman who, last week, stole a seven-day old baby in Bokkos Local Government Area and her accomplice who had faked a pregnancy to con her husba [...]
Since the early 1990s, Nigerians have been calling for a Sovereign National Conference, or some form of national discourse to deliberate on some knotty issues that have remained recurrent in our nati [...]
From OKEY SAMPSON, Aba
In line with its resolve to clamp down on operators of baby factories to stem the tide of child trafficking that is assuming a frightening dimension in the state, Abia Sta [...]
From PAUL OSUYI, Asaba
Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State at the weekend came hard on community leaders and women who shield known criminals from being arrested by security agencies. Uduaghan, [...]
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Afrobeat icon, Femi Kuti… has been blazing the blogs all year long, with music, concerts and of course, a little gossip here and there. This time around, he’s in the news for his music. O [...]
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[New Dawn]The European Union's financial supports to Liberia's development remain consistent due to Liberia's prudent management of public finance which meets international standards, says the visitin [...]
Nollywood leading ladies, Ini Edo and Funke Akindele shared photos of themselves on set of a new movie as they rocked camouflage bum-shorts. Abeg who knows who the fair skinned female in their middle [...]
The All Progressives Congress on Monday said Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State and his Kano counterpart, Rabiu Kwankwaso, will not return to the Peoples Democratic Party.
This, it said, was desp [...]