Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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AfDB’s AFAWA, AGF to unlock $1.3 – $2 billion in loans to women entrepreneurs

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, February 12, 2021/ -- The African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) program has agreed a partnership with the African Guarantee Fund (AGF) to unlock $1.3 to 2 billion in loans to...

18-year-old girl sets lover’s house on fire, boyfriend severely burnt

The police have arrested an 18-year-old girl for allegedly setting her boyfriend ablaze. The incident happened at Zaki Biam in the Wadata area of Makurdi, Benue State. A neighbour of the victim, who did not want his name in print, explained...

228 inmates escape as flood hits Kogi prison

Two hundred and twenty eight inmates on Sunday escaped from the custodial centre of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Kotonkarfe area of Kogi State, following flood disaster that hit the facility . The flood occasioned by heavy downpour at about...

South Africa Catholic bishops counter authorities, say attacks xenophobic

Catholic Bishops of South Africa on Saturday said the claim by the South African authorities that the attacks on Nigerians and other foreigners in the country by some South Africans were not xenophobic was incorrect. A statement by Archbishop Buti...

Xenophobia: Nigeria  pulls out of World Economic Forum in South Africa, may recall Ambassador

Nigeria on Wednesday pulled out of World Economic Forum on Africa in Capetown, South Africa, taking place between September 4-6 over the xenophobic attacks. The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo was to represent Nigeria at the World Economic forum. A source...

Xenophobia: Buhari, Osinbajo, Onyeama meet as Nigerians react

President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama on Wednesday held a meeting to discuss xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South Africa. The meeting was revealed by Buhari’s New...

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Armed men seize Congo villages near Uganda, Rwanda border

By Kwanta Douglas - Gunmen captured at least two towns along the Uganda-Rwanda border in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on Monday, according to...