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South Africa’s Day In History As  She Marks 24 Years of Democratic Governance

South Africa’s Day In History As She Marks 24 Years of Democratic Governance

South Africa’s founding President Nelson Mandela was on this day, 24 years ago, inaugurated as Head of State. Mandela took the Oath of Office as the first President of a democratic dispensation at a ceremony held at the Union Buildings. The day followed the historic 27 April 1994 elections, which saw South Africans across the […]

Nigeria: Why Pregnant Women In Kaduna Community Don’t Go For Antenatal

  By Stella Kabruk Women in Keke makeri community in Kaduna State, have attributed their poor attendance of antenatal care to lack of health facilities in their community. The women also decried lack of access road to the nearest Primary Health Center which is about 40 kilometres from the village. Some of the women who spoke in […]

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Incessant Killings: Nigeria To Ensure Better Security, Says Information Minister

By Amos Tauna Following the incessant killings and destruction of lives and property across the country, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has expressed the federal government’s readiness not to leave any stone unturned towards ensuring better security for all Nigerians. Making the assurance when he paid a condolence visit to the traditional […]

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South Africa: Gauteng Health Issues 133 Licenses To Mental Health NGOs

  The Gauteng Department of Health has issued 133 licences of compliance to mental health non-governmental organisations (NGOs) for the 2018/19 financial year. The NGOs comply with the requirements of safe patient care and sound financial management, said the provincial department. Having learnt lessons from the Life Esidimeni tragedy, the department has taken extraordinary measures […]

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Nigeria’s Anti-Corruption Body, EFCC, Leads Further Evidences In Trial Of Kalu On N3.2bn Fraud

  A witness, Mrs Nonye Eghene, on Thursday, told a Federal High Court Lagos, that loan facilities were advanced to a company Slok Nig. Ltd, which is facing fraud charges alongside a former governor of Abia State Orji Kalu. The witness, a staff of Diamond Bank plc, was subpoenaed for the Economic and Financial Crimes […]

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Continuous Accumulation Of Debt, Not Good For Sustainable Fiscal Regime – Nigerian CSO

  Lead Director, Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), a Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Mr Eze Onyekpere, says, continuous accumulation of debt was not the best way to run a sustainable fiscal regime. He said this on Sunday in Abuja in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The Debt Management Office (DMO), in its […]

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Nigeria: Matthew Hassan Kukah’s Take On Killings, Issues In Southern Kaduna

Text of a Sermon preached at the Burial of His Lordship Bishop Joseph Danlami Bagobiri, Bishop of the Catholic Bishop of Kafanchan on Thursday, 15th March, 2018 by Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese.   When my metropolitan Archbishop, Matthew Ndagoso called to tell me that roles had been assigned ahead […]

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Special Report: Cancer Patients In Nigeria Lack Funds And Access To Quality Healthcare, But Are Referred To Overseas For Treatment Without Govt Assistance

Many cancer patients are referred to overseas by the Nigerian hospitals due to poor healthcare in the country. Odimegwu Onwumere writes that from the victims’ bank accounts they make public for assistance from good spirited individuals and groups in order to head overseas for treatment without government coming to their assistance for funding, winning cancer in the […]

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