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L-R: Nigeria’s foremost Stand-up Comedian and Actor, Ali Baba; Chief Human Resources Officer, Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Pai Gamde; former First Lady of Lagos State and Chairman, Learn NGO/Ella Care, Dame Abimbola Fashola, and Director General, NSE, Oscar Onyema, during the NSE International Women’s Day Symposium on the theme, “Press for Progress” held at The Exchange in Lagos yesterday, March 8, 2018

NSE Calls for the Acceleration of Gender Equality

NSE Calls for the Acceleration of Gender Equality

Lagos, Nigeria – The Nigerian Stock Exchange, in partnership with the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, United Nations Women, United Nations Global Compact, International Finance Corporation, the World Federation of Exchanges, WIMBIZ, and Women in ETFs, organised a symposium to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the Stock Exchange House in

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley from the Metropolitan Police and Chief Medical Officer Sally Davies make a statement to the press concerning Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, who were poisoned by a nerve agent in the center of Salisbury, outside Scotland Yard in central London, March 7, 2018.

Britain Weighing Its Options in Poisoning of Russians

The tip-off came from the British government itself that Downing Street had no stomach for a fight over Ukraine and Russia’s takeover of Crimea. Four years ago when the European Union and the United States were bracing themselves to punish Russia and were debating what sanctions to impose, a British official allowed a note detailing


Senate Summons Buratai, IG, Demands Two-Week Rescue Plan For Chibok, Dapchi Girls

THE Senate has summoned the ‎Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, to explain the circumstances surrounding the abduction of 110 students of Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, by Boko Haram on February 19. The invitation followed the adoption of a motion moved by


I Share In Agony, Sorrow Of Parents Of Abducted Girls — Aisha Buhari

WIFE of the President Mrs Aisha Buhari says she shares in the sorrow and agony of parents of all abducted girls in the country. Mrs Buhari said that she shared the agony of especially parents of the abducted Chibok and Dapchi school girls. She expressed the concern in Abuja on Thursday while delivering a speech


Economic Empowerment Is The Heart Of Women’s Rights – Beaufils

By Alex Ekemenah Lagos, Nigeria – the Deputy British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Laure Beaufils, has disclosed that economic empowerment goes right to the heart of women’s rights. She made this disclosure yesterday during the International Women’s Day symposium held at the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Lagos. According to the Deputy Commissioner, “women make up

Lupita Nyong’o and Kumail Nanjiani

Lupita Nyong’o, Meryl Streep, and Laura Dern rock the most surprising accessory at the Oscars

Lupita Nyong’o wears cat-eye glasses with her custom Versace gown while presenting with Kumail Nanjiani at the 2018 Oscars. (Photo: Getty Images) On Oscar Sunday, an unexpected item became the “it” accessory of the night — and it wasn’t Nicole Kidman‘s sparkling Harry Winston chandelier earrings or Helen Mirren‘s royal sapphire and diamond collar necklace.


Black Panther: A good film with many lessons for Nigeria

By Atiku Abubakar Over the weekend, I joined my children to watch the much talked about ‘Black Panther’. It was a good film, and I was happy they took me to see it. However, I came out of the movie theatre a little upset. When the first scenes came up, and I saw “Sambisa Forest”,

Supporters of the opposition Sierra Leone People's Party throw rocks at police following an alleged incident at party headquarters in Freetown's Goderich neighborhood, March 7, 2018. (J. Patinkin/VOA)

Sierra Leone Roiled by Unrest After Polls Close

FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE — Sierra Leone’s main opposition leader called for calm Wednesday night after his supporters engaged in running street battles with police, resulting in at least one injury at the end of an otherwise peaceful day of polling in the West African nation. “I want every Sierra Leonean to behave themselves in a


Sierra Leone Votes for New President

FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE — Lining up hours before dawn, citizens of Sierra Leone went to the polls Wednesday to choose a new president, parliament, and local councilors in one of the most hotly contested elections in the West African nation’s history. Current president, Ernest Bai Koroma, of the All People’s Congress party must step down