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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

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


NNPC To Resume Oil Exploration In Nasarawa State – Official

THE Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it is set to immediately resume oil exploration activities in Nasarawa State. Dr Mazadu Bako, the General Manager, Frontier Exploration Services of NNPC, made the disclosure on Monday in Lafia, during a courtesy visit to the Deputy Governor, Mr Silas Agara. Bako said that oil exploration activities in

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Lassa Fever Deaths Rise To 110 In Nigeria

Lassa fever has claimed 110 lives in Nigeria since the beginning of the year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said Tuesday, in one of the worst outbreaks since 2016. The World Heath Organisation last week said the epidemic had reached record highs with 317 laboratory confirmed cases and 72 people dead. “Since the onset

FILE - The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson transits the Philippine Sea, April 23, 2017.

US Carrier Group Headed to S. China Sea Waters Claimed by China

TAIPEI — A U.S. aircraft carrier group is preparing to sail through the contested South China Sea later this month, and observers expect an angry Beijing to register its opposition and quicken its militarization of small islands in the region. The group of ships led by the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and guided missile

FILE - A portion of the Russian Embassy complex is seen in Washington.

A DC Dig at Russia: Avenue in Front of Embassy Renamed for Activist

The Russian Embassy in Washington has a new address, at least symbolically. A one-block section of Wisconsin Avenue directly in front of the embassy was officially renamed Boris Nemtsov Plaza on Tuesday, in what amounts to a D.C.-sponsored effort to troll the Russian government. A former deputy prime minister, Nemtsov became an opposition activist and