Tag Archives: Nigeria

Somalia, Nigeria happier countries than Ghana – Report

The conditions existing in Nigeria and Somalia make them happier countries than Ghana. This is according to the latest World Happiness Report. The report, which was released by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations on March 14, days before World Happiness Day on March 20, placed Nigeria 17 places above Ghana in the 156-country list. Ghana placed 108th ...

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Nigerian senator ‘busts open’ $37,500 expenses payments

Nigerian senator

A Nigerian politician has revealed that senators receive 13.5m naira [£27,000, $37,500] every month to use on expenses of their own choice. Shehu Sani, a senator for the governing All Progressives Congress [APC] party, said there is little accountability about how the money is spent. He has called for the payments to be scrapped, saying they are a key reason ...

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Don’t refer suspected Lassa Fever cases – Hospitals told

Doctors attend to a Lassa fever patient

The Ghana Health Service has directed health facilities in the country not to refer any suspected Lassa fever cases to Tema General Hospital or any higher institution. Health facilities from CHPS compound to higher institutions must create a small holding place to observe patients and take their samples for testing. Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare, Director-General of the GHS, gave the ...

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I’m ready to collaborate with Ghana in corruption fight – Buhari

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has indicated his readiness to partner with Ghana to fight corruption in the two countries. He commended President Akufo-Addo for his efforts in fighting the canker which he said had become endemic. “I congratulate both the government and parliament for quick passage of the office of the special prosecutor act ...

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Join Africa beyond aid campaign – Bawumia urges African leaders

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has called on other African leaders to join President Akufo Addo’s campaign to build a country beyond aid. He said all the countries within the continent must leverage their natural resources to ensure growth and development, rather than expect hand-outs from foreign donors. Dr. Bawumia made the call when the President of the Nigerian ...

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Nigeria steps up search for 110 kidnapped schoolgirls

Nigeria has deployed extra troops and planes to search for 110 schoolgirls believed to have been abducted by Boko Haram militants last week. The girls went missing after jihadists stormed their school in the town of Dapchi in the north-eastern Yobe state on 19 February. President Muhammadu Buhari said it was a “national disaster” and apologised to the girls’ families. ...

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Nigerian parents threatened with jail if children skip school

Nigeria’s oil-rich Bayelsa state is threatening parents who do not make sure their children go to school with jail terms. The state signed the new law into the books amid concerns children were not attending class despite the fact that it spent 70bn naira ($200m; £140m) on new school buildings and equipment. “We feel it is important to have this ...

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Nigerian court releases 475 Boko Haram suspects

Nearly 500 Boko Haram suspects have been released by a Nigerian court citing a lack of evidence, with some detainees held for years without charge. The 475 suspects will be returned to their home states for “proper rehabilitation” before being sent back to their families, a justice ministry statement said on Sunday. Those detained were arrested on suspicion they belonged ...

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Nigeria bomb blasts cause deaths at fish market

Three suicide bombers have hit the town of Konduga in north-east Nigeria, killing at least 18 people. Two attacked a fish market and a third struck nearby, security sources said. Boko Haram jihadists are being blamed for the blasts, though the group has yet to say it was behind them. Boko Haram has killed some 20,000 people and displaced more ...

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Nana Addo heads to Nigeria for two-day Conference

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has left Ghana for Nigeria, today [Wednesday] February 14 to attend a two-day International Conference on Transformative Governance in Africa. According to a statement signed by Director of Communications  at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, the President travelled to the West African country following an invitation by the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Most Rev. Dr. Matthew ...

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