Tributes pour in for late Jerry Rawlings

Tributes have been pouring in for Ghana’s former president, Jerry Rawlings, who died in Accra on Thursday morning, aged 73.   African Union Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat tweeted: “Africa has lost a stalwart of Pan-Africanism and a charismatic continental…
FG committed to end open defecation – Minister

The Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, has reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to end open defecation in the country.   Abubakar gave the assurance in Abuja on Thursday at a Ministerial Press Briefing held to commemorate the…
FG begins N20,000 cash transfer to rural women in Gombe

The Federal Government has commenced the disbursement of N20,000 cash transfer to 1,000 rural women in Gombe State.   The grant was formally inaugurated by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouk, in Gombe…
PIB will spur growth in Nigeria’s oil, gas sector – NBCC

The Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) says the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), currently before the National Assembly, provides an opportunity to stimulate growth in the oil and gas sector.   Mr Kayode Falowe, President, NBCC, made the assertion in Lagos…
Ghana’s former President Jerry Rawlings dies at 73

Ghana’s former leader Jerry Rawlings, who seized power twice in military coups but went on to bring democratic rule to his country, died on Thursday at the age of 73, a presidency source said.   Rawlings overthrew then-ruler Gen. Frederick…