August 21, 2014

MO IBRAHIM FOUNDATION LAUNCHES “SNAPPING CITIES” PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

This week the Mo Ibrahim Foundation launched a photography competition that puts the spotlight on urbanisation in Africa. The competition comes ahead of the Foundation’s annual Governance Weekend on 21-23 November in Accra, Ghana, during which the discussion forum will focus on the theme of “African Cities.” “Snapping cities” invites Africans to capture urban life […]

PRESIDENT JONATHAN APPOINTS NEW INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE

    President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan of Nigeria has approved the appointment of AIG Suleiman Abba as the new Inspector-General of Police. AIG Abba, currently the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 7, comprising Abuja, Kaduna and Niger states, replaces the incumbent Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar who proceeds on statutory retirement […]

MEDICAL STUDENT CALLS OFF AUCTIONING HER VIRGINITY

      You remember the medical school student who was auctioning off her virginity has called off the stunt, after receiving few legitimate bids, according to the Daily Mail. Between March 31 and May 7, Hanna Kern had been auctioning off her virginity under the name of “Elizabeth Raine,” the paper’s website reports. Kern […]

THE AFRICAN DIASPORA BRIDGE AWARDS – DURING THE U.S.-AFRICA LEADERS SUMMIT

    Washington, DC – On August 4th at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center, the African Diaspora’s most prominent ‘Bridge Builders’ who have made contributions in the areas of development, strengthening relationships and providing opportunities for returning Africans, will indulge in a star studded night featuring award-winning actors Lynn Whitfield and Lou Gossett Jr., […]

FIFA SUSPENDS NIGERIA FOOTBALL FEDERATION

    © Getty Images The FIFA Emergency Committee has decided today, 9 July 2014, to suspend the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) with immediate effect, on account of government interference. Article 13, par. 1 and article 17, par. 1 of the FIFA Statutes oblige member associations to manage their affairs independently and with no influence […]

BOKO HARAM FEMALE ACCOMPLICE ARRESTED – PHOTO

    According to a post on the Facebook wall of the National Orientation Agency Nigeria, an accomplice and informant of terror sect, Boko Haram, Hafsat Bako, pictured left, has been arrested. Details of her arrest are still sketchy.

IOWA ATTORNEY FALLS FOR NIGERIAN SCAM – LOSES $177,000

      WASHINGTON, June 28, 2014 — Television character Jed Clampett (Beverly Hillbillies, 1962-1971) discovered oil when shooting for some food and became an instant millionaire. Television allows us to believe in miracles. Reality was depicted in a recent popular movie, Nebraska, which featured Bruce Dern as an elderly semi-alcoholic fellow intent upon collecting on […]

U.S. CUTS DRONE HUNT FOR KIDNAPPED CHIBOK GIRLS

    The United States has reduced its surveillance flights in a bid to find more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram after building a body of intelligence and after other states ramped up support, a US official said. Nigeria has committed itself to the hunt for the girls, who were kidnapped in […]

NBA LEGEND DIKEMBE MUTOMBO AND INNOVATION AFRICA TEAM UP TO PROVIDE ELECTRICITY TO HIS HOMETOWN

      (New York, New York July 02, 2014) NBA Legend and Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo and his delegation which includes Innovation: Africa staff are heading to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) next week from July 8 – 11 to bring affordable, reliable and renewable energy to the capital city of Kinshasa. In […]

The African Union Commission builds the capacity of the Election Management Bodies of the United Republic of Tanzania

      Addis Ababa, 30 June 2014: As part of efforts by the African Union Commission to enhance the capacity of election management bodies (EMBs) in Member States of the African Union in line with the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, the Department of Political Affairs through the Democracy and Electoral Assistance […]