WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY: NUJ Delta Salutes Journalists For Their Resilience

ASABA/Nigeria: The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council, Monday hailed journalists in Delta and beyond for their resilience in carrying out their statutory obligation of holding government accountable and mounting surveillance on the society. NUJ, Delta State Council, in a press release signed by the State Chairman, Comrade Michael Ikeogwu, and Secretary, Comrade Patrick Ochei, to mark this year “World Press Freedom Day” noted that journalists in the state have carried out the task of holding government accountable to the people creditably well. The statement reads, “This third…

2021 WORLD FREEDOM PRESS DAY: America Emphasises The Place Of Free Press In Promoting Democracy

By Nkechi Odumosor LAGOS/Nigeria: As world marked the 2021 World Press Day, the United State of America had again said the place of the Free Press can never be over emphasized, as it’s the only means democracy can be sustained. This was stated by the countries Consul General,  Ms. Claire Pierangelo in her opening remarks during the 2021 World Freedom Press Day, webnar organised by the American Consulate, Lagos, with a Theme: “Frontiers of Health Reporting: New Insights, Fresh Perspectives.” According to her “As we celebrate World Press Freedom Day today, the…

How A Career In Public Relations Helped Shape An African Royal

GABORONE/Botswana: To some, it might seem like an unusual career trajectory, but for Ewetse Khama, working in the Public Relations industry in Africa has been the perfect preparation for the next step in his unique journey. From today, Ewetse is stepping down from his role at APO Group, the leading pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service, to serve his country and his people. This year, Ewetse’s father, Sekgoma Tshekedi Khama, retired from active duty in the Bamangwato tribe. This made way for the eldest son, Ewetse to assume…

African Women Can Build a Better Future for All Africans with Oil and Natural Gas if Men Just Step Back (OPINION)

By NJ Ayuk Over the last 30 days President Samia Suluhu Hassan has become the most important woman in the African energy industry. She has taken some of the most courageous steps in rebooting Tanzania’s energy sector and economy. The signing of the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline with President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda was a perfect start into her presidency, pushing for expedited negotiations on the stalled Tanzania LNG project with Anglo-Dutch Shell and Norway’s Equinor. Further pushing her own government to remove unfriendly taxes to Tanzanians, noting that…

MRCC Opens world-Class Cancer Treatment To Nigeria

LAGOS/Nigeria: Marcelle Ruth Cancer Centre & Specialist Hospital, has opened a purpose-built, fully equipped facility on Victoria Island, Nigeria, described as  first one-stop centre for cancer diagnosis & treatment; Facilities utilise cutting edge technology include an imaging centre with CT, mammogram, ultrasound, X-Ray machines, a laboratory and blood bank, two modular operating theatres, an eight-bed chemotherapy suite, a radiotherapy centre with a linear accelerator, fifteen en-suite inpatient rooms and in-house oncology and general pharmacies; Travel restrictions during the Covid 19 pandemic underscore the importance of in-country diagnosis of cancer and…

MONICA ALIGNS WITH FATHER MBAKA: Says Umahi is the Best Presidential Candidate … Commends Gov. Umahi For His Unalloyed Efforts To Develop Ebonyi State

ABAKALIKI/Nigeria: Founder and President of DUNAETA, an NGO with a core mandate of promoting the principles of democracy and good governance, based in Abakaliki the Ebonyi state capital, Lady Monica Chidinma Ada Eze, has described the declaration of a renowned Servant of God, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, that the Governor of Ebonyi State and Chairman, South East Governor’s forum, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, stands pole apart from other possible contenders to the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the 2023 elections, as a representation of…

Reining In “Rape And Kill” Crime, Let’s Move Beyond The Rhetoric

By Isaac Asabor It is not an exaggeration to say that when the governors of Nigeria’s 36 states in June last year resolved to declare a state of emergency on rape following a spate of sexual violence against women, that not few Nigerians heaved sigh of relief.  It was gathered that the meeting was ostensibly necessitated by the raping and killing of a University of Benin student, Uwaila Vera Omozuwa, who was attacked in a church in Benin City, Edo State capital, and consequently died on May 27, 2020. Following…