Nigeria Ambassador Celebrate Arunma Oteh New Appointment as Chair of 120 Years Royal African Society

ATHEN/Greece: The Nigeria Ambassador to Greece, Okpunimi Akinkugbe have taken to Linkidin to celebrate Miss Arunma Oteh for her appointment as the Chair of the Royal African Society. Ambassador Akinkugbe in the post said I celebrate my dear friend Arunma Oteh, who has been elected as the new chair of The Royal African Society. The post at press time had gathered more than hundred reactions, especially for someone who as director General of Nigeria Exchange Commission, had a lot of challenges, and went after then to be elected as a…

Osinbajo to Attend Virtual 13th 2021 U.S.-Africa Business Summit

WASHINGTON D.C./United States of America:  Preparations for the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), 13th U.S.-Africa Business Summit being held virtually on July 27 – 29, 2021 are well under way. The Summit is CCA’s flagship conference that is considered essential for those doing business on the continent as well as the U.S. and African leaders shaping U.S.-Africa economic engagement. The theme of this year’s Summit is “New Pathways to a Stronger U.S.-Africa Economic Partnership” and will focus on the unique opportunity for the new U.S. Administration and its African partners to…

Nigerian Authourity Arrest Israeli Filmmakers

ABUJA/Nigeria: Rudy Rochman and two other Israelis traveled to Nigeria to film a documentary and met with prominent leaders in the Igbo community. Israeli activist Rudy Rochman was arrested alongside two others in Nigeria last week while shooting a documentary, allegedly because they made contact with antigovernment separatists. The Foreign Ministry later confirmed their arrests, according  to The Jerusalem Post, noting that all of them possessed dual citizenship with other countries, but said they could not confirm the reason for their arrest nor what they were being charged with. “We…

Inside The Mind Of A Cyber Criminal

JOHANNESBURG/South Africa: Cyber criminals come in many different flavours, but the majority of them are in it for one thing: financial pay-off. They want the money that comes with offering their tools or services, selling stolen data, extortion like ransomware or plain fraud. And they all have one thing in common – your organisation is on their radar. Which is why, says Anna Collard, SVP Content Strategy and Evangelist at KnowBe4 Africa it is critical to understand how cyber criminals operate, the tools they use and the approaches they take…

UN Lauds Okowa On Rural Development Agenda

ASABA/Nigeria: The United Nations has lauded Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta for his efforts at developing rural communities in the state. UN’s Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, gave the commendation on Thursday night at a state banquet organised for him and his delegation at Government House, Asaba. He said that with the level of development in rural areas of the state, Okowa had demonstrated passion and focus for the lives of the rural people. According to Kallon, the governor’s rural development agenda had seen many satellite…

Delta Seeks UN’s Partnership Against Human Trafficking, Irregular Migration

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday said the State Government would partner the United Nations to curb human trafficking and irregular migration in the state. Okowa stated this when the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr Edward Kallon and his delegation visited him at Government House, Asaba. He commended the United Nations for its various programmes in the state, saying they had been of immense benefit to people of the state. He remarked that human trafficking and irregular migration were being encouraged by high poverty…

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…

Dear Presidents Museveni and Suluhu Hassan (OPINION)

By Vanessa Nakate & Landry Ninteretse Your Excellencies, building the world’s longest heated crude oil pipeline in the midst of a climate emergency is a terrible development that must be stopped As you were signing the long-awaited contract that will finally allow the construction of the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline – African longest crude oil pipeline – hundreds of young people, activists, environmentalists and ordinary citizens from all over the world, including representatives from East Africa, were gathered online for workshops, panels and discussions focused on a just and…

Covid-19 Misinformation: Facebook Launches A New Campaign in Partnership with the WHO Across Africa

JOHANNESBURG/South Africa:  Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic Facebook has been working to connect people to accurate information and reduce misinformation on its platforms. Last month it announced the biggest worldwide campaign to promote authoritative information about Covid-19 vaccines – working to remove false vaccine claims, reduce distribution of inaccurate health information, and inform people about effective vaccine delivery. Today, across a number of African countries, Facebook is launching a new campaign in partnership with the WHO called ‘Together Against Covid-19 Misinformation’. The campaign will roll out to people in English and…