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Merck Foundation, African First Ladies continue their strategy to provide specialty training for African doctors to better manage diabetes and hypertension patients

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health, continue their strategy to provide one-year diploma and two-year master degree in both Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine and Diabetes for medical postgraduates from more than 35 African and Asian countries.   Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of […]

Minister charges NIMASA board to complete deep blue sea project

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has charged the newly inaugurated board of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to ensure speedy completion of the deep blue sea project. Amaechi, while inaugurating members of the board on Thursday in Abuja, said that the project, when completed, would eradicate insecurity challenges on the […]

COVID-19: NEC to collaborate with PTF on re-opening national economy

The National Economic Council (NEC) says it has set up a committee to work with Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 on re-opening of the national economy. Gov. Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State, who briefed State House correspondents virtually after the online NEC anchored from the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday, said the committee consisted of some […]

Inflation rises to 12.34% in April — NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures inflation, increased by 12.34 per cent year-on-year in April 2020. The NBS made this known in its latest CPI and Inflation Report for the month of April released on Thursday. It stated that this figure showed 0.08 per cent points higher […]

The effect of Coronavirus pandemic and Breach of Contract; viz a viz Force Majeur

The Gist with DRC By Kereti Usoroh Ibanga A contract is a legally binding promise made between two parties. Each party to a contract promises to perform a certain duty or pay a certain amount for a specified item or service. The purpose of a contract being legally binding is so each party will have […]

The Nile River: Tackling an arising African conflict

A scenario is unfolding in Africa between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project on the Nile River. The project is a gravity dam on the Blue Nile River that has been launched by Ethiopia and under construction since 2011. As of October 2019, the work stood at approximately 70 […]

Stockbrokers elect Amolegbe as new institute’s president

The Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) has announced Mr Olatunde Amolegbe, as its new President and Chairman of the Governing Council. He succeeded the incumbent President, Mr Adedapo Adekoje at the institute’s maiden virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM). Amolegbe, an accomplished investment analyst, and a Fellow of the Institute was until his election, the First […]

The Coronavirus Pandemic and Labour Migration in Africa

By Prof Adesoji Adesugba, DBA   The outbreak in late 2019 of the novel #coronavirus (COVID-19), and now labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), is redefining humanity. With over 4 million affected people and over 285,000 deaths, of these figures, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on 11 May 2020 stated that over […]

SGF presents Buhari’s new Chief of Staff to FEC

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, on Wednesday formally presented former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, as the new Chief of Staff to the President. He presented Gambari to members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the appointment was unofficially announced […]

COVID-19: Gambia receives Madagascar’s herbal virus ‘cure’, CVO

Gambia has received a consignment of Madagascar’s Covid-Organics (CVO), a herbal tonic touted as a cure for COVID-19, authorities said on Tuesday. The consignment was sent by Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina, according to the State House of the Gambia. “The consignment is part of a gift to Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) countries […]

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