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Obi challenges Nigeria’s presidential election results in court

Reading Time: 2 minutes The opposition Labour Party candidate in Nigeria, Peter Obi, has filed a court lawsuit challenging last month’s disputed presidential election, according to the party, starting off what could be a lengthy legal battle spanning several months. There have been numerous legal challenges to previous Nigerian presidential election results, but none have been successful. Obi campaigned Read More…

Emirates Airlines claims “substantial” ticket revenue stranded in Nigeria

Emirates Airline reported on Friday that it had "substantial" sums of ticket sales money stranded in Nigeria and has made little headway remitting the monies out of the continent's largest economy. Hadi Sirika, Nigeria's minister of aviation, had earlier told reporters that the Dubai-based airline had gotten the majority of its funding outside of Nigeria but still needed to transfer $35 million. Emirates declined to disclose the amount stranded in Nigeria, but a representative claimed that the procedure "remains afflicted with frequent delays" and that around half of the backlog was past time for repatriation. According to the international airline industry group IATA,

Naira declines against the dollar, trading at N461.67

At the investors' and exporters' window on Thursday, the Naira lost value versus the dollar and traded for N461.67. The exchange rate reflected a drop of 0.04 per cent from the N461.50 it was traded for on Wednesday. On Thursday, the open indicative rate reached a high of N461.25 to the dollar. Before it finished at N461.67, the exchange rate for the day's trade reached a high of N462.50 to the dollar. Throughout the course of the day's trade, the Naira fell as low as N460 to the US dollar. At the official investors' and exporters' window, 80.03 million dollars were exchanged.

Celebrating International Women’s Day at BAT in West and Central Africa

This year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) themed ‘Embrace Equity’ marks a call to action for accelerating women's opportunities and promoting equity to forge harmony, unity, and help drive success for all. British American Tobacco in West and Central Africa recognizes that our employees are all unique and have different needs, experiences, and opportunities, and through equity everyone has access to the same opportunities. Embracing equity provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate British American Tobacco’s (BAT)’s diverse and inclusive culture which shows the company’s commitment to gender diversity. The company is proud of its diversity & inclusion agenda, remarkably, we were globally awarded the

The Role of Worldreader in achieving SDG 4 – Inclusive, Equitable and Quality Education: The East African Perspective

By Joan Mwachi-Amolo (Kenya) Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) aims to “ensure inclusive, equitable and quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” Among its several core targets are universal youth literacy, early childhood development, universal pre-primary, primary and secondary education, and education for sustainable development and global citizenship. To reach SDG 4, unequal access to and quality of education must be fixed, and effective and inclusive learning environments must be created. It also requires supporting teachers, educators, and families as they facilitate learning. Tackling the Global Learning Crisis: The Transformational Power of Reading Reading is the foundation of all learning.

The Role of Libraries in realising SDG 4 – Inclusive, Equitable and Quality Education: The West African Perspective

By Nkem Osuigwe Libraries exist within the formal and informal sectors of the learning ecosystem. They are very important to learning in schools and in the different communities where they live all over Africa. They are critical for achieving an inclusive, equitable, and quality education where no one is left behind including those who are in employment and cannot attend school full-time and/or are taking online courses. They are also critical for those who have fallen through the cracks of the educational system as school dropouts at various stages of their educational journey or out-of-school children. Before School Age Public libraries introduce preschool

South African Perspectives on Women, Life, Freedom and the Tragedy of Masha Amini

By Lorato Trok (South Africa) The United Nations describes its 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. I have written several books for young people. One of those books, Rosina Sedibane Modiba: A Dream Denied, is a young adult (YA) biography of a black female athlete who was the first to compete with white female athletes and set multiple records during apartheid. This biography was selected for the UN SDG Book Club Africa reading list in the SDG 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women

December is not a deadline – don’t kill yourself

By Ugoma Johnson The Christmas season which is a celebration that is peculiar to December is always interesting and fun-filled. The joy of the season is such that is felt by all, including none Christians. Most businesses seem to boom more during the Christmas season and most business people always look forward to it. It is also an interesting time for employees as most organisations give a long holiday for workers to rest and have family time with their loved ones. The excitement, expectation, and joy that accompany the Christmas season are such that can hardly be compared to any other season. However, for

Thank God! I survived

A survivor's story of a pilot's plane crash experience By Tolu Ita Who would have thought that a flight that started in a clear blue sky would end up in a crash? But thank God, I survived. It was my CPL (commercial pilot licence) qualifying solo cross-country flight on September 12, 2003. I had completed the flight from Zaria to Jos, Jos to Abuja, and was on the last leg from Abuja to Zaria. Despite VFR (visual flight rules) weather in Zaria and my alternate, Kaduna, I had delayed departure for Abuja weather to improve. Tolu Soyemi (now Ita) on her way to the

The wisdom of old age

By Ugoma Johnson One of the biggest mistakes that young people, especially teenagers make sometimes is to see their parents as 'old school' to the point that they begin to think that they do not have anything to offer in this 21st century As much as I agree that most parents do not understand the dynamism of parenting the millennials, however, it will be foolish of me, or anyone for that matter to live in the delusion that the older generation is completely useless in the overall scheme of things as it relates to parenting the 21st-century child. The older generation might not

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