Tanzania’s Magufuli: ‘Bulldozer’ who flattened freedoms

Tanzanian President John Magufuli came to power as a no-nonsense man of the people nicknamed The Bulldozer, but along with popular efforts to clean up graft, he has been accused of crushing dissent and stifling democracy. The 61-year-old on Friday won a second term in office with a resounding 84 percent of the vote, after
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The shame of gospel

A young Nigerian friend phoned me from the United States to ask an intriguing question: “In all your years of following Jesus, what have you gained?” She was possibly at a crossroad, having a crisis of faith. Probably, she was confronted with the bankruptcy of the prosperity messages prevalent in the churches. She had discovered
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Guardiola rules out return to Camp Nou as manager

  Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Saturday reiterated his desire to stay with the club. The Spaniard thus ruled out a return to his former club FC Barcelona when his contract expires at the end of the season. FC Barcelona have been in turmoil for months, with club president Josep Maria Bartomeu resigning some
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We will reconvene plenary to address youth bills ― Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila says the House will reconvene plenary to address youth-related bills next week. Gbajabiamila made the announcement on Saturday in Abuja, at a national strategy retreat organised by the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) of the National Assembly. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the
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FCTA moves to revamp its social welfare system

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Saturday in Abuja, said it would revamp its Social Welfare System to better serve the less privileged in the territory. Mrs Dilichukwu Onyedinma, Chairperson, FCT Ministerial Advisory Committee on the Status of Social Development Service, disclosed this in a statement issued by Mrs Josie Mudasiru, Assistant Director, Information,
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FG changes MSMEs survival fund portal from Nov 1

The Federal Government says it will effect a change in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Survival Fund and Guaranteed off-take Stimulus Scheme site from Nov.1 due to operational challenges. Amb. Mariam Katagum, Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment and Chairperson of the Steering Committee of National MSMEs Survival Fund and Guaranteed off-take
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Power sector records new 5,520.40MW ― TCN

The power sector has recorded yet another national peak generation of 5,520.40MW on  Oct. 30 at 9.15 pm, Mrs Ndidi Mbah, General Manager. Public Affairs, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) made this known in a statement in Abuja on Saturday. She said that the new generation surpassed the previous 5.459 Mega Watts (MW) recorded on 
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Deploy your capacity to positive endeavours, minister counsels #EndSARS organisers

  The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has urged the genuine youths who organised the #EndSARS protest to deploy their capacity to positive endeavours. The minister gave the advice in Lagos  on Saturday while fielding questions from newsmen after inspecting the headquarters of TV Continental(TVC) that was vandalised and set ablaze during
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House of Reps to reconvene plenary to address youth bills

  The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila says the House will reconvene plenary to address youth-related bills next week. Gbajabiamila made the announcement on Saturday in Abuja, at a national strategy retreat organised by the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) of the National Assembly. The retreat was titled, “Rethinking Youth Development in
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