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Jonathan's birth control comments spark religious and social response

 

Written by News Team
Friday, 29 June 2012 09:43

Jonathan's birth control comments spark religious and social response

The recent call by President Goodluck Jonathan for Nigerians to employ stronger birth control measures in order to rein in the country's rapid population growth has sparked major religious debate.

   

Geldof hails Africa's 'extraordinary revival'

 

Written by News Team
Thursday, 28 June 2012 11:54

Geldof hails Africa's 'extraordinary revival'

Africa has experienced "an extraordinary revival" with regards to economic growth and the reduction of poverty since the Live8 music concert and G8 summit in 2005, says Sir Bob Geldof.

   

President hints at tougher population control measures

 

Written by News Team
Thursday, 28 June 2012 11:05

President hints at tougher population control measures

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has urged the country's families to limit the number of children they are having and has hinted at the introduction of legislative measures in an attempt to slow down its rapid population growth.

   

OPC tells Boko Haram to stay away from south or 'expect war'

 

Written by News Team
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 14:45

OPC tells Boko Haram to stay away from south or 'expect war'

The Oodua People's Congess (OPC) – a nationalist organisation consisting mainly of ethnic Yoruba members – has warned Islamist terror sect Boko Haram to steer clear of southwestern Nigeria, or "expect a war".

   

Families of Dana crash victims may never learn cause of tragedy, says Accident Investigation Bureau

 

Written by News Team
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:36

Families of Dana crash victims may never learn cause of tragedy, says Accident Investigation Bureau

The families of the victims of the Dana Air plane crash that killed 159 people in Lagos on June 3 will not be made aware of the findings of an interim report on the causes of the incident, the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has said.

   

Air Nigeria grounding will not affect Lagos-London flights, says carrier

 

Written by News Team
Monday, 25 June 2012 05:42

Air Nigeria grounding will not affect Lagos-London flights, says carrier

Nigeria's second largest airline, Air Nigeria, has said that flights from Lagos to London will not be affected by its grounding by the federal government over financial concerns.

   

Nigerian art sells for nearly £200,000 at Bohams auction

 

Written by News Team
Friday, 22 June 2012 15:15

Nigerian art sells for nearly £200,000 at Bohams auction

Contemporary works by Nigerian artists brought in a total of almost £200,000 at the Africa Now auction held by Bonham's in May.

   

UK partner firms to invest more than $500m in Nigerian oil and gas industries

 

Written by News Team
Thursday, 21 June 2012 04:05

UK partner firms to invest more than 0m in Nigerian oil and gas industries

More than 40 new partnerships formed by British and Nigerian companies are expected to invest over $500m in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry within the next five years.

   

BBC courts foreign couples for fly-on-the-wall TV show

 

Written by News Team
Thursday, 21 June 2012 03:34

BBC courts foreign couples for fly-on-the-wall TV show

The BBC is on the search for Nigerians set to walk down the aisle to feature in a fly-on-the-wall programme about weddings around the world.

   

'Dodgy drugs' a death sentence for Africa

 

Written by News Team
Friday, 15 June 2012 10:04

'Dodgy drugs' a death sentence for Africa

Poor-quality and fake anti-malarial medicines 'pose an urgent threat' to vulnerable populations and jeopardise programmes aimed at combating the often fatal disease in sub-Saharan Africa and southeast Asia, the medical journal The Lancet reports.

   

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