Kenya to host inaugural Africa Food Show in 2020

Kenya will in 2020 host the inaugural Africa Food Show that will bring together policymakers, industry executives, farmers and consumers to learn about emerging trends in trade on agricultural commodities, organisers said on Tuesday. David Wang, the Chairman of MIE Groups, the event organiser, said this in Nairobi. The premier event, which will take place […]

Many cases still pending as election tribunals round off Sept 30

Many cases are still pending at the election petition tribunals, less than two weeks to the September 30th deadline for the conclusion of the exercise, our correspondents report. Daily Trust reports that aggrieved candidates who contested the governorships, national and state assembly elections had dragged those declared winners by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) […]

‘10,000 Nigerian girls forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso’

The Nigerian Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Ramatu Ahmed, says no fewer than 10,000 Nigerian girls are forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso. Ahmed disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ouagadougou on Monday. She said the victims of the sex-trade were mainly underage girls kept in appalling conditions in Ouagadougou […]

I paid $15,000 to secure my daughter’s release – Ardo

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr Umar Ardo, whose daughter, Aisha, was kidnapped Saturday, said he paid $15,000 to secure her release. He told Daily Trust yesterday that he was contacted by one of the kidnappers on Sunday at about 9:56 am who said his daughter would return to him safely if he […]

No gun attack on Abuja-Kaduna train – NRC

Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has debunked the message being circulated on ‘Whatsapp’ platforms and online news platforms suggesting that Abuja-Kaduna train was attacked last week. A statement signed by  Paschal A. Nnorli, the manager, Abuja-Kaduna train service asked members of the public and it’s commuters to disregard the story as it never happened. “NRC hereby […]

Benue to conduct LG poll on Nov. 30

By Emmanuel Antswen The Benue State Government said on Tuesday said that it plans to conduct election into local government councils in the state on Nov. 30. Gov. Samuel Ortom made the announcement at the inauguration of the state Local Government Service Commission, the state Planning Commission and a member of the State Independent Electoral […]

Kenya to nationalise airline to boost competitiveness

(Xinhua/NAN) Kenyan government has concluded plans to nationalise its carrier Kenya Airways by end of the year in order to boost its competitiveness. Sebastian Mikosz, chief executive officer, Kenya Airways, told journalists in Nairobi on Tuesday that all its regional and international competitors are also owned by their respective governments and thus have a financial […]