Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Photonews: Southeast Based Coalition Of Human Rights And Good Governance Organizations (SBCHROs) Media Briefing In Onitsha On 25th February, 2018



Report: Best And Worst U.S States For Healthcare In 2018



Healthcare has been a significant topic in the recent U.S. Presidential election. There is controversy among which form of health care should be implemented. However, it’s likely that this issue will not be sorted for quite some time. As the country is looking forward towards what form of healthcare it should have, many Americans are beginning to research how good America’s healthcare is currently. Is the answer to that is a complicated one. Although all states in America are to be treated equal, they are not. Each state in the U.S. is provided with different healthcare regulations and guidelines. It’s important to understand which states provide excellent healthcare and which don’t.
There are multiple ways to determine if a state has good healthcare. The three main points that define its quality is affordability, availability, and result.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Report: Corruption Perceptions Index 2017


This year’s Corruption Perceptions Index highlights that the majority of countries are making little or no progress in ending corruption, while further analysis shows journalists and activists in corrupt countries risking their lives every day in an effort to speak out.
The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople, uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. This year, the index found that more than two-thirds of countries score below 50, with an average score of 43. Unfortunately, compared to recent years, this poor performance is nothing new.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Article: "Black Panther" As Neo-Tarzanism


By Biko Agozino


Hollywood expects everyone to cheer whenever African characters are starred as superheroes even if the roles assigned to them include the mass murder of fellow Africans while subtly promoting the interests of colonizers. Hollywood films should always come with a consumer health warning to people of African descent: Beware of The Ideology of the Aesthetic, as Terry Eagletonwould put it. With all the hype, Black Panther: Long Live the King falls under this manipulative ideological warfare genre and should have been subtitled, Down With The King, for subscribing to what Wole Soyinka would dismiss as the pseudo tradition of neo-Tarzanism.

Friday, 16 February 2018

News Release: International Criminal Court (ICC) Hosts Launch Of Civil Society Forum


On 15 February 2018, the International Criminal Court (ICC)hosted the launch of the Coalition for the ICC’s commemorations of the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute, the Court’s founding treaty with an Open Forum at the seat of the Court in The Hague, The Netherlands. More than 280 persons attended the event, including protagonists of the Rome Statute’s adoption, ICC officials, representatives of states, regional and international organizations, and civil society.

Photonews: Former President Obasanjo Visits Former President Jonathan In Hometown


Thursday, 15 February 2018

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

News Release: Nigeria's Independent Electoral Commission On Recent Underage Voting In Northern Nigeria


The attention of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been drawn to videos and pictures purportedly showing some underaged thumb printing ballot papers in a recent election. These images have been circulating online since Saturday.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Special Report: Citation Of The Prize Committee Of The Mo Ibrahim Foundation For Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Johnson-Sirleaf

The Prize Committee of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation announces that Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia, is the 2017 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership Laureate.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

News Release: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Wins 2017 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement In African Leadership

Johnson-Sirleaf

The 2017 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership has been awarded to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation announced today following a meeting of its independent Prize Committee.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Article: Before The Next Round

Madunagu

By Edwin Madunagu

I am inviting our countrys popular-democratic forces, especially the Nigerian Left, to join me in looking back once again. We have to look as the Nigerian state and the various fractions, factions, groups and blocs of the ruling class now begin to take the country through another political turbulence that will end in a reconstitution of their political representation. It is this reconstitution of its political class that the ruling class calls election.

Friday, 9 February 2018

News Release: Abuja Selected To Host Afreximbank’s 2018 Annual Meetings And 25th Anniversary


Nigeria has emerged the host country for the 2018 African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) Annual Meetings (AAM2018) and 25th Anniversary celebrations scheduled to take place from 9 to 14 July, the Bank announced today in Cairo.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Article: Obasanjo Follows Good Intentions With Bad Actions

Obasanjo

By SKC Ogbonnia

Without a doubt, Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo (OBJ) is an important witness to the Nigerian history. He is also known to often speak his mind, whether good or bad. But ignoring him is to do so at one’s own peril. That is why the controversy trailing his recent open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari may never subside.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

News Release: President Buhari Designates Asiwaju Bola Tinubu To Reconcile APC


As part of on-going efforts to improve cohesion within the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari has designated Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to lead the consultation, reconciliation and confidence building efforts.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Photonews: Nigeria's Former Vice-president, Alex Ekwueme's Last Journey



Report: Financial Secrecy Index 2018


The Financial Secrecy Index ranks jurisdictions according to their secrecy and the scale of their offshore financial activities. A politically neutral ranking, it is a tool for understanding global financial secrecy, tax havens or secrecy jurisdictions, and illicit financial flows or capital flight.
The index was launched on January 30, 2018...,....

News Release: The Modex Smart Contract Marketplace Is Scheduled For A Product Launch On March 15


The Modex Smart Contract Marketplace is scheduled for a product launch on March 15 timed right before the company's much-awaited ICO. Modex's token pre-sale opened to the public at the end of January and nearly half of the tokens have been reserved in the first three days.