Emmanuel Ogbeche

U.S. embassy honours winners of “NaijaGEMS” contest

The United States Embassy has presented awards to the three winners of its NaijaGems photography contest in Abuja.

Country Public Affairs Officer, Mr. Aruna Amirthanayagam presented prizes to the winners last Thursday.

The finalists were Mr. Ikechukwu [...]

Sun, 15 July 2018

Periscope Adam Oshiomhole the coronation

Adam Oshiomhole, the coronation

On Saturday, June 23, 2018, former governor of Edo state and one-time labour activist, Adams Oshiomhole, was formally crowned the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the party’s long overdue [...]

Sun, 24 June 2018

Attacks: We’re deeply pained, imposes curfew – Plateau gov’t

Following an almost 48 hours sustained attacks on three local governments: Riyom, Barkin Ladi and Jos south, the Plateau state government has imposed a curfew, while expressing its deep pain at the fresh killings.

Secretary to the Plateau state government, Rufus Bature, announced the curfew on [...]

Sun, 24 June 2018

USAID boosts quality life for 52,000 rural households in Nigeria

The U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, has disclosed that its Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods project helped pull some 52, 000 households of the most vulnerable families in Nigeria out of poverty.

The agency explained that this was achieved by taking an integrated approach to [...]

Sat, 23 June 2018

ICRC holds workshop for lecturers on international humanitarian law

A three-day workshop on international humanitarian law, IHL, gathering close to 70 lecturers, organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, aimed at enhancing the knowledge of IHL among participants and contributing to the academic debate on IHL in Nigeria has closed in Abuja.

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Sat, 23 June 2018

PERISCOPE Yari’s moment of truth

Yari’s moment of truth

Last Friday, June 15, 2018, Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara State had his own awakening as to what it means to be in power but without the authority to act.

As the Chief Secur [...]

Tue, 19 June 2018

FCT, Kogi, Niger to endure power blackouts


Electricity consumers in the Federal Capital Territory, Kogi, Nasarawa and Niger states are to witness load shedding for a while as power allocation to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, continues to drop.

The AEDC on Saturday lamented that it received less than 200 [...]

Tue, 19 June 2018

U.S. dedicates new $5m medical warehouse


Officials from the U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, joined Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, to commission a central medical storage facility that will enable the Ministry to supply quality, life-saving health commodities to millions of Nigerians.

The $5.2 [...]

Sun, 03 June 2018


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