U.S Congress Passes the ‘Electrify Africa Act of 2015’ to Help Millions of Africans Have Access to Power

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Electrify Africa

On February 1st, 2016, after two years of failed attempts, the United States (U.S) Congress passed H.R. 2548, The Electrify Africa Act of 2015, to improve access to affordable and reliable electricity to Sub-Saharan Africa. The bill now makes its way to President Obama to sign it into law. Read the section by section summary from the House of Foreign … Read More

NEW Dawn in Nigeria’s Political Landscape: Read Full Text of President Buhari’s Inauguration Speech

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Muhammadu Buhari

It is a new dawn in Nigeria’s political landscape as the country welcomes a new President, Muhammadu Buhari. Read the full text of President Buhari’s speech and also watch the inauguration activities live streamed on channels television below. Full Speech (Video) FULL SPEECH I am immensely grateful to God Who Has preserved us to witness this day and this occasion. … Read More

Nigerian Senate Passes Comprehensive Anti-Violence Against Women Bill

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ViolenceAgainstWomen

Nigeria’s senate has passed its most comprehensive anti-violence against women bill, to date, prohibiting “female circumcision, forceful ejection from home and harmful widowhood practices,” reports Nigeria’s Channels Television. The bill further helps eliminate “violence in private and public life, provides maximum protection, effective remedies for victims of violence, and punishment of offenders.” Other features of the bill include a prohibition … Read More

Video: Watch Nigeria’s President-elect Muhammadu Buhari’s Acceptance Speech

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Buhari

After a hotly contested election, Nigeria has a new President elect named General Muhammadu Buhari. Watch and read his acceptance speech. In a speech after he was declared the winner of the Presidential election by the chairman of the electoral body, General Buhari said President Gooduck had called to congratulate him on his victory. At exactly 5:15 yesterday (Tuesday) evening, … Read More

Outrage Ensues at Nigerian Senate’s Bill to Legalize Girl Child Marriage #CHILDnotBRIDE

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ChildNotBride

PROTESTS have continued to trail the Nigerian Senate’s passage of a resolution to amend the provision of Section 29 (4b) of the 1999 Constitution. Section 29 (1) of the 1999 Constitution states: “Any citizen of Nigeria of full age who wishes to renounce his Nigerian citizenship shall make a declaration in the prescribed manner for the renunciation.” Sub-section (4a) states: … Read More