Nigeria: Ministers and others to face probe over export of rotten yam

Yam being sold at market

The House of Representatives has mandated its Committees on Agricultural Production and Services and Customs and Excise to investigate the Federal Ministry of Agriculture regarding exportation of yam tubers. The House alleged that the ministry disregarded the law prohibiting exportation of yam tubers. Others expected to be probed alongside the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development were Comptroller-General of Customs and the Executive Director, Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Director-General, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, Head, Nigerian Quarantine Service and heads of all other relevant agencies.

Zambia: Sunday Chanda dares opposition parties

Zambia’s ruling Patriotic Front media director, Sunday Chanda

Zambia’s ruling Patriotic Front (PF) read a riot act to the country’s political opposition community cautioning them to avert from a culture of lies, and plea of sympathy from international community charging that the country needs constructive criticism and politics of issues. PF has been, focusing its energies towards infrastructural development in various sectors comprising of health, transport, and communication, energy generation, education and promotion of small to medium enterprises to enhance domestic and regional trade for the country among other critical openings amid efforts of substantial local currency again.

KDU Northeast Chapter holds family reunion

Left second row - Melbourne Garber, President of the Northeast Chapter and the Archivist and immediate past Chair of the KDU Global

By Dennis Kabatto – After an emotional homecoming to Freetown, Sierra Leone in December 2016, the Krio Descendants Union Northeast Chapter will assemble in New Brunswick, New Jersey for its 9th Family Reunion. Organizers announced Sunday, August 27th that tickets are no longer available for sale on the social media site Eventbrite but advised that they could accommodate last minute orders via email for the three day events that kicks off on Friday, September 1st – Sunday, September 3rd at the Hyatt Hilton Hotel in downtown New Brunswick. The Reunion is expected to draw hundreds of members, friends, families and... Continue Reading

Nigeria: Ikeja Electric renders free medical screening

Ikeja Electric renders free medical screening

A major Electricity Distribution Company in Nigeria, Ikeja Electric in collaboration with XT Monitor have ended a two-day free healthcare outreach to its numerous consumers in Oshodi-Isolo and Egbeda area of Lagos. Participants were screened for various ailments including diabetes, high blood pressure and malaria. The exercise was carried out by a team of medical experts from the United on health mission to Nigeria.

Super Eagles of Nigeria qualifies for Russia 2018

Nigerian professional footballer Alexander Chuka Iwobi

Substitute, Alex Iwobi has earned Nigeria a ticket to the 2018 World Cup holding in Russia. Also, Iwobi who scored at the 74th minute into the match came in for Moses Simon and scored in the first leg in Ndola.

LIBERIA: Liberty Party Standard bearer to prioritize WASH if elected president

Cllr Brumskine posting with Patience Zayzay of WaterAid and Timothy Kpeh of United Youth

One of the leading political parties in Liberia, Liberty Party, has promised to prioritize WASH, especially access to safe water across the country. Liberty Party’s Standard Bearer, Charles Brumskine has assured Liberians if elected as President of the Republic of Liberia, citizens will be provided pipe borne water across the country.

Presidential Spokesman Abdulai Bayraytay confirms suspension of US B1, B2 Visas for Sierra Leone Government Officials

Presidential Spokesman Abdulai Bayraytay

Presidential Spokesman, Abdulai Bayraytay confirmed on Wednesday that the United States has placed restrictions on business and tourism visas for Sierra Leone immigration and foreign affairs ministry officials. The Trump administration visa restrictions on four African and Asian countries including Sierra Leone became effective on Thursday, September 14, 2017 after they refused to accept deported citizens from the United States

LIBERIA: Senate finally passes WASH Commission Act

Some senators along with WaterAid Deputy Country Director, Chuchu Selma and some residents of swamp communities in Monrovia

….concurs with House of Representatives – By: WASH R&E “Media” Network – The Liberian Senate has finally passed the long awaited National Water Supply and Sanitation Commission Act. The Act had been languishing at the Senate since 2016, after it was unanimously passed by the House of Representatives. Now that the Upper House (Senate) has concurred with the Lower House of Representatives on the passage of the WASH Commission Act, it now goes before the President for approval, and printed into law. The Act seeks to ensure vibrant Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector supported by direct National Government and… Continue Reading

Zimbabwe music producer awes South African artiste

Tapfumanashe Rujeko

A Zimbabwean music producer is making waves after doing a collaboration with popular South African house music artiste L’vovo Derrango. Tapfumanashe Rujeko spoke to Shout-Africa about the song ‘Zunza’ which has been getting a lot of airplay on the local music scene and said all he was overwhelmed by the response he got from music lovers.