National Youth Council Of NIgeria New Year Message Featured

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL OF NIGERIA (Press Release) 31st December 2019.

As we begin a new decade, I wish to remind the Nigerian Youth that we must strive hard to achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13 which calls for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts in Nigeria and around the world.

Lion Heart: Movie Academy Under Fire after 'Disqualifying Nigeria's First Oscar entry'

According to the website, the film was dropped because it’s mostly in English, which doesn’t mean the Academy’s requirements for the Best International Feature Film category.

The rules for this category specify: “The recording of the original dialogue track as well as the completed picture must be predominantly in a language or languages other than English. Accurate, legible English-language subtitles are required.”

South African police officer jailed for 30 years for killing Nigerian

A South African police constable, Austin Reynold, was on Monday, sentenced to 30 years in jail by a court for killing a Nigerian man living in that country. Reynold, 24, was accused of killing Ebuka Emmanuel Okoli on January 19, 2018 in Durban, Kwa Zulu-Natal Province, South Africa. The court sentenced the policeman three days…

FIFA plans new ‘African League’ worth $200m

FIFA has plans to introduce a new league into African football expected to make at least $200 million in revenue. This plan, if implemented, will be a big boost for African clubs who find it had to make ends meet with the current continental club championships that are less lucrative. This will also come as…

Kaduna Assembly confirms 2 more women as commissioners

The Kaduna House of Assembly on Thursday, confirmed two more women as commissioners. The Assembly also confirmed the nomination of a board member of the state Fiscal Responsibility Commission. Their confirmation followed a letter sent to the House by the Acting Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe. Those confirmed include Dr Amina Baloni as Commissioner for Health…

68,000 Nigerian women die yearly to pregnancy, childbirth complications

Prof. Dolapo Lufadeju, the National Coordinator, Rotary International Project on National Family Planning Campaign, says Nigeria is losing 68,000 women yearly as a result of pregnancy and child birth complications. Lufadeju disclosed this on Thursday during the South West Family Planning Campaign Project of Rotary International in Ibadan. He said the figure represented 23 per…

29 Killed as plane crashes into busy city in Congo

- At least 29 people were killed Sunday when a small plane crashed after takeoff into a densely populated area of the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. A survivor among the 19 people -- 17 passengers and two crew members -- who were aboard the plane was taken to hospital along…