Monday, 8 April 2019


An effective National Health Insurance scheme remains the best panacea for the development of the health sector and an efficient healthcare delivery in the country, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
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Monday, 4 March 2019

Call for nominees for 2019 Social Media for Social Good Awards now open

The world of social media and digital communication is changing faster than ever. It’s so dynamic that many have used social media to impact positively and make significant change in the society.

We’re in search of the best and most impactful social media platform and that’s why the Social Media for Social Good Awards (SMSGA)was set up in recognition of this, to reward and celebrate brands, organizations, individuals and agencies using social media to promote good in society. Despite the many ills it comes with, a number have successful used it as a means to promote good and positivity.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Grant Management Training Workshop - 20th - 22nd March 2019



This course is meant to equip participants with knowledge of good Grants management practices.
The course will also equip participants with the ability to understand the Primary functional areas
of Grants Management. The participants will also explore the Grants Management Cycle.
At the end of the course participants will appreciate the emerging issues and trends in the Grants management process.

Targeted participants

The course is designed for top and Middle level managers of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), State Corporations and other donor funded institutions.

Duration 3 days

Course outline

1. Introduction: Fundamentals of Grants Management
2. Grants Management Cycle, Role, Responsibilities and Requirements:
 Planning
 Proposal Submission
 Award of Grant
 Implementation
 Monitoring and Evaluation
 Amendments
 Reporting
 Close out
3. Types of Grants, Applications and the Obligating documents
 In-kind
 Standard
 Mixed

4. Compliance:

 Who to comply with and ease of compliance
 Donor compliance
 Legislative compliance
 Accounting Standards and Practices
 Community and cultural Compliance
 Key Departmental Compliance Areas in Donor Fund Management:
 Financial Reporting Document
 Procurement Procedures
 Travel and Per diems
 Human Resource Management
 M and E and Impact Assessment

5. Contract Amendments

 Types of Amendments
 Necessitating Reasons
 How to manage and carry through successively
6. Reporting
 Financial
 Narrative
 Evaluations
 Amendments
7. Internal Control Systems

 Procedures and Processes
 Risks and Mitigation

8. Fundraising, budgeting and costing

9. Partnership and Consortia

 Reasons
 Managing
 Problem areas to watch

10. Co-Financing and Multi Donor Funding

 Sources and Reasons

 Managing the intricacies varied compliance issues
 Own /community cost contribution

Course fees

Kenyan Residents: Kshs 60,000/=International: 600 USD

The fees will cater for tuition, writing materials, Lunch and tea break snacks. Participants will be expected to take care of their travel expenses, accommodation and other out of pocket expenses.
Mode of Payment Payment shall be through electronic fund transfer to Capacity Africa bank account 7 days prior to the commencement of the course.

For further information, please contact us at;

Capacity Africa Institute
Muthaiga Business Centre
Limuru Road
Nairobi, Kenya
Telephone: +254733846186

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

$8.4M AGO Commercial Dispute: FG vs Trafigura & 6 Others

Court proceedings on the charge against Yusuf Yahaya Kwande and Osahon Asemota involving alleged conspiracy to steal $8.4 million worth of Automative Gas Oil (AGO) in 2008 is still ongoing. 

According to the Prosecuting Counsel, E. A. Jackson (Special Fraud Unit, an arm in the Nigerian Police Force), the alledged fraudulent conversation of the 6400 metric tonnes of AGO was carried out between October 22nd and December 15th, 2008. 

Monday, 21 January 2019

BREAKING: Acting IGP Orders Disbandment Of SARS

The IG of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the disbandment of the Federal SARS, Special Investigation Panel & Special Tactical Squad.

He announced this at his inaugural conference with senior officers in Abuja.

Full grown Local Govt Chairman Punished To Kneel Down After Shouting #APC At #PDP Rally

According to multiple reports, the chairman of Gwer West Local Government council in #Benue Francis Ayagah, came under fire for allegedly shouting All Progressives Congress (APC) at a rally organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). .
Ayagah was elected chairman on the platform of the APC. He defected in the new political realignment in Benue to the PDP.It was at a rally organised by Governor
Samuel Ortom's wife, Eunice, for the reelection of the governor in the local government area.But while the chairman mounted the podium to address the rally, he shouted Aaaaaa Peeeee Ceeeee (APC) two times.There was no response from the PDP supporters, who felt embarrassed. .
But for the fact that the wife of the governor hails from the local government area, PDP elders in the area did not take it likely.He was summoned before the PDP elders to explain the error
He was found kneeling down before elders. But, it could not be ascertained if he was forced to kneel down.

Brad Pitt reportedly dating Charlize Theron

American actor, Brad Pitt is reportedly dating Charlize Theron, two years after he split from his Oscar-winner wife Angelina Jolie.

According to The Sun, the 55-year-old Allied actor is seeing actress, Charlize Theron, who is 43-years of age

They were introduced by her ex-fiance Sean Penn, it was alleged by the publication.

No sex or kissing in 2019 – Ifu Ennada

As part of her New Year resolution, former Big Brother Naija housemate and Nollywood actress, Ifu Ennada, has said there is no sex or kissing in 2019, for her.

The BBN 2018 star disclosed she will be taking part in a new challenge dubbed ‘No Intimacy Challenge’.

Woman withdraws rape case after falling in love with rapist

A 22-year-old woman has withdrawn a two counts of rape case, claiming she is now in love with the man who forced himself on her.

The woman identified as Talent Zvenyika, from Featherstone in Zimbabwe, shocked many after she asked for the withdrawal of the charge against William Chiocha who allegedly raped her on two occasions in 2018.

Atiku names 30 corrupt people working with Buhari

Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has named 30 corrupt people working with Buhari.

Phrank Shaibu, Atiku’s Special Assistant on Public Communications who released a statement on behalf of the Presidential candidate, noted that while most are members of the party, others ran to the party to seek refuge from anti-graft agencies.

Nigerian referee beaten mercilessly after match (photos)

A Nigerian referee who officiated the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) match day three encounter on Sunday, January 20 between Remo Stars and Bendel Insurance, was beaten mercilessly by supporters who attacked him shortly after the match.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

2 church guards arrested for stealing pastor’s daughter’s pants

Two suspects have been arrested by Police for allegedly stealing pastor’s daughter’s pants at the Mission House of an orthodox church in Akure, Ondo State.

The suspects, Samuel Linus and Adekunke Ogundana, who were security guards posted to the church, were said to have stolen the pants the lady spread overnight.

Monday, 24 December 2018

PRESS RELEASE: NCC assures that no telecom subscriber will be disconnected.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has assured the general public that none of the over 160million telecoms subscribers in Nigeria will be disconnected or suffer service disruptions as a result of its recent order to permit the disconnection of indebted operators from other operators' networks.
This assurance was given in Abuja earlier today by the NCC's Executive Commissioner for Stakeholder Management Mr. Sunday Dare.
Mr. Dare clarified that the approval given by the NCC was not for any network to disconnect subscribers as being wrongly presented in some media, but for some creditor networks to restrict services to debtor networks. He stated that "the NCC is a consumer-centric regulator; the protection of our consumers and the sustainability of the industry are the primary drivers of our activities. So in this case, even before we granted the permission for disconnection, we had put some very stringent safety valves in place to protect consumers and ensure that they continue to enjoy uninterrupted service while we address the very serious issue of indebtedness in the industry".
Giving a background to the issue of disconnection of networks, Mr. Dare stated that "over the years, the industry has been plagued with the very serious problem of interconnect and facility indebtedness. Some operators have racked up huge debts to others and have simply refused to pay. Now, we understand that there are ecosystem issues affecting all operators and we are daily working with all Stakeholders to resolve these issues, but the level of indebtedness in the industry is at an embarrassingly high level, and the whole telecoms industry is at risk of failure if we do not act".  
He stated further "this kind of problem should ideally not occur in an industry where over 90% of consumers are pre-paid. We had held several meetings with the parties and given several deadlines for the debtors to pay, to no avail. The Nigerian Communications Act of 2003 contains very strict consumer protection measures which we have continued to uphold, such as the requirement that no operator can disconnect another operator without the written approval of the NCC. But it appears that some operators were taken unfair advantage of this provision by racking up millions, sometimes billions of naira in debts to other operators, denying their creditors of funds to expand their networks and putting the industry in peril. Having done everything we could, including holding many meetings with the parties and brokering several payments plans to no avail, NCC has little choice in the matter but to grant the persistent requests of the creditor organisations to disconnect the chronic debtors in accordance with the Nigerian Communications Act and our Disconnection Regulations", he said.
Further reassuring subscribers, Mr. Dare noted that "there are a number of inbuilt safety valves we are implementing to protect consumers. In the first place, we had published a notice alerting both the debtors and the general public of the impending order to approve disconnection. This was published in major newspapers a few weeks ago, and we hoped the debtors will regularize their position, but they did not.  Under the law, the next step is to publish a pre-disconnection which we did earlier this week".
"You will notice that in the Pre-Disconnection Notice, we gave another period of ten and/or twenty-one days for the debtors (depending on whether they are service networks or exchange operators) to pay, so as not to lose their interconnection rights. We expect that as responsible business people, the debtor organisations will either pay up or agree satisfactory payment plans with their creditors. This is another safety valve for consumers – it will ensure that they continue to enjoy uninterrupted service"
"However, the worst case scenario is that the debtors would fail to pay up after this grace period. Even in that case, we have built in yet another safety valve for consumers. If and when we grant a final disconnection notice, we will only permit one-way disconnection in the first case. This means that consumers on the debtor networks may have some difficulty receiving calls, but they will still be able to call out to other networks without restriction. Also, we have a very robust number portability system in place so that those who wish can port to other networks. But we are hoping it would not come to this".
Mr. Dare therefore encouraged telephone consumers to be rest-assured, noting that the NCC will continue to use all its powers to protect both the consumers and the entire industry. "Our focus is to ensure that the telecoms industry is more strengthened, so that it can continue to drive growth across all facets of Nigeria's social and economic life", he stated.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Davido to perform at Face Of Okija 2018

Davido performs live December 29, 2018 at Face Of Okija. During this performance, Davido will show a side of him never seen before. 

2018 Face Of Okija promises to be the best of the previous Four, packed with numerous cultural performances such as the legendary Nkpokiti dancers, Atilogwu dancers, the renowned Igbo Jaa Ogene Group.  All designed to provide unending  entertainment  on the usual date of December 29th every year.

This 5th Edition features other acts such as Ogbuoja Ndi Igbo, Ohafia War Dance, Hunters Dance by Obi Troop and Voix Celestes.

The biennial King And Queen Face of Okija Cultural Pageant is scheduled to take place this year.

 This Pageant is one of its kind and produces the finest young people who have qualities that are worthy of emulation.
This Pageant empowers our Youth to serve and give back to our communities and the society.

 The Face of Okija Cultural Pageant  reinforces the values that make us truly African. 

It is The Pageant With A Difference.

The event this year will also showcase  the Obijackson Children's Hospital and the ways in which they are transforming maternal and childcare in Nigeria. 

A great and exciting outing for the entire family this Christmas season.
Be there to rediscover what it means to be truly African.

For more information visit

Monday, 10 December 2018

Regina Chukwu Celebrates Son @ Sixteen

Nollywood actress, Regina Chukwu is celebrating her son’s birthday to day. She shared adorable photos of them together and wrote;

Drake Shows Of His Ripped Physique In Shirtless Selfie As He Holidays In Turks & Caicos Islands

That is one ripped rapper right there!!! Drake showed off an impressive physique via mirror selfie on Sunday.

Lilian Esoro Shares S-xy New Photo

Give them hot hot in her words!

Demonstrate You Can Win Without Prosecuting The Opposition, Shehu Sani Tells Buhari Government

Shehu Sani has also reacted to Peter Obi’s alleged frozen account, saying it will be right for the ruling establishment to demonstrate they can win without prosecuting the opposition. He tweeted the above defending the vice presidential candidate of the people's democratic party, Peter Obi.

Thursday, 6 December 2018


As preparation for this year"s edition of WEST AFRICA PHILANTHROPY AWARD intensifies, the organisers yesterday in Accra Ghana announced that the immediate past Vice President of Sierra Leone, His Excellency, Samuel Sam-Sumana will present this year's Keynote Address. His Excellency Samuel Sam-Sumana is the biggest Philanthropist that the West African Country of Sierra Leone has ever known, he is renowned for giving out scholarships and building Schools for his Kono Community, housing the disabled and feeding hundreds of poor people on a daily bases.

Speaking to Newsmen, the Director of Communication West Africa Philanthropy Award, Sharon Appiah  revealed that apart from delivering the Keynote address, His Excellency will be conferred with one of the Most prestigious Award as the PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR. he is expected to fly into Accra on Friday, December 7th from his base in UK

The Second edition of the West Africa Philanthropy Award will hold this Saturday, December 8th, 2018 in Accra Ghana, with prominent Africans set to receive Awards, this includes the President of Ghana, His Excellency, Nana Akufor Addo, Former President of Liberia, Her Excellency, Ellen Sirleaf Johnson, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Enitan Ogwunwusi, the Ooni of Ife and a posthumous Award for late Kofi Annan, among many others.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation and Water and Sanitation Courses

Dear Sir/ Madam,

Africa Institute for Project Management (AIPMS) (  in partnership with Change Institute, The Netherlands are pleased to announce the following Online Diploma  courses to be conducted from 1st January 2019 to 30th June 2019 (Six Months)

1) Diploma Course in Managing Development Projects and Organizations

2) Diploma in Monitoring & Evaluation Course

3) Diploma in  Grants Management  Course

4) Diploma in Strategic Planning  Course

6) Diploma in Conflict Management Course

7) Diploma in Disaster Management Course

8) Diploma in  Leadership and Management Course

9) Diploma in Human Resource Management Course

10)Diploma in  Procurement Management  Course

11)Diploma in HIV/AIDS Management Course

12)Diploma in Community Development Course

13)Diploma in  Water Sanitation and Hygiene(WASH) Course

14)Diploma in Gender and Development

15)Diploma in Finance Management For NGOS

16)Diploma in Child Development

17)Diploma in Effective Organizational Development

18)Diploma in Community Home Based Care

19)Diploma in Humanitarian Logistics

20)Diploma in Humanitarian Diplomacy

21) Diploma in Humanitarian Nursing

22) Diploma in International Development

23) Diploma in Reproductive and Sexual Health

24) Diploma in Maternal and Child Health

25) Diploma in Climate Change

These courses are designed specifically for development organizations


Qualifications and Entry Requirements to the Diploma Course
- Degree or a Diploma from a recognized College or University
- Two Years work experience related to the area of study

Registration Procedure

At the inquiry stage, the applicant will be issued with the AIPMS application form which should be completed and returned with the relevant certificate. Qualified students are given a go ahead to pay the required tuition

Examination Policy
Throughout the course, students  will do work based assignments and continuous assessment tests (CAT) which account for 70% of the final score respectively. Final Examination is taken at the end of the course and account for 30% of the final score.

USD 800 course fee caters for registration fees, tuition, and examination Fees and course administration fees.The fee is payable in one or two instalments

Exercises: After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and tasks.

Assignments: In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit Ten assignments and One Examination Diploma  and Transcripts sent after successful completion of the course

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 24 Weeks - 5 to 6  hours per week

DATES: 1st January 2019  to 30th June 2019

PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals



FORMAT: Online Learning

DISCOUNT: 15% If payment is received by 20th December 2018.( Fee payable therefore will be ($ 680)

Who Should Participate?

Development Professionals such as Monitoring and Evaluation Officers, Program Officers, Project managers, finance officers and managers and other professionals who are involved in the development programmes.

Warm Regards,

Academics Coordinator.
Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS)
Muthaiga Shopping Center
3rd Floor, Off Limuru Road
P.O BOX 58182-00200
Nairobi, Kenya.
Mobile: +254 727-616783

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