April 2012

Govt Urged to Protect Media After Car Bomb Attacks

[RSF]

Reporters Without Borders is dismayed by yesterday's bombings targeting newspapers in the capital, Abuja, and the northern city of Kaduna and calls on the Nigerian authorities to reinforce security for news media, journalists and other media personnel.

African Media Initiative Condemns Attacks on ThisDay

[AMI]
Nairobi -
The African Media Initiative (AMI) strongly condemns the bombings of THISDAY in Nigeria. Our sympathies go out to the victims of this heinous attack.

Nigeria Armed Forces Command & Staff College Students Meet VP

[Daily Observer]

Students from the Nigerian Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Thursday met the vice president and minister of Women's Affairs, Her Excellency Aja Dr. Isatou Njie-Saidy, at her office in State House.

Nigerian Military Personnel On Study Tour

[Daily Observer]

Twenty-four military personnel from the Federal Republic of Nigeria are currently in The Gambia for a weeklong study tour, which will last from 22nd to 27th April 2012.

After Newspaper Bombing Journalists Call for Boko Haram Talks

[RFI]

Nigeria's National Union of Journalists (NUJ) is urging the government to step up security around media houses across the country.

Bombings Rock Newspaper Offices

[RNW Africa]
Abuja -
Suicide car bombers attacked the offices of Nigerian newspaper This Day in the capital city of Abuja and the northern city of Kaduna on Thursday.

New Climate and Clean Air Coalition Expands to 13 Members

[UNEP]
Stockholm -
Five transformational initiatives aimed at accelerating and scaling-up action against a range of health, crop and climate-damaging pollutants were given the go-ahead by ministers meeting in the Swedish capital Stockholm.

Nigerian School Attacks - Boko Haram to Blame?

[RFI]
Maiduguri -
So far this year 14 schools have been burnt down in Maiduguri, the capital of Nigeria's Borno state, forcing over 7,000 children out of formal education and pushing down enrolment rates in an already ill-educated region. The Islamist Boko Haram group is widely blamed for the attacks - but the reality seems to be more complex.

IMF, African Policy Makers Discuss Global Economic Crisis

[The Moment]

THE Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, and the Acting Chairman of the African Caucus, Ntahwa Kuderwa, recently co-chaired a meeting of the African Consultative Group to deliberate on the global economic crisis and its impact on the continent.

IMAN Entertainment Merge With Trybe Records to Build the Biggest Entertainment Company in Africa

[The Moment]

THE Nigerian music industry is about to witness a rippling change; a coalition like none ever seen in this part of the world.