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The global community for climate action was spooked by the November 8 election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. The US President-elect had earned the sobriquet of "climate denier," for his claim that climate change is a hoax. However, there is cautious optimism that...
(Reuters) - Egypt's plan to hand over two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia under an agreement that has caused widespread controversy moved closer to fruition with parliament set to vote on the measure on Wednesday. A key parliamentary committee unanimously backed the plan and referred it to parliament...
The real Django, Dangerfield Newby, was a mulatto freed by his Scottish master but his enslaved wife and 7 children were not. After he worked hard to get the money to buy their freedom, their new master raised the price. Can you imagine saving up $1500.00 in those days...
MTN has acquired 33.3 per cent equity in Africa Internet Holding (AIH), an exclusive vehicle to develop e-commerce businesses across the continent. AIH is the parent company of Jumia, one of Nigeria’s leading online retail sites. The partnership will enable MTN extend online retail and other essential digital services on...
  Delta State House of Assembly has dissolved the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission(DESOPADEC) for lack of performance. This was sequel to a motion moved  on the floor of the House under Matters of Urgent Public Importance by the member representing Isoko South...
The organisers of one of Nigeria’s most famous cultural festivals, the Osun Osogbo festival on Monday bared foreign tourists from participating in the annual festival as a result of the fear of the dreaded Ebola virus disease (EVD). The Osun State government said the warning to restrict outsiders to stay...
With enthusiasm written all over them, hundreds of secondary schools students converged at 10 centres across Lagos State to participate in the first stage of the PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge 2014 at the weekend.   One hundred successful participants will move to the second stage scheduled for Saturday, December 6, 2014,...
Cameroon is allowing conflict diamonds from the Central African Republic to cross over its borders and into the legal supply chain due to poor controls, smuggling and corruption, Partnership Africa Canada said in a report published today. The full report can be accessed at: http://bit.ly/fromconflicttoillicit The report, From Conflict to Illicit:...
The Nigerian Army Headquarters has released its fourth quarter routine posting and appointment of senior officers. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday by Brig.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, Director of Army Public Relations. The statement said some of the affected officers included: Maj.- Gen John Kwabe, now Chief...
Following the hypersensitivity of the issues surrounding the lives and well-being of Nigerian citizens living in South Africa and to contribute his voice against the poor state of security regarding foreign nationals living in Africa, the Founder/Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Jim Ovia has withdrawn from further activities at the...
President Goodluck Jonathan has queried the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, over various infractions detected in the apex bank’s 2012 audited account. The query, which covered 22 issues bordering on massive fraud at the bank, was sent to the governor on May 6 and...
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts (www.StarwoodHotels.com/sheraton), part of Marriott International, Inc.), today announced the debut of Sheraton Grand in Africa with the opening of Sheraton Grand Conakry (www.SheratonGrandConakry.com), welcoming it to the brand's premier tier of hotels recognized for their exciting destinations, distinguished designs, and excellence in service and guest...
Tunisian authorities arrested a popular comedian and a television show host on Friday for having "offended" President Beji Caid Essebsi, the prosecutor's office said. "The prosecutor has decided to place in detention" satirist Migalo, whose real name is Wassim Lahrissi, and television host Moez Ben Gharbia for having "offended the...
The Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union Commission will host the second Caucus of African Central Bank Governors, in Addis Ababa in the margins of the eighth Joint Annual Meetings of the AU Specialized Technical Committee on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration and the ECA...
  The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has made a bold move to halt the spate of indiscriminate erection of buildings in the state, ordering that some structures cited in unauthorized places in the 3-3 Area of Onitsha be pulled down at the weekend. Some illegal structures and...
International Rating Agency, Standard and Poor's (S&P) assigned  its 'B' long term and 'B' short term global scale counterparty credit ratings to the United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA). These ratings on the pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, are at par with S&P ratings...
The Nigerian Navy has averted pirate attack on 3 merchant vessels, namely MV MOXON, MT AFRICAN BEAUTY and MT MADONA. The vessels were attacked around Brass waterways in Bayelsa State on 3 and 4 May 2016. The suspects made spirited effort to seize the vessels but the intervention of...