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Dangote makes history as 23rd richest man in the world

Dangote makes history as 23rd richest man in the world

    Dangote makes history as 23rd richest man in the world –  Aliko Dangote, President of the Dangote Group, has gone up 20 places from his previous position being the 43rd richest person in the whole world to be [...]

November 7, 2014 Business
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s Mother Kidnapped

he Nigerian Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's mother has been reportedly kidnapped this afternoon, around 1:47PM. Mrs. Kanene Okonjo (82), the queen mother of Ogwashi Uku was abducted by a gang of armed men wh o seized her at the gate [...]

November 7, 2014 Crime
Suicide Bomb

Suicide Bomber Attacks Airtel Office In Kano

The office is located within the Business District, opposite Malam Kato Square in the metropolis. It is not immediately clear how the bomber gained entry into the heavily fortified Airtel headquarters that has been under the protection of combat-ready JTF [...]

November 6, 2014 Incidents

New Islamic Group Claims Responsibility of SARS Attack

Another Islamic sect that emerged through an exclusive video five months ago a copy of the video DESERT HERALD exclusively posted on its website that goes by the name Jama’atu Ansarul Muslimina Fi Biladis Sudan had through another email exclusively [...]

November 6, 2014 Strife and sectarian violence
Ebola Vaccine Trial in Mali Exhibits Good Results

Ebola Vaccine Trial in Mali Exhibits Good Results

Ebola Vaccine Trial in Mali Exhibits Good Results –  First signs in Mali from the initial trial for an Ebola vaccine happening in Africa appear promising, according to report. “We know that after two weeks they’re starting to have some [...]

November 6, 2014 Health issues
Funtastic Device Turns Coca-Cola into Clean Drinking Water

Fantastic Device Turns Coca-Cola into Clean Drinking Water

Fantastic Device Turns Coca-Cola into Clean Drinking Water – Similar to a magnificent magic trick, a Dutch device named “the Real Thing” could take one bottle of Coca-Cola and change it into potable drinking water. Making use of science, not magic, [...]

November 6, 2014 Science and technology
Orascom to construct $2.5bn-$3bn power plant throughout Egypt

Orascom to construct $2.5bn-$3bn power plant throughout Egypt

Orascom to construct $2.5bn-$3bn power plant throughout Egypt – Orascom Construction, declared Wednesday its plan to begin research to build as well as develop a coal-fired power plant in collaboration with UAE-based International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC). The total value of [...]

November 6, 2014 Economy, Power

FG to retire more than 150 technical aviation staff

FG to retire more than 150 technical aviation staff – The continuing issues being brought up throughout the aviation sector regarding lack of manpower may possibly soon degrade as more than 150 technical personnel coming from the different aviation agencies will [...]

November 6, 2014 Economy
Dickson offers N2.6bn cheque for ongoing projects

Dickson offers N2.6bn cheque for ongoing projects

Dickson offers N2.6bn cheque for ongoing projects – In spite of shrinking allocation towards the state, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has offered cheques to the tune of N2.6 billion to 3 contracting firms dealing with various ongoing projects [...]

November 6, 2014 Economy
Gov. Fashola Declares November 7th as Work Free Day in Lagos for PVC Collection

Gov. Fashola Declares November 7th as Work Free Day in Lagos for PVC Collection

Gov. Fashola Declares November 7th as Work Free Day in Lagos for PVC Collection – Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola on Wednesday announced November 7th as work free day in the state in order to acquire their Permanent Voter Cards [...]

November 6, 2014 General
Agriculture Ministry Aims 20,000 Cooperatives By End Of Year

Agriculture Ministry Aims 20,000 Cooperatives By End Of Year

Agriculture Ministry Aims 20,000 Cooperatives By End Of Year – The agriculture and rural development minister, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has stated 20,000 cooperative communities may be encoded in the ministry’s data base to beat the present 17,000 in order to provide [...]

November 6, 2014 Agriculture, Economy
FG Moves To Avoid Foreign Dominance Of Power Sector Job

FG Moves To Avoid Foreign Dominance Of Power Sector Job

FG Moves To Avoid Foreign Dominance Of Power Sector Job – In effort to avoid a recurring of the circumstances within the oil and gas industry, the federal government has started a 1-year apprenticeship program to teach 7,400 young Nigerians about [...]

November 6, 2014 Economy, Employment
FEC Approves more than N22bn Niger Delta Road Projects

FEC Approves more than N22bn Niger Delta Road Projects

FEC Approves more than N22bn Niger Delta Road Projects – The Federal Executive Council (FEC) the other day approved more than N22 billion for Niger Delta road projects. The approval was sequel to memos brought before the council by the Minister [...]

November 6, 2014 Economy
Boko Haram Financier Sentenced to 10 Years Imprisonment

Boko Haram Financier Sentenced to 10 Years Imprisonment

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November 6, 2014 General
Transportation in Nigeria

TRAIN: Lagos To Kano Kicks Off Today

20 wagons lift 900,000 litres of petroleum products to the North, an equivalent of 27 road tankers.   The mass transit of the NRC through Lagos-Kano route by surface train commenced operation today. The Minister of Transport, Sen. Idris Umar [...]

November 6, 2014 Transportation
Countries affected by Ebola will get $450 million from private sector firm

Countries affected by Ebola will get $450 million from private sector firm

Countries affected by Ebola will get $450 million from private sector firm – Another private sector announced Wednesday will offer no less than $450 million in commercial financing to the 3 West African countries hardest hit by Ebola in promoting trade, [...]

November 6, 2014 Health issues
Boko Haram threatens Nigerian Officials

WE Will Start Killing the Wives Of Nigerian Officials

It is currently claimed that Abu Qaqa’ is still Alive. At the moment the wives of Nigeria boko haram members (10) are being detained. Leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, said in a YouTube message today that the sect’s spokesman, Abu [...]

November 5, 2014 Incidents
Dangote Cement Applies License to Construct 75MW Power Plant in Tanzania

Dangote Cement Applies License to Construct 75MW Power Plant in Tanzania

Dangote Cement Applies License to Construct 75MW Power Plant in Tanzania – Dangote Cement has requested for a licence from the government of Tanzania to construct a 75 megawatt coal-fired plant that would power a $500 million cement manufacturing facility now [...]

November 5, 2014 Business, Economy
Thousands violate Ebola quarantine in Sierra Leone due to food shortage

Thousands violate Ebola quarantine in Sierra Leone due to food shortage

Thousands violate Ebola quarantine in Sierra Leone due to food shortage – Many people in Sierra Leone are forced to disobey Ebola quarantines to look for food since supply did not reach them, said by aid agencies. Large swaths of the [...]

November 5, 2014 Health issues
AMCON redeems bonds worth N976b

AMCON redeems bonds worth N976b

AMCON redeems bonds worth N976b – The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) announced yesterday about the completion of scheduled redemption of the AMCON Series V N976.042 billion Zero Coupon Bonds due October 2014. The redemption was done at par. AMCON [...]

November 5, 2014 Economy
FG to examine air passenger service fees

FG to examine air passenger service fees

FG to examine air passenger service fees –  The Federal Government inaugurated on Tuesday two committees on aeronautical charges as well as aircraft accident reports status. It directed the committee on aviation charges to, as a matter of urgency, ensure [...]

November 5, 2014 Economy
FG targets investment of N48bn from auto sector

FG targets investment of N48bn from auto sector

FG targets investment of N48bn from auto sector –  The Federal Government targets a total of $300m (N48bn) investment in automobile private sector by 2016 by means of the implementation of the Nigeria Automotive Development Plan. The Minister of Industry, [...]

November 5, 2014 Business, Economy, Technology, Transportation
Nigeria & China join forces against product counterfeiting

Nigeria & China join forces against product counterfeiting

Nigeria & China join forces against product counterfeiting – The Nigerian as well as Chinese governments sign a Memorandum of Understanding that can help in fighting against product counterfeiting. According to the Director of Enforcement, National Agency for Food and Drug [...]

November 5, 2014 Economy
112 Philippine peacekeepers returned from Liberia will be quarantined

112 Philippine peacekeepers returned from Liberia will be quarantined

112 Philippine peacekeepers returned from Liberia will be quarantined – The Philippine Military Spokesman on Tuesday said in Manila that over 100 soldiers returned to the Philippines from a peacekeeping mission in Liberia would be quarantined on the remote island, according [...]

November 5, 2014 International
Nigeria to release commemorative N100 bank note

Nigeria to release commemorative N100 bank note

Nigeria to release commemorative N100 bank note –  President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday unveils the exclusively designed commemorative N100 banknote by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). A statement by the CBN on Monday in Abuja said that the commemorative note [...]

November 5, 2014 Economy

7 Northern Governors Fight to Succeed Jonathan – 2015 Elections

Ahead of the 2015 presidential election, there’s an in-house battle over who will emerge as a consensus candidate from the Northern part of the country as seven serving Governors are all struggling for the office of the Commander in Chief. [...]

November 5, 2014 Government and politics
Yakowa

Remains of Former Governor of Kaduna State Patrick Yakowa Buried at His Country Home at Fadan Kagoma

The remains of former Governor of Kaduna State Patrick Yakowa were buried at his country home at Fadan Kagoma  on Thursday. Yakowa died on Saturday, Dec. 15,  in a helicopter crash at Nembe Local government Area of Bayelsa along with [...]

November 4, 2014 What the papers say
Shell Plans 3 developmental projects in Nigeria worth N2 Billion

Shell Plans 3 developmental projects in Nigeria worth N2 Billion

Shell Plans 3 developmental projects in Nigeria worth N2 Billion – Shell has declared plans to conduct 3 developmental projects in Nigeria, worth about N2 billion, to indicate Nigeria's 100 years of nationhood. The projects, according to a statement by the [...]

November 4, 2014 Business, Economy
70% of Abuja's filling stations conforms with N87 pump price

8.75 million vehicles in Nigeria without insurance

8.75 million vehicles in Nigeria without insurance – About 8.75 million vehicles in Nigeria without having genuine insurance certificates, investigation has revealed. As of Monday, only 2.7 million vehicles had been registered by licensed insurance firms under the Nigerian Insurance Industry [...]

November 4, 2014 Economy
Coal power plant to start operation in 2015

Coal power plant to start operation in 2015

Coal power plant to start operation in 2015 – The first power generating plant in Nigeria to be fuelled by coal will start operation next year, said by the Federal Government. It said with the abundance of coal and other renewable [...]

November 4, 2014 Economy, Power
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