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Nigeria Needs a Healthy Society – Dangote

Business mogul, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has called for the realisation of a healthy Nigerian society to enable the country advance forward as a developed sovereign nation. Dangote, who spoke weekend at the Summit of the Private Sector Health Alliance while [...]

February 10, 2014 Business, Societal issues

South Sudan: Peace talks to resume in Ethiopia

Two warring party leaders in South Sudan are scheduled to return to the negotiating table two weeks after agreeing to a cease-fire. South Sudan in mid-December broke into a political struggle, turning into nationwide warfare between troops loyal to the [...]

February 10, 2014 Africa, Human rights

Dyson invests stg£5m to develop future domestic robots

Engineering powerhouse Dyson is to invest stg£5m into a joint robotics lab with Imperial College London, leading to a new generation of domestic robots that will understand the world around them. “My generation believed the world would be overrun by [...]

February 10, 2014 International, Science and technology

PPC – Enter Algerian cement market

South African cement firm PPC has announced that it will buy a stake in an Algerian cement company as part of its drive to boost sales outside its home market. PPC said that it will buy a 49% stake in [...]

February 10, 2014 Africa, Business, Economy

Nigeria – Host WEF Africa

Ahead of the May date, Nigeria is already set to host the 25th session of the World Economic Forum Africa, Nwanze Okidegbe, chief economic adviser to the president, assured at the weekend. The WEF Africa event holding in Abuja is [...]

February 10, 2014 Business, Economy
Rice Export 2017

We Intend to Export Rice From 2017

By Crusoe Osagie The Federal Ministry of Agriculture weekend stated that Nigeria would be a net exporter of rice in 2017 due to the massive increase in the milling capacity of rice in the country. The Minister of Agriculture, Dr. [...]

February 10, 2014 Business

NPDC to invest N288b yearly on capital projects

THE Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), the upstream subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has unfolded plans to invest $1.8 billion (N288 billion) yearly as capital expenditure in the next two years. Besides, the company is expected to [...]

February 10, 2014 Business
Nigeria Police Mopping Up Arms

2015 ELECTIONS: Nigeria Police Mopping Up Arms

The Nigeria Police said they have started mopping up arms ahead of the 2015 general elections in the country. Mr Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in [...]

February 9, 2014 Government and politics

What Nigeria Needs To Make Progress — Aliko Dangote

Nigerian Business mogul and Africa’s richest man, Mr. Aliko Dangote, has called for the realisation of a healthy Nigerian society to enable the country advance forward as a developed sovereign nation.   Dangote, who spoke weekend at the Summit of [...]

February 9, 2014 Business

Mali – 30 Tuareg members killed

The Malian Security Ministry said on Friday that the attack on the Muslim Tuareg members was carried out on February 6 in the town of Tamkoutat, located some 80 kilometers north of the city of Gao. “A dozen armed individuals [...]

February 8, 2014 Africa, Environmental issues

Kenyan farmers to gain from insurance deal

Kenya small-scale farmers will be part of one million growers in East Africa to insure their crops against effects of climate change and other related problems. This follows the signing of two grants agreements of Sh335 million ($3.9m) by International [...]

February 8, 2014 Africa, Agriculture

Kaimenyi – Pupils to get laptops next month

Some 400,000 children admitted to Standard One this year would finally get laptops starting next month. This is after the Government awarded an Indian firm the supply contract. Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi said the remaining 800,000 laptops would be [...]

February 8, 2014 Africa, Education

Mombasa riots three injured

Two men and a woman were seriously injured when they were attacked by a group of armed youths in Kisauni, west of Mombasa. Reports indicate the attackers were among the Muslim youths who were rioting over last Sunday’s attack at [...]

February 8, 2014 Africa

APGA National Lleader – Bianca Ojukwu

The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, under the leadership of Chief Maxi Okwu, yesterday, adopted Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu, wife of its late National Leader, Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu, as the party’s National Leader. This was disclosed in a communiqué signed by [...]

February 8, 2014 Africa, Government and politics

Acumen invests $600,000 in Kenya’s Miliki Afya Limited

Impact investor, Acumen has announced a $600,000 investment in Kenya’s Miliki Afya Limited, in a bid to help the company achieve its aim of offering high quality, low cost medical care in Kenya’s densely populated low income areas. “Miliki Afya [...]

February 8, 2014 Business, General

JUMIA launches service to Uganda

According to the report, Uganda will now have access to products ranging from fashion, electronics and home appliances, to mobile devices and beauty. Says co-founder of JUMIA, Jeremy Hodara: “After our launch in Nigeria, Morocco, Kenya, Egypt and Ivory Coast [...]

February 8, 2014 Business, Economy

TCN blamed for poor power supply

SOME top management staff members of the Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs), on Friday, blamed the ongoing nationwide epileptic power supply on the inability of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to meet energy demands. The officials, who pleaded anonymity, gave [...]

February 8, 2014 Economy, Power

Vitro Fertilization – High cost of conceiving

Melanie Martin, a surgical nurse in San Diego, said she and her husband cut every corner they could think of to save up enough money to pay for conceiving a child through the technique known as in vitro fertilization. Like [...]

February 8, 2014 General, Health issues
nigeria airways

Fares for foreign flights crash by 80%

Airfares on major international routes from Nigeria have recorded a sharp drop by as much as 80 per cent in recent weeks due to reduced trips by travellers in what is generally regarded in the aviation industry as a low [...]

February 7, 2014 Transportation

We Consumed 39.66m Barrels of Petrol in 2013 – PPPRA

Chineme Okafor The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) Thursday stated that the total amount of petrol consumed in Nigeria last year (2013) was 39.66 million barrels. PPPRA also noted that the consumption figure was a lot different from the [...]

February 7, 2014 Oil & Gas

GE, BoI pledge $500m support for SMEs

General Electric and the Bank of Industry have agreed to a $500m funding support for small and medium-sized enterprises in the area of infrastructure provision. Both parties said in a joint statement on Thursday that the new arrangement would bring [...]

February 7, 2014 Business

New Special Advisers, CEOs for NTA, FRCN, NAN, SURE-P – Jonathan

Jaiyeola Andrews President Goodluck  Jonathan has approved the appointments of Gen. Martin Luther Agwai as   Chairman of Subsidy Reinvestment Empwerment Programme (SURE-P), while Mrs. Tanwa Olusi, will serve as Deputy Chairman of SURE-P. Mrs. Fidelia Njeze was also appointed Special [...]

February 7, 2014 Government and politics

IBM Takes Watson to Africa for Project

IBM announced its next major chapter for Watson – fueling economic development and sparking new business opportunities across Africa. This announcement comes on the heels of IBM’s $1 billion bet to create the Watson Group, which will accelerate efforts around [...]

February 7, 2014 Africa, Business

Nigeria Hosts Aquaculture Experts

While aquaculture is gaining popularity and momentum in Nigeria, the sector is still underdeveloped and inefficient. Fish farming inputs such as fish meal, fish feed, fish health supplies are mostly imported and their costs are too high for small scale [...]

February 7, 2014 Business, Economy

Norwich City vs Manchester City Preview

Norwich welcome Manchester City to Carrow Road on Saturday with the away side looking to bounce back after losing a crucial game at home to Chelsea. That result meant that the top three teams are only separated by two points [...]

February 7, 2014 General
Enugu Woman QuadTriplets

Woman Gives Birth to Quadruplets, Appeals for Help – Enugu

A 32-year-old petty trader, Mrs Nkiru Ezeugwu, has given birth to quadruplets at the Mother of Christ Hospital, Enugu. Ezeugwu, who hails from Opi in Nsukka Local Government Area of the state, was delivered of the quadruplets of two males and two females on Monday. [...]

February 7, 2014 General

Facebook At 10

The world's largest social media platform is ten years old. It seems surreal that a phenomenon that has taken the whole world by storm would just be in JSS1 if it were a child. But if Facebook were a child, [...]

February 7, 2014 General

Tasmania’s giant jellyfish – Blows away scientists

Residents of a sleepy hamlet in Tasmania found a previously unknown kind of giant jellyfish washed up on a beach, prompting excitement among scientists in Australia as they work to formally name and classify the creature. About 1.5 metres (five [...]

February 7, 2014 Environmental issues, General, Science and technology

Chita Agwu – My smile alone can make you fall

Nollywood beau, Chita Agwu, who started acting in 2009 has worked her way up to the top of the ladder with more than 40 movies to her credit. Despite having a jollyride with her career, things have not always been [...]

February 7, 2014 Nollywood, Societal issues

Granddad at 29…

A 29-year-old man who has become one of Britain's youngest grandparents was left red-faced after nurses asked him to prove he was over 16 as he tried to visit his daughter's baby. Unemployed Shem Davies was overjoyed when 14-year-old Tia [...]

February 7, 2014 Environmental issues, General, International