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NCAA has released 8,874 aircraft pilots’ licences’

There are 8,874 licences were distributed to aircraft pilots by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) within the last 14 years of its inception, said yesterday by its Acting Director-General, Benedict Adeyileka. This is just as the regulatory authority identified [...]

September 19, 2014 Economy, Technology, Transportation

Eagles drop in FIFA rankings

The unimpressive performances of Super Eagles has got a showing impact on the Fifa rankings as the country dropped 4 places from 33rd to 37th within the most recent Fifa rankings unveiled on Thursday. Nigeria lost 3-2 to Congo is [...]

September 19, 2014 Sports

We ‘Need’ Nonprofits Organization To Efficiently Fight Ebola Problems – Obama

The Obama administration increased its efforts this week in order to help support the Ebola problems, however the president stressed that the world will not be capable to succeed without the major contributions of charitable organizations. Since this Ebola outbreak [...]

September 19, 2014 Health issues

Death toll in building collapse has increased to 80

[cleveryoutube video=”CeKZEor_DnY” vidstyle=”1″ pic=”” afterpic=”” width=”580″ quality=”inherit” starttime=”” endtime=”” caption=”” showexpander=”off” alignment=”left” newser=”Death toll in Nigerian Synagogue Church collapsed building rises”] A Nigerian official says the death toll in a building collapse at the televangelist’s church complex has increased to [...]

September 18, 2014 General, Video

Suffolk Ebola survivor donates blood to help another victim

A Suffolk nurse who was the first Briton to acquire Ebola in the current outbreak has traveled to America to give blood to another Ebola. William Pooley contracted the disease working for a charity in Sierra Leone, but was flown [...]

September 18, 2014 Health issues

Briton volunteers to receive trial Ebola vaccine

A healthy Briton is the first volunteer to get a possibly life-saving new vaccine to deal with the Ebola virus spreading in west Africa. Ruth Atkins, a communications manager in the NHS from Marcham in Oxfordshire, was injected with the [...]

September 18, 2014 General

North Africa calls for Ecobank

The acquisition by Qatar National Bank (QNB) of the 23.5 % stake in Ecobank Transnational could assist the Togo-based lender obtain potential access to north African markets, said by Ecobank,Tuesday. “This is a great asset and a good support as [...]

September 18, 2014 Africa, Economy

Nigeria to Acquire 220WM Power Plant from Lafarge, Wartsila, World Bank’s IFC

Lafarge Africa, Finland's Wartsila as well as the World Bank's IFC have decided to develop a 220 megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant throughout Nigeria to improve energy supplies, stated Wednesday in a statement. The trio said their plan was to [...]

September 18, 2014 Business, Economy

Tecno Favours Ethiopia to Construct its 3rd Assembly Plant in Africa

Investigations have showed that China-based handset manufacturer, Tecno Group, has worked out plans to create a factory in Ethiopia to boost its existence in the African market. Tecno, according to BusinessDay already runs two factories in the Ethiopian capital, but [...]

September 18, 2014 Africa, Business, Economy

EU to Invest €600m on Nigeria’s Food Security, Power Sector, and National Development

The European Union (EU) yesterday said, it had concluded plans to invest about €600 million in Nigeria on the next 5 years to help bring in foreign investments to the country’s power industry and to increase food security. The Ambassador, [...]

September 18, 2014 Business, Economy

Nigeria Stops Gas Supply to Ghana

Nigeria has stop its gas supply to Ghana after the industrial action started upon by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation workers.  The indefinite strike embarked upon by some workers of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has led to the stoppage [...]

September 18, 2014 Economy, Oil & Gas

Niger Delta Exploration and Production Plc to Raise $450m to Develop Crude Fields

The Nigerian independent company, Niger Delta Exploration and Production Plc, has revealed plans to boost $450 million to acquire as well as develop crude fields throughout the country. This is coming as Lafarge Africa, Finland’s Wartsila and the World Bank’s [...]

September 18, 2014 Economy, Oil & Gas

52.8 Million Nigerians Have no Access to Potable Water

Sarah Ochekpe, Minister of Water Resources, has declared that around 52.8million Nigerians have no access to potable water source. Ochekpe who stated this in Abuja on Tuesday at the 2014 ministerial platform on three years of transformation in the water [...]

September 18, 2014 Economy

Suicide bombers attack school killed 13 students in Kano

Confusion started at the Federal College of Education (FCE), Kano, when 2 suicide bombers penetrated the school premise that killed 15 people, including them. This was as no fewer than 34 got injured and admitted into different hospitals in the [...]

September 18, 2014 General, Military

NFF Selects Warri For Congress

The Nigeria Football Federation have declared an Extra-Ordinary General Assembly on Saturday in Warri. NFF general secretary, Musa Amadu, stated that the event is the first of two such congresses advised by world football –governing body FIFA to usher in [...]

September 17, 2014 Sports

Nigeria Lowers Growth Projection Over Insurgency and Ebola

It was stated by the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala that the flaming insurgency within the northern area of the country as well as Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) break out have got triggered [...]

September 17, 2014 Business, Economy

Total to market $2.5bn Usan oil industry

France’s Total SA, the second largest oil company in Europe, has place one of their offshore Nigerian oil fields for sale once more, the firm said, following a 2012 unsuccessful deal with Sinopec Corp. Total has hired BNP Paribas to [...]

September 17, 2014 Business, Economy, Oil & Gas

Stakeholders to bring back Kaduna textile mills

All hope may not be lost to the defunct textile sectors in Kaduna because there are plans to restore the poor factories. Our correspondent learnt on Friday that the moribund Kaduna Textiles Limited and Arewa Textiles Plc abandoned over a [...]

September 17, 2014 Business, Economy

Turkey, UAE , Russia supply poor quality lubricants to Nigeria

The United Arab Emirates, Russia, Turkey, and others, are several of the countries among the list of lead suppliers of low quality lubricants to the nation, an industry report said. Nigeria’s open market model is said to be encouraging the [...]

September 17, 2014 Economy, Oil & Gas

Boko Haram forces Christians to convert into Muslims in N/East

Despite claims by the Nigerian forces, there's no relief for communities sacked by Boko Haram in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states within the latest invasion of town areas in all of those states by the group. According to members of [...]

September 17, 2014 Environmental issues, General, Military

EFCC arrested 2 fraudsters for duping an investor of $7.9m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained 2 alleged fraudsters for duping an investor from the Middle East. It was gathered that the duo of Mr. Victor Uadiale and Captain Everest Nnaji allegedly defrauded the investor of $7.9m. The [...]

September 17, 2014 Economy

15 buyers ignore tourism expo because of Ebola

A minimum of 15 buyers from Botswana have got withdrawn from upcoming month’sexpo tourism while the African Marketing Summit scheduled for Victoria Falls was postponed because the country pays the price of “reckless statements” about the Ebola disease. Last month, [...]

September 17, 2014 Health issues

SA suspends travel requirements for kids

South Africa has got suspended a part of the new immigration rules requesting parents or perhaps adults travelling along with kids from or to that country to provide affidavits as well as birth certificates, even if temporarily. According to media [...]

September 17, 2014 General

Nigerian Church Collapsed, 67 South Africans Died

[cleveryoutube video=”uClQ16Zv-O0″ vidstyle=”1″ pic=”” afterpic=”” width=”580″ quality=”inherit” starttime=”” endtime=”” caption=”” showexpander=”off” alignment=”left” newser=”Nigeria Church Building Collapse”] Jacob Zuma, South African President said 67 South Africans was killed when the church collapsed last Friday in Lagos, Nigeria. Calling Tuesday a particularly [...]

September 17, 2014 General

Nigeria tops in macro economic index ranking

The Rencap macro-meter examines the relative macro health of 7 coverage countries, having the top countries are Nigeria, Rwanda, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe as well as Ghana, respectively. “Nigeria ranks far ahead of its peers on our macro-meter which ranks countries [...]

September 16, 2014 Business, Economy

2 Nigerians Smuggle $9.3 Million Into South Africa

South African police are investigating 2 Nigerians and an Israeli citizen that attempted to bring $9.3 million cash in the country illegally, the report yesterday said. The three persons flew by a small business jet from Abuja into the Lanseria [...]

September 16, 2014 Economy

Ondo to Invest N2 Billion On Agro-Business Projects

Governor Olusegun Mimiko has stated the amount of N2 billion has been reserved to build up its agro business projects throughout the state. He spoke at the kick-off ceremony of cassava planting at Ore Agro Business City (ABC), where he [...]

September 16, 2014 Business, Economy

Nigerian power transmission attracts bids

Nigeria was contemplating offers of over $20 billion (R220.1bn) for the assets of their national electricity transmission company since it struggles to supply adequate electricity to Africa’s biggest economy, said by Power Minister Chinedu Nebo on Friday. The sale of [...]

September 16, 2014 Economy, Power

Nigerian agriculture atracts $5.6 billion investments from private sector

Since the agriculture transformation agenda of the government acquires world recognition, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, the minister of agriculture and rural development, has stated the Nigerian agriculture has got attracted $5.6 billion private sector-driven investments in between 2011 to 2014. Speaking [...]

September 16, 2014 Business, Economy

Roadside bomb in Egypt kills 6 policemen

[cleveryoutube video=”TVVLLZQkQgg” vidstyle=”1″ pic=”” afterpic=”” width=”580″ quality=”inherit” starttime=”” endtime=”” caption=”” showexpander=”off” alignment=”left” newser=”Bomb kills Egyptian policemen in Sinai”] The Interior Ministry of Egypt states that a roadside bomb has got killed 5 police conscripts as well as an officer plus [...]

September 16, 2014 General