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Cameroonian military shell Boko Haram camp

  Came­roon’s armed forces has attacked the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, putting one of their camps throughout the border as well as killing “many” fighters, the security official stated on Thursday. The source said the army had shelled the [...]

August 29, 2014 General, Military

First Aluminium HY revenue rises 57%

A Nigerian manufacturer of roofing sheets, First Aluminium plc’s half-year (HY) profit rises 57 % amongst operating challenges suppressing the development potentials of players within the industry. For the first six months through June 2014, the company’s net income spiked [...]

August 29, 2014 Business, Economy

Federal Government plans to increase non-oil exports of West African States

The Federal Government has unfolded intentions to boost the country’s non-oil exports towards the Economic Community of West African States ranging from $276.5m (N45.62bn) in the year 2011 to $706.1m (N116.5bn) by 2015. The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, [...]

August 29, 2014 Business, Economy

Cameroon’s African player, Samuel Eto’o confirms to end his international career

  Samuel Eto'o, Cameroon's four-time African player of the year confirmed that he was calling time on his international career days following he was removed of the captaincy of the national side. “I inform you that I am ending my [...]

August 29, 2014 Africa, Sports

Nigerian Shippers Council to Get new Powers

Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) may acquire soon new powers in an offer to allow the council carry out as an efficient economic regulator within the nation’s seaports. This was part of the consensus agreement reached by the stakeholders, sequel to [...]

August 29, 2014 Economy

9-year old Girl who pulled trigger likewise a victim in Arizona shooting range death

  There was 2 immediate victims of shooting in Arizona at the Bullets and Burgers gun range on Tuesday. One, most horribly, was the 39-year-old instructor who lost his life named Charles Vacca. The other was the 9-year-old girl from [...]

August 29, 2014 International, Video

Quickly mutating Ebola may infect around 20,000, medical officials declare

  The outbreak of Ebola is sweeping throughout West Africa becomes drastically worse right before it decreases, infecting as much as 20,000 people, the World Health Organisation mentioned, as US researchers declared intentions to start human safety tests next week [...]

August 29, 2014 Health issues, Video

The Hyena Men

Hyena Men – Teaser from Alex Corbor on Vimeo.   The Nigeria's Hyena men perform with 3 hyenas, 4 baboons, as well as 2 rock pythons. All these guys have used animals to generate a successful business model. This is [...]

August 28, 2014 Video

Kenya wants to broaden foreign economic ties

Kenya seeks business around the world and it has no preferred business partner, stated by the Cabinet secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Amina Mohamed yesterday.   In a media briefing on Kenya's economic diplomacy, the CS said that [...]

August 28, 2014 Business, Economy

Skye Bank Launches Electronic Payment Solution for Levy Collection

Skye Bank Plc has introduced a digital mode of payment option that can improve more earnings for development for Ikorodu North Local Council Development Authority. The solution is coming on the heels of dwindling allocations to all tiers of government [...]

August 28, 2014 Business, Economy

Anglo-Eastern joins throng finding end to palm rout

Anglo-Eastern Plantations joined up with the throng of experts speaking up the possibility to end the rout in palm oil costs – while the leading analyst had a more skeptical perspective. The plantations group in Indonesia and Malaysia, the top [...]

August 28, 2014 Agriculture, Economy

Nigeria telco drives ICT usage in non-urban areas

Nigeria telco drives ICT usage in non-urban areas – Among the country’s telecommunications firms, Airtel Nigeria, is promoting the usage of information as well as communications technology among the rural communities throughout the country. The Boost ICT Usage in Rural [...]

August 28, 2014 Economy, Technology

NHIS established to consider community-based medical insurance to each state

Dr. Femi Thomas, the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), states that the Scheme is placed to start Community Based Health Insurance Programme (CBHIP) within no less than 3 Local Government Areas (LGA) of every state of [...]

August 28, 2014 Health issues

Construction of Abuja Medical City Starts

Construction of Abuja Medical City Starts – Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu, Minister of Health, on Wednesday inaugurated 2 committees to midwife the building of a 1,687-bed hospital, worth $650m within the Federal Capital Territory to help make high quality medical treatment [...]

August 28, 2014 Economy, Health issues

Flour Mills Assures Constant Growth, Profitability

Flour Mills Assures Constant Growth, Profitability – Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) has stated it is set  placed to boost productivity as well as provide long term benefit to its many stakeholders. This, in accordance with the company, is in [...]

August 28, 2014 Business, Economy

Nigeria Targets 30% Electricity Production from Coal

Nigeria Targets 30% Electricity Production from Coal – Mr. Musa Sada, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, has stated that the federal government has recently targeted coal to help contribute 30 % of power generation throughout the country by [...]

August 28, 2014 Business, Economy, Power

Boat accident, 30 died

Boat accident, 30 died – Thirty people, mainly traders, the other day died when the boat they are travelling in from Budon going to Jamata en route to trade at the Lokoja International Market capsized in the midst of River [...]

August 28, 2014 General

Kenya’s manufacturing sector to invest 20 % of its GDP in 10 years

Kenya's manufacturing sector to invest 20 % of its GDP in 10 years – The  manufacturing industry of Kenya will invest 20 % of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) within 10 years, the senior government official mentioned on Tuesday. Industrialization Cabinet Secretary [...]

August 28, 2014 Business, Economy

Experience Lagos

Experience Lagos   This is Lagos from Tunji Akinsehinwa on Vimeo.  Africa is definitely the world's second-largest as well as second-most-populous continent. Around 30.2 million km² which include adjacent islands, this covers 6 % of the Earth's overall surface area [...]

August 27, 2014 Video

Dora Akunyili Gave Up Her American Citizenship For Her Love To Nigeria

Dr. Chike Akunyili, the husband of the late Dora Akunyili in his remarks, extolled his deceased wife as a patriot who loved her own country a lot in which she gave up her American citizenship. It was reported that Dr Akunyili [...]

August 27, 2014 General

FG to invest $60bn on electronic broadcast

FG to invest $60bn on electronic broadcast  – Mr. Emeka Mba, Director General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has stated the Federal Government might spend more than $60 billion transitting from analog transmit stations to digital stations. Mba who spoke over [...]

August 27, 2014 Economy, Technology

Germ-Killing Robots Used to Liberia to Fight Ebola

Germ-Killing Robots Used to Liberia to Fight Ebola – U.S sent two robotic devices to Liberia which could disinfect an area by means of surging it with a special type of light to help fight against the fatal Ebola virus. [...]

August 27, 2014 Health issues, Technology

Nigeria closes all schools until October because of Ebola outbreak

All schools throughout Nigeria were ordered to stay close until 13 October in measures to avoid the spread of the fatal Ebola virus. The new academic year was due to start on Monday. But the education minister ordered the closures [...]

August 27, 2014 Health issues

Banks Urged to improve Concentration on Digitally-aware Consumers

Banks were encouraged to pay bigger focus on digitally-aware customers to be able to improve their market share. Managing Director, Accenture Financial Services, Mr. Toluwaleke Adenmsoun stated this in a paper titled: “Competitive Response to Digital Disruption in Banking,” delivered [...]

August 27, 2014 Business, Economy

Boko Haram Uses Physically Handicapped Persons as Decoy

Nine days right after an attempt by the physically-challenged individual to bomb the Murtala Muhammed Internation Airport throughout Lagos had been foiled by security agents. Yesterday it was gathered it had become basically based on a new movement by the [...]

August 27, 2014 Environmental issues, General

Lagos Plans to Start the 2014 Household Survey

In efforts to support its economic development, the Lagos Bureau of Statistics announced yesterday its plan to start the conduct of the year 2014 household survey by September, 1, 2014. The Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Ben Akabueze [...]

August 27, 2014 Economy

NNPC, Shell, Chevron Pay for Fines on Failure to Meet Contract on Gas Supply to Ghana

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and Chevron Nigeria Limited, owners of N-Gas, the major supplier of gasoline to Ghana’s Volta River Authority (VRA), by the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) are paying out a [...]

August 27, 2014 Business, Economy, Oil & Gas

Ado-Ekiti residents panic because of the monkey causing chaos around the community

The sudden appearance of a monkey in Federal Housing Estate, Oke-Ila, Ado-Ekiti, cause severe panic among the residents of the place. The monkey is causing chaos, as it is reportedly jumping fences, attacking women and children and seizing fruits from [...]

August 27, 2014 General

Sadela – Nigeria’s oldest preacher dies at 114

“I feel happy to be this old. Actually, I feel like a young man. I still enjoy my meal of Iyan (pounded yam), Eba and bush meat. I sleep whenever I want to and wake up stronger I want to [...]

August 27, 2014 General

Jinping, Mugabe pledge a lot more cooperation

  The promise sprang out of the discussions among Chinese President Xi Jinping as well as Mugabe in the Great Hall of the People. Calls Mugabe an old close friend of China, a famous leader of Africa's national liberation movement [...]

August 26, 2014 Video