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Over 2,000 participants expected at mining investment summit

Over 2,000 participants are expected to attend this year’s Nigerian Diaspora Direct Investments Summit organised by Central Association of Nigerians in the UK (CANUK) The 2014 summit which is slated for April in London has as its theme “Mining and [...]

February 12, 2014 Media representation
Customs apprehend passenger with $ 1.9m at Lagos Airport

Customs apprehend passenger with $ 1.9m at Lagos Airport

The Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command of the Nigeria Customs Service ( NCS), on Tuesday evening said it had arrested a passenger with $ 1, 909,140 which he concealed in his luggage without declaring it to customs officials at the [...]

February 12, 2014 General
Brand Finance names First Bank, GTBank

Brand Finance names First Bank, GTBank, Zenith among world’s most valuable 500 banks

Brand Finance Plc has named First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc and Zenith Bank Plc among the world’s 500 most valuable bank brands in its 2014 global rankings. A statement by the organisation said on Tuesday in [...]

February 12, 2014 Finance
Nigeria finally make a move on industrialisation

Nigeria finally make a move on industrialisation

After decades of foot-dragging, conjecture and indecision, Nigeria yesterday began a policy frontal push for industrialisation with the launch in Abuja of a framework called “Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP), that sets out the country’s comprehensive masterplan for industrialisation. At a packed [...]

February 12, 2014 Business
McDonald’s CEO Thompson targets Nigeria for expansion

McDonald’s CEO Thompson targets Nigeria for expansion

McDonald’s Corp is looking at potential new markets in Africa, including Nigeria after the world’s largest restaurant chain entered a new Southeast Asian country for the first time in more than two decades. McDonald’s will look at a number of nations [...]

February 12, 2014 General

Edo closes 5 private clinics

Edo State Government has ordered the closure of five privately owned health institutions in Edo North Senatorial district, saying they fell short of operational standards. The affected clinics are Care Medical Centre, Ewan, Greater Glory/ Laboratory Services, Okpella, Rena Nursing [...]

February 12, 2014 Health issues

UFO cult backs clitoris restoration hospital

A UFO cult, The Raelians, is behind Africa’s first clitoral restoration hospital in Burkina Faso, set to open in March, which will offer a controversial surgery to victims of female genital mutilation. Sexual satisfaction The Raelian sect believes that humans were [...]

February 12, 2014 Health issues, Societal issues
Goodluck Jonathan

I’ll Leave A Bettter Nigeria In All Sectors – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan said yesterday that his administration will bequeath to Nigerians, a better Nigeria in all sectors than he met it when he assumed office. He spoke yesterday at the launching of the Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP) and [...]

February 12, 2014 Government and politics

Toyota In Global Recall of Prius Hybrid Cars

Toyota has announced a global recall of 1.9 million Prius hybrid cars over a fault with its speed control. The world’s biggest carmaker said a software fault in a power converter might cause vehicles to slow down suddenly. The Japanese [...]

February 12, 2014 Economy, Technology

Rolls Royce coming to Nigeria soon

Plans are now in top gear for the grand opening of franchise and dealership shop for all models of Rolls Royce, the world class super luxury brand in Nigeria with Coscharis Motors as the most preferred partner chosen by the [...]

February 12, 2014 General, Science and technology

Algeria: Declares three days of mourning after deadliest air crash in years

Algeria is to mark one of the country’s deadliest air crashes with three days of mourning. A military aircraft with 78 people on board crashed in the mountainous north east leaving just one survivor. An Algerian rescue team recovered most [...]

February 12, 2014 Societal issues

Michelle Obama wears Carolina Herrera gown to state dinner

First Lady Michelle Obama was stunning Tuesday night in a Carolina Herrera ball gown at a lavish state dinner for French President Francois Hollande. The dramatic blue and black gown had a voluminous skirt and lace-overlay top, the first with [...]

February 12, 2014 General

£17m recovered from Marcos accounts

The search for more of Marcos’ hidden wealth continues, 28 years after he was toppled. Andres Bautista, chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Government, said the money was part of the more than 712 million dollars (£434m) from Marcos’ [...]

February 12, 2014 International

Injecting Vitamin C could keep cancer at bay

A new research has suggested that high-dose of vitamin C given by injection, can boost the cancer-killing effect of chemotherapy. US scientists said that if the vitamin is given by injection, it could potentially be a safe, effective and low-cost treatment [...]

February 11, 2014 General, Health issues

Justin Walters aims to redeem himself in Africa Open

Justin Walters heads to East London Golf Club for this week’s Africa Open still contemplating what could have been, but confident of what is yet to come. Walters came close to a maiden European Tour victory in last week’s Jo’burg [...]

February 11, 2014 Africa, Sports

NASA starts accepting applications to mine the moon

In what can be considered a giant leap towards mining minerals from the moon, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration has begun accepting applications from potential business partners. The move, part of a plan unveiled in January, aims to find [...]

February 11, 2014 General

Danish Zoo Kills Giraffe To Prevent Inbreeding

Saying it needed to prevent inbreeding, the Copenhagen Zoo killed a 2-year-old giraffe and fed its remains to lions as visitors watched, ignoring a petition signed by thousands and offers from other zoos and a private individual to save the [...]

February 11, 2014 International

Newly Wed Amber Bellows Dies Near Zion National Park When Parachute Fails To Open

A Utah woman attempting a parachute jump near Zion National Park died when her parachute failed to open, park officials said. Amber Bellows fell about 2,000 feet to the ground Saturday afternoon. The 28-year-old had been attempting the jump from [...]

February 11, 2014 International

Oldest Star In The Universe Discovered

Talk about ancient. Astronomers from the Australian National University have discovered the oldest known star about 6,000 light-years from Earth. They believe the ancient star formed around 13.7 billion years ago, shortly after the Big Bang. “This is the first time that [...]

February 11, 2014 General, Science and technology

Liberia President: Freezes LTA Account Over U.S.$1 Million Lease Deal

Less than 48 hours after a FrontPageAfrica investigative report uncovered yet another wasteful spending on the part of the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) in the tone of US $1.1 Million dollars, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has with immediate effect ordered a [...]

February 11, 2014 General

Baptist Seminary Shutdown – Liberia

The Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary, one of the renowned seminaries here, has been shut down by Labor Court Judge Comfort Natt for debt. About 70 per cent of Liberian pastors attended and completed studies in Theological Education and Pastoral Care [...]

February 11, 2014 Religion

Nigeria – Herbalists, 5 Others Found With Human Head

Two herbalists and five others found with a severed human head have been arrested by men of the Oyo State command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). The suspects including three women who all claimed to be [...]

February 11, 2014 General, Health issues

Nigeria – Kano Diagnostic Center Ready for Take-Off

The Diagnostic and Disease Control Center constructed under the agreement reached between the Kano State government and pharmaceutical company Pfizer in respect of the 1996 Trovan clinical trials has been completed and is ready to take-off. Disclosing this during a [...]

February 11, 2014 Africa, Business, Health issues

8,000 Engineers to Be Trained for Dangote Refinery – Nigeria

President of the Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, said in Lagos yesterday that over 8,000 Nigerian engineers would be trained at the $9 billion proposed Dangote Refinery. At the formal introduction of Dangote to the communities in the [...]

February 11, 2014 Business, Economy

Africa May Yield Growth Opportunity

Investors snapped up bonds from Africa last year: a string of sovereigns including Ghana, Rwanda and Nigeria tapped the market as money managers hunted for yield. The yields on those bonds are now mostly higher, ranging between 6% and 9%, [...]

February 10, 2014 Africa, Business, Economy

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