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Molewa must come clean – DA

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has been urged to tell the full story over the water shortage in the Madibeng municipality in the North West, the Democratic Alliance said. The water shortage sparked protests in Mothutlung earlier this [...]

January 16, 2014 General
Aveon wins subsea contract from FMC

Aveon wins subsea contract from FMC

Aveon Offshore Limited, a Nigerian oil and gas engineering and fabrication company, has been awarded a sub-contract for the fabrication of subsea structures for the Egina field, offshore Nigeria, from FMC Technologies Nigeria Ltd. FMC Technologies Ltd was earlier awarded [...]

January 16, 2014 Business
Africa Vulnerable to Federal Reserve Tapering

Africa Vulnerable to Federal Reserve Tapering

Obinna Chima with agency report The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that Sub-saharan markets could be made vulnerable due to the start of Federal Reserve tapering in the United States. The Managing Director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde who [...]

January 15, 2014 General

Nigeria must diversify economy, build infrastructure to uphold MINT rating

Analysts have keenly reacted to the recent inclusion of Nigeria in the MINTs, touted as new economic frontiers, capable of surprising the world in growth and development, in the next 20 years. Jim O’Neill, former Goldman Sachs economist, had categorised [...]

January 15, 2014 Business

The Federal Government N1.4 Trillion from Crop Processing Zones

Adebiyi Adedapo The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adeshina, while explaining the SCPZ’s concept on Monday evening in Abuja, said the processing zones would provide ready market for farmers, reduce cost of doing business, at the same [...]

January 15, 2014 Agriculture
Central Bank Nigeria

Nigeria Set to Announce Fannie Mae-Style Mortgage Company

By Chris Kay Nigeria’s government will announce plans tomorrow to develop a mortgage finance company along the lines of the U.S.’s Fannie Mae that will help broaden access to home loans in Africa’s most populous country. The Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Co. will [...]

January 15, 2014 Finance

Man jumps to death from Jozi tower

A man committed suicide on Monday by jumping from the 33rd floor of the Ponte apartment building in Hillbrow, Johannesburg. The unidentified 55-year-old man was reportedly a resident in the building. “The reason (for him jumping) was still unknown but [...]

January 14, 2014 Africa

Japan: Fisherman Regrets Mutilating 160kg Giant Squid

A Japanese fisherman has said that he regretted mutilating a 160kg (360lb) giant squid that he and his crew caught while fishing off the island of Niigata. The fishing crew had been looking to catch yellowtail from the icy seas [...]

January 14, 2014 Environmental issues, General

Lions ‘facing extinction in West Africa’

With fewer than 250 mature lions of breeding age, there are concerns the entire population could disappear. The research by Panthera, a non-profit organisation, was carried out in 17 countries, from Senegal to Nigeria, and took more than six years. [...]

January 14, 2014 Africa, Environmental issues

Uganda’s Aamito is Africa’s Next Top Model winner

The maiden edition of Oluchi Orlandi’s Africa’s Next Top Model competition came to an end yesterday. The competition, which first aired on November 10, 2013, yesterday saw Ugandan model, Aamito, crowned winner, beating two other finalists. “My family and friends we have done [...]

January 14, 2014 Nollywood, Societal issues

China jails doctor for selling babies

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court on Tuesday convicted a doctor guilty of baby trafficking and sentenced her to death with a two-year reprieve, after the obstetrician admitted in court that she stole babies from the hospital where she worked [...]

January 14, 2014 International

Retired officer charged with killing man over texting

A retired police captain was charged with shooting and killing a man during an argument over phone texting inside a Florida theater, authorities said Monday. Pasco County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Melanie Snow said two couples had been watching “Lone Survivor” Monday [...]

January 14, 2014 International

Womb transplants raise ethical concerns

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nine women in Sweden have successfully received transplanted wombs donated from relatives in an experimental procedure that has raised some ethical concerns. The women will soon try to become pregnant with their new wombs, the doctor in [...]

January 14, 2014 International

Cleveland civil rights leader Arnold Pinkney dies

CLEVELAND (AP) — A political strategist and civil rights activist who helped elect Ohio’s first black congressman and managed Jesse Jackson’s unsuccessful 1984 presidential campaign has died. Arnold Pinkney was 84. His wife, Betty Pinkney, says he died Monday at [...]

January 14, 2014 International

More teens using technology to study for, take tests

DES MOINES — Put the pencils down. In a growing number of Iowa’s classrooms, teens are going online to study for — and even take — semester exams. The change reflects an increasing use of technology in classrooms. Want students [...]

January 14, 2014 International

François Hollande to face media for first time since affair allegations

Will he … won’t he? Hours before François Hollande gives a key press conference – with reports of his alleged secret liaison with an actor still making headlines – the question was, would he mention the scandal, or would he make journalists drag [...]

January 14, 2014 Environmental issues, General
Goodluck Jonathan

Eid-el-Maulud Message to the Muslim Ummah – GEJ

President Goodluck Jonathan took his official Facebook page in the morning of January 14, 2014, Tuesday, to congratulate the Muslim Ummah and all the Nigerians on the birth of Prophet Mohammed. See the full message below [unedited]: On this day [...]

January 14, 2014 General

New furniture legs allow you to build table from anything

Changing cities for work or personal reasons is something many of us do these days, but it often means selling or discarding furniture. Now all that could change, thanks to the latest designs for removable and transferable furniture legs which [...]

January 13, 2014 General

Cannibal Ouandja Magloire eats man ‘who killed wife’ in Central African Republic

A MAN who calls himself Mad Dog and ate a man’s flesh says he was seeking “revenge” against Muslims after they killed his pregnant wife and family. Ouandja Magloire was part of a Christian mob who attacked a Muslim in [...]

January 13, 2014 Africa, General

Three robbers killed in Joburg gunfight

Johannesburg – Three suspects were shot dead in a high-speed chase from Westdene that ended in a “movie-style” shoot-out between the police and robbers in Braamfontein om sunday night. An unconfirmed number of suspects were driving around in a Toyota [...]

January 13, 2014 Africa, Human rights

Bafana strikers promise to deliver more fire

Despite coming from behind to thump the Mambas 3-1 with two goals from forward Bernard Parker and midfielder Hlompho Kekana’s stunner from about 36m out, Bafana could have added to the tally if not for numerous missed chances. Parker, strike [...]

January 13, 2014 Africa, Sports

Super Eagles will bounce back – Keshi

Johannesburg – Nigeria head coach Stephen Keshi believes his charges received a baptism of fire in their Group A opening match of the African Nations Championship (Chan) against Mali in Cape Town and will bounce back in the next round. [...]

January 13, 2014 Africa, Sports

Two Indian firms plan auto plants in Nigeria

Less than three months after the announcement of the National Automotive Industry Development Plan, two vehicle manufacturing companies from India have indicated interest in establishing plants in Nigeria. The development was confirmed in a statement issued on Sunday by the [...]

January 13, 2014 Business

Disputes rage over Nairobi police killings

Pumwani is a poor area of Nairobi. Crime is common in its crowded, busy streets. But speaking to residents over a period of days I heard a number of families claim that their young sons had been shot and killed [...]

January 13, 2014 Environmental issues, General

Dangote, Mittal to Co-chair WEF Africa

By Steve Omanufeme Africa’s richest man and chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, and chairman of Bharti Enterprises, Sunil Bharti Mittal, are among top private sector names that will Co-chair the 24th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa. The 2014 [...]

January 13, 2014 Business

French first lady in hospital after alleged Hollande affair

French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler has been admitted to hospital after media reports of an alleged affair involving President Francois Hollande. She entered hospital on Friday “for rest and some tests”, her office said, after Closer magazine published images linking [...]

January 13, 2014 International

CAR cannibal tells: I ate man in revenge attack

A man who ate another man’s flesh in the Central African Republic has told the BBC he was seeking “revenge” for the murder of family members. Ouandja Magloire, who calls himself “Mad Dog”, was in a Christian mob who attacked [...]

January 13, 2014 Environmental issues, General

Digging for their lives: Russia’s volunteer body hunters

Of the estimated 70 million people killed in World War Two, 26 million died on the Eastern front – and up to four million of them are still officially considered missing in action. But volunteers are now searching the former [...]

January 13, 2014 International

‘Hand of God’ Captured by NASA Telescope

NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array released an image of a dead star Friday nicknamed the “Hand of God” for its resemblance to a human hand, sparking debate about religion and astronomy. NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array released an image of [...]

January 13, 2014 General, Science and technology
Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi

CHAN Defeat Expected – Keshi

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has said he was not surprised his team of inexperienced players fell 2-1 to Mali in Saturday’s opening CHAN game. The Malians recorded their first-ever win against Nigeria at full international level, defeating their West [...]

January 12, 2014 Sports