NPA to assist women in maritime sector – Usman

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has indicated its readiness to empower women to compete with their menfolks in the nation’s maritime sector through capacity building and networking.   NPA’s Managing Director, Ms Hadiza Bala-Usman, gave the promise on Friday while receiving the executive committee of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) led by its […]

Bill Cosby goes on trial for sexual assault

For decades Bill Cosby was “America’s Dad,” loved by millions for his role as an affable doctor and benevolent father on long-running hit TV sitcom “The Cosby Show.” On Monday the disgraced 79-year-old goes on trial for aggravated indecent assault, accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a former university basketball director at his home in […]

Juventus always get it right when it matters – Pirlo

Juventus have always got it right in the games that matter this season and have a great chance to win the Champions League, according to Andrea Pirlo. Having already secured the Serie A and Coppa Italia titles, a first treble in Juve’s history is on the cards when they take on Real Madrid in Saturday’s […]

West Africa, Israel sign $1 billion clean energy pact

West African states have inked a new deal with Israel aimed at boosting the region’s struggling power sector. Leading Israeli solar power developer, Energiya Global, on Friday committed to a $1 billon green energy project for the 15-member Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas). The company said the money will be invested in the […]

Burkina Faso welcomes Morocco’s bid to join ECOWAS

Burkina Faso has welcomed Morocco’s bid to join the Economic Community of West African States as a full member. Alpha Barry, Burkina Faso’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, said in a meeting with his Moroccan counterpart Nasser Bourita in Rabat that his country welcomes Morocco’s request to join ECOWAS. The North African country is hoping to […]

Morocco king boycotts ECOWAS summit to avoid Netanyahu

Morocco’s King has cancelled plans to attend a West Africa summit this weekend in Liberia due to the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the foreign ministry has said. The North African country is hoping to join the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) after the African Union readmitted Morocco after a 33-year […]

NAFDAC grants 50 percent registration fee waiver to SMEs

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has waived 50 percent on registration fee for locally manufactured products to promote Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs). Speaking to NAN on Friday, Abubakar Jimoh, spokesperson of NAFDAC, said that the measure would go a long way in promoting economic development. He […]