Saudi Arabia best shortlisted for MEED Projects Awards

Shaybah natural gas liquid project. — Courtesy photo RIYADH – MEED has announced this year’s finalists of the only recognition scheme honoring completed projects in the Gulf region. A total of 94 projects from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are competing for honors in 16 different categories of the annual MEED […]

Tourist boom propels ME above Europe

The upcoming Mövenpick Hotel Heraa in Jeddah. The world’s tallest hotel — Gevora Hotel — recently opened on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road, at night. — Courtesy photos DUBAI — The Middle East’s tourist boom shows no sign of slowing — as new figures reveal the region has overtaken Europe in regards to the number of new […]

Baby naming takes a new twist with Namey

LONDON —Choosing a baby name has taken a new twist with the baby naming app Namey, offering parents the ability to poll family and friends about potential names for their baby. Research (carried out February 2018) has revealed that parents crave endorsement from family and friends on their choice of baby name with 80% of parents […]

Dubai Investments, consortium of investors to launch Arkan Bank

Khalid Bin Kalban Mohammad Al Qahtany Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar DUBAI Investments PJSC, the leading diversified investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, has announced plans to lead a consortium of investors to launch Arkan Bank, a wholesale Islamic financial institution with an initial paid-up capital of $100 million. The authorized share capital of […]

Massive crowds rally across US to urge tighter gun controls

The crowd at the March for Our Lives Rally as seen from the roof of the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. — AFP WASHINGTON/PARKLAND, Florida — Hundreds of thousands of Americans galvanized by last month’s Florida school massacre rallied on Saturday at nationwide March For Our Lives protests led by students demanding tighter gun laws. […]

‘Yan majalisar Ghana sun ki amincewa da dakarun Amurka

Hakkin mallakar hotoREUTERS Image captionAmurka dai tana so ta ci gaba da kai dakarunta yammacin Afirka ‘Yan majalisar jam’iyyun hamayyar Ghana sun ki amincewa da yarjejeniyar da kasar ta kulla domin Amurka ta aika da dakaru da kayan yaki kasar. A zaman da majalisar ta yi ranar Juma’a, ta amince da bukatar bangaren zartawa domin […]

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Niger state government and pension matters.

By Abdullberqy U Ebbo Niger state Governor, Alh Abubakar Sani Bello has shown uncommon resilience, fortitude and forthrightness to remain above the common rung of leaders. There has been so many conflicting reports about Niger State Government on the Payments of Gratuity (RB and DG), 142% Pension Arrears, Contract Benefits, Accrued Rights, Under CPS and […]

Almakura Reshuffles Cabinet, Strengthens Public Service

Governor Umaru Tanko  Almakura of Nasarawa State has approved the reshufflement of the state executive council  in his quest to further reposition and strengthen the public service. The exercise moves Abdulkarim Kana from Ministry of Water Resources to Justice, Yusuf Shehu Usman from Justice to Information, Culture and Tourism. While Abdulhamid Kwarra moves from Information, […]

2019: South South Leaders Urge Buhari To Declare Ambition

South-South leaders have expressed satisfaction with the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari. They also urged Buhari to throw his hat in the ring. In report circulated by a media practitioner – Mr. Henry Ovie to journalists on Friday said that, “at a meeting to appraise political actors in Nigeria, the leaders praised Buhari for investing […]