U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hosts Nigerian Trade Minister as Both Agree to Work Together

Minister Meets with Trade Officials, State Department WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, February 15, 2017/ — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Africa Business Center Tuesday hosted the Nigerian Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah (www.FMITI.gov.ng) for a roundtable discussion with U.S. business executives at their office in Washington, D.C. The conversation […]

Buraidah MERS outbreak over: WHO

Riyadh — The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported three new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases over the weekend and two deaths, while the World Health Organization (WHO) released details on 17 cases of MERS, noting that a small healthcare-associated outbreak in Buraidah was officially over. On Saturday, the MOH said an 80-year-old Saudi […]

‘We are all online’ is new MiSK-Google initiative

RIYADH – In a major move to help young Saudi men and women browse the Internet smartly and safely, the Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Foundation (MiSK) and Google on Tuesday launched an initiative named “We Are All Online” to ensure effective use of the information superhighway and produce meaningful web content. The program, supported by […]

Nigerian lawmaker Bello Sani is dead

Speaker Yakubu Dogara on Wednesday mourned the passing of a lawmaker from Katsina State, Bello Sani. Mr. Sani, who until his death represented Mashi/Dvisi Federal Constituency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, died Wednesday morning. He was 51. “Our late colleague was humane, principled and a cosmopolitan who interacted freely with all members,” the Speaker […]

INEC promises credible polls in Ekiti, Osun

The Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, has pledged to conduct credible elections in Ekiti and Osun in 2018. Adedeji Soyebi, the INEC National Commissioner for South West Zone, made the pledge while speaking with journalists on Wednesday at the Zonal Strategic Plan Retreat for field officers of the commission in Ibadan. Mr. Soyebi said the previous […]

N1.64bn Fraud: Court Dismisses Ex-Gov, Nyame’s No-Case Submission

Jolly Nyame, a former governor of Taraba State, has been ordered by a Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Gudu, to begin his defence on March 8, 2017 after Justice Adebukola Banjoko, on February 14, 2017 dismissed his application for a “no-case” submission. Nyame, who is standing trial for a 41-count charge of criminal misappropriation […]

N1.162bn fraud: Court adjourns Dariye’s suit

Justice Adebukola Banjoko of FCT High Court, Gudu, on Wednesday adjourned till March 2, the N1.162 billion fraud suit filed against former Plateau governor, Chief Joshua Dariye by the EFCC. Dariye is facing a 21-count charge bordering on breach of trust and diversion of N1.162 billion Plateau’s ecological fund. The adjournment would provide the defendant […]

NDLEA Arrests 5 Suspected Drug Barons In Kebbi

NDLEA operatives The Kebbi Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested five suspected drug dealers for possessing 2.035 tons of illicit drugs.The Commandant, Mr Bamaiyi Alhaji, told newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday that the suspects were arrested in Jega town behind Oceanic Bank at a warehouse while offloading the illegal […]

Ekiti people should not suffer because of Fayose’s opposition to Buhari – Fani-Kayode

Chief Fami Fanikayode former Minister of Aviation and a Peoples Democratic Party chieftain has attacked the Federal Government for refusing to release Ekiti State Government’s monthly allocation saying that ‘because Ayo Fayose has become the rallying point of opposition against Muhammadu Buhari does not mean that the people of Ekiti state should suffer.’ Fani-Kayode in […]

Nigerian, American firms to power 25 communities with solar energy

Two firms have signed an agreement to provide power to 25 communities across Nigeria using solar energy. The communities are in Bayelsa, Ondo, Ogun and Osun states. A Nigerian firm, Community Energy Social Enterprises Limited, CESEL, and its American counterpart, Renewvia Energy Corporation, signed a $767,512 agreement to provide solar energy for the communities on […]