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Monday, May 25, 2020

First Francophonie Economic Forum: Laying the groundwork for economic development with a Francophone Economic Union

DAKAR, Senegal, November 29, 2014/ -- Initiated by Senegalese President  S.E. Macky Sall and organised by APIX and Richard Attias & Associates, the first Francophonie Economic Forum will bring together over 1000 political and economic decision-makers from five continents at the Dakar International Conference...

PDP Lawmakers Jostle For Tambuwal’s Seat Following Alleged Defection Plan

Legislative activities will commence fully on Tuesday as members of the National Assembly resume from their two months recess. Following speculation that the House Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal, may defect to the All Progress Congress, APC, many PDP lawmakers are already eyeing the seat. The resumption will...

Dear Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala By Sonala Olumhense

Columnist: Sonala Olumhense I have often disagreed with your work in the government.  There are two principal reasons for this.  The first is that you serve as the arrowhead of a change scheme known as President Goodluck Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda which I hold to be deceptive and...

Miracle: 60-year old Nigerian woman gives birth through IVF

60 year old Mrs Omolara Irurhe (pictured above) who had been looking of a child for over 30 years reportedly gave birth to a baby girl this past Monday June 16th through the Invitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment at a Specialist Hospital in Lagos. The Nation...

Zimbabwe Central Bank Adopts Chinese Yuan As Legal Tender

Zimbabwe’s Central Bank last Wednesday announced that the Chinese Yuan and three other Asian currencies will now be accepted as legal tender following improved economic relations. Currencies including the Yuan, Australian dollar, Indian rupees and Japanese yen can now be used for local transactions as...

Keshi:I am ready to serve my Nigeria

Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, has expressed his desire to extend his contract with Nigeria. The AFCON-winning coach in a chat with africanFootball.com from his base in the United States said:”Yes, I met with Deji Tinubu in Lagos before heading out for America to see...

CPC seals paint company over adulteration

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) said on Thursday it had shut down a paint manufacturing company in Kano State over alleged adulteration and illegal operation. The Executive Secretary of the council, Alhaji Nuhu Bello, who led a CPC team to the company’s site at Dausayi, Gezawa Local Government Area of...

Fish farmers wants FG to give loans to discourage fish importation

A fish farmer, Mr Samson Igbafen, on Monday urged the Federal Government to grant credit facility to indigenous fish farmers in order to discourage fish importation. Igbafen, the Chief Executive Officer of Oze Fish Farms, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that...

Yaya Toure Seeks City stay, agent Dimitry Seluk says

Yaya Toure is happy at Manchester City and would like to "stay for life," agent Dimitry Seluk has told the Sunday Mirror. Seluk had said in May last year that Toure was considering leaving City after the club failed to wish him a happy birthday,...