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Gabon’s Ali Bongo recovering in Saudi Arabia

Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba is recovering from an undisclosed illness in Saudi Arabia and still performing his duties, according to a statement released on Sunday amid mounting speculation about his health.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Federal government explains temporary suspension of national carrier

The federal government Thursday explained that the national carrier, which was earlier billed to kick off in December was suspended temporarily because the process to actualise it was delayed.

Cameroon vows to rescue 79 abducted students

Authorities in Cameroon say search operations have been launched to ensure that some 79 children abducted from a boarding school in the restive Northwest region are found and brought back to class.

Shippers council cuts shipping charges at seaports

The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) yesterday said it has been able to reduce cost of doing business at the nation’s seaports by reducing shipping charges from 22 to five in the last few years.

France: Russia not helping to stabilise CAR

Russia is not helping to stabilise the Central African Republic (CAR), a French Defence Minister Florence Parly told weekly Jeune Afrique.

Experts: Africa needs to beef up cyber security urgently

Africa is being increasingly targeted by hackers and must invest in cyber security, industry leaders said at the third Africa Cyber Security Conference closing on Friday in Ivory Coast.
Cameroonians began voting in crunch presidential polls on Sunday, with octogenarian leader Paul Biya seeking a seventh term against a backdrop of unprecedented violence in the country's English-speaking regions.

Cameroon polls close, vote counting begins in key election

Polls closed in Cameroon on Sunday evening and vote counting began in an election that will likely see Africa's oldest leader win another term amid fighting and threats from separatists that prevented residents in English-speaking regions from voting.

Shipper’s Council: Lack of rail infrastructure bane of inland dry ports

The Nigerian Shipper’s Council, has revealed that the success or otherwise of Dry Ports in the country depends on rail connection. It added that lack of adequate rail infrastructure within the dry ports will lead to its death before arrival.

Chibuike Amaechi tasks Shippers’ Councils on issues affecting trade facilitation

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday, urged African Shippers’ Councils to focus on the implementation of World Trade Organisation (WTO), Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFC), and issues relating to trade.

AfDB: More African companies investing in Africa

Opportunities for investment in Africa outweigh the obstacles, according to a report by leading African companies covered in the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) new Africa-to-Africa (A2A) Investment Report, the first ever report on inter-African trade published by the Bank.

Minister: New aviation bill will increase funding of NiMet

The Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has disclosed that the new civil aviation bill before the national assembly would increase the funding of Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet).

Governor Ortom seeks World Bank’s support to post-harvest losses

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has called on the World Bank and well-meaning organisations to partner with the state to arrest post-harvest losses.

Dakuku Peterside: President Buhari’ll make Nigerian port a hub in Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has a bold and robust vision, national determination, and assiduous plans to make the Nigerian ports, the hub of maritime activities in the West and Central Africa.

Brazilian authorities $16 million cash, luxury watches from Equatorial Guinea leader’s son Teodorin Obiang

Authorities in Brazil have seized more than $16m (£12m) worth of cash and luxury watches from a delegation accompanying Teodorin Nguema Obiang, vice-president of Equatorial Guinea, local media report.

UNFPA solicits media support on contraceptive awareness

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has called on media organisations to increase the awareness on the benefits of contraceptive use in Nigeria.

UNFPA: Without Nigeria, no demographic dividend in Africa

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says if Nigeria succeeds in harnessing Demographic Dividend (DD), Africa as a continent will succeed.
3 President Buhari receives in audience delegation of Ogoni Leaders led by HRM King G.N.K. Gininwa (JP) OFR, Gbenemene Tai Kingdom, President Supreme Council of Ogoni Traditional Rulers in Statehouse on 14th Sep 2018

China proposes $2 billion textile industry for Abia, other states

President Muhammadu Buhari has secured a $2 billion loan to establish cotton plantation and textile factories in Abia, Kano and Lagos states.
2 President Buhari receives in audience delegation of Ogoni Leaders led by HRM King G.N.K. Gininwa (JP) OFR, Gbenemene Tai Kingdom, President Supreme Council of Ogoni Traditional Rulers in Statehouse on 14th Sep 2018

Abia monarchs praise Buhari over infrastructural development in South-east

Traditional rulers from Abia State have praised President Muhammadu Buhari over infrastructural development by his administration in the South-east region.

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UK lawmakers block suspension of member accused of sexual harassment

Britain’s upper House of Lords on Thursday voted to block the suspension of a parliamentarian who allegedly tried to force a woman to sleep with him in exchange for a promotion.
Magnus Abe

Magnus Abe: Politicians will plunge Rivers into violence

The Senator representing the Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe has warned politicians not to plunge Rivers State into the kind of violence and mayhem that characterized the 2015 general elections.
Buhari Media Organisation (BMO)

MTN fine: BMO tells senate to face its core duties

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised the Senate to desist from interfering with the executive in running of state affairs but to concentrate more on its duties of providing adequate legislation for the growth of the nation.

Educationist urges continued advocacy to end exam malpractice

Prof. Abednego Ekoko, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Exam Ethics Marshal International, has called for continued advocacy by stakeholders to end exam malpractice in the country.
The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday officially launched the Federal Government’s Trader Moni in Bodija and Oje markets in Oyo state’s capital, Ibadan 20

Yemi Osinbajo: People Money, entrepreneurship banks underway soon

To boost Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs), Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government will soon establish People Money and Entrepreneurship Banks.