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Nigeria-Siemens 25,000MW electricity deal to gulp over N1.15tn

The six-year electricity deal signed by the Federal Government and Germany-based Siemens AG in July will cost more than N1.15tn to execute
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NIRSAL moves to raise over N140 billion for Agric financing

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) has initiated actions to raise over N140 billion to finance agriculture over the next three years. US$200 million (N75 billion) will be raised by NIRSAL in...

Bi-Courtney insists on 36 years concession validity on MMA2

Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operator of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Two (MMA2), on Tuesday insisted that it had 36 years validity on the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) concession model of the facility.

Central bank lists measures for anti-money laundering, combating financing of terrorism

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has warned employees of financial institutions to avoid establishing relationships with individuals or entities who may pose undue reputational risks to their organisations.

KOWA Party: Electoral Act amendment no guarantee for free, fair elections in 2019

Dr Sina Fagbenro-Byron, the Presidential Candidate of KOWA Party, says signing of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2018 by President Muhammadu Buhari was not a guarantee for free, fair elections in 2019.

Stakeholders unveil strategies to deepen Nigeria’s debt market

Critical steps required to deepen Nigeria’s debt market was the focus of discourse in Lagos as the Annual Bonds, Loans and Sukuk Nigeria Conference was held in the Nigerian commercial capital on November 6, 2018 at the Eko Convention Centre.

USAID launches new $60 million urban water scheme in six states

The U.S Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched 60.4 million dollars new urban water and sanitation activity that will support the efforts of six states in Nigeria.

UNGA: Insecurity tops Nigeria’s agenda

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has said that insecurity will top Nigeria’s agenda at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, United States.

Niger government spends N252 million on state hospital’s new neonatal wing

The Niger Government said it had spent about N254 million to construct and equip the maternal and new neonatal wing of the General Hospital in Minna.

Envoy: FOCAC will boost China-Africa cooperation

The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) has proven to be productive and effective in boosting China-Africa cooperation, a Chinese special envoy said.
A supporter of Zimbabwean opposition MDC Alliance push a barrel in front of a fire in Harare on August 1, 2018, as protests erupted over alleged fraud in the country's election. Protests in Zimbabwe's historic elections turned bloody on August 1 as a man was shot dead during demonstrations over alleged vote fraud and the president appealed for calm. The man died after soldiers fired live ammunition during opposition protests in downtown Harare, AFP reporters saw./ AFP PHOTO / Luis TATO

Tense Zimbabwe awaits election results after troops fire on protestors

Zimbabwe was Thursday on edge awaiting the results of its historic presidential election after troops opened fire on protests against alleged electoral fraud, denting hopes of a new era for the country following the ousting of Robert Mugabe.

NERC approves 15 additional firms for meter finance, installation

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has approved 15 additional firms to participate in the distribution and installation of prepaid meters.

NACCIMA urges President Buhari to sign AfCTFA

The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has called on the Federal Government to immediately sign the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCTFA) to make the economy more competitive.
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After 15 years, thieves behind French heist surface in Serbia

They believed they were safe but a few blood drops betrayed them: 15 years after a daring robbery at a French jewellery store, the four alleged perpetrators have been found -- in Serbia.
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Cement giant Lafarge charged with funding terrorists, ISIS

French rights group Sherpa, one of the plaintiffs in the case, said it was the first time that a company anywhere in the world had been charged with complicity in crimes against humanity.

NERC approves eight additional firms for prepaid meter distribution

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says it has approved eight additional firms to participate in the distribution and installation of prepaid meters.

UNWTO: Tourism future of Nigeria

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has declared tourism as the future of Nigeria as the nation hosts the 61st UNWTO Commission for Africa (CAF) conference.

China, Zimbabwe agree on strategic partnership of cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Zimbabwean counterpart, Emmerson Mnangagwa, on Tuesday agreed to establish a comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation between the two countries.

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ASUP dissociates self from petition against Ogun college provost

Omo’oba Orun made this known at a meeting with academic staff members of the college held at the Ilese-Ijebu campus, where he stressed that the act of illegality had heightened tension in the institution.

Africa Games: Nigeria wins three golds in badminton, basketball, weightlifting

Nigeria on Sunday increased its medals at the ongoing 12th All Africa Games in Morocco, winning three gold medals in badminton, basketball and weightlifting.
Two years after his death in Belgium, a state funeral has been held for veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 1

DR Congo announces new government seven months after president’s inauguration

The Democratic Republic of Congo announced a coalition government Monday, seven months after the inauguration of new President Felix Tshisekedi.
About 1,000 students of the Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa Oyo State have threatened court action against the management of the institution for their alleged non-accreditation of courses they studied in school.

Polytechnic students threaten to sue management over non-accreditation of courses

About 1,000 students of the Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa Oyo State have threatened court action against the management of the institution for their alleged non-accreditation of courses they studied in school.g

Israeli army says three rockets fired from Gaza

Three rockets were fired into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip on Sunday night, the Israeli army said in a statement.