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WEF Pools $68bn for Investment in Africa

By Ndubuisi Francis  As the curtains drew on the 24th World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) in the Nigerian capital, Abuja Friday, the Davos, Swiss-based World Economic Forum (WEF), organisers of the event said the fruits of the three-day meet were enormous,  even as it scored it in spite of the security concerns. WEF said WEFA 2014 pooled $$68 billion during the three-day event, for investment in health care, agriculture, ... Read More »

Those Behind Abuja Blasts Nabbed – GEJ

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday revealed that the masterminds of the two deadly bomb blasts that rocked Nyanya, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory have been arrested and are currently helping the security agencies in their efforts to unmask their financiers. Jonathan spoke while fielding questions from journalists at the end of the 24th World Economic Forum for Africa, WEFA, held in Abuja which ended yesterday. He also said that ... Read More »

False Boko Haram Video: Obanikoro Cautions on Inflammatory Comments

The Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has called on Nigerians to refrain from spreading false information capable of further inciting terror. According to him, a video being circulated on the social media of one of the missing Chibok girls allegedly being stoned to death is as old as 2013 and considering the facts around the said video, much older. While the act is as despicable as it ... Read More »

FACE OF UNILAG 2014: Media/Press Briefing Event | @faceofunilag

FOU14 uses this medium to cordially invite all media houses (print and online), Bloggers, entertainment correspondents, students, youth and the general public to the Official Media/Press briefing for the Face of Unilag 2014 online unisex photo contest. Venue: Club Uno, Ikeja, Lagos. Time: 7:30PM-9:30PM (prompt) Date: 31st May, 2014. Kindly call 08025307997 or 08107610504 to confirm attendance and for any other enquiries. Please note that this event is free to ... Read More »

U.S Ambassador Lends Support To #BringBackOurGirls

“We have a long-term relationship focused on Boko Haram – increasing Nigeria’s capacity in combating them – and that will continue after the girls are back where they belong.” – Ambassador James F. Entwistle #BringBackOurGirls We thank you…but don’t stay more than you’ve promised.. Don’t turn our oil as pay back target… if you do, there is God oooo Please follow and like us: Read More »

Okorocha shelves Imo carnival in sympathy with Chibok girls

Owerri – Imo Governor, Mr Rochas Okorocha, on Thursday shelved the Imo carnival slated to begin on May 9 to show sympathy for the kidnapped Chibok girls. Okorocha said that the decision to shelve the festival was taken at an emergency meeting of the expanded state executive council held at Government House, Owerri. He said that the decision was based on the unknown fate of the female students abducted in ... Read More »

Let’s fight our common enemies, Sultan urges

ABUJA — The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday, called on Nigerians to unite and fight the common enemies of the nation, saying it did not include shedding of human blood. Sultan Abubakar stated this at the first Inter-Faith Health Summit, organised by the Nigerian Inter-Faith Action Association in Abuja. He said though leaders of faith in the country were determined to make their contributions towards improved health ... Read More »

How Former Borno Governor And APC Chieftain Ali Modu Sherriff Funds Boko Haram

According to reports by Nigerian Standard, Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima, allegedly entered into an oath with Shekau to continually shield Boko Haram members in face of flagrant violation of laws of Federal Republic. An oath which he inherited from his predecessor, Ali Modu Sheriff. The source reports that the former Borno governor, Sheriff, who is a godfather of the Islamic extremist sect, already assured the sect that Shettima would ... Read More »

President Jonathan’s Government Cannot Handle Boko Haram, Says Wole Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Tuesday said the government of President Goodluck Jonathan was not capable of countering the menace of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram. Speaking on Amanpour on CNN, Punch reports Soyinka submitted that the international community must intervene in what he called the bestiality of the insurgents when responding the question of the host, Christine Amanpour on how the insurgency in the country could be ... Read More »

YINKA KOLAWOLE, with agency report The Federal Government is set to employ the use of biometric technology to tackle house racketeering, whereby the rich and influential buy up houses built by government and re-sell at exorbitant prices to the less privileged. Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Mrs. Akon Eyakenyi, disclosed this during an inspection tour of the ministry’s prototype housing scheme in Suleja, Niger State. She said government ... Read More »

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