Hope of finding flight MH370 brigthens as investigators send debris to France for testing

Missing MH370-Debris transported to France

After 17 months of finding missing aircraft, hope was rekindled on Wednesday as debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion appears to come from flight MH370. Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak said the debris was being transported to France for tests aimed at determining if it is from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight Boeing 777. […]

Dangote refinery gets $1billion training grant from USTDA

Dangote-USTDA Refinery Grant

The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has approved a grant of $997.4 million dollars as training support for a smooth take-off of the proposed refinery by the Dangote Group. Speaking during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Dangote Group and the grantor on Thursday in Lagos, USTDA’s Deputy Director, Ms. Enoh Ebong, said the move was to […]

Nigerian troops rescue 59 hostages from Boko Haram camps

Nigerian-Troops-Rescue 59 people

The Nigerian military on Thursday disclosed that troops have rescued 59 people held hostage by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State. Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Tukur Gusau said those freed include, 29 women and 25 children. Gusau stated that several terrorists were killed during an offensive on two jihadist camps in the Konduga district of Borno State on Wednesday. […]

Nigerian Passport ranked 57th most useful in the World

Nigerian Passport-World Value

    Reports indicate that the Nigerian passport is ranked 57th in the world out of 199 indexed passports. This is contained in a Passport Index– the interactive tool recently unveiled by Arton Capital, a financial advisory firm which specialises in procuring multiple citizenships for its clients. “Arton Capital’s assessment bodes well for Nigerians who love to […]

Nigeria, Cameroon hold talks on war against Boko Haram

Nigeria and Cameroon- Boko Haram

  The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and his Cameroonian counterpart, Paul Biya on Wednesday held discussions on how to counter the Boko Haram insurgency more effectively.  During the meeting held in Yaounde, the Capital of Cameroon, both leaders agreed to intensify efforts in the area of intelligence sharing and regular border patrols. As part of the two-day […]

Port Harcourt, Warri refineries resume operations- NNPC

NNPC-Refineries reume operation

  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Wednesday disclosed that the Port Harcourt and Warri refineries have resumed preliminary production of petroleum products after a nine-month phased rehabilitation. A statement issued in Abuja by the General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC, Ohi Alegbe, said the refineries will produce 335, 000 barrels daily, following successful re-streaming work carried […]

End ‘cancer of corruption’, Obama urges African leaders

U.S. President Barack Obama salutes delegates after delivering remarks at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 28, 2015. Obama toured a U.S.-supported food factory in Ethiopia on Tuesday on the last leg of an Africa trip, before winding up his visit at the African Union where he will become the first U.S. president to address the 54-nation body. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri - RTX1M5EH

United States President Barack Obama has challenged African leaders to end the ‘cancer of corruption’ ravaging the continent. Obama made the call on Tuesday at African Union headquarters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. “Nothing will unlock Africa’s economic potential more than ending the cancer of corruption,” he said. The US president also admonished African leaders to embrace […]

Gbajabiamila emerges as House Majority Leader, Akpabio named Senate Minority Leader

Gbajabiamila and Akpabio

The gridlock over appointment of principal officers appears to be over in Nigeria’s House of Representatives as Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila was on Tuesday named as the Majority Leader. Crisis had rocked the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the past few weeks after lawmakers in the lower house chose Honourable Yakubu Dogara as speaker instead of Gbajabiamila who had […]