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Christian militias in CAR strike again killing UN peacekeepers – Financial news Nigeria

Christian militias in Central African Republic have launched several attacks in the town of Bangassoui in recent days, attempting to seize a cathedral housing displaced Muslims and killing a Moroccan peacekeeper, the United Nations said on Sunday. The incidents, including one on Sunday, came after attacks on the same diamond-mining town in May that

#NotTooYoungToRun: Nigerian youth increasingly clamour for the complete removal of political age limits – Financial news Nigeria

Yesterday, a horde of Nigerian youth marched to the National Assembly in Abuja, blocking roads and passages, and clamouring for the complete removal of the current political age limit as provided in the Nigerian Constitution of 1999. As far as the group is concerned, eligibility to vote should equal eligibility to be elected. And

Cholera outbreak hits three LGAs in Lagos state and leave two dead – Financial news Nigeria

At least two persons have been confirmed dead, while 25 other residents of Lagos State are receiving treatment in hospitals following an outbreak of cholera in three local government areas of the state. The Lagos State Government stated at a press conference in Alausa on Tuesday that the cases came like the typical diarrhoea

Angola’s Sovereign Wealth Fund retains high ranking on the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Transparency Index – Financial news Nigeria

Angola’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, Fundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA) has retained a high ranking on the latest Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI) Transparency Index ranking, known as the Linaburg-Maduell Transparency Index for Q2 2017. With this ranking, FSDEA cemented its place in the league of better-managed sovereign wealth funds. FSDEA scored eight out of

Chaperone of missing Burundian teenagers speaks out – Financial news Nigeria

It’s been a week since six Burundian teenagers were declared missing in the United States. The teenagers, age 16 to 18, journeyed from Burundi to the United States to take part in an international robotics competition. But they disappeared immediately the event came to an end. Two of the teens were reportedly seen crossing

Ghana is the 18th most attractive investment destination in Africa – Financial news Nigeria

Recently, Quantum Global’s independent research arm, Quantum Global Research Lab launched the latest Africa Investment Index (AII) at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra Ghana. According to the report, Ghana is the eighteenth most attractive economy for investments flowing into the African continent. In 2016, the country attracted a net foreign direct investment of US$3.5

It matters that Nigerians in diaspora want the right to vote for leadership in their country – Financial news Nigeria

Ahead of the Diaspora Day celebrations scheduled for tomorrow, July 25, and with a view of the next defining round of general elections, about 17 million Nigerians in diaspora are pushing for their rights to participate in the political endeavours of the country by way of casting votes where it matters – our leadership.

How the Eritrea – Djibouti border dispute affects the international community – Financial news Nigeria

On June 14th, 2017, the Qatari government withdrew its military forces that once held the volatile region of the Horn of Africa together. This came as no surprise given that Djibouti, which happens to be in a long term border dispute with its counterpart, Eritrea, sided with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries in

Malian Police arrests key jihadist near Timbuktu – Financial news Nigeria

Malian and french troops have arrested a close associate of a preacher whose jihadist group has claimed dozens of attacks against Western and Malian targets, Mali’s security minister said on Sunday. Macina Liberation Front, based in central Mali’s Mopti region, is led by cleric Amadou Koufa who has called upon followers to take up

First official photo of President Buhari released after three months of medical leave – Financial news Nigeria

The Presidency released a photograph of President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, the first in almost three months after he left the country on May 7 for medical leave in Britain. In stark contrast to his first absence, when numerous photos of a notably skeletal leader were published, the presidency had released no images of

Burundi teenage robotics team goes missing in the United States – Financial news Nigeria

What could six Burundian teenagers be running from? As the world reports them missing, do they care? Do they want to be found? These are some of the questions on the mind of people as six Burundian teenagers were declared missing in Washington DC on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The teenagers, Audrey Mwamikazi, 17;

These are the three outstanding winners of the Innovation Prize for Africa 2017 – Financial news Nigeria

The 6th edition of the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA2017) which took place in Accra Ghana from 17th to 18th of July 2017 came to an end with the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) awarding three more African innovators for their incredible innovations. Out of the total of over 2500 applications, 10 nominees were selected, and from these Aly

Flare – An Uber for emergency services in Nairobi, Kenya – Financial news Nigeria

After five years of working in tech and healthcare in East Africa, Maria Rabinovich and Caitlin Dolkart asked themselves one very important question, how is it that people can easily get a cab or food at the click of a button, but not an ambulance? So they came up with an idea, an app

Senate affirms public private partnerships for the reformation of refineries – Financial news Nigeria

The Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Wale Tinubu, Group Chief Executive Officer of Oando PLC, Massimo Insula, Managing Director Nigerian Agip Oil Company, and Aniebor Kraghas, Chief Operating Officer, Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), appeared before the Senate ad-hoc Committee on the Planned Concession of the Port Harcourt

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