Elumelu tasks African leaders on unemployment

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Says focus on agriculture, electricity, entrepreneurship way out   Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Tony Elumelu, has urged African leaders and development institutions to address the trend of unemployment crises bedevilling the continent. He said this could be achieved by lending support and paying more...

More Libya, Nigeria oil needed to rebalance market

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In order to rebalance the oil market, the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) says Libya and Nigeria needs to ramp up their production quota. Compliance with production cuts by OPEC members and Libya and Nigeria exemption from the cuts...

Pope Francis €25,000 to assists drought, conflict-stricken populations in East Africa

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  Pope Francis has donated €25,000 to the efforts by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) towards supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa.   This is contained in a letter written to FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva...

Okocha is more skillful than Pele, says George Weah

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Liberian legend, George Weah, has maintained that former Nigerian midfielder Austin Okocha is the most skillful player on the continent. Weah compared Okocha to one of Ghana’s greatest players in Abedi Pele, saying Okocha is the most talented player on...

Good News: Universal Cure For HIV, Cancer Underway

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  A Nobel Laureate, Prof. Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, has revealed that efforts are ongoing to develop a universal cure for HIV and cancer through collaboration. Barre-Sinoussi, a co-discoverer of the virus, said this in Paris while conducting some select journalists on a...

ECOWAS leaders call for W.African birth rate to be halved

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Senior politicians in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Saturday called for measures to cut the birth rate in the region in order to bring the population explosion there under control. Deputies of ECOWAS, Mauritania and Chad...

Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, two former presidents to discuss food security at IITA...

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…AfDB president to commission $700,000 building for youth Agripreneurs From GODWIN ATSER -Nigeria’s Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will on Monday speak on food security and Nigeria’s preparedness to diversify its economy using agriculture as a lever. Prof Osinbajo leads other...

Nigeria’s Army Chief orders capture of Boko Haram leader, Shekau `dead or alive’

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Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has has directed Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maiduguri, to capture Abubakar Shekau, self-styled leader of the Boko Haram sect, “dead or alive”. Buratai further directed the Theatre...

PMB And The Descendants Of Shimei, By FEMI ADESINA

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There is nothing new under the sun, goes a popular saying. In fact, the more things seem to change, the more they appear the same. From time immemorial, some people have spoken evil of leadership, cast aspersions on them,...

World Bank to rank Nigerian states on Ease of Doing Business

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Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will be ranked based on an assessment of the ease of doing business within each location for the period 2014-2018. This was disclosed on Thursday in a presentation to the National...