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The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme is today delighted to reveal that 60 young people from across the Commonwealth, including Bukola Bolarinwa and Nasir Yammama from Nigeria, have been selected to receive a prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award. The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards recognise and celebrate exceptional young people aged 18 to 29 in the Commonwealth who are driving change within...
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Two Nigerian win prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award

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​The Workshop on the African Union Commodities Strategy and meeting of the Commodities Task Force, organized by the Department of Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission (AUC) held recently at the Hilton Nairobi, Kenya. The main Objective of the Validation Workshop is to validate the key recommendations of the Commodities strategy with Private sector stakeholders and other key...
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Africa: AU Commission corroborates the AU Commodities Strategy

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​A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Benedict Clements, visited Kenya from October 19 to November 3, 2016, to conduct discussions on the first reviews under a precautionary Stand-By Arrangement and a Stand-By Credit Facility (SBA/SCF). On March 14, 2016, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a SDR 709.259 million (about US$989.8 million)...
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Kenya: IMF Review Discussions Outcomes

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​Kenya has formally put forward its candidate for the position of African Union Commission Chair. The East African country’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, made the announcement recently. The country’s candidate is the current Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed. Kenya’s President has voiced his support for Amina Mohamed, and focused on the role she has played in taking on national,...
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Kenya: Amina Mohammed vie for AU Commission Chair

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​Oil giant Total has announced plans to construct solar power plants in Nigeria as part of efforts to deliver affordable and clean energy to the people. This is even as its Nigerian arm, Total E&P Nigeria Ltd (TEPNG), also announced that it has started delivering gas to the Alaoji power plant located near Aba, Abia State through its Northern Option Pipeline (NOPL) since October 18. [ 192 more...
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Nigeria: Total to Build Solar Plants

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​The Consul-General of the South African High Commission in Nigeria, Mr Darkey Africa, recently announced his government’s new plans to further support Nigeria in the development of her agriculture and tourism sectors. “We know how much that Nigeria is looking at the possibility of moving away from a single product economy into a multi-product economy, and we know how central the development...
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Africa: South Africa pledges Development Support for Nigeria

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​The Consul-General of the South African High Commission in Nigeria, Mr Darkey Africa, recently announced his government’s new plans to further support Nigeria in the development of her agriculture and tourism sectors. “We know how much that Nigeria is looking at the possibility of moving away from a single product economy into a multi-product economy, and we know how central the development...
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Africa: South Africa pledges Development Support for Nigeria

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​MTN Foundation (MTNF) has begun the implementation of the second phase of its ‘What Can We Do Together?’ Initiative which would impact 200 communities, following the receipt of 92,000 entries. The foundation has commenced verification visits to 1,039 short-listed communities, from which 200 communities spread across the six geo-political zones in Nigeria would be selected to benefit from its...
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Nigeria: MTN Foundation Embarks on CSR Projects

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​MTN Foundation (MTNF) has begun the implementation of the second phase of its ‘What Can We Do Together?’ Initiative which would impact 200 communities, following the receipt of 92,000 entries. The foundation has commenced verification visits to 1,039 short-listed communities, from which 200 communities spread across the six geo-political zones in Nigeria would be selected to benefit from its...
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Nigeria: MTN Foundation Embarks on CSR Projects

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​The Simba Group recently launched an initiative to support and empower women seeking to take up gainful employment as riders of three-wheeler vehicles, commonly known as ‘Keke’. The company represents TVS Motors of India and is engaged in the assembly, distribution and servicing of TVS King – the leading brand of ‘Keke’ in the country. Speaking at a recent event held for women in Eleyele,...
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Nigeria: Female tricycle Drivers Empowered

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​If you’re ever shopping for a pair of jeans in an American mall, check the label. If it was made in, say, Lesotho – a tiny mountainous country surrounded by South Africa, with a population of around two million – you probably have the the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) to thank for it. The AGOA, which was implemented in 2000, allows more than 6,400 products from eligible...
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Africa: Steps to ensure AGOA-Induced Growth remains

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​On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, the 36-year-old launched her own social media network, Linda Ikeji Social (LIS), which, according to her, is a combination of blogging and social networking. Linda was said to have conceived the idea after two female fans told her that the blog and Facebook were the only online platforms they visited. “I started wondering,’ “If these women were asked to choose...
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Nigeria: Linda Ikeji launches social network platform

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Not many defensive midfielders can boast that they scored a goal in a win over Barcelona, but Mauricio Pochettino didn’t bring Victor Wanyama to White Hart Lane for his goal-scoring prowess – although, nodding in the winner on his home debut wasn’t a bad way to introduce himself to the Tottenham faithful. Eric Dier performed admirably in the holding midfield role, as Spurs fell just short in...
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Wanyama adding Strength to Spurs Title Challenge

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​Electricity consumers under the Lagos State-based Eko Electricity Distribution Plc (EKEDP) who has no functional meters will soon experience relief as the company has commenced an enumeration and area mapping programme for deployment of smart electricity meters to customers within its operational territory. The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr. Oladele Amoda...
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Nigeria: Local Energy Distributor to deploy Smart Meters

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​A new World Bank report says that Africa’s farmers can potentially grow enough food to feed the continent and avert future food crises if countries remove cross-border restrictions on the food trade within the region. According to the Bank, the continent would also generate an extra US$20 billion in yearly earnings if African leaders can agree to dismantle trade barriers that blunt more...
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Africa: Local Farmers can Feed the Continent & Earn Billions

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Who are Africans who have been Nobel Prize Winners over the years? Here is an interesting infographic on African Nobel Prize Winners. Inspiring! African Nobel Prize Winners Name Country Year Prize …

List of African Nobel Prize Winners

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In the year 2016 alone, Nigeria has witnessed the launch of five (5) new 4G LTE networks in the country. They include: Ntel, InterC, MTN, Glo, and Etisalat. Before these five, there were already th…

4G Everywhere in Africa’s Most Populous Nation

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​Konga, Nigeria’s largest online shopping mall, is rolling out an extensive warehouse infrastructure project across Nigeria to service thousands more online merchants, it announced recently. ‘Fulfilled by Konga’ will enable thousands of Nigerian online sellers, who currently sell through Konga, to store their merchandise in Konga warehouses and subsequently have the orders delivered by Konga’s...
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Nigeria: Online Retailer reels out Warehousing Infrastructure

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​Konga, Nigeria’s largest online shopping mall, is rolling out an extensive warehouse infrastructure project across Nigeria to service thousands more online merchants, it announced recently. ‘Fulfilled by Konga’ will enable thousands of Nigerian online sellers, who currently sell through Konga, to store their merchandise in Konga warehouses and subsequently have the orders delivered by Konga’s...
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Nigeria: Online Retailer reels out Warehousing Infrastructure

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