President Barack Obama, on Tuesday announced that United States businesses have committed to investing $14 billion in construction, clean energy, banking and information technology projects across Africa, a White House official said.
The announcement will occur at the United States-Africa Business Forum, part of a three-day Africa summit in Washington meant to showcase American interest in improving trade and investment in the region.
The forum brings together African heads of state and American
The minister of health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, has confirmed the death on Tuesday, of a Nigerian nurse who was infected with the Ebola virus.
He also confirmed seven new cases, two days after the minister broke the news that a Nigerian doctor who treated the Liberian-American patient had also been infected with the virus.The female nurse, whose name was not disclosed yet, was said to be working at a hospital at Obalende, Lagos State."Yesterday, 5th August, 2014, the first known
ATTACKS by Boko Haram Islamists in Nigeria's crisis-hit northeast have forced nearly 650,000 people from their homes, the United Nations humanitarian office (OCHA) said on Tuesday, an increase of nearly 200,000 since May.
The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) for its part reported that about 1,000 people trying to escape the fighting had fled to an uninhabited island on Lake Chad across Nigeria's northeastern border.
"The group, mainly women and children, is in urgent need of food, water, shelter and
FOLLOWING the report and video released by the amnesty international on the gross human right abuses in the Nigerian Military, the defence headquarters (DHQ) had constituted a forensic team to study the video footage and the allegations leveled on the military.
Director, Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade, made this known in Abuja while reacting to the video released by the amnesty international.
Olukolade, while reacting to the video, said â€œfor the records, we must unequivocally
CHAIRMAN, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BOT), Chief Tony Anenih, on Tuesday, in Calabar, Cross River State, said President Goodluck Jonathan will contest the presidential election in 2015 on PDP platform.
Anenih said this while addressing party faithful at the maiden zonal tour of the South-South by the new PDP chairman, Alhaji Adamu Muâ€™azu.
â€œI want the national chairman to go home with a word from the father that come 2015, Jonathan will run for presidency for the second
SENIOR officials of the Lagos State government have insisted that the female medical doctor, who tested positive to the Ebola virus, is not dead as being rumoured.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, who reiterated this during a news briefing newsmen at Alausa, Ikeja, on Tuesday, noted that the female medical doctor was the only confirmed case to date, out of the eight primary contact under clinical surveillance and care.
â€œShe was infected due to the fact that she was a primary
ONDO State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has identified the need to seek the widest spread of material well-being, by engaging in policies that facilitate wealth creation, as the driving idea behind the success of his government.
Governor Mimiko said this on Tuesday, while delivering a lecture on â€œProgressivism as an Ideological Instrument for Social Integration - The Ondo State Example,â€ at the Yoruba Tennis Clubâ€™s Business Luncheon.
Governor Mimiko posited that the terms â€œstateâ€
AGAIN, some gunmen have killed two men and injured two other persons at a bar, along Aggrey Road in the Port Harcourt metropolis, Rivers State.
The assailants, who were suspected to be cult members, were said to have stormed a relaxation centre within the area on Monday night and opened fire on their targets.
It was gathered that four men, who rode in an unmarked car, got to the place at about 10.00 p.m. and opened fire on a set of people sitting outside the relaxation centre, killing one on
I â€œll govern with fear of Godâ€”AkinbadeBy Oluwole Ige, Osogbo
The Labour Party (LP) governorship hopeful in the coming Saturdayâ€™s election in Osun, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, on Tuesday promised to govern the state with the fear of God if elected as the governor.
Besides, he assured that he would he be faithful in service and also ensure the fulfilment of his electoral promises made during electioneering campaign.
In a statement signed by his media aide, Mr Kayode Oladeji,
INDEPENDENT National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Tuesday, insisted that voters without permanent voter card will not be allowed to vote in the 2015 general election.
It stated that any double registration would be detected by the system already installed by the commission, while affected registrant would automatically be disqualified.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr Godwin Kwanga disclosed this in Abuja, at a stakeholdersâ€™ meeting on distribution
THE Ekiti State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has sworn in chairmen of caretaker committees for the 16 existing local governments and 19 newly created Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state, with a charge that the new council bosses should deliver diligent and honourable service to the people.
Inaugurating the chairmen in Ado- Ekiti, on Tuesday, the governor said they were carefully chosen not only on account of their competence but also their closeness to the grassroots whose yearnings
THE Enugu State Chief Judge, Justice Innocent Umezulike, on Tuesday, inaugurated a seven-man impeachment panel to investigate the two-count charge of misconduct in office and disrespect to constitutional authority levelled by members of the state assembly against the deputy governor, Sunday Onyebuchi.
Justice Umezulike, while inaugurating members of the panel, urged them to discharge their functions without fear or favour.
â€œI am under a constitutional obligation to inaugurate this panel to investigate
NEW acting Head of Service of Oyo State, Mr Williams Adesoji Eniade, whose appointment was recently approved by the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has resumed duties.
Before his new appointment, Eniade was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youths and Sports.
His appointment, according to sources, was approved by Senator Ajimobi and made public by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Dr Festus Adedayo.
Eniade, who succeeded the immediate past Head of Service
FOLLOWING the sack of the state chairman of the Alliance for Progressive Change, Honourable Latep Dabang, by stakeholders of the party and confirming Honourable Amos Gombi as the chairman, the sacked chairman has alleged that the nullification letter from the national secretariat was forged.
The chairman of the interim management committee of the party, Senator John Shagaya, on Monday announced nullification of Dabang election as the winner of the APC chairmanship congress in the state and
MINISTER of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, has disclosed that over 2,500 cars, mostly taxis, are now running on natural gas in Benin, the Edo State capital.
She also said more cars were being converted on daily basis, in continuation of the pilot Compressed Gas Project, which she said was aimed at increasing domestic gas supply as a means to reduce gas flaring.
The minister also said gas flaring was reduced to 12 per cent in 2013, adding that the focus was to ultimately reduce
AFENIFERE Youth Forum (AYF), has called on Yoruba leaders to adopt an all-comprising strategy and join hands with the Federal Government in tacking the Boko Haram menace.
Rising from its emergency meeting on the state of the nation, held at the weekend, in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, the group, in a comminuque signed by Honorable Olayinka Fato, Mr Tola Adeyemi and Mr Fredrick Famuyiwa, made available to the public, called for concerted collaboration with the president, in order to foster peace
THE Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, will today swear in the acting chief judge of the state, in person of Justice Ladipo Abimbola. The event will take place at the House of Chiefs, Ibadan, at 11.00 a.m.
Abimbola will replace the outgoing chief judge of the state, Justice B. O. Adeniji, who will retire at 12 midnight, having attained the statutory age of 65 years prescribed by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended.
WOMEN journalists in the country have been charged to discharged their duties without fear or favour and imbibe the spirit of professionalism in their activities.
This charge was given by the Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Press Week of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Ogun State chapter, held at the Iwe-Iroyin House, Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta, on Tuesday.
Governor Amosun was represented by the Commissioner for Women Affairs,
A FORMER Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Kehinde Ayoola, on Monday said Seyi Makinde possessed the best pedigree among contenders for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship ticket in 2015.
No fewer than nine other contesters, including former governor, ministers and members of the National Assembly are jostling for the sole ticket.
Ayoola, who spoke to the Nigerian Tribune, said apart from being young, Makinde was a self-made man, who had consistently touched the lives of the