SOUTH AFRICA GRANTS AIR PEACE RIGHTS TO OPERATE DAILY FLIGHTS

The ministry of foreign affairs says the South African government had granted Air Peace’s request to commence commercial flights to Johannesburg, South Africa. Ferdinard Nwoye, a spokesperson for the ministry, made this known in a statement released in Abuja on Monday. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform that the South African Government has […]

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ACCESS BANK, BARCLAYS, OTHERS LAUNCH GLOBAL PRINCIPLES FOR RESPONSIBLE BANKING

Nigeria’s sustainability champion, Access Bank Plc., yesterday, launched the Global Principles for Responsible Banking as one of the Founding Signatories alongside other global banks. This is a further commitment to strategically align its business with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. By signing the Principles, Access Bank is demonstrating its […]

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INVICTUS OBI PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN ALLEGED $11M FRAUD, REMANDED IN PRISON

Obinwanne Okeke alias Invictus Obi, the 31-year-old Nigerian held by American authorities for alleged fraud, entered a plea of not guilty to two counts of wire and computer fraud at his first hearing on Monday. The presiding judge at the Newport News, Virginia, federal courthouse, declared the case as “complex,” but said Mr Okeke should […]

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BUHARI, AFRICAN LEADERS MOURN AS ROBERT MUGABE, ZIMBABWE’S EX-PRESIDENT DIES AT 95

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, has died aged 95. He died after battling ill health, his family confirmed to the BBC. Mr Mugabe had been in hospital in Singapore since April. He was ousted in a military coup in November 2017, ending three decades in power. He won Zimbabwe’s first election after independence, becoming […]

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XENOPHOBIA ATTACKS: SOUTH AFRICA SHUTS ITS HIGH COMMISSION IN NIGERIA

The South African High Commission in Nigeria has shut down operations in the country. Lunga Ngqengelele of South Africa’s department of international relations and co-operations, told ENCA, a South African broadcaster, that the High Commission is temporarily shutting down following reports of attempted attacks on it. Ngqengelele said: “We received reports that some of the […]

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FG SUMMONS SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSIONER OVER XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS ON NIGERIANS

The federal government has summoned Bobby Moroe, South Africa’s high commissioner to Nigeria, over the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in that country. The ministry of foreign affairs disclosed this in a message on Tuesday. ”I am directed to inform you that the Minister of Foreign Affairs has summoned the High Commissioner of South Africa […]

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ELUMELU TO JAPANESE GOVERNMENT: EMULATE THE TONY ELUMELU FOUNDATION, EMPOWER AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS

Chairman of Heirs Holding and United Bank for Africa (UBA), Tony Elumelu, says the best way to ensure sustainable development in Africa is by investing in its entrepreneurs. Speaking at the ongoing Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in Yokohama, Japan, Elumelu urged the Japanese government to invest 5% of its $50 billion commitment […]

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FORMER DEPUTY SENATE PRESIDENT, IKE EKWEREMADU ATTACKED IN GERMANY

Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, was on Saturday physically attacked by a mob while attending a cultural event in Germany. The attack on Ekweremadu, is believed to have been orchestrated by members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB). Earlier on Saturday, a video of the attack was widely circulated on social media. […]

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1,765 DIE AS SECOND EBOLA WAVE HITS CONGO’S BENI REGION

A second Ebola infection wave is spreading in Congo’s north-eastern Beni region, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported on Friday. More than half of the new cases over recent weeks appeared in the Beni Health Zone, which had already seen high infection rates about one year ago for several weeks, the Geneva-based UN agency said. […]

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VICTORIA OBAZE MAKES HISTORY, BECOMES IST BLACK MAYOR OF LONDON BOROUGH

History was made yesterday evening in the London borough of Hamlet as Nigerian-born Victoria Obaze was sworn in as the first black female Civic Mayor of the Borough. Obaze’s ascendance to the office came after she joined politics about 30 years ago. She was elected as one of the board of directors to oversee the […]

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ISRAEL NOW HAS A SUPERSONIC AIR-LAUNCHED BALLISTIC MISSILE. HERE’S WHAT IT CAN DO

By David Axe But for a country such as Israel with fewer launching platforms, a very fast and hard-to-intercept ballistic weapon — however modest its explosive power — might be just what it needs to hold at risk certain kinds of distant targets. Two Israeli companies together have tested a new, supersonic air-launched ballistic missile […]

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