NIGERIA MAJOR STOP AS UK TRADE COMMISSIONER EMBARKS ON TOUR OF AFRICA

On Friday February 23rd 2018 the UK’s Africa Trade Commissioner, Emma Wade-Smith, will be visiting Nigeria as part of a wider visit programme to the region, focusing on trade and investment. Her visit follows a number of senior British ministers across Africa including Foreign Secretary of State, Boris Johnson who visited Nigeria last August with the then Development Secretary; Sir Liam Fox, Secretary of State for Trade, visiting South Africa,...

The First Ever Community Sports Festival in Amuwo Odofin Ends in Grand Style

The maiden edition of the AmuwoGames tagged AmuwOOOlimpics2017 is done and dusted with the best teams crowned for the year. After 16 intersting games over a period of one month, we saw various athletes stand on top of the podium to claim the different AmuwoGames titles. The host team Mile 2 Lions came from behind to win the the overall champions title, with 9 Gold medals, 6 silver medals and...

DIRECTOR GENERAL, BPE VISITS SAHCOL – SAYS “SAHCOL IS A GOOD STORY”

The Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Alex Okoh has visited the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited, SAHCOL, as part of the bureau post privatization monitoring programme. After the physical inspection of SAHCOL facilities, Alex Okoh could not hide his admiration for SAHCOL, when he revealed that the initial briefing he had was that the SAHCOL facilities were ‘world class’, and that he was not expecting much...

Kenya Election Returns Were Hacked, Opposition Leader Says

KISUMU, Kenya — The Kenyan opposition leader, Raila Odinga, threw early results of the country’s presidential election into doubt on Wednesday, claiming that the electoral commission’s servers had been hacked to award the incumbent, Uhuru Kenyatta, a significant lead. Given Kenya’s history of postelection violence, Mr. Odinga’s comments renewed fears of deadly unrest, although he asked supporters to remain calm. Rights organizations have also warned of discrepancies in the preliminary...

France gives citizenship to 28 African WW2 veterans

French President Francois Hollande has given citizenship to 28 Africans who fought for France in World War Two and other conflicts. Mr Hollande said France owed them “a debt of blood”. The veterans – many from Senegal, and aged between 78 and 90 – received their new certificates of citizenship at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Campaigners have long been calling for the rights of the veterans, long-term French residents,...