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  • Anambra Guber: IPOB Urges Igbos To Boycott Election

    NIGERIA, 2017/10/21 The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has asked all of its members in Anambra National to remain indoors between 6pm November 17 to 6pm on November 18 in a bid to boycott the gubernatorial election in the national. THe IPOB, in a statement by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, alleged that the Nigeria Government was planning to unleash additional killings on them during the Anambra 18th Governorship Election. The statement said, “This evil plan concocted by the APC government in concert with Nigerian military and supported by unscrupulous South East governors is solely intended to cement their dubious efforts to label the great IPOB a terrorist group. Up till presently, all efforts to convince, cajole, intimidate and bribe some nations of the world to designate IPOB a terrorist group has failed.
  • Nigeria-Cameroon Clash: Senate Probes Border Crisis

    CAMEROON, 2017/10/21 The Nigerian Senate has begun an investigation into the violent clashes between border communities in Nigeria and Cameroon. According to reports, the recent clashes have resulted in the loss of lives and properties of innocent Nigerians. The Senate, however, mandated its committees on Police Affairs and National Security to probe the matter. The resolution yesterday was sequel to a point of order raised by Senator John Enoh, APC, Cross River Central. According to Enoh, it was the business of the Nigerian government to protect its citizens from internal and external aggression, lamenting that the affected people from his political jurisdiction had been abandoned to face operations from the Cameroonian aggressors.
  • Africa’s Growth: Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz Calls For New Strategy

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/19 Joseph Stiglitz has advised African nations to adopt coordinated strategy encompassing agriculture, manufacturing, mining, and service sectors to attain same success delivered by the old manufacturing export-led strategy. Prof. Stiglitz, an economist and professor at Columbia University, New York, gave the advice at the Babacar Ndiaye lecture series introduced by African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) which debuted in Washington D.C.
  • Innoson Motors To Export 400 Nigerian Made Vehicles To Mali

    MALI, 2017/10/19 According to Yara Abdulsalam, the Charge‘d Affair of Nigeria in Mali, a Nigerian motor manufacturing company, Innoson Motors, has signed MoU with a Malian firm to export 400 locally made vehicles to Mali. Speaking on Friday in Abuja, Abdulsalam made the announcement at the same time as he led a delegation of businessmen from Mali to visit the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama. Abdulsalam pointed that during the week, Innoson Motors signed Memorandum of Considerate with Taxi Plus VIP, a Mali based transport company for the expansion of transport business in that country.
  • Ecobank launches mVisa across 33 African Countries

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/19 Ecobank Scan+Pay with mVisa delivers instant, fasten cashless payment for goods and services by allowing customers to scan a QR code on a smartphone or enter a incomparable merchant identifying code into either a feature phone or smartphone Ecobank (https://Ecobank.com) has partnered with Visa to launch Ecobank Scan+Pay with mVisa solutions to their consumers. The strategic tie-up signals interoperability on a cross border level – and potentially huge gains – as it affords consumers with the ability to use their mobile phone to due access the funds in their bank accounts to pay person-to-merchant (P2M) or person-to-person (P2P).
  • Guinea says economic growth to dip to 5.8% in 2018

    GUINEA, 2017/10/17 Guinea’s economy will grow 5.8 % in 2018, down from an expected 6.7 % in 2017, the budget minister said on Tuesday, as it struggles with low commodity prices and unrest that has interrupted bauxite mining. The estimate is lower than the 7 % increase target authorities had been hoping to exceed in 2018, Budget Minister Mohamed Lamine Doumbouya told repoters in the capital Conakry.
  • Cote d’Ivoire’s president, Alassane Ouattara to visit Ghana Monday

    ABIDJAN, 2017/10/17 Cote d’Ivoire President, Alassane Ouattara, will from Monday, 16th October, begin a two-day official visit to Ghana. “This visit is a reciprocal one to the visit made to Cote d’Ivoire by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in May this year, at the start of his tour of the nations of West Africa,” a statement from the Presidency said.
  • Ivorian President expected in Ghana for two-day working visit

    GHANA, 2017/10/17 The Ghanaian capital city, Accra is ready to receive Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara on Monday for a two-day working visit, APA learns here.Prior to his arrival, the Ghana Police Service has announced the closure of some ceremonial roads in the capital city, thereby drawing the attention of the motoring public to the visit of the Ivorian leader.
  • Cote d’Ivoire: Agriculture development key to stop illegal migration-Stakeholders

    CôTE D'IVOIRE, 2017/10/17 Conference in the Ivorian city of Jacqueville, Stakeholders in the agricultural sector, on Saturday, presented agriculture development programs aimed at easing the illegal migration crisis.The presentation took place about 50 km west of the capital city Abidjan, where the 37th edition of World Food Day was celebrated around the theme, “Changing the next of migration: investing in food security and rural development.”
  • ‘Betting on Africa to Feed the World’ – AfDB president Adesina

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/17 The president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, will deliver the Norman Borlaug Lecture on Monday 16 October as part of the World Food Prize events taking place from October 16 to 20, 2017 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. The Norman Borlaug Lecture under the title: “Betting on Africa to Feed the World”, will be held on World Food Day, October 16, in conjunction with the annual World Food Prize celebration.