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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.
  • Couple Sent To Prison For Kissing In Public In Tunisia

    TUNISIA, 2017/10/21 A couple has been convicted on appeal in Tunis for “public indecency” next an altercation with police who arrested the couple while they were hugging in a car. The couple, who maintain that they were not kissing, were given a lighter sentence than the original term handed out at their October 4 trial, next widespread outrage on social media and in the press over the incident.
  • 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).
  • “Africa will become the food basket of the world” – Dangote

    WORLD, 2017/10/17 Nigerian business leader Aliko Dangote told investors Africa will become the food basket of the world.” In a packed room at the headquarters of world law firm Shearman and Sterling LLC high-level business leaders and international diplomats invited by the Corporate Council for Africa to hear Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, and Rwandan president Paul Kagame openly discuss on Africa’s opportunities and challenges.
  • Drought cuts 14pc in tea production

    KENYA, 2017/10/17 Tea production in the initial eight months of the year dropped 14 % due to a severe drought in the initial quarter. Monthly data from the Tea Directorate indicate the volumes of the crop dropped from 309 million kilos last year between January and August to 265 million kilos in the corresponding period this year.
  • 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.
  • South Africa’s Eskom asks McKinsey, Trillian to return $117MN

    SOUTH AFRICA, 2017/10/17 South Africa’s Eskom has asked consultancy firms McKinsey and Trillian to pay it back 1.6 billion rand ($117 million), saying that an internal inquiry had found that the national power utility’s decisions to make the payments were unlawful. “The interim findings from Eskom investigations into the circumstances surrounding payments made to both the companies point to certain decisions by Eskom, and resultant payments, as being unlawful,” Eskom said on Thursday.