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U.S. Consulate Launches Academy for Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria

U.S. Consulate Launches Academy for Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria

United States Consulate General in Lagos has launched an Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) in Nigeria. The Academy, the US State Department-led initiative, would support women entrepreneurs around the world. During a week-long programme, a diverse group of 100 women selected from a pool of over 6,000 applicants, would receive lessons on business management, network […]

Nigeria, Russia To Resuscitate Ajaokuta Steel Company

Nigeria, Russia To Resuscitate Ajaokuta Steel Company

The Federal Government and Russia, Tuesday, agreed to partner in resuscitating the comatose multi-billion Dollar Ajaokuta Steel Company. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Press and Public Relation Unit of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, where the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, during a courtesy visit of […]

Human Rights Watch Accuses Nigeria Of Abusing Children’s Rights

Human Rights Watch Accuses Nigeria Of Abusing Children’s Rights

The NGO’s latest report says the Nigerian military continues to detain thousands of children in “inhuman conditions.” Allegedly, the minors collaborated with Boko Haram. The report called “‘They Didn’t Know if I Was Alive or Dead”: Military Detention of Children for Suspected Boko Haram Involvement in Northeast Nigeria,” says many children are “held without charge […]

Samson Siasia Appeals To CAS Over His Life Ban By FIFA

Samson Siasia Appeals To CAS Over His Life Ban By FIFA

Former Super Eagles coach and Olympic medallist Samson Siasia has appealed the life ban slammed on him last month by FIFA to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Switzerland. Siasia who is battling to free his mother from kidnappers who are demanding a ransom fee of N50 million was banned for life by […]

Nigeria Retains Leadership Of Africa’s Mobile Phone Market

Nigeria Retains Leadership Of Africa’s Mobile Phone Market

Nigeria has remained Africa’s largest smartphone market in Q2 2019 followed by South Africa and Egypt, the latest figures by International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed. Nigeria and South Africa saw smartphone shipments increase 3.6 per cent and 0.2 per cent respectively, while Egypt had 18.0 per cent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) growth after the market shrunk […]

U.S. Imposes New Visa Charges On Nigerians

U.S. Imposes New Visa Charges On Nigerians

The U.S. government has announced that it is imposing a ‘reciprocity fee’ on Nigerians seeking to travel to the United States. The new fee will only apply to Nigerians whose visa request has been approved. The announcement was made in a statement by the U.S. Embassy in Abuja . The new fee ranges from $80 to $110 (28,8000 to […]

Nigeria Approves Spectrum for 5G Trial

Nigeria Approves Spectrum for 5G Trial

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved the spectrum for the trial of 5G services in the country. The Executive Vice Chairman of the commission, Umar Danbatta, disclosed this at the opening of the maiden International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Digital African Week on Tuesday in Abuja. Mr Danbatta said that Nigeria had exceeded the 30 […]

Many Missing, As 100-Passenger Vessel Capsizes In Cross River

Many Missing, As 100-Passenger Vessel Capsizes In Cross River

The fate of several passengers in a boat that left Calabar, the Cross River State capital, with over 100 passengers and crew members for Cameroon was yesterday unknown after the boat capsized on the high sea. The report said the boat capsized in Gulf of Guinea between Nimunda and Edina, in Cameroon, on Sunday with […]

China’s Investment In Nigeria’s Oil Sector Hits $16bn

China’s Investment In Nigeria’s Oil Sector Hits $16bn

China has invested up to $16 billion in Nigeria’s oil industry, mostly upstream, over the last 14 years through its state oil firm, the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), the Executive Vice President of the company, Mr. Lu Yan Ji, said yesterday. Ji, disclosed this when he visited the Group Managing Director of the […]

World Bank Blacklists Six Chinese Firms In Nigeria For Contract Fraud, Corruption

World Bank Blacklists Six Chinese Firms In Nigeria For Contract Fraud, Corruption

Some Chinese companies in Nigeria have been blacklisted by the World Bank for fraud and corruption. The companies include China Railway Construction (International) Nigeria Company Limited, China Railway 18th Bureau Nigeria Engineering Company Limited, CCECC Nigeria Lekki (FTA) Company Limited, CCECC Nigeria Railway Company Limited, CRCC Petroleum & Gas Company Limited, and CCECC Nigeria Company […]

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