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Amaechi says funding major challenge to transport infrastructure development in Africa

By Taiye Elebiyo-Edeni   Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi has said that funding was the major challenge facing development of transport infrastructure in Africa. Amaechi stated this on Monday during the Annual General Meeting of the Sub-Sahara Africa Transport Policy Programme (SSATP) held in Abuja. The meeting with the …

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President Buhari calls for repatriation of stolen assets without legal obstacles

 President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday in Nouakchott, Mauritania called on nations where looted assets have been stashed to release them without the usually long technicalities involved in the process of reptriation .Speaking during his introductory remarks as the leader of the African Union theme of the year, Winning the Fight against …

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ECOWAS leaders to tackle conflicts between farmers, herdsmen — Eyadema; Visits Buhari in Katsina

  By Ismaila Chafe The Chairman of ECOWAS Authority and Togolese President, Faure Gnassingbe Eyadema has said that leaders of the region will soon deliberate on the persistent outbreak of clashes between farmers and herdsmen in some countries in the region. Gnassingbe stated this when he addressed newsmen after a …

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For the 8th Consecutive Year, Protea Hotels by Marriott named Coolest Hotel Brand in South Africa

The prestigious Generation Next Survey is an industry benchmark for brands in South Africa  In an announcement highlighting the brand’s appeal in the South African market, Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) (www.Marriott.com) Tuesday announced that Protea Hotels by Marriott® (www.ProteaHotels.com), has been named the country’s Coolest Hotel Brand in the Sunday …

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President Buhari’s visit to Morocco: Six quick Takeaways – by Garba Shehu

 FACT: The Federal Government’s programme of Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) of former agitators in the Niger Delta region of the country as part of the Amnesty Programme brought calmness to the country at its commencement. It floundered and wobbled due to irregularities until the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari put …

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Folorunso Alakija’s Foundation celebrates 10 years of providing succour for widows, orphans

Rose of Sharon (http://TheRoseOfSharonFoundation.org) who first opened their doors to widows and orphanages exactly a decade ago on the 23rd of May, 2008 is celebrating their 10th anniversary. The Rose of Sharon Foundation was founded by Mrs Folorunso Alakija (http://FolorunsoAlakija.com/foundation) to guarantee the financial independence & educational opportunities for widows …

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President Buhari arrives Abuja after his 2 day official visit to Morocco

By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after two-day official visit to Morocco where he was received and accorded `five-star’ Royal reception by the Moroccan leader, King Mohammed VI. The presidential aircraft conveying the President and some members of his entourage back home from Rabat, Morocco, landed …

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Corporate Governance: Stock Exchange lauds Dangote Cement, calls for more partnership

Management of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has lauded Dangote Cement for its adherence to best corporate governance practices even as they called for more partnerships between the two organizations. Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Exchange, Mr. Oscar Onyema gave the commendation while welcoming the Group Managing Director of Dangote …

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Edelman Trust Barometer: 72% of Nigerians say trust for an organisation holds key for them

Trust and credibility survey among the Nigerians in the mainstream institutions of government, business, media and non-governmental organisations has revealed that 72 per cent of Nigerians rank trust in an organisation as number one consideration above other factors when buying a product or relating with an organisation. In the first …

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We’ll support your efforts towards stability – President Buhari assures Sierra Leonean President

By Ismaila Chafe  President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the new President of Sierra Leone, Mr Julius Maada Bio, of Nigeria’s support, including military assistance, as the country works towards a stable and improved economy.The president gave the assurance when he received the Sierra Leonean President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, …

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We’re happy with peace, stability in the Gambia, President Buhari tells Envoy; Looks forward to better bilateral relations with Congo

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja said the successful transition in the Republic of The Gambia, and the ongoing peace process in the country gives greater hope of harmonious co-existence and development on the African continent. Receiving a Letter of Credence from the High Commissioner of the Republic of The …

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