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270 Nigerian experts, diaspora seek oil and gas opportunities at SNEPCo business summit in Aberdeen

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company of Nigeria Ltd (SNEPCo) hosted a business summit in Aberdeen, September 12, at which over 270 personnel representing Nigerian companies within and outside the country explored opportunities to repatriate skills and experience to the oil and gas industry back home. The forum, christened The …

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President Buhari condemns coup d’tat in Burkina Faso, calls for immediate restoration of civil transitional authority

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned, unreservedly, the ouster and detention of the political leaders of Burkina Faso, pledging to “give the fullest possible support to ongoing efforts by the ECOWAS mediatory team of President Macky Sall of Senegal and President Boni Yayi of Benin Republic to quickly restore Burkina Faso …

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Military confirms coup in Burkina Faso; dissolves government; as Amnesty Int’l calls for release of President, PM

Burkina Faso’s military took to the airwaves, Thursday to declare it now controls the West African country, confirming that a coup has taken place just weeks before national elections. The announcement aired on national television and radio said the transitional government was dissolved and the interim president no longer in …

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Mercedes beats Audi to become world’s second biggest luxury car maker

Mercedes-Benz outsold Audi in the eight months through August to become the world’s second-biggest luxury-car maker, as both Audi and BMW struggled to match its sales growth in China. Mercedes delivered 1.19 million vehicles in the period, 10,880 cars more than the 1.18 million at Volkswagen AG’s Audi. The Daimler …

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You are a traitor – Ijaw group blasts former Jonathan’s aide

The Izon Ibe Youth Assembly, a socio-cultural group in Bayelsa State, has accused a one-time Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamowei Dudafa, of releasing sensitive documents to the President Muhammadu Buhari government to win favour. The organisation specially said the ex-Presidential Aide was responsible for the document containing details …

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Adefuye projected Nigeria’s positive image internationally, says NIIA D-G

Director-General, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Prof. Bola Akinterinwa, has said the late Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States, Prof. Adebowale Adefuye, worked hard to project the nation’s positive image abroad. Akinterinwa, Saturday in Abuja, said the late ambassador was a workaholic who had contributed to building a new …

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2015 Paris Summit: UNDP launches storytelling contest for African journalists to amplify climate coverage

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Thursday, launched a global storytelling contest, Voices2Paris, to contribute to raising public awareness on the negative impacts of climate change as well as on the opportunities and solutions seen in actions by individuals and governments alike across vulnerable developing countries worldwide. “We want to …

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France, SA envoys seek greater economic ties with Lagos; as Ambode assures safety of investments

France and South Africa have indicated interest  to increase their economic presence in Lagos State. At separate courtesy visits to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Wednesday, the France Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Denys Gauer and the South Africa Consul General, Mokgethi Monaisa, Wednesday, indicated the readiness of …

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UNWTO calls for improved financing for tourism

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has called for greater support for tourism in international financing for development flows to maximize the sector´s contribution to sustainable development across the globe. UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai, made the appeal during the ongoing Third International Conference on Financing for Development which opened …

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