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AfDB appoints Dr. Eric Kehinde Ogunleye Director of African Development Institute

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has appointed Dr. Eric Kehinde Ogunleye, a seasoned macroeconomist, as Director of the African Development Institute (apo-opa.co/4cjzZUN), effective June 1, 2024. Ogunleye, a Nigerian national, has nearly 20 years of experience in macro and development economics, capacity development, public governance and regulatory reform, …

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Zambia’s Finance Minister Joins African Energy Week 2024 amid calls for foreign investment in untapped energy opportunities

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 19, 2024 Zambia’s Minister of Finance and National Planning Situmbeko Musokotwane will speak at the upcoming African Energy Week (AEW): Invest in African Energy Conference – Africa’s premier energy event, scheduled for November 4-8 in Cape Town. Through his participation, Minister Musokotwane will provide strategic …

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365 days in office: IGP Egbetokun hosts conference with senior police officers

….Reflects on achievements, outlines strategies for improved, people-friendly policing   ….Rolls out salient achievements; Prepares for Edo, Ondo gubernatorial elections The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, on Thursday, June 20, 2024, hosted the monthly Conference with Senior Police Officers, which coincides with a significant milestone in the current administration, …

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NNPC Ltd, TotalEnergies JV announces US$550m FID on Ubeta Field Dev’t Project

.…As Kyari lauds FG’s Presidential Executive Order for fostering growth in Nigeria’s oil, gas sector   In a major step towards boosting Nigeria’s oil and gas production, the NNPC-TotalEnergies JV has officially announced a 550 million USD Final Investment Decision (FID) on the Ubeta Field Development Project. The milestone is …

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 Ramaphosa visits Tinubu; Underscores need for stronger partnership between South Africa, Nigeria  

President Bola Tinubu on Thursday in Johannesburg, South Africa, held a private meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa. Before the closed meeting, which was held at Radisson Blu Hotel in Johannesburg, President Ramaphosa thanked President Tinubu for honouring the invitation to attend his inauguration for a second term in office, a …

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Afreximbank, Africa CDC pledge US$2 billion facility in support of Africa Health and Pharmaceutical Products Manufacturing

PARIS, London, June 20, 2024 African Export-Import Bank (“Afreximbank” or “the Bank”) (www.Afreximbank.com) and the Africa Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) have renewed their partnership with a new cooperation agreement announced Thursday on the sidelines of the Global Forum for Vaccine Sovereignty and Innovation in Paris, France. …

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‘Bride of Zambia:’ Short Film initiates rare conversation on gender inequality in Zambia

Bride of Zambia by Tisa Chigaga Bride of Zambia by Tisa Chigaga Zambian filmmaker Tisa Chigaga’s short film, addresses gender-based traditional requirements that accompany some African women to their postmodern world. Thank God for this production. A lot of women are truly oppressed by these teachings. What a courageous step …

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Sanwo-Olu talks tough: Says those behind kidnapping of Lebanese nationals will be arrested 

Says Lagos will not condone people with evil intentions  Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday vowed to arrest perpetrators of the recent kidnapping of the three Lebanese nationals, including the Managing Director of Fouani Nigeria Limited, Muhammed Fouani, saying his government would not condone people of evil intentions …

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Without AfreximBank’s President Oramah, Dangote Refinery won’t have been possible – Aliko Dangote; Says foreign interests resisted world’s largest refinery in Nigeria  

Plus: How CNN censored his comments Global and local oil mafia including international banking interests all made several moves to foil the location of the biggest oil refinery in the world in Nigeria, according to Alhaji Aliko Dangote and other knowledgeable sources, Empowered Newswire reports. Dangote made this revelation during …

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Rivers unrest: IGP condemns killing of officers, security threat; Orders investigations, heightened security  

….Commiserates with family, loved ones of deceased The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has condemned in the strongest terms the recent outbreak of violence and subsequent breakdown of law and order at various Local Government Council secretariats in Rivers State, where supporters of two political factions clashed …

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