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Tinubu meets FBI Director, calls for stronger collaboration to fight cybercrime, terrorism 

President Bola Tinubu has called for stronger collaboration between Nigeria’s law enforcement agencies and the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the fight against cybercrime, terrorism, and other related crimes. The FBI is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States of America, and its principal …

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How Okonjo-Iweala celebrated her 70th birthday; Tinubu, Ohanaeze, Obi hail Amazon, global icon

First female Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Nigeria-born Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala celebrated her 70th birthday on Thursday, June 13, 2024, with her husband, Dr. Ikemba Iweala, an equally internationally acknowledged and celebrated neurosurgeon by her side. The first African to head the WTO, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was …

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Afreximbank disburses $40 million to support Fidelity Bank’s acquisition of Union Bank UK

CAIRO, Egypt African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) (www.Afreximbank.com) has announced the disbursement of a US$40-million Intra-African Investment Facility to Fidelity Bank Nigeria Plc (“Fidelity”) to support Fidelity Bank’s acquisition and recapitalization of Union Bank UK as part of its international expansion programme. Provided in two tranches of US$20 million each, the …

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Royal welcome fit for a Nigerian King: Olu of Warri Kingdom honored at the Port of Los Angeles as he visits U.S. on Trade Mission (See pictures)

LOS ANGELES, CA (Wednesday, June 12, 2024) In a regal affair to explore an intercontinental partnership, His Royal Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse III, the Olu of Warri Kingdom in Delta State, Nigeria, was honored at a royal reception held at the Port of Los Angeles this weekend. He is visiting to …

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Okonjo-Iweala at 70: The Technocrat and Humane Human By Paul Nwabuikwu

Circa 2005. Early evening in London. After initial commitments, some Western nations seemed to be reconsidering the debt deal with Nigeria. Italy was one such nation. After agreeing to an appointment to discuss the next steps, the country’s finance minister became unreachable. His assistants who had arranged the meeting claimed …

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African Export-Import Bank secures US$500 Million Dual Tranche Syndicated Term Loan Facility

CAIRO, Egypt, June 12, 2024 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC), London Branch and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) have successfully closed a US$500,000,000-Dual Tranche Syndicated Term Loan Facility (the “Facility”) for the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank or the Borrower) (www.Afreximbank.com). ICBC and SCB acted as Coordinators, Initial Mandated Lead Arrangers …

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Gov. Adeleke congratulates new leadership of National Council on Climate Change  

OSOGBO– 11/06/2024 Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has congratulated Dr. Nkiruka Maduekwe on her appointment as the Director–General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Council on Climate Change by President Bola Tinubu. Governor Adeleke who also congratulated other members of the climate team appointed by the President, said the …

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Afreximbank celebrates 8 Awards at Europe, Middle East, and Africa Finance Achievement Awards and Project Finance Awards 2023 Charity Dinners

In a nod to its increasingly important contribution to Africa’s economic growth and development, Afreximbank (www.Afreximbank.com) has been recognised with a haul of eight Awards at the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Project Finance and EMEA Achievement Awards 2023 Charity dinners held in London on June 5 and 6 …

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