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Dino vs The People:INEC begins recall July 3

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has formally notified Senator Dino Melaye of the demand by the people of his constituency to recall him from the Senate. It said that the decision to inform Melaye was taken at its meeting held in Abuja on Thursday, where the petition submitted by voters in Kogi West Senatorial District was considered. The ... Read More »

Report: Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa lead in African Investment for Impact Barometer

The 2016 African Investing for Impact Barometer shows that investments that seek to combine financial returns with positive social, environmental and/or governance outcomes are flourishing on the African continent. The study identified that more than $350 billion is committed to investing for impact strategies across nine countries. Impact investing has become a key focus for many fund managers on the ... Read More »

“Igbos Can’t Move An Inch”-Kwakwanso

Former Kano State governor, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (APC, Kano Central) yesterday said Igbo in the North cannot leave the region because of their numerous investments. He also said the size of the land Igbo presently occupy in the North is more than the entire South East geopolitical zone. Speaking in an interview on the agitation for secession by Igbo ... Read More »

Update:Evans, Kidnap Kingpin had a Ghanaian Passport with Fake Name

Notorious kidnapper, Chikwuduben Onwuamadike alias Evans obtained his Ghanaian passport with a fake name, the Nigerian Police intelligence has revealed. According to a document from the Nigeria Police Force, Onwuamadike was issued a Ghanaian passport on January 10, 2013 with a Ghanaian name, Asare Nelson. The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris at the meeting of West African Police Chiefs ... Read More »

Edo Governor aapoints Ihonbvere & 6 new Special Advisers

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has appointed Prof. Julius Ihonvbere as Chairman, Strategic Planning Team, Governor’s Office. He also named six Special Advisers. Thisday Deputy Group News Editor Crusoe Osagie is his Special Adviser, Media and Communication Strategy. A statement by Secretary to the State Government,  Osarodion Ogie said the governor named Chief Osaro Idah as Special Adviser on Political ... Read More »

Osinbajo to Governors:”Speak Up against Agitators or…”

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has challenged the governors of the 36 states of the federation to speak out forcefully against disgruntled agitators in their respective states or lose their legitimacy. Osinbajo said that the Federal Government expects political leaders in the country to be proactive, saying that such leaders should “do so without waiting to be prompted.” Osinbajo stated ... Read More »

US-Africa Business Relationship should move from Trade to Investment-Adeshina

Former Nigerian Minister and President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Mr. Akinwunmi Adesina has urged US Government and its businesses to refocus its relationship with Africa from trade to a more longer-lasting aspect of investment. Adesina made the call as  a Speaker at the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) convened  11th Biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit hosted in Washington DC from June 13-16, ... Read More »

Etisalat: Banks want EFCC to probe Keem Belo-Osagie, Partners over $1.72billion loan

The Consortium of 13 banks, involved in Etisalat Nigeria’s $1.2 billion loan is seeking the federal government’s intervention to investigate the recently eased out Management especially the activities of Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services, EMTS,,promoted by-one time Chairman, United Bank for Africa, UBA, Hakeem Bello-Osagie, who acted as Etisalat Chairman from inception. A management source close to the banks in Lagos ... Read More »

Chelsea Boss Resigns

The Chief Executive of Kensington and Chelsea council Nicholas Holgate has quit following a barrage of criticism over its response to the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. Holgate stepped down saying it would have been a “distraction” if he had stayed in his post after the “heart-breaking tragedy”, which left at least 79 feared dead. In a statement, he said the ... Read More »