Nigeria: NNPC to inaugurate largest cooking gas storage facility in Benin

London, May 19, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it will unveil the largest Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) also known as cooking gas and Propane Storage and dispensing facility in Oredo, Benin City. The Corporation disclosed this in a statement by its spokesman, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, in Abuja on Sunday. He said the corporation … Continue reading “Nigeria: NNPC to inaugurate largest cooking gas storage facility in Benin”

Road crashes: 1.35 million died globally in six months-UN

London, May 19,2019 (AltAfrica)-Between December 2018 till date, about 1.35 million persons have lost their lives as a result of road accidents across the globe according the latest accident casualties from the United nations National Focal Person/Country Director, United Nations Decade of Action on Road Safety and Traffic Injury Prevention, Nigeria, Dr. Sydney Ibeanusi, revealed … Continue reading “Road crashes: 1.35 million died globally in six months-UN”

Video of Nigerian president Buhari running in Saudi Arabia breaks the net

London, May 19, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A video of President Muhammadu Buhari running while performing the Lesser Hajj in Makkah has triggered a lot of reactions online, as it belies the vile propaganda about his health. President Buhari and wife Aisha pray for Nigeria in Makkah (NAN) The video shot by NTA and shared by many Twitterati … Continue reading “Video of Nigerian president Buhari running in Saudi Arabia breaks the net”

Nigeria: African Football legends honour Ambode, as Testimonial match ends 4-4

London, May 19, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Agege Stadium in Lagos was buzzing with excitement on Saturday as top African and Nigerian football legends honoured the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode with a testimonial match as he gets set to exit office. Virtually all the biggest African and Nigerian stars to have played the round leather … Continue reading “Nigeria: African Football legends honour Ambode, as Testimonial match ends 4-4”

Nigeria to begin collection of VAT on online transactions

London, May 18, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Federal Inland Revenue Service has said that it will soon begin the collection of Value Added Tax on online transactions. The Chairman of the agency, Mr Babatunde Fowler, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in New York on Saturday. Fowler said, “Soon, we will ask banks … Continue reading “Nigeria to begin collection of VAT on online transactions”

Nigeria: It’s time to punish economic saboteurs- Emefiele

London, May 18, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Mr Godwin Emefiele says the country through the CBN will in the next five years aggressively pursue policies that will further diversify the Nigerian economy and severely punish those sabotaging the economy Emefiele said this in an interview with newsmen on Friday in … Continue reading “Nigeria: It’s time to punish economic saboteurs- Emefiele”

Nigeria: Ex Ogun governor Gbenga Daniel has case to answer in N200m Fraud charges

London, May 18, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A former Ogun State governor, Gbenga Daniel must answer corruption charges preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes commission, EFCC This is because Justice Olarenwaju Mabekoje of the Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta on Friday dismissed the no-case submission filed by the former governor who is being … Continue reading “Nigeria: Ex Ogun governor Gbenga Daniel has case to answer in N200m Fraud charges”

The life of Mark Babatunde, a Yoruba man teaching Russians Chinese in Yakutia the coldest place on earth

London, May 18, 2019 (AltAfrica)-This story could easily pass for a fiction, but no, it is a reality of life. A Nigerian, a Yoruba man, making a leaving by teaching Chines language not at home but in Russia. What a strange combination Relocating from Nigeria, a tropical nation, not to United kingdom or America, but … Continue reading “The life of Mark Babatunde, a Yoruba man teaching Russians Chinese in Yakutia the coldest place on earth”

Israeli Uni honours Ex Nigerian finance minister Okonjo-Iweala with honorary PhD

London, May 18, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria’s former finance minister and head of the economy coordinating team under former President Goodluck Jonathan, Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been honoured with an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy degree from Tel Aviv University, Israel Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala With Chair Board of Governors TAU Dr Jacob Frenkel, President TAU, Prof Joseph Klafter and … Continue reading “Israeli Uni honours Ex Nigerian finance minister Okonjo-Iweala with honorary PhD”

Ingérence dans les élections et la politique : Facebook ferme des comptes ciblant le Sénégal et l’Afrique de l’Ouest

Facebook a annoncé hier avoir détecté des douzaines de comptes qui étaient engagés dans ce qu’elle a appelé «un comportement inauthentique coordonné». Le site américain theverge.com, qui donne l’information, indique que ce terme est celui couramment utilisé par Facebook pour parler d’interférence dans les processus électoraux, ainsi que d’autres formes de manipulations à travers les … Continue reading “Ingérence dans les élections et la politique : Facebook ferme des comptes ciblant le Sénégal et l’Afrique de l’Ouest”

Facebook supprime 265 “faux comptes” pilotés selon lui depuis Israël

Facebook a supprimé 265 “faux comptes”, pages et groupes sur sa plateforme et celle d’Instagram, dont les contenus concernaient notamment la vie politique de plusieurs pays africains, en pointant les “comportements inauthentiques” de leurs créateurs localisés “en Israël”. “Les personnes derrière ce réseau ont eu recours à de faux comptes (…) pour diffuser leurs contenus … Continue reading “Facebook supprime 265 “faux comptes” pilotés selon lui depuis Israël”

Nigeria: Ekiti govt sets up asphalt plant to aid road construction

London, May 17, 2019 (AltAfrica)-In furtherance of its resolve to provide quality and durable road access to its citizenry, the Ekiti State government has commenced preparations to set up an asphalt plan in the State capital. Speaking with newsmen in Ado Ekiti shortly after inspecting some ongoing projects, the Special Adviser on Road/Transport and Infrastructure, … Continue reading “Nigeria: Ekiti govt sets up asphalt plant to aid road construction”

Nigeria Police arrest 93 kidnappers terrorizing Abuja-Kaduna highway

London, May 17, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The police on Thursday paraded 93 suspected kidnappers terrorising the Abuja-Kaduna expressway. They were arrested by operatives of Operation Puff Adder. The suspects, paraded at Katari town, were arrested at different town and communities of Kachia, Lere, Igabi, Kagarko, Birnin Gwari Zaria, Minna and other villages in the area. Nigeria Police … Continue reading “Nigeria Police arrest 93 kidnappers terrorizing Abuja-Kaduna highway”

Nigeria opens talks with foreign, local banks on solid minerals financing

London, May 17, 2019 (AltAfrica)-In bid to fully maximize the potentials of its minerals resources, Nigerian Government on Thursday opened talks with a team of bankers from the Stanbic IBTC and Standard Bank of South Africa, on financing investments in iron ore and coal processing. Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Mr Bawa … Continue reading “Nigeria opens talks with foreign, local banks on solid minerals financing”

Nigeria: Looming war in Ogun after Chinese firm illegally annexed 485 hectares of farm land

London, May 17, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The chiefs and people of Igbesa and Ejila communities in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Areas of Ogun are poised for war with the Chinese investors on the ogun state free trade zone over illegal encroachment and annexation of about 485 hectares of farm lands in the area The community leaders and land … Continue reading “Nigeria: Looming war in Ogun after Chinese firm illegally annexed 485 hectares of farm land”

L’essor des banques panafricaines a d’abord profité aux entreprises et aux ménages les plus riches

Les banques régionales gèrent aujourd’hui plus d’actifs que les banques locales ou que les autres banques étrangères. Red Confidential / ShutterstockCet article a été co-écrit par Florian Léon et Alexandra Zins, qui vient de finir sa thèse en gestion à l’Université de Strasbourg sur les banques panafricaines. Un changement peu visible mais profond est en … Continue reading “L’essor des banques panafricaines a d’abord profité aux entreprises et aux ménages les plus riches”

Nigeria: Lagos housing schemes ready for applicants in six months-Gov. Ambode

London, May 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Are you a subscriber Lagos Home Ownership Mortgage Scheme (Lagos HOMS)? Are you already in despair thinking that the scheme will go the way of many others in the past? Hope is here as governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Thursday assured that all housing schemes spread across the state … Continue reading “Nigeria: Lagos housing schemes ready for applicants in six months-Gov. Ambode”

Niger, le général Salou Djibo en embuscade pour les Présidentielles

Un accord secret aurait été conclu en vue des présidentielels de 2021 entre l’actuel président Issoufou et le général Salou Djibo, ancien chef de la junte militaire en 2010 et 2011 Le général Salou Djibo, l’ancien chef de la junte militaire qui a dirigé le Niger entre 2010 et 2011, a toujours conservé des ambitions … Continue reading “Niger, le général Salou Djibo en embuscade pour les Présidentielles”

Relever le défi de l’État islamique dans la province de l’Afrique de l’Ouest

La province de l’État islamique de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (ISWAP), un groupe dissident de Boko Haram, acquiert de plus en plus de pouvoir et d’influence dans le nord-est du Nigeria. Il a enregistré des succès militaires et fait des progrès parmi les civils musulmans en les traitant mieux que leur organisation mère et en comblant … Continue reading “Relever le défi de l’État islamique dans la province de l’Afrique de l’Ouest”

Ghana, Slovenia sign MoU on Economic Cooperation

London, May 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ghana and the Republic of Slovenia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Economic Cooperation on the margins of the 8th Africa Day International conference. Ghana signs MoU with Slovenia on Economic Cooperation (GNA)READ ALSO: NIGERIA APPROVES $1BN CHINESE LOAN TO FINANCE GURARA POWER PROJECT PHASE II The document is aimed … Continue reading “Ghana, Slovenia sign MoU on Economic Cooperation”

Nigeria approves $1bn Chinese loan to finance Gurara power project phase II

London, May 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the financing of the Gurara Hydro Power Project II by the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) to the tune of one billion dollars. The Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu disclosed this when he briefed State House correspondents at the end of the … Continue reading “Nigeria approves $1bn Chinese loan to finance Gurara power project phase II”

Nigeria: Lagos-Ibadan Expressway 40% completed- FG

London, May 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)- The ongoing reconstruction work on section 1 of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway has progressed up to 40 per cent, the Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Mr Adedamola Kuti, has said. The completion date of section 1, also known as the Sagamu-Lagos end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway project, was last year reviewed … Continue reading “Nigeria: Lagos-Ibadan Expressway 40% completed- FG”

Nigeria: Court jails three ex-convicts 120 years for illegal arms possession

London, May 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Three ex-convicts – Femi Olasupo, Musbau Oloyede and Ahmed Akinsanya – who were arrested in 2011 by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad for terrorising residents in the Iwo Road area of Ibadan, Oyo State, are to be behind bars for the next 120 years Each convict is to spend 40 … Continue reading “Nigeria: Court jails three ex-convicts 120 years for illegal arms possession”

US Consulate in Nigeria to relocate to Multi-billion dollar Eko Atlantic City

London, May 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The United States Consul-General in Lagos, Mr. John Bray, on Wednesday announced that the home government had secured about 1,000 hectares of land on the Eko Atlantic City in Lagos. Bray disclosed this at his residence shortly after signing theengagement agreement between the U.S. Government officials and the Executive Chairman of … Continue reading “US Consulate in Nigeria to relocate to Multi-billion dollar Eko Atlantic City”

Nigerian, Victoria Obaze elected first black female Mayor in UK

London, May 15, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Mrs Victoria Obaze, a Nigerian from Imo State made history on Wednesday after she was sworn into office as the first black female Civic Mayor of London Borough of Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom (UK). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Obaze’s inauguration on Wednesday is the latest in turn … Continue reading “Nigerian, Victoria Obaze elected first black female Mayor in UK”

Nigeria: Fayemi Revamps Moribund Gossy Water Company

London, May 15, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday commissioned Gossy Water production plant, signalling the commencement of full scale production of the popular table water brand, a year after the parent company was liquidated. Governor Fayemi, who led other dignitaries to commission the plant, said it was regrettable that the … Continue reading “Nigeria: Fayemi Revamps Moribund Gossy Water Company”

Nigeria concessions Lagos, Abuja medical warehouses, Plans six more

London, May 15, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has proposed a replication of standard medical warehouses in the six geo-political zones as the ministry signed management contract with MDS Logistics Ltd. for two zonal Federal Medical Warehouses. Mrs Boade Akinola, Director Media and Public Relations of the ministry, made this known in … Continue reading “Nigeria concessions Lagos, Abuja medical warehouses, Plans six more”

UK military begins training for Nigerian counterpart in joint operations

London, May 15, 2019 (AltAfrica)-In line with government’s renewed determination to improve joint operations of the military and security agencies in Nigeria and the ECOWAS sub-region, the United Kingdom Military Advisory Training Team (MATT) in collaboration with Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Tuesday commenced a joint campaign planning programme for military, paramilitary officers and high operational level … Continue reading “UK military begins training for Nigerian counterpart in joint operations”

Nigeria: Prisons, Fire Service to employ 9,675 candidates

London, May 15, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Nigeria Prisons Service and the nation’s Fire Service are to employ nearly 10,000 Nigerians. While the Prisons will employ 7, 475, the Fire Service will recruit 2,200 new staff. Both agencies received approval for the recruitments from the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board. The board is headed … Continue reading “Nigeria: Prisons, Fire Service to employ 9,675 candidates”

Nigerian military dissociates self against plot to remove president Buhari

London, May 15, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Tuesday dissociated the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) from a document calling for the overthrow of Muhammadu Buhari democratically-elected administration. Navy Capt. Muhammed Wabi, Deputy Director of Defence Information accused a group, “Nigerian Continuity and Progress (NCP)’’ as being behind the document. Wabi alleged that the … Continue reading “Nigerian military dissociates self against plot to remove president Buhari”

Afrique de l’ouest : la nouvelle stratégie américano-française

Le camp atlantiste ne se contente plus de déstabiliser les pays africains, à tour de rôle. Les atlantistes ont effectivement changé de méthode : désormais leur plan consiste à déstabiliser deux et voir trois pays en même temps. Et cette stratégie a surtout changé depuis que les forces françaises agissent sous la tutelle du Commandement … Continue reading “Afrique de l’ouest : la nouvelle stratégie américano-française”

Saraki commends Buhari over diplomatic effort at releasing Zainab, Abubakar from Saudi prison

London, May 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Senate President Bukola Saraki has commended the diplomatic effort of President Muhammadu Buhari in seeing to the release of Zainab Aliyu and Ibrahim Abubakar from Saudi Arabia prisons over alleged drug trafficking. Mr Saraki, who made the commendation in his remark following a Point of Order raised by Senator Kabiru Gaya … Continue reading “Saraki commends Buhari over diplomatic effort at releasing Zainab, Abubakar from Saudi prison”

US introduces interview for visa renewals in new visa application procedure for Nigeria

London, May 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The United States mission in Nigeria has announced the indefinite suspension of interview waivers for visa renewals, otherwise known as the “Dropbox” process. The embassy said visa applications will “no longer be accepted by DHL in Nigeria.” It said all applicants in Nigeria seeking a non-immigrant visa to the United States … Continue reading “US introduces interview for visa renewals in new visa application procedure for Nigeria”

Stop giving bribes for licenses, passports, they are your rights-VP Osinbajo counsels Nigerians

London, May 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says there is no reason why any Nigerian should give bribe to law enforcement agents whether for obtaining drivers licenses, passports or to clear goods at the ports. Osinbajo spoke on Tuesday in Abuja while declaring open the anti-corruption conference tagged “Collaborative Approach to Eradicating the Evils … Continue reading “Stop giving bribes for licenses, passports, they are your rights-VP Osinbajo counsels Nigerians”

Nigeria inaugurates implementation committee on minimum wage

London, May 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Federal Government of Nigeria will on Tuesday in Abuja inaugurate the N30,000 new national minimum wage implementation committee, almost one month after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the bill into law. Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment … Continue reading “Nigeria inaugurates implementation committee on minimum wage”

Nigeria: Ganduje, Sanusi Lamido and the British “divide-and-conquer tactic” by AbdulRasheed Abubakar

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II.London, May 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-It is no more news that the Kano State government under Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje plans to do everything possible to forcefully depose Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II. As they say, “no king will sit around, and watch … Continue reading “Nigeria: Ganduje, Sanusi Lamido and the British “divide-and-conquer tactic” by AbdulRasheed Abubakar”

How Turkey Defied the U.S. and Became a Killer Drone Power

Finding oneself in the crosshairs of a military drone is, for most people, not the most comforting situation. Yet at an air show last fall, tens of thousands of people had a different reaction. A military drone took off from a runway, and moments later it began transmitting its view to a giant screen on … Continue reading “How Turkey Defied the U.S. and Became a Killer Drone Power”

AFDB gets $61.8m support to boost African women entrepreneurs project

London, May 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Governing Committee of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) has approved a funding allocation of $61.8 million for the African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) program. We-Fi is a partnership among 14 donor governments, eight multilateral development banks, and other public and private sector stakeholders, established … Continue reading “AFDB gets $61.8m support to boost African women entrepreneurs project”

Liberian President Weah, Eto’o, Drogba, Other African Soccer Legends Storm Nigeria For Akinbode Farewell Game

By Taiwo Adelu London, May 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)– The Nigeria’s commercial capital city, Lagos will be agog on 18 May, 2019 when an array of African soccer legends put on their hanged booths once again to trade tackles in honour of the outgoing Governor of Lagos, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode in an event tagged The Match … Continue reading “Liberian President Weah, Eto’o, Drogba, Other African Soccer Legends Storm Nigeria For Akinbode Farewell Game”

No Nigerian property mortgaged for China loans-Amaechi told African ministers in Kenya

London, May 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi said on Monday that the Nigerian government did not mortgage any property to secure infrastructural loans from China. Amaechi made the clarification at the 6th Annual East African Transport Infrastructure conference held in Nairobi, Kenya. According to Amaechi, Nigeria did not offer China any … Continue reading “No Nigerian property mortgaged for China loans-Amaechi told African ministers in Kenya”

Nigeria: Kwara gov-elect woos US investors

London, May 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Kwara State Governor-elect, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has urged some investors in the United States to invest in Kwara promising friendly business environment under his leadership According to a statement by his media aide,  Mr Rafiu Ajakaiye, the governor-elect, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq who was recently in the state held talks with some Kwara indigenes … Continue reading “Nigeria: Kwara gov-elect woos US investors”

Nigeria begins web-based application for Visa-On-Arrival

London, May 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Are you a tourist or business person going to Nigeria and seeking visa-on arrival? That’s no longer going to be a problem because the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS has migrated to a web-based portal for processing of Visa-On-Arrival applications with effect from Monday, May 13, 2019 NIS Public Relations Officer, Mr … Continue reading “Nigeria begins web-based application for Visa-On-Arrival”

Existe-t-il un islam européen ?

Plusieurs scientifiques, notamment dans les sciences sociales, ont tenté de savoir s’il est possible de parler d’un islam typiquement européen. Le politologue allemand Bassam Tibi, par exemple, a inventé la notion d’« euro-islam » déjà en 1995 dans l’ouvrage édité Islams d’Europe : intégration ou insertion communautaire ?, notion qui est encore aujourd’hui très débattue. Selon Bassam Tibi, les musulman·e·s … Continue reading “Existe-t-il un islam européen ?”

Nigeria: INEC alleges sabotage, begs law firms to stop sending junior lawyers to process poll documents

London, May 13, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged senior lawyers engaged in the election petition process to stop sending junior lawyers to the headquarters of the commission to collect or process documents as regards election tribunal. The INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Voter Education and Publicity, Mr. Festus Okoye, made the … Continue reading “Nigeria: INEC alleges sabotage, begs law firms to stop sending junior lawyers to process poll documents”

Nigerian telecom firm slashes roaming tariff for Pilgrims on Hajj 2019

London, May 13, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A Nigerian telecom firm, 9mobile, on Monday launched cheaper rates for its customers travelling for this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia. According to Mr Adebisi Idowu, the Vice President of Marketing, 9mobile, the Hajj Roaming offer would afford pilgrims the opportunity to make and receive calls, send and receive SMS texts, … Continue reading “Nigerian telecom firm slashes roaming tariff for Pilgrims on Hajj 2019”

Nigerian scholar challenges Muslims to research into scientific history of Qur’an

By RAZAQ BAMIDELE London, May 13, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Muslims all over the world have been challenged to research more into the history of Qur’an with a view to re-ascertaining that the glorious book is the source of all the sciences being wrongly claimed as personal intellectual property An Islamic scholar and Vice Chancellor, Fountain university, Osogbo, … Continue reading “Nigerian scholar challenges Muslims to research into scientific history of Qur’an”

Nigeria: FG moves major inauguration activities to June 12, plans low-key May 29 swearing-in

London, May 13, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Federal Government has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will have a low-key inauguration for his second term on May 29. The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this in Abuja, explained that most events for that date had been moved to June 12, the country’s new … Continue reading “Nigeria: FG moves major inauguration activities to June 12, plans low-key May 29 swearing-in”

Microsoft to open African technology development centre in Kenya

London, May 13,2019 (AltAfrica)-American technology giant Microsoft Corporation has unveiled plans to set up an African technology development centre in Kenya, Gaming Vice President Phil Spencer said on Monday. Spencer was speaking at a meeting hosted by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, attended by top executives of Microsoft including Mike Fortin, the Corporate … Continue reading “Microsoft to open African technology development centre in Kenya”

Meet the Nigerian lecturer who develops blindness detection kits

London, May 13, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Dr. Dupe Ademola-Popoola, an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, has been granted a patent on a device, Teacher Led Vision Screener. According to the University of Ilorin Bulletin issued on Monday, TELVIS helps detect sight challenges in children and young people It further … Continue reading “Meet the Nigerian lecturer who develops blindness detection kits”