Thursday , 18 January 2018

INTERNATIONAL

Dogara laments: All is not well… Nigeria is now being painted red with blood

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the House of Representatives, has lamented the killings in various parts of the country. In his address to lawmakers when they resumed from recess on Tuesday, Dogara frowned at the violence in Benue, Taraba, Kaduna, Rivers, Zamfara, and Adamawa states. “Indeed at no time in the recent past has the nation’s peace and unity been so …

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Total export more oil to India as price hits $70 per barrel

Total has sold more Nigerian crude oil to India, and the March Angolan export plan was on track to slip on a barrel-per-day basis, traders said. According to Reuters, spot differentials to dated Brent were under downward pressure due to limited arbitrage and ample oil. It disclosed that a provisional export plan included 42 cargoes, but was still missing Sangos, …

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Unrest in Cameroon fuels cocoa smuggling to Nigeria

Unrest in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions, the central African nation’s cocoa-growing heartland, is fuelling bean smuggling into neighbouring Nigeria, farmers and buyers said on Tuesday. Cameroon has been gripped by spiralling violence since November 2016, when government forces crushed a peaceful movement of Anglophone teachers and lawyers protesting against their perceived marginalisation by the French-speaking majority. Violent clashes between separatists and …

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Nigeria summons representative of US ambassador over Trump comments

Nigeria’s government on Monday summoned a representative of the the U.S. ambassador to explain reported remarks by President Donald Trump that immigrants from Africa and Haiti come from “shithole countries”, the foreign ministry said. Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama “sought clarification on the veracity or otherwise of the substance of the remarks, stressing that if they were true, they were deeply hurtful, offensive …

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At least 15,000 Cameroonian refugees flee to Nigeria amid crackdown

More than 15,000 Cameroonian refugees have fled to Nigeria amid a crackdown on Anglophone separatists, the United Nations (UN) refugee agency and Nigerian government officials said on Thursday.   The once-fringe English-speaking movement in majority French-speaking Cameroon has gathered pace in the last few months after a military crackdown on protests, leading it to declare independence in October for a breakaway …

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Distinguished Prof Hilary emerges with two poems in honour of late Prof. Calestous Juma of Kenya and Prof. Francis Allotey of Ghana

Distinguished Professor Inyang, President, Global Education and Infrastructure Services (GEISE) LLC, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, Member, Education Caucus, United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, New York, USA, and Member, West African University of Science and Technology Board of Trustees, Nigeria has emerged with two poems in honour of the departed Prof. Calestous Juma of Kenya and Prof. Francis Allotey of …

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Investigation begins as Nigeria is notified of President of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia, HE Julius Ayuk Tabe abduction in Abuja

The Interim Government of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia has strongly condemned the abduction of President Sisiku Julius Ayuk Tabe and nine other officials by gunmen from la Republic du Cameroun at about 19:30 pm in Nera Hotels, (Ekwueme Road), Abuja Nigeria on January 5, 2018. This criminal abduction happened during a meeting being chaired by H.E. Sisiku Ayuk Tabe. In a …

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Mideast needs two-state solution, Pope says in Christmas message

Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after U.S. President Donald Trump stoked regional tensions with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “Let us pray that the will to resume dialogue may prevail between the parties and that a negotiated solution can finally be reached, one that would …

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Almost half of members have shown political will to validation of NEITI beneficial ownership – NEITI

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI said almost have of its members have shown political commitments to its beneficial ownership transparency. Fredrik Reinfeldt, EITI Chair disclosed in his season’s greetings that 2017 has been a busy year for member states. ‘’Almost half have completed Validation, we have seen unparalleled political commitments on beneficial ownership transparency and most are accelerating the …

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NNPC doubles products supply to ensure availability nationwide

Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has said that the corporation doubled the daily supply of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise called petrol, from daily 700 trucks (about 27million – 30million) litres per day supply to 80million litres per day since the current hiccup in the supply chain was noticed a few days back. …

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