July 2, 2015

NBA-AFRICA UNVEIL CONSORTIUM OF PARTNERS FOR MAIDEN GAMES IN AFRICA

      The National Basketball Association (NBA) has unveiled a consortium of partners for its maiden Africa game scheduled to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa on Aug. 1. A statement released by Quadrant Company, handling NBA-Africa in the country gave the names of the partnering companies as Econet Global Ltd., Ford Motor Company of […]

FACEBOOK OPENS ITS FIRST AFRICAN OFFICE

      Facebook has opened its first headquarters in Africa as it looks to add to its existing 120 million users on the continent. The new office in Johannesburg will focus on growing markets in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, it says. About one in five people in Africa have internet access, but almost […]

CONSTITUTIONALLY, SARAKI IS A TRUE CITIZEN OF NIGERIA, DESPITE ATTEMPT CHARACTER ASSASSINATION

      Although I have not been able to confirm if the passport being circulated online by that website that is now practically synonymous with blackmail is genuine, I will base my argument on the assumption that “IF IT HAPPENS TO BE TRUE”. My reason is simple: If it is found to be false, […]

SHELL SELLING 40% STAKES IN TWO MORE NIGERIAN OIL BLOCKS

      LAGOS, June 24 (Reuters) – U.S. oil company Chevron Corp said on Wednesday it was selling its 40 percent stakes in two more Nigerian shallow water offshore oil blocks, Oil Mining Leases (OML) 86 and 88 in the Niger Delta area. Chevron in February completed the sale of its 40 percent stakes in two […]

KING SUNNY ADE FORCED TO CANCEL U.S. TOUR

      Nigerian superstar Juju music King Sunny Ade has been forced by problems created by the U.S. State Department to cancel his upcoming U.S. tour, after problems for his U.S. work permit developed. The veteran star, known as the King of Nigerian juju music, was scheduled to kick off his trek next month […]

DOMINOVAS ENERGY ANNOUNCES A HISTORIC PARTNERSHIP WITH U.S. GOVERNMENT

      Dominovas Energy Corporation (OTCQB: DNRG) announces a historic partnership with the United States government. Dominovas Energy Corporation, via the deployment of its modular, off-grid RUBICON™ Solid Oxide Fuel Cell systems, has been named as the first, and only, fuel cell company selected as a Private Sector Partner to President Barak Obama’s POWER […]

NIGERIAN EMEKA OFFOR GIVES $10 MILLION TO FORMER PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER FOR RIVER BLINDNESS

      Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and businessman Sir Emeka Offor signed an agreement today for a partnership to eliminate river blindness (onchocerciasis) from seven states in Nigeria where The Carter Center works with the Federal Ministry of Health, including Sir Emeka’s native state, Anambra. The project is made possible by grant support […]

KING SUNNY ADE PERFORMS IN NEW YORK CITY JUNE 26TH

      King Sunny Adé & His African Beats With Special Guest Wunmi 30th Anniversary Season Opening Concert Legendary singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and master African musician King Sunny Adé and his African Beats—a cadre of 17 musicians and singers and a rotation of 5 dancers—return to New York for their first tour of the […]

CIDO ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF NEW DESK OFFICERS

      The inaugural Global Diaspora Summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in May 2012 reinforced the centrality of the mandate of the Citizens and Diaspora Directorate (CIDO) to the integration and development mandate of the African Union. As the focal point and coordination hub for all diaspora activities on the continent, the Directorate […]

IMAM SOULEYMANE KONATE APPOINTED A MEMBER OF MAYOR DE BLASIO’S CLERGY ADVISORY COUNCIL

      NEW YORK—On Monday June 8th, Mayor de Blasio announced the creation of the Mayor’s Clergy Advisory Council – comprised of local faith leaders from across the five boroughs – to open a direct line of communication between religious leaders and City Hall. The Mayor made the announcement during Sunday’s service at First […]