August 30, 2015

LIST OF JONATHAN’S NORTHERN APPOINTMENTS

      Vice President -North. Namadi Sambo Kaduna State Senate President –North. David Mark Niger State Speaker House of Reps – North. Aminu Tambuwal Sokoto State Head of Service – North. Danladi Kifasi Taraba State INEC Chairman – North. Attahiru Jega Kebbi State Inspector General of Police – North. Suleiman Abba Jigawa State Chief […]

AFRICA’S TOP RECIPIENT NATION TO HOST REMITAFRICA

      More than 200 delegates and 65 industry stakeholders from more than 25 countries are expected to attend the remitAfrica2015 event in Lagos – Nigeria   –          Enabling low cost remittances to Africa   LAGOS, Nigeria, August 25, 2015/ — MobileMoneyAfrica (http://www.mobilemoneyafrica.com) will host the RemitAfrica conference (http://www.remitafrica2015.com) on Nov 04 – 05 […]

AFRICAN SHOT DEAD AT FEDERAL BUILDING, NEW YORK CITY

      NEW YORK, Aug. 21  — The security guard shot dead yesterday at a Manhattan federal building Friday after a gunman opened fire there before turning the gun on himself, was an African who hailed from Cote d’Ivoire. According to police, 68-year-old Kevin Downing walked into the federal building, in the SoHo neighborhood […]

BLACK PETE (FACE), GOLDEN CARRIAGE, RACIAL PROFILING, NGO TOPICS DURING THE UN CERD-DUTCH STATE ANTI-RACISM POLICY REVIEW

      Press Review (Dr. Barryl Biekman) The UN Commission for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) will host its 87th session from August 3 through August 28, 2015. The Commission is the most important UN body that monitors compliance of the International Convention of all forms of racial discrimination (ICERD). UN Member States […]

FORD MOTORS TO BEGIN BUILDING FORD RANGER TRUCKS IN NIGERIA

      To the chagrin of its many fans, you can’t buy a Ford Ranger in the U.S., but now the midsize pickup is even going to be built in Africa. Ford announced Monday it will assemble the Ranger pickup in Nigeria starting in the fourth quarter of 2015 as part of its expansion […]

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR ATA’S 40TH ANNUAL WORLD CONGRESS IN KENYA

      NEW YORK, N.Y. August 10, 2015 – The Africa Travel Association (ATA) announced today that registration is now open for the 40th Annual World Congress, to be held from November 9-14, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. ATA’s signature event on the African continent will be hosted by the Kenya Ministry of East African […]

NIGERIAN WOMAN IN TEXAS FOUND BLUDGEONED TO DEATH BY SON

        LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) – A Nigerian living in Longview, TX, has been charged in his mother’s death, according to Longview police.  Her death occurred on July 28, 2015. Daniel Kadima, 31, of Longview, was charged with murder Friday. Kadima’s bond is set at $1 million. He was originally arrested Tuesday in Longview […]

GIMPA HOSTS YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE

      By G.D. Zaney The West Africa Regional Leadership Centre (RLC) of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) – a long-term effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders and strengthen partnerships between the United States of America (U.S.A.) and Africa– has been launched in Accra. The Centre, being hosted by […]

WALMART TO GRAB THE NIGERIAN MARKET WITH A STORE IN LAGOS

    Walmart. the world no 1 retailer by revenue is set to enter Nigeria’s retail market. The company will be opening one of its big stores in Lagos, Nigeria’s business hotspot. Walmart’s top executive for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Canada, Shelley Broader, had a meeting with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on the possibility […]

AMBASSADOR JOY OGWU TO AGAIN CHAIR THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL

        UNITED NATIONS, NY, July 31 – Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Joy Ogwu has again assumed the chairmanship of the United Nations Security Council for the fourth time, which has again fallen to Nigeria on the one-month rotational presidency of the Council.  Prof. U. Joy Ogwu, takes over […]