July 28, 2015

SOUTH AFRICA TO START NUCLEAR PROCUREMENT THIS MONTH

      South Africa will launch its nuclear power procurement process at end of this month and select a strategic partner or partners by the end of the current financial year, the country’s energy ministry announced yesterday. In a statement, the ministry said that some of the key government objectives for its nuclear new build program […]

ANGOLA: EXPORTS TO U.S. REACH OVER $115 BILLION

      Luanda — Angola’s exports to the United States of America tripled in the 2004/2014 period, reaching S115.39 billion last year. This was disclosed Tuesday in Luanda by the minister of Commerce, Rosa Pacavira, while addressing the seminar on “How to export to the USA and the African Growth and Opportunity Act”. According […]

SOUTH AFRICAN ARTISTS ON U.S. TOUR ARE BIG HIT – OFFICIAL

      South African arts and crafts have hit it big at the Art Santa Fe fair in New Mexico in the United States of America, according to a Ministry of Small Business Development official on Wednesday.Santa Fe hosts international art markets and this year the city is celebrating its 15th successful fair, offering […]

SEE THE DINNER HOSTED FOR BUHARI BY THE U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & CORPORATE COUNCIL ON AFRICA

      The US Chamber of Commerce & the Corporate Council on Africa yesterday hosted a dinner for the visiting Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. US. Guests at the dinner included CEO Symbion Power, Mr Paul Hinks, Pres. & CEO of Exxon Mobil Mr Rex Tillerson, Wale Tinubu, Tony Elumelu and others.

BACK AND FORTH ON RECALLING OF AMBASSADORS: FOREIGN AFFAIRS CONFIRMS RECALL

      The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday finally confirmed the recall of non-career ambassadors and ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary on tour of duty abroad. This was contained in a statement issued by the Public Communication Division of the Ministry, made available to NAN in Abuja. It stated that the exercise was in […]

SIX NIGERIANS EXTRADITED FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO MISSISSIPPI TO FACE FRAUD CHARGES

      Six Nigerian nationals were extradited from South Africa to Gulfport, Mississippi, to face a nine-count federal indictment in the Southern District of Mississippi alleging various Internet fraud schemes.  A total of 20 defendants are charged in this case. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. […]

BUHARI SACKS SERVICE CHIEFS AND THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER – APPOINTS REPLACEMENTS

      President Muhammadu Buhari  has sacked the National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki, (retd) and other service chiefs. “The President has relieved the service chiefs, including the heads of the army, air force and navy of their appointments,” Femi Adesina told newsmen, adding that replacements would be announced soon. The sacked chiefs are; […]

BUHARI RECALLS POLITICALLY-APPOINTED AMBASSADORS

      President Buhari of Nigeria has recalled politically-appointed Ambassadors who are now serving in different countries outside Nigeria.  According to available information, these Ambassadors include former Foreign Affairs Minister, Chief Ojo Maduekwe (Canada); Chairman of the Jonathan Presidential Campaign Organization in the 2011 election, Dr. Dalhatu Tafida (UK); Professor Ade Adefuye (USA); widow […]

HOUSE PASSES JEFFRIES AMENDMENT TO ABOLISH CONFEDERATE FLAGS FROM PUBLIC BUILDINGS THROUGHOUT THE NATION

      WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, the House of Representatives unanimously passed on a voice vote an amendment sponsored by U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) that will prohibit the allocation of federal funds in connection with the purchase or display of a confederate flag on a public building or facility under the authority […]

APC WAR DETONATES: SOUTH-WEST APC ACCUSES BUHARI OF TRIBALISTIC APPOINTMENTS

    South-West states’ chairmen of the APC, have decried the pattern of appointments by President Buhari, saying all of them had ethnic slant. They said aside his spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, every other appointments so far made by Buhari have been from the core North and all of them northern Muslims. The party chairmen […]