Category : International

EIB, AfDB to strengthen Nigeria’s agric lending with $70m

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  The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have agreed to support the creation of new Development Bank of Nigeria to strengthen lending for business and agriculture … Read more

Gaza hospitals stretched by wounded from Israeli fire

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Raed Jadallah belonged to an exclusive club — a small band of surfers who escaped the claustrophobia of blockaded Gaza by riding the waves of the Mediterranean. Now he’s immobile, … Read more

112-year-old Japanese certified as world’s oldest living man

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    Guinness World Records on Tuesday recognised Masazo Nonaka, a 112-year-old Japanese national, as the world’s oldest living man. Nonaka, who lives in a family-run hot spring inn on … Read more

Nigeria’s opponent, Iceland to boycott World Cup in Russia

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Iceland on Monday announced it would stage a diplomatic boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia over the poisoning of a former double agent, in Britain, Bsn sports reports. … Read more

Boko Haram kills 5 in Niger

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At least five civilians were killed and several others wounded in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in southeast Niger, near the border with Nigeria, according to local sources. … Read more

Brent crude futures rise toward $80pb on Mid East tension

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Oil prices rose on Monday with international Brent crude futures opening above 70 dollars per barrel for the first time since January. Prices were lifted by expectations that OPEC-leader Saudi … Read more

Ex-President Jonathan returns to Freetown for Sierra Leone’s presidential run-off

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FORMER President, Goodluck Jonathan arrived Freetown on Friday as leader of a team of observers to Sierra Leone’s presidential run-off polls scheduled to take place on 27th March, 2018. Dr. … Read more

CFTA: I won’t allow Nigeria to be dumping ground —Buhari

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…Sets up c’ttee to review framework agreement …Nigeria, S/Africa lead boycott …44 countries agree on $3trn African trade bloc …MAN calls for review of draft agreement By Yinka Kolawole, Johnbosco … Read more

Intra-Africa trade important for continent’s economic development – Obasanjo

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Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has stressed the importance of intra-African trade for Africa’s economic development. Obasanjo stated this at the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Business Forum, held … Read more

U.S. firm to invest $1b in Unity Bank

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  An American private equity firm, Milost Global Inc, is seeking to inject $1 billion to recapitalise Unity Bank Plc, one of Nigeria’s 24. According to a report, the U.S. … Read more