May and Buhari sign first UK-Nigeria security and defence partnership

British Prime Minister Theresa May and Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari  have signed the first UK-Nigeria security and defence partnership. by Rachel Ogbu in London Both leaders  met in the capital Abuja this afternoon. “No-one should live in fear of being targeted by militants or forced from their homes, and no child should lose out on […]

Here Is Barack Obama’s Summer Reading List And It Features African Authors

by Rachel Ogbu Former US President Barack Obama has announced he will be travelling to Africa for the first time since he left office. He took to his Facebook page to reveal he would visit Kenya and South Africa this week. Following a visit to his ancestral home of Kenya, he will meet with the […]

French President, Emmanuel Macron Makes Historic Visit To Fela’s Afrika Shrine

French President, Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday met with President Muhammadu Buhari in a closed-door bilateral meeting at the Presidential Villa and pledged to increase the cooperation between Nigeria and France in tackling security challenges brought about by the activities of Boko Haram and ISIS jihadists in Nigeria. Macron who challenged him to work towards providing an enabling […]

Philips and the governments of Ethiopia and the Netherlands sign seven-year agreement to build Ethiopia’s first specialized Cardiac Care Center

Philips and the governments of Ethiopia and the Netherlands sign 7-year agreement to build Ethiopia’s first specialised Cardiac Care Centre

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and the governments of Ethiopia and the Netherlands, have signed a seven-year agreement to build Ethiopia’s first specialised Cardiac Care Center to address the critical shortage of cardiology services in Ethiopia. Under the terms of the agreement, valued at approximately Euro 40 million, […]

Mahama, Amina Mohammed, Spanish Former Deputy PM, Saraki, converge in London for Commonwealth Africa Summit 2018

by Rachel Ogbu in London Climate change, youth political participation, economy, security, others, top agenda Immediate past President of Ghana, John D Mahama and Spanish Former Deputy Prime Minister María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, are among dignitaries confirmed to discuss Africa’s economic growth and Shared Prosperity of Commonwealth Member States from Africa at the […]

U.N. Chief António Guterres

U.N. Chief António Guterres discussing African peace and security

The United Nations Chief gave an interview to Irene Herman Houngbo, our correspondent in New-York. António Guterres discussed peace and security in Africa as part of the fight against terrorism. He also talked about the actions of the United Nations on the African continent. Find some excerpts below: About the relevance of peacekeeping operations According […]

Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams’ How to Win Elections in Africa: Parallels With Donald Trump launched in four countries

Less than a month after the launch of Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams’, ‘How to Win Elections in Africa: Parallels with Donald Trump’ at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut on 8 November, 2017, the book has begun a successful worldwide tour, receiving critical acclaim in the four countries where it’s been launched – the United […]

#WorldFoodDay: Africa holds the key for feeding 9 billion people by 2050, says World Food Prize Laureate Akinwumi Adesina

Africa holds the key to feeding 9 billion people by 2050, Adesina says during Norman Borlaug Lecture Calls for land tax for unused agricultural land or underutilized agricultural land Africa holds the key to feeding the nine billion people that will inhabit this planet by 2050, the President of the African Development Bank and 2017 […]

Rotary challenges the world to fight eradicate polio gives $49.5 million to help

With just 11 confirmed polio cases so far in 2017, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. To recognize this historic progress, Rotary (www.Rotary.org) clubs worldwide will host events in conjunction with Rotary International’s fifth annual World Polio Day celebration […]

Buhari Orders Evacuation Of Nigerian Students After Hurricane In Dominican Republic

by Azeez President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the evacuation of Nigerian students from Dominican Republic. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, confirmed the Presidential order. What happened: Hurricane Maria, ranked a Category 4 storm, raged through the Caribbean, including parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds, killing […]