Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN torture prevention body announces visits for 2023

The SPT will also meet with and assist the country’s independent torture prevention watchdog, formally named the National Prevention Mechanism (NPM)

The UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) confirmed its upcoming visits to Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ecuador and Türkiye in the second half of this year, and announced its plans to visit Croatia, Madagascar, Nicaragua, and the State of Palestine during the first half of 2023. “Visiting States parties is fundamental…

African Energy Chamber
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    • H.E. Mahamane Sani Mahamadou, Minister of Petroleum for the Republic of Niger, met with H.E. Mohamed Arkab, Minister of Energy and Mines, Algeria, and H.E. Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources of Nigeria as well as the Director Generals of national oil companies (NOCs) of the three African countries
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Niger, Algeria and Nigeria Reach Milestone for Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline Project

The Minister of Petroleum of the Republic of Niger is proud to announce a new development towards making the Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline a reality

The Ministry of Petroleum of the Republic of Niger is proud to announce that the country has reached a new milestone in further opening the domestic and regional gas market through a development in the construction of the multi-billion Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline (TSGP) alongside Algeria and Nigeria. H.E. Mahamane Sani…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Nigeria |

WHO is critical to delivering our health agenda in line with global best practices-Anambra State Governor

He commended WHO’s technical and huge financial support towards strengthening Anambra health system

The Anambra State Governor, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo says, the World Health Organization (WHO) is critical to delivering our mandate to the Anambra people.  Welcoming the WHO Country Representative (WR) Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo to Government lodge in Awka on 24 June 2022, he said, “No government can make significant…

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    • H.E. Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources of Nigeria
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H.E. Minister Chief Timipre Sylva Sheds Light on Market Trends in Exclusive Africa Energy Chamber (AEC) Roundtable

The Nigerian Minister of State for Petroleum explored developments across the country’s oil and gas market and how global trends are impacting Nigeria in an exclusive roundtable hosted by AEC

H.E. Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources of Nigeria, provided insights into the latest across the country’s oil and gas sector during an exclusive roundtable interview organized and hosted by the African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) on June 24, 2022. Oil production in Nigeria has been on the decline recently.…

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    • Beacon of ICT Award (L-R): Isaiah Sokunbi - UI/UX Designer, Opeyemi Fowler - Head of Enterprise Sales, Cellulant Nigeria, Shadrach Oloche, Retail Marketing Lead, Cellulant Nigeria
    • Beacon of ICT Award 2: Representative from Nigeria Communications Week, Ademola Okuleye - Head of SME Sales, Cellulant Nigeria, Shadrach Oloche, Retail Marketing Lead, Cellulant Nigeria, Opeyemi Fowler - Head of Enterprise Sales, Cellulant Nigeria
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Cellulant Recognised as a Leading Payment Platform Solutions Provider in Nigeria for its Tingg Platform

The award was presented to Cellulant Nigeria by Communication Week Media Limited, the publisher of Nigeria Communications Week

Cellulant (www.Cellulant.io) , Africa’s leading payments company, was recognised as the Payment Platform Solutions Provider of the Year in Nigeria at the 13th Beacon of ICT Awards 2022. This award is a recognition of Cellulant’s work in providing a payments platform that focuses on driving merchant business and digital payments…

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    • PAC Capital Limited Closes Landmark Deal for Titan Trust Bank in the Nigerian Banking Industry
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UPDATE: PAC Capital Limited Closes Landmark Deal for Titan Trust Bank in the Nigerian Banking Industry

It is expected that this acquisition will enhance the competitive dynamics of the Nigerian banking sector while maintaining confidence in Nigeria’s financial services industry and broader financial stability

PAC Capital Limited (PACCapitalLtd.com), the investment banking arm of PanAfrican Capital Holdings successfully raised US$300 Million funding from the African Export-Import Bank (“Afreximbank”) on behalf of Titan Trust Bank (“TTB”) to support the acquisition of majority stake in Union Bank Plc, Nigeria (“UBN”). PAC Capital’s Managing Director, Humphrey Oriakhi, made…

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Global Environment Facility approves $18 million to support FAO-led projects in Africa and Latin America

Five countries will benefit from projects focusing on biodiversity and water security

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has welcomed the decision of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to approve three FAO-led projects in five countries, totalling $18 million in funding. The three new projects – in Nigeria, Venezuela and a regional initiative encompassing Malawi, Mozambique, and Uganda…

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Nigeria: crisis in northeast will worsen without urgent help, says OCHA

Over eight million people are in need of assistance in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY) states

UN humanitarians issued an alert on Tuesday over the deteriorating situation for millions of mainly women and children in northeast Nigeria who continue to be affected by protracted armed conflict, just as the country enters the lean season. Well over eight million people are in need of assistance in Borno,…

Source: Ecobank Nigeria |

Ecobank Nigeria launches Super Rewards Season III with one hundred customers set to get N50,000 monthly in rewards

The two-month campaign kicks off June 20 and will run through to August 21, 2022

Ecobank Nigeria (Ecobank.com/ng), an affiliate of the leading Pan-African banking Group, Ecobank Group, has launched Season 3 of its Super Rewards Campaign. The customer-focused initiative is designed by Ecobank Nigeria to reward customers’ loyalty. The Season 3 is set to reward 100 customers with cash prizes of N50,000 monthly, while…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Staff Concludes Staff Visit with Nigeria

IMF team led by Ms. Jesmin Rahman held meetings with the Nigerian authorities from June 6-10, 2022, to discuss recent economic and financial developments

Real GDP growth is broadening to all sectors except oil, but inflation remains elevated; The economic outlook is challenging with high food prices raising food security concerns. An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Ms. Jesmin Rahman held meetings with the Nigerian authorities from June 6-10, 2022, to discuss…