Source: U.S. Department of State |

Nigeria at a Crossroads: The Upcoming Elections

Testimony, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs U.S. House of Representatives, Sub-Committee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

Testimony, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr.  Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs U.S. House of Representatives, Sub-Committee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Introduction  Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, and distinguished Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today regarding the upcoming elections…

Source: Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) |

Barewa Rugby Club to face Cowrie Rugby Club in repeat of 2016 Presidents Cup final

The match promises to be exciting and crunching as the two teams once again seek to establish dominance in the Nigerian Rugby Union League

Barewa Rugby Club of Kano defeated Cowrie Rugby Club of Lagos 8-7 in 2016 final at The Old Parade Grounds in Abuja to win the Presidents' Cup National title. They will meet again this weekend, Saturday 15 December at 2pm in a highly competitive National Rugby final match at the Mainbowl…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Preventing further conflict in Cameroon and the Lake Chad Basin

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Briefing on UNOCA

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen Thank you Mr President. I may I also thank Special Representative Fall and Ms Ghelani of OCHA for briefing the Council today and for all that your respective teams are doing in what is a complicated and difficult region as you’ve both set out. Today…

ROAM
Source: ROAM |

Nine of ten Africans unqualified for the Jobs they apply to

Research conducted by the ROAM (Ringier One Africa Media) Group shows that many Africans who apply for a job are not qualified in the first place

Close to 90% of applicants that apply to a job position are objectively not a match to the role advertised. This is caused less by a shortage of jobs, but a fundamental misunderstanding of job requirements, both from employers and candidates. This has been uncovered by research conducted by ROAM…

Source: African Energy Chamber |

African Energy Chamber endorses the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit 2019

The attending investor groups among the chamber’s members represent billions of dollar worth of inbound investments to the Nigerian oil & gas sector

The African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) proudly endorses the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) (www.NigeriaPetroleumSummit.com), to be held in Abuja’s International Conference Centre on January 27-30, 2019. Our members, which include the majority of the international oil companies (IOCs), services companies and many African players will be in Nigeria to participate in…

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Cameroonian Refugees in Nigeria get Christmas Humanitarian relief items from Africa Now Foundation

In the spirit of the Christmas, the foundation also donated soft drinks of different brands, biscuits, wafers and sweets that could reach over 2,000 people

The Africa Now Foundation, a charity organization owned by Africa’s leading Oil and Gas lawyer, NJ Ayuk, CEO of Centurion Law Group has donated relief materials worth over thousands of dollars to hundreds of Cameroonian refugees living in the Adagom Resettlement site in Ogoja, Cross Rivers State, Nigeria. “This is…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

African Economic Conference (AEC) 2018: Pushing for an inclusive African Continental Free-Trade Agreement

A total of 44 African nations signed the landmark African Continental Free Trade agreement (AfCFTA) earlier this year, which aims to create a single continental market for goods and services

A truly successful implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement cannot be achieved without the “people dimension,” ensuring that the integration process does not lead to widening inequalities or exclusion. In a plenary session on the final day of the African Economic Conference, delegates participated in an interactive…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Huge desert solar initiative to make Africa a renewables power-house

Solar projects stretching across the Sahel region are expected to connect 250m people with electricity by tapping into the region’s abundant solar resource

The details of the “Desert to Power Initiative” have been outlined as part of the Paris Agreement climate change talks at COP24 in Katowice, Poland this week. Energy poverty in Africa is estimated to cost the continent 2-4 % GDP annually, according to the African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org), which…

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Corporate Social Responsibility: Dangote gets Top 5 Recognition in ‘Most Responsible Business In Africa’ Category

Dangote Group was also named by SERAS one of the Top 5 "Most Responsible Business in Africa/Overall Winner"

In recognition of its 2017 Sustainability Report and significant progress in Sustainability Best Practices and Reporting in 2018, Dangote Industries Limited (DIL) (www.Dangote.com) received two awards at the 12th edition of the annual Sustainability Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAS), which took place in Lagos Nigeria. Two DIL subsidiaries received the…

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GE Nigeria launches e-learning portal at Lagos Garage Week 2018

The portal was launched during GE’s Lagos Garage Week 2018, a year-end series of events held annually at the Lagos Garage

In line with its commitment to skills development and the empowerment of entrepreneurs in Nigeria, GE (www.GE.com) (NYSE: GE), the world’s premier digital industrial company, yesterday launched an e-learning portal for its Lagos Garage advanced manufacturing training program with the objective of extending the training program’s reach to thousands of Nigerians…