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The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropy dedicated to supporting entrepreneurship, concluded its 3rd annual TEF Entrepreneurship Forum on 14th of October 2017 in Lagos.

  The Forum hosted more than 1,300 participants from 54 African countries. The most diverse and inclusive gathering of African entrepreneurs on the continent, the Forum continued its strong tradition of showcasing innovation across sectors, including Agriculture, Technology, Healthcare, Fashion and Energy/Power Generation.   Launched in 2015, the Forum was born out of the Foundation’s $100 million commitment to identify, ... Read More »

Kachikwu speaks on fire incident at his Abuja home

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, on Monday confirmed that there was a fire incident at his Abuja residence as circulated on social media, but said it was “nothing serious.” “It was a mere power surge that was contained immediately,” Mr. Kachikwu’s spokesperson, Idang Alibi, told PREMIUM TIMES at 5:00 p.m. Monday. The spokesperson said no one was ... Read More »

What Buhari told World Bank, by Oshiomhole

Google+PinterestLinkedInWhatsApp FORMER Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole said yesterday President Muhammadu Buhari only asked for assistance on humanitarian crisis during a session with World Bank President Dr. Kim Jong. He said it was regrettable that a patriotic request made by the President and borne out of altruistic motivation was now being politicised. He said the idea of trying to read ... Read More »

Buhari hosts kid admirers in Aso Villa

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday hosted three young admirers in the State House, who have shown high interest in his administration and prayed for his recovery during ill-health. They included three-year old Maya Jammal, who became an internet sensation, when her videoed prayer for the President’s recovery went viral, and 10 year-old Aisha Aliyu Gebbi, who penned a personal letter to ... Read More »

How Nigeria, others can tackle corruption, by IMF, Okonjo-Iweala

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde; a former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and key global experts have advised Nigeria, Argentina and other top countries battling corruption to use tools that can help reduce procurement costs by about 60 per cent. They urged the countries to strengthen institutions, provide incentives against corruption and deploy more ... Read More »

Produce Kanu or face war, IPOB warns

The banned Indigenous People of Biafra  on Monday threatened to take up arms against the Federal Government of President Muhammadu Buhari if it failed  to produce its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, dead or alive, on Tuesday(today) in court. Kanu is facing treason charges. He was granted bail in April, with an order to return to court to face his trial before Justice Binta Nyako ... Read More »

Aisha Buhari visits State House Clinic

The wife of the President, Aisha Bihari, on Monday paid an unscheduled visit to the State House Clinic in Abuja. Mrs. Buhari had last week attacked the management of hospital for their inability to provide basic drugs and equipment despite billions of naira proposed for the hospital in successive budgets. She said instead of providing badly needed essentials, the management chose to ... Read More »

NLNG demands $315m refund from NIMASA

The management of Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) has issued a demand notice for $315,598,823.29 judgment debt to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The sum represents the payments made under protest to the Agency by the NLNG since 2013, as well as direct and shipping losses incurred by NLNG due to the initial two-day blockade of ... Read More »

Cameroonian gendarmes injure six Nigerians

The police in Cross River State yesterday said six residents of Danare community in Boki Local Government Area were shot by gendarmes from Bodam community during an encroachment into the Nigerian territory by Cameroonians. Commissioner of Police Hafiz Inuwa confirmed the attack in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar. He said the Cameroonian community, Bodam, ... Read More »