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This World Will ‘end’ In 2030! Chief Segun Odegbami

This world will end in 2030

By Olusegun Odegbami I wish all my readers a Happy New Year. I am happy to predict that the world, the way we know it now, a global system that has been deliberately designed and constructed in such a way that the Black person on earth should not succeed, will come to a shuddering end […]

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London Stock Exchange - Companies to Inspire Africa

97 Nigerian firms listed among ‘Companies to Inspire Africa’

The London Stock Exchange Group, on Wednesday, launched the second edition of its ‘Companies to Inspire Africa’ report, with Nigeria having the single largest representation. Nigeria and Kenya led the countries represented in the report, with 97 and 66 firms respectively. “Nigeria further built on its leading position established in the 2017 report with strong […]

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UN chief condemns attempted coup in Gabon

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday condemned an attempted coup in Gabon, his spokesman said, recalling that the UN chief opposes unconstitutional changes of power by force. Gabon’s presidency said in a statement that soldiers burst into a state radio station at dawn on Monday and called for an uprising against President Ali Bongo, […]

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Dutch ready to take in Sea-Watch migrants from Nigeria, Libya and Ivory Coast

The Netherlands announced Wednesday it was prepared to welcome some of the 32 migrants waiting to disembark from a Dutch-flagged vessel in the Mediterranean, if other countries did the same. “The Netherlands has indicated a readiness to possibly take in a proportional number of migrants who are on board Sea-Watch 3, on condition that other […]

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Miss Congo wins Miss Africa Beauty Pageant

Miss Congo, Dorcas Kasinde has won the 2018 Miss Africa Beauty Pageant hosted by the Cross River Government. The contest took place in the early hours of Friday at the Calabar International Conference Centre. Kasinde, who beat Nigeria’s Chiamaka Nnaemeka and Zambia’s Gladys Kayumba to the second and third positions respectively to clinch the crown, […]

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Ebola kills over 242 people in DRC – WHO

The Ebola outbreak in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) began four months ago and is now the worst in the country’s history and second worst ever. More than 242 people have died from Ebola, with the Ministry of Health and World Health Organization (WHO) reporting 422 probable and confirmed cases. […]

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McKinsey shows Africa is the world’s next big growth market

Embed from Getty Images Kevin Sneader, global managing partner of McKinsey & Co., speaks during the Milken Institute Asia Summit in Singapore, on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. The conference concludes today. Photographer: Paul Miller/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesPress Release JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, November 20, 2018/ — A new book by McKinsey (https://www.McKinsey.com/) confirms that Africa is […]

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Onyeama will lead Nigerian delegation to 11th Extraordinary Session of AU

Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, will lead the Nigerian delegation to the 11th Extraordinary Session of the African Union, scheduled to hold between Nov. 14 and Nov.18 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The ministry’s spokesperson, George Edokpa, stated this via a statement he issued on Monday in Abuja. According to him, the Executive Council Meeting of […]

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Africa Investment Forum 2018: Lusophone Africa sets sight on US$5 billion in projects under new Development Finance Compact

Content provided by APO Group. CNBC Africa provides content from APO Group as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. CNBC Africa is not responsible for the content provided by APO Group. Download logo Lusophone countries have identified a pipeline of more than US$5 billion in private sector and […]

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FILE PHOTO: Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo speaks during the Nigeria/Ecowas Trade and Investment for Development forum in Abuja

‘Nigeria is not against AfCFTA’

The federal government recently reiterated its position on the African Continental Free Trade Area, ACFTA, saying that Nigeria is not against the pact. The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who said this in a keynote at the 2018 Africa Trade Forum in Lagos, said although, Nigeria was yet to sign the agreement, the country was […]

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Ahead of the #AfricaInvestmentForum, African leaders urge World Bank to do more to eradicate energy poverty across the continent

WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, October 24, 2018/ — Speaking at the World Bank meeting in Bali this month Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank President, said that African leaders have approached him and said that they need more support to provide baseload power in their countries. He said that these African leaders are […]

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AfDB Boss, Akinwumi Adesina bags Honorary Doctorate degree

The Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, has conferred a Doctor of Letters, Honoris Causa on the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina in recognition of his immense contributions to socio-economic development on the continent. John Olachy Momoh, Chairman of Channels Media Group, Nigeria’s multi award-winning television station also received an Honoris Causa at the […]

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