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Ethiopian Airlines frontrunner in tender to help Nigeria create a flag-carrier

Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise, Africa’s biggest airline, is the frontrunner to set up and manage a new national carrier for Nigeria, Reuters reported. According to the Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise, Tewolde GebreMariam, the Addis Ababa-based carrier is among a small group with an interest in establishing the national carrier of Nigeria. “We do […]

Nigeria’s Buhari praises President Barrow for stability in post-Jammeh Gambia

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday lauded his Gambian counterpart, Adama Barrow, for bringing stability to Gambia since the downfall of longtime leader Yahya Jammeh. Buhari who held talks with his guest Barrow in Abuja on Wednesday underscored the importance of stability saying it had a ripple effect on the wider national agenda of every […]

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Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki quits Buhari’s ruling APC party

Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki has announced his resignation from the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC) for the opposition People’s Democratic Party. Saraki’s decision comes barely a week after a mass resignation of APC Senators that enabled the main opposition PDP to take the majority in the Senate. In a statement posted on his […]

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Nigeria’s former Vice-President eyes presidency

Nigeria’s Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president and key ally of President Muhammadu Buhari has declared his bid to become president of Nigeria when elections are held in 2019. Atiku is seeking to run on the ticket of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a party he rejoined earlier this year. He made the […]

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The world needs the ICC; it’s a vital global institution – Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, reiterated the importance of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stressing that Nigeria will continue to cooperate with the institution. In a speech he delivered on the 20th anniversary celebration of the court, Buhari said, “I am honored to be with you here today to celebrate the anniversary of this […]

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Nigeria unveils name, logo of new national carrier

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, has officially launched a new national carrier, Nigeria Air, nearly 15 years after the previous state-run airline, Nigerian Airways, ceased operations. The name and logo of the new national carrier were unveiled in the United Kingdom at the Farnborough Airshow. With its tagline “Bringing Nigeria closer to the world,” Air […]

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Nigeria: Beijing-based Oil Company to invest $3 bln in oilfield operations

China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) has pledged to invest about $3billion in its existing oil and gas operations in Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) stated on Sunday. Yuan Guangyu, the Chief Executive Officer of the Beijing-based Corporation, made the pledge when he led a team of CNOOC top executives on a visit […]

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Nigeria’s Parliament to probe state oil company over ‘under-remittances’

Nigerian lawmakers of the lower house on Tuesday voted a motion to investigate state oil firm over ‘insufficient’ remittances to government coffers. The move comes a month after Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun said that the amount the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation was transferring to the government was “unacceptable.” NNPC short-changed the government by 100 billion […]

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I like Nigeria a lot. It’s an appealing country – Emmanuel Macron to Buhari

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday met with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari to support the West African nation’s efforts to eliminate the terrorist Boko Haram group. Macron arrived in Abuja, the federal capital of Nigeria, in the early hours of Tuesday, where he held a joint press conference with his counterpart Muhammadu Buhari. The […]

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Africa’s World Cup Dream Ends

The 2018 World Cup dream ended Thursday night for Africa, after a particularly destructive first phase for the participating five African nations. No African team will participate in the knockout stages, a first since the 1986 World Cup. Senegal, Africa’s last hope in the tournament, was eliminated from the World Cup after it lost 1-0 […]

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