Afro-Jazz Legend, Manu Dibango Dies From Coronavirus
Veteran Afro-jazz star Manu Dibango died on Tuesday after contracting the coronavirus, his music publisher told AFP. The 86-year-old Cameroonian, best known for the 1972 hit “Soul Makossa,” is one of the first worldwide stars to die as a result of COVID-19. “He died early this morning in a... Read more
The World Assembly of Youth (WAY) on Tuesday applauded the proactive measures taken by the Federal and some state governments to contain spread of the  CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) in Nigeria. In a statement from the Africa regional office of WAY signed by Mr Preye Ketebu-Brown, Coordinator, WAY-Africa Response Against... Read more
Rivers Government has flagged off a statewide Consultative meeting with Community Development Committee (CDC) leaders to sentitise people to embrace Modular refineries than engage in illegal refining of petroleum products. Deputy Governor of Rivers, Dr Ipalibo Banigo, told the meeting on Friday in Port Harcourt, that Gov. Nyesom Wike’s... Read more
More Than 600 Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In Africa
. Twelve countries in the African region are now experiencing local transmission   From: Dianabasi Effiong   More than 600 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in 34 countries in Africa as of 19 March, compared with 147 cases one week ago. Although the region has seen a significant... Read more
Mr Akan Okon, Commissioner for Economic Development and Ibom Deep Seaport, said that Akwa Ibom Community and Social Development Projects (CSDP) has intervened in 134 Communities to enhance infrastructures development. Okon said this when the World Bank Task Team visited Akwa Ibom to access infrastructures development of CSDP. The... Read more
‘Doing Well Is Doing Good’ – Says First Bank CEO, Adedutan
I travel to meet Dr Adesola Adeduntan in Edinburgh, where he has been invited to give a keynote address at the Edinburgh School of Business about the role of financial institutions in driving financial inclusion. Fittingly, as you land in Edinburgh, you are greeted by billboards from different investment... Read more
Islamists Targeting Nigerian Christians To Provoke Religious War
•Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Mohammed Islamist militant groups in Nigeria have begun targeting Christians in an attempt to provoke a religious war, the Information Minister said on Thursday. Islamist insurgents in Nigeria have killed around 35,000 people and displaced at least two million in the past decade, driven... Read more
Air Peace Is Leading Nigeria’s Re-branding, Says Anambra State Government
  Air Peace, Nigeria’s leading air carrier, is leading Nigeria’s re-branding on the global stage, says the Anambra State government. In a statement today in Awka, the state capital, the Anambra government noted that there “is no individual or organization anywhere in the world helping as much as Air... Read more
Eight permanent secretaries reinstated by the National Industrial Court (NIC), after their sack by Rivers Government, have resolved to continue to report at their respective duty posts. They also told newsmen in Port Harcourt on Sunday that they would continue to respect the order of the court for their... Read more
Wike Commends Nigeria Immigration Service For New Enhanced E-Passport
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has commended the Nigeria Immigration Service for introducing the Electronic-Passport (E Passport) with 10-year validity, saying it will enable Nigerians to acquire long-term visas. Speaking during the roll-out of the enhanced E-Passport in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Governor Wike also lauded the Immigration... Read more