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INEC Raises Hope on Diaspora Voting

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will not relent in its aspiration to make Nigeria’s electoral system more inclusive by accommodating citizens in the diaspora, the Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, has said. He gave the assurance when he accepted an invitation to INEC by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia to observe voting by Indonesians in Nigeria, as part of the Asian country’s ...

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Ambassador Urges UN to Investigate Use of Chemical Weapons Against Tiv People

By Danlami Nmodu Ambassador Iyorwuese Hagher ,Nigeria's former High Commissioner to Canada has called on the “United Nations and the International community to intervene with responsibility to protect the Tiv people and call the Nigerian Government to order. The United Nations should, immediately set a United Nation's peace keeping force to protect Tiv lives and avert the violations of human rights and crim ...

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Jonathan Leaves For EU-Africa Summit In Brussels

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will travel to Brussels Tuesday at the head of Nigeria's delegation to the Fourth European Union-Africa Summit scheduled to open in the Belgian capital on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The summit has "Investing in People, Prosperity and Peace" as its theme. Participants including President Goodluck Jonathan, the President of the European Council, Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, the Pres ...

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Africa gets Technology Center for Agricultural Innovation

By Abdallah el-Kurebe A newly expanded research facility at Delmas, South Africa has today been unveiled by Dupont Pioneer to serve as the core Africa's regional technology center, Ellen Kullman, DuPont Chair and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has revealed. The center is designed to help advance DuPont’s ongoing efforts to accelerate seed product development for Africa’s farmers and help them better manage k ...

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Jonathan Attends ECOWAS Summit In Cote D’ivoire

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will depart Abuja Thursday for Yamoussoukro, Cote D’Ivoire to participate in the 44th Ordinary Session of the Conference of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Heads of State and Government taking place from Friday, March 28 to Saturday, March 29, 2014. The Conference which will consider several reports from the ECOWAS Commission, Council of Ministers and ECO ...

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US – African Export – Import Investment Forum 2014 promotes Africa as Haven for FDIs

– As Africa emerges as the world’s next economic miracle in a changing global economy, many investors have increased Foreign Direct Investment into African countries. The US – African Exim Investment Forum 2014, organized by the African Leadership Magazine, provides a platform to showcase African trade and investment offerings, bring investors and projects together, and build new business partnerships betwe ...

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Agriculture Making Africa’s GDP Grow Faster than Any Other Continent ,Says Gates

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has said that Africa's Growth Domestic Product (GDP) was growing faster than any continent, courtesy of Agriculture. Gates said in a release from the Foundation that, "Africa's GDP is growing faster than any other continent's. When many people think about the engines driving that growth, they imagine commodities like oil, g ...

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Nigeria Will Continue To Pursue Efforts To Harness Nuclear Energy ,Says Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan Monday at the Hague in the Netherlands reaffirmed Nigeria's full commitment to the global fight against the threat of nuclear terrorism, but said that Nigeria, under his leadership will continue to pursue efforts to harness nuclear energy and technology for socio-economic development. In his statement to the third global security summit which opened in the city today, President J ...

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Pope Francis Has Promised to Visit Nigeria,Says Jonathan

(State House Press Release)President Goodluck Jonathan Saturday at the Vatican conferred with PopeFrancis on the promotion of inter-faith dialogue in Nigeria and other parts of the world to foster greater global peace and security. Speaking to journalists after his private meeting with Pope Francis, President Jonathan noted that the promotion of inter-faith dialogue was a cause to which the Pontiff was very ...

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Africa’s concern is influenced by Europe’s position on GMOs – Makinde

Diran Makinde is of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Agency African Biosafety Network of Expertise, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. He spoke with Abdallah el-Kurebe on Crop Biotechnology and Its Regulation in Africa during the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Chicago. Excerpts: At this time when world population growth is threatening food sec ...

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