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Nigeria, EU, UN partner to boost criminal justice response to terrorism

Boko Haram

Nigeria is said to be taking an important step in its fight against terrorism, by working to further refine and strengthen its strategy to prosecute, reintegrate, and rehabilitate former members of Boko Haram in compliance with international laws and standards. For this purpose, technical and high level consultations were held in Abuja from 13 to 15 December 2016, on “Considering ...

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19 Nigerians benefit from Shell academics research programme

Igo Weli Shell

A total of 19 academics from different universities in Nigeria have begun research attachments in several fields of study in the latest phase of the sabbatical and internship programme of The Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria Limited (SPDC) Joint Venture, which was introduced in 1980. The eight professors and 11 research interns commenced their programmes in January 2017, seeking to ...

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Four managers eye Wenger’s job


If the news making its round is anything to go by, then Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, may not be in charge of the club next season. Some club supporters have been mounting pressure on the Gunners boss, calling on him to step down. Wenger has been in charge of the North London club for 21 years, but there is now ...

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NEITI commits to open government partnerships

Waziri Adio

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has identified Nigeria’s membership of Open Government Partnership as a timely platform to push for disclosure of beneficial owners of companies in the oil, gas and mining industries in the country. Executive Secretary of NEITI, Waziri Adio, stated this recently while addressing a Consultative Forum on Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Abuja. “Knowing ...

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Ikpeazu, Ambode, Obaseki, George, Daniel, Peterside for Freedom Online lecture

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State

The challenge of unemployment and its negative effect in a developing economy will be the focus of discussion at the first annual lecture of Freedom Online ( on Thursday. Freedom Online, according to a statement by its Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief, Gabriel Akinadewo, is focusing on how to tackle unemployment during the lecture “because it has become a monster, threatening to consume ...

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Nations urged to devise local strategies for effective natural resource governance

Dr. Kayode Fayemi

African countries implementing the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) have been called upon to devise home-grown strategies to tackle transparency and accountability issues bearing in mind the unique and peculiar nature of the region. Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, made the call when he received a delegation from the Malawi Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (MWEITI) that ...

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NEITI seeks partnership with NDDC on anti-corruption

Waziri Adio

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency  Initiative (NEITI) has said that it will partner with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to enthrone transparency and accountability in the operations of the agency. Executive Secretary of NEITI, Waziri Adio, gave the assessment in his presentation to the Retreat of the Commission held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Mr. Adio noted that the ...

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Price hike: Benue legislators upbraid Dangote Cement official


The Benue State House of Assembly has accused Dangote Cement Company for treating the House and the Benue people with levity, contempt and ridicule. This followed the non-appearance of the Plant Director, Dangote Cement, Gboko Plant, Jacinto Miranda, on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 during plenary, albeit for the second time after on invitation by the House to appear before it ...

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Equatorial Guinea opts to join OPEC

Equatorial Guinea

The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea announced on Monday, 23 January that it has submitted its interest to join the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in 2017. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, reportedly travelled to Vienna on January 20 to meet with OPEC officials and present the Government of Equatorial Guinea’s offer to ...

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Over $200bn in bonds expected this year – Study


Green bond issuance worldwide could cross $200 billion in 2017, doubling the 2016 record, as it continues to be driven by the Paris climate agreement, China’s clean energy campaign, as well as new issuers and structures, rating agency Moody’s said on Thursday, 19 January 2017. Issuance of green bonds – debt instruments used to raise funds for projects involving renewable energy, ...

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