African economic growth to slow in 2015: IMF
Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa remains strong but is expected to slow for a second successive year in 2015 in the face of declining commodity prices and the Ebola epidemic, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.
UK's Cameron vows return to 'good life' in election fight
British Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron launched his party's manifesto on Tuesday, promising a return to the "good life" and the revival of a housing policy associated with Margaret Thatcher if he wins May's election.
WTO cuts 2015 global trade growth outlook to 3.3% from 4%
Global commerce is expected to grow just 3.3 percent this year, the World Trade Organization said Tuesday, slashing its previous forecast of 4.0 percent over weak global economic growth and rising geopolitical tensions.
Turkish lira tumbles to new low against dollar
Turkey's embattled lira on Tuesday tumbled to a new low in value against the dollar, pressured by the possibility of the US Federal Reserve raising rates and domestic jitters ahead of June 7 elections.
Rep attributes victory to confidence, trust of electorate
Mr Dauda Kako-Are (AP-Mushin 1 Federal Constituency), has attributed his re-election to the trust and confidence the electorate in his constituency reposed in him. Kako-Are, a former member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), defected to Accord Party in 2014, after he lost his bid to re-contest under the APC. Kako-Are told the News Agency…
APC faults Ekiti Assembly poll, to challenge result at tribunal
THE All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has rejected Saturday’s House of Assembly elections, saying the exercise cannot be described as free and fair. It vows to challenge the result at the tribunal.
So low have we fallen that it is ‘pure water’ that has come to our rescue! (2)
IT is not like the Nigerian state has been standing akimbo. In a report written by Ameto Akpe for Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in 2012, she wrote that, “in January 2011, the Federal Government launched the water road-map, a blueprint that describes the government’s objectives in developing the nation’s water resources between 2011 and 2025. The plan includes the promise that 75 per cent of Nigerians will have access to potable water by 2015, and 90 per cent by 2020. With the launch of the plan, Jonathan’s administration announced the availability of special intervention funds for several projects.”
UNIFEMGA… celebrating commitment to better Nigeria
LAST Sunday in Lagos, the Obafemi Awolowo University Muslim Graduates’ Association (UNIFEMGA) held its flagship programme – public lecture/luncheon – featuring Prof. Is-haq Oloyede as guest speaker. The former Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin spoke on Cultural Pluralism as Challenge to the Effectiveness of University Education in Fostering the Culture of Dialogue and Understanding. The…
Energy commission, NBTI to partner on commercialisation of research products
The Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) said it would collaborate with the National Board for Technology Incubation (NBTI) to commercialise its research and development products nationwide.