Buhari meets Merkel in Berlin

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Berlin, Germany, on a three-day  official visit from Oct. 13 to 15 to discuss matters of security and national development. While in Berlin, Buhari would confer with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany...

Delta Govt. woos investors on agric

By Gregory Mmaduakolam Mrs Mary Iyasere, Delta Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, says the government is ready to offer tax holidays and other investment opportunities to local and international investors that want to invest in...

Anti-graft watchdog delays report after Zuma court application

South Africa's anti-graft watchdog has deferred release of a report into allegations of political interference by wealthy friends of Jacob Zuma in a move critics of the president fear could lead to a watering...

Factbox: 10 facts about Boko Haram and Nigeria’s kidnapped Chibok girls

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Boko Haram has freed 21 of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militant group in April 2014 in the northern Nigerian town of Chibok, the government said...

The Trump tightrope: Republicans weigh response with eye toward future

By James Oliphant | WASHINGTON With Donald Trump’s U.S. election prospects dimming and controversy swirling around him, future Republican presidential hopefuls may be weighing whether standing by their man is the savvy move. Party strategists fear...

Exclusive: Islamic State crushes rebellion plot in Mosul as army closes in

By Ahmed Rasheed | BAGHDAD Islamic State has crushed a rebellion plot in Mosul, led by one of the group's commanders who aimed to switch sides and help deliver the caliphate's Iraqi capital to government...

DISCUSSING NIGERIA: A case for political and fiscal Federalism

Ugochukwu Amasike One of the tragedies of the current unitary system of governance we practice and the consequential mono-product economy it's foisted on the Nigerian Federation is the transformation of Nigeria's federating units into dependents...

Nigeria cautioned to halt planned demolition of shanty towns in Lagos

Ismail Akwei Amnesty International has cautioned Nigeria’s Lagos State government to halt plans to demolish irregular structures in waterfront communities across the state in an attempt to improve security. The rights body in a statement released...

Nigerian minister seeks $500 million for mining sector development

Nigeria Is embarking on a long- term development for it mining sector in order to boot investment. This is in a bid to reduce over reliance on the oil sector which provides 70% of government...

Kenyan creatives oppose controversial bill

Kenyan filmmakers and creatives have opposed a controversial proposed bill by the Kenya Film and Classification Board to increase its powers. Furious creatives argued at a stakeholders forum against the proposed bill accusing the body...

Egypt denies allegations it’s supporting Ethiopia opposition

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with REUTERS Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has officially responded to accusations by Ethiopia that the north African country was supporting anti-government elements protesting in the country. According to the Egyptian president,...

Ghana’s ‘faceless’ journalist using popular faces to promote peaceful polls

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban Ghana vote in general elections in December this year. Electorate will be voting to elect a president and Members of Parliament (MPs) for the country’s 275 seat legislature. As the day draws...

EU celebrates return of 21 Chibok girls, commits more support to Nigeria

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with EUROPEAN UNION The European Union (EU) has expressed joy at the release of 21 abducted girls by insurgent group, Boko Haram. The girls were released after over two years in...

By Gift Ndowlane The highly-rated Noem My Skollie (Call Me Thief) currently on circuit in local cinemas has been nominated as South Africa's official selection to the Academy Awards. It is nominated in the category for...