Army confirms death of 4 soldiers in bomb trap

Nigerian troops in Borno state: 4 soldiers die in bomb trap By Johnson Eyiangho The Army has confirmed that it lost four soldiers in Borno on Thursday when their patrol vehicle ran into a bomb trap  on the road between Kangarwa and Alagarno village. The Army Spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, confirmed the incident in a statement on […]

Yam Export: AFAN wants ailing yam conditioning centres revived

Yam Export: AFAN wants ailing yam conditioning centres revived By Ginika Okoye The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) on Friday advised the Federal Government to revive ailing yam conditioning centres and establish some in all yam-producing communities nationwide. Chief Daniel Okafor, the Vice President, Root and Tubers, AFAN, told the News Agency of Nigeria […]

TV hosts question Trump’s mental state

Questions over Trump’s mental state   The hosts of the “Morning Joe” television show are questioning US President Donald Trump’s “unmoored behaviour” after he lashed out at them in a Twitter rant this week. “America’s leaders and allies are asking themselves yet again whether this man is fit to be president,” Joe Scarborough and Mika […]

Chinese firms in Africa to generate $440b revenue by 2025

President Xi Jinping of China: The country eyes $440b revenue in Africa by 2025 By Temitope Ponle The current revenue worth $180 billion earned by Chinese firms in Africa could increase to $440 billion dollars by 2025, a report says. The latest report on Africa-China economic partnership by McKinsey & Company, a global management firm, […]

Nollywood gets over N420m additional grant

  Nollywood film making By Racheal Ishaya The Federal Government says it has released the sum of N420.2 million to the Nigeria film industry popularly called Nollywood to improve and support aspiring practitioners. According to a statement issued by the Deputy Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Finance, Mrs Patricia Deworitshe, on Friday in Abuja, […]

We have metered all MD customers — EKEDC Official

We have metered all MD customers — EKEDC Official By Yunus Yusuf The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company Plc (EKEDC) said on Friday that it had provided meters to the 6,834 Maximum Demand (MD) customers within its network, as directed by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). The Chief Operating Officer of EKEDC, Mr […]