Boko Haram initiates moves for dialogue – CCC

The Executive Secretary of the Center for Crisis Communication CCC, Air Commodore Yusuf Anas (rtd) says Boko Haram members have made contacts with the center to initiate dialogue with the federal government on how to stop their activities in Nigeria. This comes after President Buhari stated in a recent CNN interview that he’s open for […]

When You Kill Ten Million Africans You Aren’t Called ‘Hitler’

Take a look at this picture. Do you know who it is? Most people haven’t heard of him. But you should have. When you see his face or hear his name you should get as sick in your stomach as when you read about Mussolini or Hitler or see one of their pictures. You see, […]

We’ve found banks with stolen oil money – Buhari

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, in Abuja said that his administration has identified banks, financial institutions and countries in which payments for stolen Nigerian crude oil have been deposited. Speaking at an audience with visiting United States Congressmen, President Buhari acknowledged the support and cooperation his administration was getting from the international community in gathering […]

Mugabe revives Gaddafi’s United States of Africa dream

Zimbabwean president claims a continental bloc united under one figurehead is needed to move Africa into global superleague. The muscular display of power and pageantry at the inauguration in Washington may be watched by envious eyes around the world. Not least among those who yearn to build another USA – the United States of Africa […]

Happy Birthday Mr. President: Obama Expands Young African Leaders Initiative

Young leaders from 17 African countries broke into a happy birthday song as U.S. President Barack Obama arrived for the second Young African Leaders Initiative Presidential Summit and Town Hall, VOA reported. Obama will be 54 Today,  Aug. 4. In Washington, D.C., 500 exceptional young African leaders gathered for a three-day Summit, where they’ll engage with public and […]

“THERE’S A VERY SPECIAL SPIRIT THAT’S ALIVE IN NIGERIANS.” – JEAN CASE

Social activist, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and CEO of the Case Foundation, Jean Case has great admiration for the “Nigerian hustle”, and is very excited about the future of Africa. Jean Case is deeply passionate about the world changing potential of technology, and is a pioneer in the world of interactive technologies. She and her husband founded the Case Foundation in 1997, […]

AFRICA’S RICHEST MAN GETS $997M US GRANT FOR DANGOTE OIL REFINERY

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has received $997.4 million in training grant from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) for his Dangote Oil Refining Company Ltd. located in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. “USTDA is pleased to support the Dangote Oil Refining Company’s efforts to increase Nigeria’s domestic refining capacity,” said USTDA Deputy Director Enoh Titilayo […]

No, Nigeria Is Not the World’s Biggest Champagne Consumer After France

Certainly by 2014, media institutions like Business Today in the US and Mail & Guardian Africa reported that champagne consumption, or sales, in Nigeria was the second largest in the world. City Press then wrote earlier this year “Nigeria is fast becoming the second champagne capital in the world, trailing only France – which actually […]

Extracting Economic Value From Higher Education: What African Universities Can Learn From Singapore

Yue Chee Yoon of the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore says African universities can learn from Singapore. Yue visited South Africa for the inaugural Africa Universities Summit, under way at the University of Johannesburg. The summit brought together educators, business people and policy makers to talk about moving Africa’s universities forward and building a shared global legacy. The event is part of […]

Opinion: Despite $7 Billion To ‘Power Africa,’ Why Is The Continent Still In The Dark?

When President Barack Obama made his first presidential visit to Kenya over the weekend, he visited not just his ancestral home, but one of the target countries in his $7 billion signature foreign aid initiative, Power Africa. Launched in 2013, Power Africa aims to boost electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa. The initiative has prioritized expanding […]