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U.N. Seeks Sanctions Waiver To Ship Arms To Mali Via Ivory Coast

The United Nations is seeking an exemption from a U.N. Security Council arms embargo on Ivory Coast so it can ship weapons and military equipment across the East African [more]

Where Was Jesus Christ Between 30 And 39 Years Of Age?

Where Was Jesus Christ Between 30 And 39 Years Of Age?By Moshood Fayemiwo - Since the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Satan and his demons have been working on human beings to further distance them from their [more]

Interpreters Of Maladies - By Bayo Oluwasanmi

Interpreters Of Maladies - By Bayo OluwasanmiTwo truths are indispensable to leaders. First, they will be criticized. Second, criticism always changes the leader. Unhappy people tend to attack the point person. As a [more]

More Countries Issuing Travel Advisory To Nigeria Even New Guinea!

More Countries Issuing Travel Advisory To Nigeria Even New Guinea!More and more countries are issuing travel advisory to their citizens not to visit Nigeria. The major cities cited are: Borno, Kano, Adamawa, Gombe, Bauchi, Okene Region [more]

My Worries About President Jonathan’s National Conference - By Toks Ero

My Worries About President Jonathan’s National Conference - By Toks Ero After much uncertainty as to whether the much touted national dialogue would hold or not, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on March 8, 2014 finally inaugurated the [more]

What Does The “North” Want? (Part 2) – By Chido Onumah

What Does The “North” Want? (Part 2) – By Chido OnumahThis piece is not a response to the “North’s” position on the National Conference. I believe every individual or group has the right to respond to the conference as [more]

Nigerian Woman Appointed New York Police Department Precinct Commander

Nigerian Woman Appointed  New York Police Department Precinct CommanderThe New York Police Department (NYPD) has announced the appointment of a Nigerian, Deputy Inspector Olufunmilo Obe, as the Commander of the 28th Precinct in New York City. [more]

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China-Nigeria-FlagImpact Of China’s Reforms On NigeriaIn 2012 Chinese investment in Nigeria was $15.6 billion (the highest in sub-Saharan Africa), according to The Heritage Foundation, a Washington-based think-thank. These investments, most of them contracts, were in the technology, transport, real estate and energy sectors. Fifty-three percent were…..
Mapping The Broadband Investment Opportunities In NigeriaIn a world of increasing internet activity and dependence, prospective investors are in for high return on investment in broadband infrastructural development or in content delivery services. Nigeria investment opportunity will definitely be remembered as the story before broadband and after broadband! The consensus of many telecom financial experts after Nigeria telecoms mobile growth trajectory is that data transmission will be the next major area of investment opportunity…
African Leaders Among Twitter’s ‘Most Conversational Leaders’Africa is home to some of the most conversational leaders on Twitter, according to the latest Twiplomacy report – a leading global study on world leaders using Twitter. The tweets of Ugandan Prime Minister @AmamaMbabazi, Rwanda’s President@PaulKagame and Rwanda’s Foreign Minister @LMushikiwabo are almost exclusively @replies to their followers. Seventy-one percent of African leaders are on Twitter….
Apple Buys Nigerian Entrepreneur’s Online Mapping Startup

Chinedu Echeruo

Chinedu Echeruo

Apple has acquired HopStop.com, an “online city transit guide” and mobile application founded in 2005 by Nigerian tech entrepreneur Chinedu Echeruo. Echeruo’s company, HotStop.com was acquired by Apple in a move to bolster the tech giant’s plan to upgrade its map offering, following Google’s recent $1.1 billion acquisition of Israeli mapping startup, Waze, which draws similarities with its new acquisition….

Growing Africa’s Intra-Trade PotentialHow to break the colonial legacy of exporting goods ‘overseas’ and raise the level of trade between African countries? This has been an issue the African Union (AU) has grappled with since it devoted its January 2012 summit to the issue of ‘Intra-African trade’. The annual Economic Development in Africa report by the United Nations….
Content Revolution Coming To AfricaTen years ago content on the Internet in Africa used to be a handful of newspaper websites and one or two other pioneering souls. Now you can hardly move for the number of new content platforms being launched and this is only the beginning. The continent has always been rich in content but now it has the online means to make it…

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