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Hazem el-Beblawi nominated Egypt Prime Minister

Egypt’s interim president Adly Mansour on Tuesday nominated former finance minister Hazem el Beblawi as the interim prime minister, the local media reported. The appointment comes on a day when the Muslim Brotherhood rejected a road map for the return of constitutional rule issued in a decree by Mansour on Monday night. Beblawi, 76, is […]

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African Union appoints panel on Egypt

The Chairwoman of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Monday announced the appointment of the AU High-Level Panel on Egypt. The panel includes Alpha Oumar KonarĂ©, former president of the Republic of Mali and former chairman of the AU Commission, as the head of the Panel, Festus Gontebanye Mogae, former […]

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China, Nigeria sign 5 Cooperation Agreements

President, Goodluck Jonathan, and President Xi Jinping of China Wednesday presided over the signing of five agreements in Beijing to boost financial, trade, economic, technical and cultural relations between their two countries, according to a press statement from the Nigerian presidency here. The statement said the agreements, signed after bilateral talks between the two leaders […]

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2 killed, 17 injured in Libya car bomb

Two persons were killed and 17 others injured Wednesday in a car bomb in Sebha, southern Libya, the Libyan News Agency reported. A car exploded in a busy street in the city, killing the two persons, including a Nigerian national, the agency said. Two other cars exploded outside a hotel near a police station without […]

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Mandela is a “hero for the world” – Obama

US President Barack Obama said Thursday that Nelson Mandela was a “hero for the world” whose legacy will live on throughout the ages. Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid hero lay critically ill in hospital. “He is a personal hero. “I think he is a hero for the world, and if and when he passes from this […]

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Nigeria tops in Africa for second year on FDI

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNTAD) yesterday ranked Nigeria Africa’s number one destination for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Africa for the second time in two years. The latest UNCTAD report, entitled, “Global Value Chains: Investment and Trade for Development”, put Nigeria’s FDI inflows at $7.03billion while South Africa recorded $4.572bn; Ghana, […]

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Nigeria Governors’ Forum crisis threat to 2015 polls – Holland

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nigeria has said that the crisis rocking the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) is capable of posing a big threat to the 2015 elections if not addressed by the stakeholders . The first secretary of The Netherland Embassy, Ms Anique Claessen, expressed the view in Abuja during […]