West Africa

Nigeria: Global ICT Companies Count Losses to Covid-19

Apart from financial losses by global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) companies that cannot be ascertained presently due to the cancellation of the Mobile World Congress 2020 as a result of the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19),industry experts have said a lot of knowledge must have been lost as well. …

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Nigeria: Researchers Develop App to Address Communal Clashes

Nigerian researchers have developed software application solution for cattle rustling, designed to address the frequent deadly clashes between herders and host communities in the country. According to them, the app was developed in such a way that if embraced and deployed, it might signal the dead end of repeated herders/farmers …

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Nigeria: House Pledges to Pass PIGB in June

Abuja — House of Representatives wednesday said it would pass the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) before the end of June. The Speaker of the House, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, said though PIGB has been in the National Assembly for years, the current 9th Assembly was committed to putting it to …

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Nigeria: DISCOs – We Have Received No Subsidies Since 2013 Privatisation

Abuja — The electricity distribution companies (Discos) in Nigeria’s power sector have denied receiving financial subsidies from the federal government since 2013 when the sector was reformed, and privatisation exercise concluded. The Discos through their trade association – the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), condemned a recent claim by …

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Nigeria: GOtv Offer to End in Three Days

GOtv customers can still enjoy the “Step Up” offer to higher packages until February 29, when the campaign ends. The Step Up offer commenced on January 15 and affords all active and disconnected GOtv customers, especially those on GOtv Jolli, Jinja, Plus, Value and Lite packages, the chance to watch …

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Nigeria: Expert Advocates Raw Materials-Based Cluster Sector

The raw materials-based clusters if effectively harness in line with the various Agricultural Development Programmes will generate multiple employments in the country. The President, Association of Agricultural and Industrial Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (AIEN), Chuku Wachuku, disclosed this recently while speaking to journalists in Lagos. Wachuku, said the cluster initiative highlighted …

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Cameroon: Jubilee Fomum Victorine – Sensitisation in Schools Hot Up

The campaign caravan headed by the President of the JUFO visited the GBPPS Groups I and IV Yaounde on February 25, 2020. It was a special day at the Government Bilingual Practising Primary School Groups I and IV Yaounde on February 25, 2020. The Jubilee Fomum Victorine (JUFO) campaign caravan …

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Cameroon: Climate – the Heat Is Unbearable…

Citizens in Yaounde and elsewhere can barely cope with the recent high heat of the day and the night. “It has been too hot for some time now in Yaounde. Temperatures have reached 35 degrees during the day and even at night. I take a bath late at night, use …

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Cameroon: Douala I – Lengue Malapa Re-Elected Mayor

The CPDM equally grabbed all four assistants to the mayor as well as all ten grand councilors. Lengue Malapa has been re-elected the mayor of the Douala I council. This was during the plenary session of the council to elect mayors and grand councilors which took place in the conference …

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Cameroon: Enam- FCFA 1.5 Billion for Construction, Rehabilitation

The contract between the State of Cameroon and the National School of Administration and Magistracy (ENAM) was presented on February 26, 2020. Government within the framework the one -year Minimum Target Contract has made available to the National School of Administration and Magistracy (ENAM) FCFA 1.5 billion. During a ceremony …

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