Nigeria Port Authority assures Vessel safety on its waters

Nigeria Port Authority assures Vessel safety on its waters

Ms. Hadiza Bala-Usman, The Managing Director, Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) in a statement signed by Mr Abdullahi Goje, General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communication of the authority in Lagos, has assured that the agency would ensure the safety and security of vessels on the nation’s territorial waters and seas.

She …

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Ghana to Inject GH1bn Into Free Senior High School Education

Ghana to Inject GH1bn Into Free Senior High School Education

Ghana’s Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia while Speaking at his hometown in Tamale in the Northern Region of Ghana disclosed that thecountry will allocate GH1 billion to sustain the free Senior High School (SHS) programme in its 2018 budget.

Dr. Bawumia said the amount will ensure that more students get …

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UNION BANK TO IMPROVE AGRIBUSINESS LENDING IN NIGERIA

UNION BANK TO IMPROVE AGRIBUSINESS LENDING IN NIGERIA

Union Bank Plc, one of Nigeria’s oldest banks, was established in 1917 has officially opened a N50 billion rights issue to the public which it hopes to deploy into raising its capitalization and growing agribusiness loans.

The bank, had gotten approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to sell …

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FACE RECOGNITION DOORBELL

FACE RECOGNITION DOORBELL

Home device maker Nest Labs is adding Google’s facial recognition technology to a camera-equipped doorbell and rolling out a security system in an attempt to end its history of losses.

The products announced Wednesday expand upon the internet-connected thermostats, smoke detectors and stand-alone security cameras that Nest has been selling …

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BMW SA GETS US$150M LOAN FROM IFC TO BUILD THE NEW BMW X3

BMW SA GETS US$150M LOAN FROM IFC TO BUILD THE NEW BMW X3

The $150 million loan comes as South Africa “seeks new sources of economic growth after a period of slowdown, driven in part by sluggish mining and manufacturing sectors”, according to  the IFC in a statement.

The auto industry tends to be  South Africa’s largest manufacturing sector.

“The country suffers from …

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UGANDAN POLICE BANS DEMONSTRATION AS MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT DEBATES ON PRESIDENTIAL AGE LIMIT

UGANDAN POLICE BANS DEMONSTRATION AS MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT DEBATES ON PRESIDENTIAL AGE LIMIT

The Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura said in a statement on Wednesday that planners of demonstrations can use other forms other than processions to allow parliament to “debate in peace”. He explained that they received information about groups planning to use the cover of processions to “cause violence and …

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MADAGASCAR HEALTH MINISTER PERFORMS SURGERY ON SIAMESE TWINS

MADAGASCAR HEALTH MINISTER PERFORMS SURGERY ON SIAMESE TWINS

In most countries health ministers are seen as officials more interested in paperwork than medical miracles.

Not in country like Madagascar, where Mamy Lalatiana Andriamanarivo recently picked up a scalpel and separated conjoined siamese twins in a medical first for the Indian Ocean island nation.

“Surgery was performed at the …

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NIGERIA GOVERNMENT APPROVES US$5.7bn FOR CONSTRUCTION OF 3,050MW ELECTRICITY PROJECT

NIGERIA GOVERNMENT APPROVES  US$5.7bn FOR CONSTRUCTION OF 3,050MW ELECTRICITY PROJECT

President Muhammadu Buhari, approved 5.792 billion dollars (about N1.140trillion) for the construction of the 3,050 megawatts Mambilla Hydro-Power project at Gembu in Taraba.

“Nigeria started talking about it since 1972; that is about 45 years ago. said The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola.

He also said, …

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Ethiopia must step up political reforms, U.S. ‘disturbed’ over ethnic clashes

Ethiopia must step up political reforms, U.S. ‘disturbed’ over ethnic clashes

The United States says Ethiopia must open up its political space if its is to cement its place in the future as a “strong, prosperous and democratic nation.”

This was contained in a press statement released by the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa. The September 19, 2017 statement was referring …

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NEW PAPER PATCH SENSOR FOR MEASURING GLUCOSE DURING EXERCISE

NEW PAPER PATCH SENSOR FOR MEASURING GLUCOSE DURING EXERCISE

A new paper-based sensor patch developed by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York could allow diabetics to effectively measure glucose levels during exercise

Today’s most widespread methods for glucose self-testing involve monitoring glucose levels in blood. Conventional measurements, however, are not suitable for preventing hypoglycemia during exercise, …

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