Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Obeahon Ohiwerei, CEO of Keystone Bank Wins the European Award for Best Banking CEO in Nigeria

Mr.  Obeahon Ohiwerei, CEO of Keystone Bank Wins the European Award for Best Banking CEO in Nigeria

The European continues to acknowledge businesses that enable and boost the economy. It covers Global Banking and Finance, Global ESG Leaders, the Global Legal sectors and regional development in areas such as Europe, Latin America, Africa, MENA, Asia and Central Eastern Europe. A selection of companies have been recognised for progress, competitiveness and outstanding performance in their respective fields.

America: The Shithole of Gun Violence

America: The Shithole of Gun Violence

Do you know that there have been more mass shootings in America in 2018  than Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria in the last three years?
In 2018, there have been 310 mass shootings, and over 12,000 gun deaths in the U.S., according to the non-profit Gun Violence Archive.  More than the combined killings in Boko Haram attacks and killings by ISIS terrorists in the last four years.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Bekeme Olowola Appointed To the Board of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Amsterdam


Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Amsterdam Appoints Nigerian Sustainability Expert, Bekeme Olowola, As Board Member

Olowola, who is the first West African member on the Board of Directors, will be commencing her 3-year appointment on 1 January, 2019

LAGOS, Nigeria, November 12, 2018/ -- Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) (, the world’s leading sustainability impact measurement and reporting standards body, based in Amsterdam, has appointed Bekeme Olowola, Founder and Chief Executive of CSR-in-Action, headquartered in Nigeria, as a member of its Board of Directors, where she will be joining a leading caste of global sustainability professionals.

HBR: ‘The Big Five' Trends That Will Affect Business in Africa

If You Want to Know ‘The Big Five' Trends That Will Affect Business in Africa, This is the Book To Read

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, 09 November 2018 / PRN Africa / -- For one week, Acha Leke and Mutsa Chironga studied stories from international news outlets to gauge the stories being told about Africa. What they found motivated them to change the narrative about the continent. In that one week, the only African news they could find were about Nigerian terror group, Boko Haram, African migrants who drowned while trying to escape conditions at home, and articles on corruption in Angola.

More than 30, 000 Cameroonian Refugees Flee to Nigeria

UNHCR/Roqan Ojomo:A refugee family from Cameroon sits outside their shelter at Adagom settlement in Ogoja province, south-east Nigeria.

Fleeing violence, Cameroonian refugee arrivals in Nigeria pass 30,000, reports UN refugee agency

NEW YORK, 09 November 2018 / PRN Africa / -- According to Babar Baloch, a spokesperson for the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), many of those who have fled so far, had to rely on trails and informal paths to make the crossing, as official border entry points remain closed.

Together with their partners, UNHCR staff are present at access points often used by refugees to assess the situation and the needs of new arrivals, he added.

“People are telling us they were ordered to leave their houses due to increasing violence in their home areas,” said Mr. Baloch.

It is My National Duty To Defend and Support President Muhammadu Buhari

My Nigerians Report Online was the first Nigerian news media to endorse His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR for President in the 2015 presidential election and it cost me a multimillion naira patronage of the then national ruling party, People's Democratic Party (PDP) and threats to my life. My in-laws in Buguma of Rivers State were attacked and murdered for supporting the All Progressives Congress (APC). These hired killers were cosponsored by those empowered by the former President, Mr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and his wife, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, whose mother was even my father's cousin from the same village in Abia State where the best mansion was built by Mrs. Jonathan.
I also have relations in every state in the Niger Delta. So, I know the PDP 100% more than majority of the ignoramuses insulting and swearing at President Buhari without any justification. I am royalty both in Abia state and Rivers state where my nephews and nieces are very comfortable sons and daughters of the prominent William-West Family in Buguma and my brother in-law and the presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar were senior colleagues in the Nigeria Customs Service. I am the son of a grea man who was a brave Nigerian soldier and was a friend of Major-General David Akpode Ejoor and HRH Amayanabo (King) of Twon-Brass, Bayelsa, Alfred Papapreye Diete-Spiff, the first Military Governor of Rivers State.
If not for Christianity, I would have been a foreign intelligence agent and assassin. I once worked for the Alhaji Bamanga Tukur's presidential campaign in my 20s.

I have no apologies or regrets for endorsing and supporting President Buhari. It is my national duty to defend him.

~ By EKENYERENGOZI Michael Chima, Author of The Victory of Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Dream and other books.


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Photos of Prince Charles and Supermodel Naomi Campbell in Lagos

The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles is currently on official visit to Nigeria. Prince Charles had arrived Nigeria on Tuesday alongside his wife, Camilla; and were received by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Why Obasanjo Failed To Win the Mo Ibrahim Prize

Why Obasanjo Failed To Win the Mo Ibrahim Prize

What happened to the allocations for pensions of civil servants during the 8 years administration of former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and his Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar from 1999-2007?

Monday, November 5, 2018

Africa Investment Forum: All Set to Tilt the Tide of Investments into Africa

Africa Investment Forum: All Set to Tilt the Tide of Investments into Africa
Forum to advance projects to bankable stages, raise capital, and accelerate financial closure of deals

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 05 November, 2018 – The Africa Investment Forum kicked off on Monday with a media briefing in the South African capital. The game changing event, aimed at attracting multi-billion-dollar deals across the continent, is set to usher in a new era for Africa’s investment landscape.

Emir Sanusi II Urges Africa To Put Education and the Poor at the Centre of Development

Nigeria's Emir Sanusi Urges Africa To Put Education and the Poor at the Centre of Development 

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, 30 October 2018 / PRN Africa / -- One of Nigeria's foremost traditional rulers has challenged Africans and development experts to rethink development financing to reach the poorest communities on the continent, to give them access to markets, education and healthcare.

“Development needs to impact those at the bottom of the pyramid,” Emir Sanusi II, the monarch of the northern Nigerian city of Kano said in a keynote at the 21st Eminent Speakers Lecture Series of the African Development Institute.

“And as Africans and policy makers, our mindset, our attitude and our approach to development needs to change,” said Sanusi, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.