Saturday, March 31, 2018

Happy Easter!

He is Risen! Our Messiah is Alive Forever! HALLELUJAH!

 "He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay."

 ~ Matthew 28:6.

Happy Easter Sunday and Happy New Month of April of Victory! Cheers all the way!

President Buhari’s Major Projects in the South-East of Nigeria

President Buhari’s Major Projects in the South-East of Nigeria

  • Rehabilitation of Owerri – Umuahia Road Sections I, II, III in Imo/Abia States.

• Rehabilitation of Enugu – Port Harcourt Dual Carriageway Section II

• Ongoing construction work on the Rehabilitation of Enugu – Port Harcourt Dual Carriageway Section II.

• Rehabilitation of Ikot Ekpene – Ikot Umuoessien – Aba Road in Abia / Akwa – Ibom States.

• Ongoing construction work on the Rehabilitation of Ikot Ekpene – Ikot Umuoessien – Aba Road in Abia / Akwa – Ibom States.

• Ongoing construction work on the Rehabilitation of Enugu – Port Harcourt Dual Carriageway.

• Ongoing construction work on the Rehabilitation of Ikot Ekpene – Ikot Umuoessien – Aba Road in Abia / Akwa – Ibom States.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

UN Allocates US$9 Million To Help Thousands of People Displaced in North-East Nigeria

UN Allocates US$9 Million To Help Thousands of People Displaced in North-East Nigeria 

NEW YORK, 27 March 2018 / PRN Africa / -- “The crisis continues to displace thousands of vulnerable women, children and men every week. Many have gone through unspeakable hardship and the UN and its partners remain committed to help alleviate their suffering,” said Edward Kallon, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria.

Africa Must Build Dlgital Infrastructure To Compete in 4th Industrial Revolution, Says Adesina

Africa Must Build Dlgital Infrastructure To Compete in 4th Industrial Revolution, Says Adesina

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, 26 March 2018 / PRN Africa / -- To compete at the accelerated pace of technological innovations and the 4th Industrial Revolution, Africa has to put in more money into training its people and equipping them with the skills they need for the jobs of the future, Akinwumi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank, has said. He also called on African countries to rethink the way they do manufacturing.

Speaking at an opening panel on Tech Revolutions: Widening Gap or Leapfrog Opportunity at the 2018

Africa CEO Forum on March 26, 2018 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, Adesina reminded stakeholders that, in spite of the current pace of breakthroughs, Africa still lags behind.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Steps To Completely Cure Asthma

Steps To Completely Cure Asthma
Despite what some think, Asthma IS curable
In a nutshell ….
Read and try to understand the research to help convince your doctor
Vitamin D3 has been found to be helpful
Find an open minded doctor
Print the PDF from Dr. Hahn and several research studies to show your doctor
Doctors prescribe Doxycyline AND Azithromycin  for up to a year for best results.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

The Political Ignorance of Igbos on Northern Nigeria is their Political Downfall

The political ignorance of the southeast on the north is the political downfall of the Igbo political leaders and their people. That was the tragic mistake of Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu . He thought he understood the north, but he was wrong.

Unfortunately for the All Progressives Congress (APC), there is no Igbo political leader in the national ruling party that understands the north. And anyone who does not understand the north cannot be a good President of Nigeria.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Kannywood Came Before Nollywood

The generalisation of the Nigerian film industry as #Nollywood has caused the marginalisation of #Kannywood in national and international appreciation and documentation by both majority of Nigerians in the southern based English language Nollywood and their foreign followers , including the scholars; except for Brian Larkin, Carmen McCain and Jonathan Haynes whose comprehensive studies on the Hausa language Kannywood have done the best to address the widespread ignorance of Kannywood in southern Nigeria and foreign countries.

I am totally against any attempt to change the narrative of Nigerian film industry from a distorted perspective on the history of Nollywood by commission or omission.

The following fundamental facts must be documented.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

2018 World ICO Show Officially Accepting ICO Projects for the First International Pitch Session


World ICO Show – provides an opportunity for ICO projects to be presented to big investors all around the world with total assets of more than US$2 billion.

Investors’ qualification is guaranteed by International Decentralized Association of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain (IDACB). Each investor is verified and some of them are members of IDACB from different countries and have big investment portfolios.

The first pitching session of  the 2018 WORLD ICO SHOW will be held in Moscow, during the World Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Summit (WBCSummit) on May 19-20 of 2018. The summit, organized by IDACB, will be attended by more than 3000 participants; more than 100 countries will be presented; more than 300 speakers and 100 of them are qualified investors.

Representatives of countries have already joined the selection of projects, in parts of the countries the regional WORLD ICO SHOW will be held during the year with scheduled sessions in Dubai, Tashkent, Shanghai, Chisinau, Yerevan, Malta and other countries of Europe and North America.
Click for the details and guidelines for registration and participation.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Moscow To Host Biggest World Summit on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency


More than 100 countries at the level of top officials and curators of blockchain technologies from states, more than 3,000 participants, more than 300 speakers, 2 days.

World Blockchain and Cryptocurrency summit (hereinafter: WBCSummit) will be held in May 19-20, 2018 in Moscow. The Organizing Committee of the Summit heads the counsellor to the President to the Russian Federation for Internet development German Klimenko
For the first time the Summit was held in Moscow on January 27, 2018 and brought together representatives of more than 30 countries of Europe, North America, Middle East, Africa and Asia, responsible for blockchain regulation. In just 1.5 months more than 20 countries joined the Summit, and by May more than 100 are expected.
Leaders, ministers and members of parliaments are expected to arrive, in particular, the Prime Minister of Malta, the first blockchain president of Sierra Leone, members of the parliaments of European countries.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Nigeria: Everyone with Internet Subscription Can Have a Bank Account

The informal economy in Nigeria is estimated to account for 65% of Nigeria's rebased GDP, according to the IMF.

The National Bureau of Statistics' 2015 GDP report said that the informal sector’s share of the Nigerian economy was about 41.1%.

Nigeria’s GDP as at the end of 2015 was about N94.1 trillion out of which N38.7 trillion was from the informal and another N55.3 trillion formal.

Currently, Nigeria’s informal economy as a percentage of GDP is among the highest in the world.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Millions of Girls Without Any Basic Primary Education in Three Northern States

Photo Credit: UNICEF.

Percentage of Girls Without Basic Education in Kaduna, Kebbi and Sokoto.

Photo Credit: UNICEF.

40.3% of the girls in Kaduna State have no education.

Photo Credit: UNICEF.

75% of the girls in Kebbi State have no education.

78.5% of the girls in Sokoto State have no education.

Source: UNFPA

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Scania to Deliver 250 Buses for Public Transport in Lagos

Scania to Deliver 250 Buses for Public Transport in Lagos

SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden, March 13, 2018  /PRNewswire/ --

Scania, in collaboration with the Brazilian bus and coach bodybuilder Marcopolo, will deliver 250 buses to the Nigerian city of Lagos. The buses will be delivered during the first half of 2018 and have been ordered by the company Transport Services Ltd (TSL), which will also be responsible for service and maintenance of the bus fleet.

"The choice of Scania and Marcopolo as suppliers is in line with our strategy of becoming a leading player within public transport in Nigeria. The companies supply robust and passenger-friendly buses with favourable operating costs," says TSL's CEO Deji Wright.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

U.S - Africa Relations: A New Framework

U.S.-Africa Relations: A New Framework

WASHINGTON, 06 March 2018 / PRN Africa / -- MR CABRERA: Good morning, everyone. Thank you so much for being with us today for a very, very special presentation. I'm honored to welcome our Secretary of State to George Mason, who, as you know, is on his way to a very important trip to Africa. And I'm slightly biased, but I think his choice of George Mason for this presentation couldn't be any better.

Blockchain Technology Disrupting a Rapidly Growing Listing of Industries and Human Capital Services

Blockchain Technology Disrupting a Rapidly Growing Listing of Industries and Human Capital Services 

PALM BEACH, Florida, March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- News Commentary

Blockchain technology has emerged well beyond the cryptocurrency sector where it first gained widespread notice. Its core function, enabling the transparent and secure transfer of data, is being infused into a multitude of industries, services and applications, providing a wide range of growth opportunities for companies willing to infuse this innovative technology. Not only does Blockchain hold the ability to disrupt the way the financial sector often works but is now having ramifications on many other industries including medical records and data, consumer goods, media & telecom and even the emerging sector of the Gig Economy. The Gig Economy is one of the fastest growing market segments in the global economy as the value of human capital rises with more and more people choosing to control their own destiny when it comes to employment. Because of the recent growth and popularity, the Gig Economy industry is also being exposed to a variety of new risks for the first time, including security and digital threats. To combat this, tech firms are aiming to infuse Blockchain to bolster their digital prowess. Blockchain technologies will allow companies to create platforms that allow job seekers and companies to connect, making the industry more efficient and secure. Companies in focus today include: ShiftPixy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PIXY),, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), GrubHub Inc. (NASDAQ: GRUB), Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX), Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU).

Friday, March 9, 2018

Nigeria: National Insecurity is Caused by Corruption and Incompetence

247 Nigeria @247nigeria

Corruption and incompetence are the twin evils causing national insecurity; from Boko Haram to ethno religious crises and crimes in Nigeria.
The tragedy of it all is that corrupt and incompetent people prefer to live in denial of the terrible truth.

Majority of Nigerians rush to point accusing fingers at the politicians. But they are also guilty of corruption and incompetence; from the petty thieves and cheating traders on the street to the white collar crooks in the office; students cheating in exams; lecturers engaged in academic malpractices; greedy employers cheating and exploiting their poor workers; civil servants doing misappropriations of revenue allocations; filmmakers and film distributors diverting grants and loans with their partners in crime and others engaged in different forms of corrupt practices of all sorts.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, Publisher/Editor of 247 Nigeria @247nigeria on Twitter

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Africa’s Population Explosion is A Ticking Time Bomb — African Development Bank Governors


Africa’s population explosion is a ticking time bomb — African Development Bank Governors

Africa is projected to have over 840 million youth by 2050 with the continent having the youngest population on earth

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, March 7, 2018/ -- The African Development Bank ( and its East and North African Governors have stressed the need for urgent measures to match the continent’s growing population and youth unemployment, which they likened to a “ticking time bomb.”

The meeting described the continent’s growing young population as a potential growth engine for the world.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Abducted Dapchi Schoolgirls To Be Released - Boko Haram

Abducted Dapchi Schoolgirls To Be Released  - Boko Haram

The Musab al-Barnawi faction of the Boko Haram said the 110 students of the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi they kidnapped on Monday, February 19, 2018 are safe and will soon be freed. Click here to read the report.

Friday, March 2, 2018

African SMEs Set to Benefit from USD 74M Guarantee


African SMEs Set to Benefit from USD 74M Guarantee

SMEs in Africa’s infrastructure sector to benefit from African Guarantee Fund’s increased capacity through GuarantCo’s re-guarantee facility.

Felix BIKPO- Chief Executive Officer , AGF and Lasitha PERERA- Chief Executive Officer, GuarantCo (Source: African Guarantee Fund.)

LONDON, United Kingdom, March 2, 2018/ -- The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (AGF) ( has today entered into a re- guarantee transaction of an amount of up to USD 74 million with GuarantCo (, to increase its guarantee capacity for SME financing. SME’s have a large and growing impact on GDP in emerging markets and are a key source of job creation. Strengthening Africa’s infrastructure is critical for development as it is through this that African countries become more competitive at a global level. With this increased capacity, AGF will be able to support larger local currency transactions for SMEs involved in infrastructure.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Dangote Inaugurates Multi Billion Naira Rice Processing Plant in Jigawa...Promises to End Rice Importation


Rice Production: Dangote Inaugurates Multi Billion Naira Rice Processing Plant in Jigawa...Promises to End Rice Importation

The mill with a capacity to process 16 metric tons of paddy rice per hour, when completed, will in a year process paddy rice worth N14 billion bought directly from the famers in Jigawa at market rate

LAGOS, Nigeria, March 1, 2018/ -- The Dangote ( Rice Outgrower Scheme in Jigawa State reached a turning point yesterday when the President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote laid a foundation stone for the construction of a multi-billion Naira rice processing mill in Hadin, Jigawa state.

Mastercard Partners with Nigerian Banks To Use Facebook Messenger To Help Small Businesses Go Digital


Mastercard Uses Facebook Messenger to Help Small Businesses Go Digital

Launches Masterpass QR bot for Messenger to enable Nigerian businesses to set up digital money accounts and accept QR payments

BARCELONA, Spain, March 1, 2018/ -- At Mobile World Congress (, Mastercard ( today announced that it will use Facebook Messenger to provide technology to small businesses in Africa and Asia to drive affordable acceptance of electronic and mobile payments. Access to digital payments will help these businesses expand to new markets, and unlock financial services and products that enables them to grow their livelihoods.

African Markets Make Significant Progress in Sustainable Finance Reforms, Report Finds

African Markets Make Significant Progress in Sustainable Finance Reforms, Report Finds

WASHINGTON, 27 February 2018 / PRN Africa / -- Emerging markets have become a major force in driving development and fighting climate change, as 34 countries have initiated banking reforms to expand sustainable lending, according to the first comprehensive Global Progress Report of the Sustainable Banking Network, an IFC-supported organization of banking regulators and associations.

Three SBN members are advancing sustainable finance in Africa: Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. Nigeria is leading the way as the most advanced, with the Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles and guidelines for high risk sectors in place since 2012. The report underlines several good practices introduced in Kenya, where the Sustainable Finance Initiative Guiding Principles are endorsed by the national banking association and the Kenyan Central Bank, and include not only environmental and social aspects, but also governance issues. In South Africa, the voluntary Principles on Social and Environmental Risk Management were developed by the banking association, with the active participation of 32 South African and international banks. Along with industry associations and regulatory agencies, the National Treasury is leading efforts to develop a national shared vision for sustainable finance to be launched this year.

Nigeria Battles its Largest Lassa Fever Outbreak on Record

Nigeria Battles its Largest Lassa Fever Outbreak on Record

GENEVA, 28 February 2018 / PRN Africa / -- Nigeria's Lassa fever outbreak has reached record highs with 317 laboratory confirmed cases, according to figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) this week.

Two Nigerian Journalists Charged with Cybercrime

Two Nigerian Journalists Charged with Cybercrime 

NEW YORK, 27 February 2018 / PRN Africa / -- Nigerian authorities should immediately drop plans to charge Timothy and Daniel Elombah, editor and chief executive respectively, of the independent Elombah news website, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.