Friday, 31 October 2014

Photonews: Standards Organization Of Nigeria Raids Fake Products Factory In Onitsha

Article: Nigerian Insurgency And Phantom Ceasefire

By Emeka Umeagbalasi
Various handling styles adopted by the Federal Government of Nigeria in its prosecution of war and counter terrorism against the Boko Haram terror group have failed woefully to address and tame the violence. Such handling styles have also exacerbated the country’s horrible human rights situations and emboldened the violent armed opposition groups in commission of atrocious crimes against the citizens of the country. From planning/intelligence to field battles; and from aerial assaults to negotiation/ceasefire to information dissemination and management, the results have been very catastrophic and marked with total failures. Unconventional reportorial approaches adopted by the Nigerian media in covering the insurgency warfare have also worsened the situation. Principles guiding modern war media coverage and report are hugely absent in Nigeria. These have deeply worried the Security & Safety Program of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law.

News Release: Stakeholders Create African Customer Due Diligence Platform

Participants in the Afreximbank Customer Due Diligence Forum in Dakar

Stakeholders in the African financial services sector have established an African customer due diligence repository to assist in reducing costs incurred by financial institutions in meeting compliance requirements on African transactions and to mitigate other negative impacts of current due diligence requirements on African trade and trade finance.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

News Release: Opening Of The Afreximbank Customer Due Diligence And Corporate Governance Forum

 Afreximbank President Jean-Louis Ekra addressing the press following the opening of the Forum in Dakar

The increasing costs confronted by African banks and financial institutions in complying with the constantly evolving compliance regulations imposed by the principal international financial centres has made it necessary to find standardized Africa-specific solutions to challenges in the financial services sector, Jean-Louis Ekra, President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), has told the first-ever Customer Due Diligence and Corporate Governance Forum organized by the Bank.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Article: The Owelle Rochas Okorocha You Don’t Know

Owelle Rochas Okorocha

By Kenneth Uwadi

Since May 29th, 2011, Imo State and her people have been witnessing ‘ Abracadabra’ in governance, lawlessness, insecurity, kidnapping , negative and half hazard polices, deceit and the more you look the less you see, showmanship, lies and falsification, lack of procedure and total neglect to lay down procedure and heavy debt burden to the incoming Administration .

News Release: Tanzania’s 2014-2025 Energy Reform Road Map To Success

In its recent Investment Policy Review the OECD cited energy in Tanzania as a “critical bottleneck” and that the problem of reliable energy was the top barrier to doing business in Tanzania. This view was echoed during the Tanzania panel at the Africa Energy Forum in Istanbul in June at which TANESCO and EWURA specifically addressed this point. (

News Release: New Music By S-Team5: “Champion” & “Ring Your Body”

Introducing fast-rising Nigerian music group – the S-Team5 – with their massive debut singles and party anthems “Champion” & “Ring Your Body” .

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Article: On Abia And Olisa Metuh’s Contrived Rating

Olisa Metuh

By Onuoha Amadi

Recently, the media reported that a so-called Peoples Democratic Party Performance and Publicity Tour led by  Chief Olisa Metuh, the party’s national publicity secretary visited Abia State on the watch of His Excellency, Governor Theodore Orji and rained accolades on the performance’ of the governor. The accolades came when while on the puzzling mission, the Metuh-led team which had a band of journalists in tow confessed what it called a "media conspiracy" against Governor Theodore Orji. It required little imagination to deduce that the main target of the excursion and attack is His Excellency, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of the state who anointed the current governor.  According to a report by a national daily, “This corroborates the earlier position of the state government that some sections of the media, whose annoyance is that Orji's towering achievements have dwarfed the purported records of his predecessor, Orji Kalu, have deliberately decided to propagate lies on the efforts of the governor to change the face of Abia.”

U-Report: Onitsha People Back Princess Stella Oduah For Senate

Stella Oduah

Report By Patrick Nnaemeka

The decision by Nigeria’s Former Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah to yield to popular demand and step out to vie for the Anambra North Senatorial seat under the platform of PDP received a major boost yesterday when the Onitsha community fully threw their weight behind her aspiration.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Article: Orji Uzor Kalu And His Support For President Jonathan

Orji Uzor Kalu

By Olaniyi Olanike
The former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu is a politician and business mogul whose interests cut across national boundaries. He is a Nigerian so concerned about his country, Nigeria. How to remake Nigeria has been his concern. He has to be restless at this stage, because according to him, he might not have such strength to do all that he is doing for Nigeria today in the next 10-15 years.