Thursday, 5 May 2016

Article: Donald Trump’s Rises And Conservatism Falters, Falls?


By Emeka Chiakwelu

As liberalism and leftism grow leaps and bounds with the help of the leftist Senator Bernie Sanders of Democratic Party, we cannot say that is applicable to conservatism of Republican Party in the era of Donald Trump.

News Release: Onitsha Bomb Explosion & Limits Of Police Spinning Or Distorted Facts

Spinning” is a police public relations methodology, designed to reduce deceitfully, the gravity of casualty figures, property destructions and distortion or suppression of general facts associated with social vices or disturbances; for the purpose of manipulating public opinion and saving police image or sustaining its mechanical legitimacy. In other words, it is a sustained distortion or corruption of facts of the matter or information by the police. “Spinning” is very common among policing entities of the third world or developing countries, owing to their failed intelligence, gross incompetence, lack of effective preventive policing, graft and inability to carry out their established duties and functions. To ensure these, scene of crime figures and facts are brutally mangled and information grossly corrupted or distorted in the context of “official crime findings or criminal statistics”.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

News Release: African DFIS Urged To Partner For Solutions To Intra-African Trade Finance

Afreximbank President Dr. Benedict Oramah (3rd right) joined by (L-R): Denys Denya, Afreximbank Executive Vice President; Kanayo Awani, Director, Trade Finance and Branches; Alioune Sarr, Minister of Trade, Industry and the Informal Sector, Senegal; Fatima Haram Acyl, African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry; Adama Kone, Minister of Economy and Finance, Cote d’Ivoire; and Dr. Robert Ochola, Director, Strategy and International Cooperation, Afreximbank; launch Afreximbank’s Intra-African Trade Strategy.

African development finance institutions must come together in partnership in order to more effectively tackle the challenges affecting the financing of intra-African trade, participants at the first ever continental conference on intra-African trade finance and payment systems have urged.

News Release: Pendency Of The National Grazing Reserve Bill At The National Assembly; Setting The Records Straight

Our attention has, again, been drawn to public statements credited to some serving Senators in Nigeria to the effect that the National Grazing Reserve Bill is not before the Upper Chamber or Senate of the National Assembly. The latest of such statements was credited to the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu during his recent outing in Enugu. We wish to state strongly that the referenced public statements are deceitful, diversionary, distractive and misleading.The implication of such statements is that there is nothing like “the National Grazing Reserve Bill 2008 & 2016” before the National Assembly of Nigeria; whether passive or active; or that the Bill is nonexistent.

News Release: “We Are All Biafrans”, A Book By Chido Onumah To Be Released May 31st

Parresia Publishers Ltd and African Centre for Media and Information Literacy in partnership with Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation will on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, present to the public a new book, We Are All Biafrans, written by Chido Onumah. Designed as a platform to reinforce the debate about federalism and national reconciliation, the event is expected to draw Nigerians from all walks of life. Onumah is a journalist, blogger, human rights activist and Coordinator of the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL).

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Report: Social Entrepreneurs Provide Sustainable Solutions For Africa’ Development Priorities

Is social entrepreneurship the new face of development? A recent impact report released by Reach for Change suggests it might be.

News Release: Intra-African Trade Named Path To Africa’s Industrialization As Finance And Payment Systems Conference Begins

Afreximbank President Dr. Benedict Oramah (3rd right) with some high-level delegates to the conference (L-R): Prof. Dorothe Sossa, Permanent Secretary, Organisation for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa; Walid Loukil, Deputy Managing Director, Loukil Group; Christopher Edordu, Former President, Afreximbank; Jean-Louis Ekra, Former President, Afreximbank; Fatima Haram Acyl, African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry; Adama Kone, Minister of Economy and Finance, Cote d’Ivoire; Alioune Sarr, Minister of Trade, Industry and the Informal Sector, Senegal; and Helen Hai, CEO, Made in Africa Initiative.

The first ever continental conference on intra-African trade finance and payment systems and their impact on the achievement of enhanced trade among African countries opened in Abidjan yesterday with Dr. Benedict Oramah, President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), saying that putting Africa on the path to industrialization and greater relevance in global affairs called for the fostering of greater intra-African trade.

Article: Fighting An Effective Anti-Corruption War

President Buhari

By Rufus Kayode Oteniya

Nigeria is currently at war with not only the the notorious Islamic insurgency, it is also in a battlefront with corruption. While the war against the terrorist group, Boko Haram is mostly confined to the North Eastern part of the country, the anti-corruption war is neither as straightforward nor against any clearly known enemies.

Monday, 2 May 2016

News Release: Free Sheikh Zakzaky, For Us To Appear Before Judicial Commission

Sheikh Zakzaky

The Northern State Governors Forum (NSGF), in a communiqué issued at its meeting last Friday, called on the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) to cooperate with the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the Kaduna State Government to investigate the December military attack on members of IMN in Zaria.

News Release: BADEA Grants $50 Million Line Of Credit To Afreximbank.

Afreximbank President Dr. Benedict Oramah (left) and Dr. Sidi Ould Tah, Director General of BADEA exchange documents following the signing ceremony in Khartoum.

The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) have signed an agreement for a $50 million line of credit granted to Afreximbank by BADEA for the financing of trade operations between Arab and African countries aimed at guaranteeing regular flows of goods and services vital for economic growth.