Friday, March 5, 2021



How not to treat foreign investors in Nigeria, by Babatunde Abiodun

Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) are largely sought after by almost all countries of the world as they seek to grow their economy, improve capital flow, increase exchange rate stability, create job opportunities and remain competitive in international trade.

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases near 3.87m – Centre

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,869,522 as of Friday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Africa CDC, said.

FIFA Club World Cup: Egyptian giants Al Ahly win bronze medal

Egypt’s Al Ahly equalled their best-ever finish at the FIFA Club World Cup when they defeated South American champions, Palmeiras, after their third-place play-off ended goalless on Thursday in Qatar.

COVID-19: Africa’s confirmed cases surpass 3.66m

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,667,546 as of Monday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Africa CDC, said.

Why we banned Cryptocurrency, by CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has reacted to condemnations trailing the directive to Deposit Money Banks, DMBs, to desist from transacting in Cryptocurrencies.

In telephone chat, Buhari, Moroccan King agree on construction of gas pipeline, fertilizer plants in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari and Moroccan leader, King Mohammed VI have agreed to participate in joint efforts towards realization of strategic development projects that include Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline and a fertilizer production plant.

We have nothing to hide, our books will always be open – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians of full implementation of the 2021 budget, with all transparency and openness in meeting the targets, while appreciating...

COVID-19: Africa’s cases surpass 3.51m

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent stood at 3,515,047 as of Friday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

Moroccan king pardons 756 prisoners

Moroccan King, Mohammed VI, has pardoned 756 prisoners on the occasion of the Proclamation of Independence Day, Moroccan Ministry of Justice said in a statement on Monday.

Morocco to buy 65m doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Morocco has secured the acquisition of 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from two suppliers, Health Minister, Khalid Ait Taleb, announced this during the weekly cabinet meeting.

Nigerian athletes may miss Tokyo 2020

Nigerian athletes risk missing out on featuring at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after the country was listed among eight others with the highest doping risk.

FIFA releases names of African referees, assistant referees to feature Women’s World Cup 2023

Nineteen female referees from Africa have been selected to participate in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023, to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, during a reserved period in the FIFA Women’s International Match Calendar between 10 July and 20 August 2023.

Buhari signs air service agreements with USA, 3 other countries

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday signed a Bilateral Air Service Agreements, BASA, with the United States of America, India, Morocco and Rwanda.

COVID-19: Africa’s death toll nears 30,000 as cases surpass 1.24m – Official

The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Africa CDC, on Monday said that the number of positive COVID-19 cases across the African continent has risen to 1,245,230.

COVID-19: Prepare for the worst, WHO tells Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa has recorded its first COVID-19 death, a high-ranking politician in Burkina Faso, as the head of the World Health Organisation urged the continent to “prepare for the worst”.

Morocco, U.S. to collaborate to boost military strength

Moroccan Minister Delegate for National Defense Administration, Abdellatif Loudiyi on Thursday, said the country will collaborate with the United States to find ways to...

Islamic Development Bank offers $523,823 technical assistance to Nigerian govt

The Federal Government has signed a $523,823 technical assistant agreement grant with the Islamic Development Bank, ISDB, Group, in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Denmark charges 14 over sharing video of student killing in Morocco

Police in Denmark on Thursday said that 14 people had been charged with sharing a video clip showing the killing of a Danish woman...

Buhari directs banks to fund entertainers

Mr Buhari signed an instrument of ratification of the World Intellectual Property Organization on audio-visual performances to boost the nation’s entertainment industry.

164 UN member-states unanimously adopt Global Migration Compact

A total of 164 UN member-countries attending the two-day Intergovernmental Conference on Migration on Monday in Marrakech, Morocco, unanimously adopted the Global Compact for...

Irregular migrants abandon Libya for Morocco to Spain route

Thousands of irregular migrants from Africa are now considering the Morocco to Spain route in an attempt to reach Europe by land, says the...

Morocco king urges ‘urgent action’ on social problems

Morocco's King Mohammed VI Sunday urged the government to take "urgent action" to address social issues, in particular health and education in the north...

EU border agency chief warns Spain may be new migrant hotspot

The head of the EU's border agency warned Sunday the western Mediterranean route from Morocco to Spain might develop into the next key pathway...

‘It’s not just Ronaldo playing Iran’

Portugal coach Fernando Santos has dismissed the suggestion that his team relied too much on Cristiano Ronaldo and said they worked hard to function as a unit as they prepared to face Iran in their decisive World Cup group B match on Monday.

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