Nigeria

CFP: Umẹwaẹn Journal of Benin and Ẹdo Studies

Umẹwaẹn: Journal of Benin and Ẹdo Studies is currently accepting submissions for its upcoming issue to be published in 2017.

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Facebook and Jumia inspire Nigerian entrepreneurs with growth ideas

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) (www.Facebook.com) and Jumia Nigeria (www.Jumia.com.ng) partnered to host the first ‘Boost Your Business’ event in Nigeria   Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) (www.Facebook.com) and Jumia Nigeria (www.Jumia.com.ng) partnered to host the first ‘Boost Your Business’ event in Nigeria last Thursday (19 November) at the Landmark Event Centre. More than 500 Nigerian entrepreneurs gathered to network, hear […]

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Black Friday at Jumia reveals is already generating 100 times more traction than in 2014

Jumia (http://blog.Jumia.com.ng) well intends on taking by storm Nigerian consumers once again on the 27th of November 2015 and outshine even Alibaba’s incredible Single Day’s Sales in China. Proof that consumers are increasingly awaiting those one-day only massive sales, Jumia Nigeria reflects back on its first 2 Black Fridays in Nigeria and prepares for the […]

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Nigerian Startup Printivo Set to Overhaul Africa’s $6B Printing Sector

Digital Printing Startup Printivo Closes on Seed Funding from EchoVC Partners Nigerian Startup Set to Overhaul Africa’s $6B Printing Sector Lagos. Thursday 15 October 2015. Nigeria-based digital printing startup, Printivo, has closed on seed financing from early-stage technology venture capital firm, EchoVC Partners. The six-figure investment will be used to significantly broaden the company’s product range, increase headcount, […]

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Facebook in Africa

  PRESS RELEASE   Facebook Pages: Updated for Mobile, Better for Business   Majority of people on Facebook in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa connect to a small business   JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, September 15, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Now that there are more mobile connections around the world than there are humans on the […]

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Report : Innovative Financing Models for Energy Infrastructure in Africa

A new report, “Innovative Financing Models for Energy Infrastructure in Africa,” is the result of a Financial Innovations Lab that convened experts to address funding obstacles to the development of infrastructure in Africa, especially in the area of energy.

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Call for Papers: Exploring Democracy in Nigeria

While the main focus of the volume is political discourse and civic engagement, papers are welcome from related topics that focus on ‘Democracy in Nigeria at 15’. In keeping with the focus, researchers submitting abstracts are encouraged to equally consider Nigeria socio-cultural dimensions relevant to their research.

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Baird Sickened by Nigerian Abductions

OTTAWA, Canada, December 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement in reaction to reports that terrorists killed at least 30 and kidnapped at least 100 women and girls from the town of Gumsuri in northern Nigeria on December 14, 2014:

“I was sickened by the news of another kidnapping of a large number of women and girls by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria. This is the latest in a series of odious crimes by this repugnant terrorist group, which preys on the innocent and defenceless.

“On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my sincere condolences to the families and friends of those killed, and express my heartfelt desire for the early and safe return of those who were kidnapped.

“This act will only serve to unite Nigerians and the international community in the fight against international terrorism. We call on the Government of Nigeria to do all they can to reunite these women and girls with their loved ones.”

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Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas strongly condemns the renewed waves of attacks in North Eastern Nigeria

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa (UNOWA) and High-Level Representative of the Secretary-General to Nigeria, Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas strongly condemns the renewed waves of attacks in Borno State, North Eastern Nigeria and the continuous violence against innocent civilians, notably reported large abductions of women and children.

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Nigeria Abducted School Girls : Emergency Grant Aid

Emergency Grant Aid for Supporting the Abducted School Girls, their families and affected communities in the Federal Republic of Nigeria TOKYO, Japan, June 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. On June 13, the Government of Japan, upon requests by UN organizations and the Government of Nigeria, decided to extend emergency grant aid of 855,000 […]

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Security Council Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee adds Boko Haram

  SECURITY COUNCIL AL-QAIDA SANCTIONS COMMITTEE ADDS BOKO HARAM TO ITS SANCTIONS LIST NEW YORK, May 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 22 May 2014, the Security Council’s Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee approved the addition of Boko Haram to its list of individuals and entities subject to the targeted financial sanctions and the arms embargo […]

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FCO Press Release: UN imposes sanctions on terror group Boko Haram

LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Secretary welcomes addition of Boko Haram on UN sanctions list.   On 22 May, the UN Security Council’s Al Qaida Sanctions Committee approved the addition of Boko Haram to its list of groups subject to financial and arms sanctions. The UK has shown its strong […]

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