Onitsha Tanker Explosion: President Buhari Sympathises With Victims

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of a mother and her child as a result of an oil tanker accident in Onitsha, in Anambra State.


UN Agency Airlifts 64 Migrant Children, 62 Others Home

Fifty-three migrant family groups comprising 64 children, 29 women and 33 men were last week air-lifted from the city of Matamoros (Tamaulipas, Mexico) to San Pedro Sula (Honduras). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), a United Nations agency, organised a charter flight for the 126 migrants who expressed their decision to return voluntarily to their country of origin.

Brain Drain: European Countries Seeking Dramatic Shifts In Migration Patterns, IOM Warns

At a major conference on the brain drain phenomenon at the headquarters of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the United Nations agency warned that Central and Eastern European countries are seeing dramatic shifts in their migration patterns, changing the makeup of communities and posing heretofore unseen challenges.

APC’s Insult on Jonathan Best Suits Buhari; Crafted To Divert Attention from Corruption In The Presidency

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s invective on former President Goodluck Jonathan was unwarranted and misdirected as it best suits President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC administration, which, in their opinion, has gone down as the most incompetent and most corrupt in the history of Nigeria.

Africa: Migrants Still Detained In A Bombed Facility, As Economic Condition Displaces 8 Million Others

Vulnerable migrants who returned from sea are still being taken to the Tajoura detention centre, three months after an airstrike on the facility tragically killed 53 migrants and left over 130 injured. The bombed detention centre remains operational to this day, despite urgent and persistent calls to close Tajoura, especially due to its proximity to a military location.

Global Food Prices Stable, But Banana Disease Threatens To Sack Millions

Global food prices were steady in September, as lower sugar prices were offset by increased quotations for vegetable oils and meat. But, in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Banana Fusarium wilt disease or Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense incorrectly referred to as Panama Disease occasionally, is threatening to sack millions of people who depend on the crop for their livelihoods.

Opinion | October 1st Is Day Of Bondage, Not Day Of Independence

“If you are from the South and Middle Belt of Nigeria and you planned to join the Caliphate to celebrate this October 1st as your day of Independence, please before you grab your green-white-green mini-flag to join the parade, take a little time off to ponder over this Ahmadu Bello Mission State meant and Battle Script of 1960 with a view to situate yourself in the Blood-soaked Battlefield called “Nigeria”,” Tony Nnadi writes in Opinions.

Africa: Policymakers Head To Zimbabwe For A WIPO Confab On 4th Industrial Revolution

In collaboration with the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) and the Organisation africaine de la propriété intellectuelle (OAPI) with the support of the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Government of Zimbabwe, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is organising a conference on Intellectual Property, Innovation and Value Addition for Business Competitiveness in Africa.

Nigeria @ 59: Don’t Surrender To Despondency, PDP Urges Citizens As Jonathan, Gbajabiamila Assure On A Better Country

On the occasion of the 59th Independence anniversary of Nigeria, the country’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is urging the largely frustrated citizenry to keep hope alive and not surrender to despondency in the face of the excesses, impunity and recklessness of retrogressive forces in high places allegedly seeking to undermine the country’s national cohesion.

As PDP Hits Buhari, Spanish Prime Minister, ILO Harp On Environmentally Sustainable Economies

The Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, has called on governments to take people-centred action to create decent jobs and protect livelihoods, as the world moves to a carbon-neutral economy just as Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lashed out at President Muhammadu Buhari, claiming that he went off-the-point answer to questions at the United Nations General Assembly interactive session.

Climate Change: Oil CEOs Meet Top Govt. Officials For Strong Public-Private Cooperation

Members of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) will be meeting senior government representatives from Clean Energy Ministerial Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage Initiative countries (CEM CCUS Initiative) this Monday, to reaffirm their intent to catalyse and facilitate the launch of an economically viable, environmentally responsible and safe CCUS industry worldwide.

59 Shipwreck Migrant Survivors Return Home

Fifty-nine Burkinabe migrants who survived a shipwreck off Kribi, Cameroon late July, have finally returned home. The migrants who flew out of Douala, Cameroon, were welcomed at the international airport in Ouagadougou by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the government of Burkina Faso with support from the European Union.

One Month After The Taraba Killing, Soldiers Again In Another Police Officer Killing Mess

More than a month after soldiers shot dead three police officers and a civilian along the Ibi-Jalingo Road in Taraba State, an Army Corporal, Awotayo Femi, attached to 707 Special Force Brigade in Makurdi, the capital of Benue State and six others are said to be cooling their feet in detention after allegedly killing a Police Inspector, Christopher Achong in Bekwarra Local Government Area of Cross River State on Friday.

Boko Haram: Human Rights Watch Says Soldiers Are Holding Thousands Of Children In Military Prison

Human Rights Watch says in its efforts to defeat Boko Haram, Nigerian authorities have been allegedly arresting and detaining citizens suspected of involvement with the armed group, Boko Haram. The detainees, according to the global rights group, include thousands of children. But, when the Children’s Rights Advocacy Director of the rights group, Jo Becker, spoke with some of the detained kids, Human Rights Watch said it became clear that many were actually victims of Boko Haram. Becker speaks with Amy Braunschweiger about how the children ended up in military prison for months or even years, and how the prison conditions they endured are the worst she has seen in 20 years at the Human Rights Watch. Enjoy the interview:

Analysts: US-China Trade War Impacts Commodity Flows, Demand

The US-China trade conflict appears to have evolved into a bullish animal. After a plural bouts of tariffs and counter-tariffs, last August 23, Beijing slapped a 5.00% levy on US crude for the first time, targeting a commodity analysts say is already influenced by the trade tensions, and adding to a swathe of US-origin commodities like propane, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and soybeans.

Despite Security Alert By Nigeria’s Secret Police, Shi’ites Brace For A Deadly Islamic Festival

Despite a worrisome security alert by the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigeria’s secret police on Monday that some undisclosed elements were bent on destabilising the troubled country, the defiant members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), the Shi’ites, said they will be embarking on a peaceful protest across some major cities to mark the Ashura Islamic rites.

#SouthAfrican President Condemns Resurgence Of #XenophobicAttacks, Orders Police To Deal Firmly With Offenders

“Lawlessness, injury and death inflict a great psychological and economic cost that lasts long after victims are buried, arrests are made and streets are cleared. This cost holds back our country and undermines all the efforts we are making to grow a South Africa that offers opportunity to all who live in it,” says South African President Ramaphosa

In 6 Months, A Global Seaborne Shipping Firm Posts $147.2 Million

A global seaborne shipping and logistics company, Navios Maritime Holdings Inc., has reported its financial results for the second quarter and six month period ending last June 30. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Angeliki Frangou, said“I am pleased with the results of the second quarter of 2019 for which we reported revenue of $147.2 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $62.6 million.”

Plea For Pardon: ‘Vacate Office Now’, PDP Tells Buhari …Urges Judiciary To Uphold Justice.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reviewed the video of the media interview by the Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and surmised that President Muhammadu Buhari should save the judiciary and the nation further troubles by immediately throwing in the towel and vacating the presidential seat following the official admission that he (Buhari) does not possess a WAEC certificate, contrary to his claims and disposition before the law.