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World Bank predicts 4% global economic growth, 1.1% for Nigeria in 2021

              The World Bank says global economy is expected to grow by 4 per cent in 2021, assuming an initial COVID-19 vaccine rollout becomes widespread...

US sanctions Chinese, Russian firms over Iran dealings

The US on Friday announced economic sanctions on Chinese and Russian companies that Washington said had supported the development of Iran’s missile program.The four...

Russia to build naval base in Sudan

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Monday approved the creation of a Russian naval facility in Sudan capable of mooring nuclear-powered surface vessels,...

World Trade Organisation is early test of Joe Biden’s multilateralism

By Swaha Pattanaik LONDON (Reuters) - Uncle Sam’s allies across the globe have high hopes for President-elect Joe Biden. German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier spoke for...

Six killed after soldiers, rebels clash in India

Three Indian soldiers and three suspected rebels were killed in fighting near the de facto Kashmir border with Pakistan, the army said Sunday, in...

WTO DG: Biden’s emergence may favour Okonjo-Iweala —Kalu

A trade expert, Dr Sand Mba-Kalu, has said that electing Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Director-General of World Trade Organisation would address critical pending issues and...

FG needs $656m to complete Lagos-Ibadan rail line, says Amaechi

Sunday Aborisade, AbujaThe Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday, said the Federal Government would need $656m to complete work on the Lagos-Ibadan railway...

Philippines evacuates nearly one million as Typhoon Goni nears

Nearly a million people in the Philippines were evacuated from their homes Saturday as the most powerful typhoon of the year so far barrelled...

WTO: Don’t allow Trump to frustrate Okonjo-Iweala, Obiano tells Buhari

Tony Okafor, AwkaThe Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has urged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and other African leaders, not to allow...

Pilot killed as Taiwan fighter jet crashes into sea

A Taiwanese pilot was killed Thursday after his fighter jet crashed off the island’s eastern coast during routine training, the air force said, in...

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Rebels attack Central African Republic’s capital

BANGUI (Reuters) - Security forces in Central African Republic repelled an attack on Wednesday by armed groups seeking to seize the capital Bangui, athorities...

Ndubuisi Kanu’s death painful – Afenifere

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Wednesday described the death of retired Rear Adm. Ndubuisi Kanu as a huge loss to Nigeria. The News Agency...

NGO seeks review of ECOWAS protocol on free movement to curb human trafficking, smuggling

An NGO, Network Against Child Trafficking, Abuse and Labour (NACTAL), has called on ECOWAS member countries to immediately review the protocol on movement of...

CIBN boss optimistic banks will facilitate AfCFTA success

President, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Mr Bayo Olugbemi, says the banking sector in Nigeria has a good capital base to facilitate...

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