Monthly Archives: November 2019

At Africa Investment Forum…AfDB Supports Ghana to Sign Historic Construction Agreement for High-speed Railway


African Development Bank (AfDB).has thrown its weight behind a concession agreement for the construction of a high-speed railway in Accra, Ghana’s capital.

This led to the signing of the agreement on the opening day of the second day of the Africa Investment Forum, taking place in Johannesburg.

“It’s a great day for Ghana! I was here last year and I’m back this year to make sure the project moves forward. This proves how important the Africa Investment Forum is. The signing of this agreement is on track to improve the lives of our citizens,” said Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo.

The Accra Skytrain project, representing an investment of $2.6 billion, is a high-capacity public transport system that is completely automated and cost-efficient, using pneumatic propulsion technology.

The system would transport more than 380,000 passengers annually and create some 5,000 jobs during its implementation phase.

“This is what Africa wants: finalised agreements…

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Fashola to Senator Buhari: We Don’t Have 3,300 Road Projects in 2020 Budget Proposals,


Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Monday restated that the Federal Government was focusing on the completion of ongoing road projects in the country as recommended by President Muhammadu Buhari in his Budget Speech at the National Assembly.

Fashola, who was reacting to a lead story in The Nation of Monday, November 11, attributed to the Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport, Senator AbdulFatai Buhari, quoting a figure of 3,300 as the number of road projects being presented for “next year’s budget,” noted that on the basis of the President’s mandate, the Ministry of Works and Housing recently presented a total of 504 road projects under contract to the Joint Committee of the National Assembly.

The minister, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Communications, Hakeem Bello, said it was not correct to attribute a figure of 3,300 road projects as being presented for “next year’s budget” and…

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Read As 3 Performers Were Stab In Riyadh During An Entertainment Show


Three persons who were performing on a stage play in Riyadh were said to have been attacked by someone with a knife stabbing the performers.

The man was said to have made an entrance and headed straight to the stag where he allegedly stab the three performing artist.

However, the security we’re said to have overpowered him and took him away.

The incidence is said to be the firstt of it’s kind ever since the country opened its doors for entertainment.

At around 8.00 p.m. Riyadh police have arrested a Yemeni national, aged 33, after he stabbed two men and a woman who were members of a theatrical group during a live show in a theatre at King Abdullah Park in Malaz district, in the center of the capital city,” spokesman of Riyadh police said in a statement.

The man, carrying a knife, was seen stomping onto the stage to attack performers in theatrical costumes during a musical performance, in footage broadcast on Al-Ekbariya. Security men immediately stormed and overpowered the attacker.

The artists who sustained superficial wounds were provided treatment and they were in stable condition, the spokesman said adding that police started an investigation into the incident. SG/SPA

Photos- As Speaker Gbajabiamila Visit Japanese Prime Minister


The speaker house of representative Femi Gbajabiamila has paid a visit to the prime minister of Japan Shinzo Abe Abe in Tokyo yesterday.

The speaker disclosed their line of discussion which centers on Trade collaboration, Parliament diplomacy as well as engagement with the Japanese parliament. See more photos below.

Kperogi Has Come Again With List Of Family members Who Are Billionaires Serving Under President Buhari Now, Read The Thread


President Buhari’s twitter critic Farooq Kperogi has outlined some names which according to him are the top beneficiaries of this administration serving under the president.

According to Kperogi, until now, most of the said people were a total no body’s and even one of them was a recharge card seller in Daura. But from 2015 to date he has become a billionaire by just serving under President Buhari’s cabinet. Read the twitter thread for the full analysis.

Visa Openness in Africa: Report Shows Improvement in Visa Restrictions


A 2019 Africa Visa Openness Index published by the African Union Commission and African Development Bank has revealed that African travellers now have liberal access to over half the continent.

The report said for the first time, on average, Africans could travel to approximately 27 countries visa-free or with a visa on arrival.

The report was launched on Monday on the sidelines of the Africa Investment Forum, which opened in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The progress on visa openness in Africa followed growing momentum for greater integration between countries and signalled that policymakers across the continent were pushing reforms, making it easier for African businessmen and women, investors, students and tourists to travel.

This fourth edition of the Index showed that 47 countries improved or maintained their visa openness scores in 2019. African visitors no longer need a visa to travel to a quarter of other African countries, whereas visa-free travel…

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Read How Kano Police Beats Up Young Man To Death After His Dad Had Taken Him For Questioning


By Nasir Zango

Police in Kano have beaten to death a 26-year-old man, Abdulkadir Nasiru, after his father took him to police station for questioning.

DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that the father handed over the son the Madobi Police Station after policemen went to his residence in search of him over a case of neighborhood gang fight.

Nasiru Madobi, the father of the deceased told DAILY NIGERIAN that as a law-abiding citizen, when his son returned home he took him voluntarily to the police station for interrogation.

“A quarrel ensued when a policeman started slapping and beating him in my presence after an argument. When another officer joined the quarrel to beat him, he started retaliating,” he said.

According to the father, three more policemen soon took sticks to beat his son to a pulp.

“The situation made me leave the police station immediately as I could not stand the pain of seeing my son being beaten on a simple matter that can be resolved among parents.

Crying profusely, Mr Madobi added that when he reached home he sent the elder brother of the deceased to plead with the police.

Also narrating how the incident happened, the elder brother to the deceased, Ahmed Nasir, said the policemen ignored his pleas and kept beating his brother until he fell down unconscious with his mouth foaming.

According to him, he had to pay N8,000 before police allowed him carry his unconscious brother to the hospital, where he was declared dead by doctors.

The family then appealed to the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, and commissioner of police to ensure that justice is served.

Spokesman for Kano Police Command, Abdullahi Kiyawa, confirmed the incident, saying four policemen have been arrested.

Mr Kiyawa said the case had been transferred to the Homicide Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department for proper investigation.

He said the command would take decisive action against officers involved in the killing after investigation.

The emir of Karaye, Ibrahim Abubakar II, also called for proper investigation into the death, calling on the commissioner of police to ensure that all those behind the act were brought to book.

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