Africa

COVID-19: China promises to provide vaccines free to Africa after successful clinical trial 

    China,  leading the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, says it will supply any vaccine against virus to African first free of charge.     Pinning their hopes on a technology that has been used for decades, China's five out of 10 potential...

2020 International Day of the African Child: UBA Foundation wants  youths to imbibe financial literacy, reading culture

  The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Foundation has urged youths to imbibe financial literacy and  good reading culture for a more secured future. It also appealed to them to strive to contribute to nation building as they grow to become...

Okonjo-Iweala, WTO and Africa’s chances By Reuben Abati 

        The announcement of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Nigeria's nominated candidate for the position of the Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) which would now be vacant by September 1, 2020, and not 2021, following the incumbent's decision...

Ex-Minister, other UBA customers laud its innovative Mobile Banking App

      Commendations and applause have trailed the United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA)’s recently upgraded Mobile Banking App.   Following the upgrade, social media sites including twitter, Instagram and even Facebook have been awash with comments about the ambience, functionality and versatility...

Alleged impropriety: Buhari meets Adesina, AfDB President

        President Muhammadu Buhari today met with the President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Adesina has been at the centre of allegations of impropriety at the Abidjan-based financial institution. PerSecondNews recalls that the bank’s...

Nigeria validates three local cure for coronavirus

  The Federal Government on Wednesday said it is validating three out of numerous claims of COVID-19 local cure. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said this...

For three unbroken years, Dangote, MTN emerge Africa’s most admired  brands

      For the third consecutive time, Dangote Group has emerged Africa’s most admired brand by consumers paired with the telecoms giant, MTN out of 100 Africa’s best brands in a novel global virtual event.   It incorporated the market openings of Kenya,...

Africa, Eid-al-Fitr and The Virus by Reuben Abati 

        This year's eid-al-fitr, the Muslim festival marking the end of the month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast for 29 or 30 days, in observance of one of the Five Pillars of Islam, was celebrated on Saturday and Sunday May 23/24,...

Africa Day 2020: African leaders urged to invest in health, agriculture, digital technology

  By Ajuma Edwina Ogiri As Africa and the rest of the world grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, African leaders have been urged to invest in health, agriculture and digital technology. A High-Level Leadership Panel, gave the advice at the UBA second...

Elumelu, African leaders think out post- Covid-19 continent’s economic recovery 

  UBA Chairman, Mr Tony Elumelu, Tuesday joined African leaders at a world vitual event to offer solutions to post Covid-19 economic recovery on the continent. The event which was organized by the New York Institute attracted over 15, 000 people around the...
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Fatal cosmetic surgery: Surgeon, Dr Anu Adepoju, faces trial 

  For carrying out a failed cosmetic surgery, a plastic surgeon, Dr Anu Adepoju of MedContour, is to face prosecution...
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Post-Covid-19 initiatives for creative industry will be implemented, says Information Minister 

  Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has given avowed commitment for a diligent implementation of the post-Covid-19 Initiatives Committee recommendations for the Creative...

Nigeria Sovereign lnvestment Authority’s total assets hits N649.8bn 

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) says it records total assets growth from N617.7 billion in 2018 to N649.84 billion at the close of...

Remdesivir first coronavirus drug to receive EU approval 

The first drug to treat severe cases of Covid-19 in the European Union has been given the green light, with the European Commission approving...

COVID-19: Poor sensitization, advocacy at grassroots may hinder fight – Monarch

  Poor public sensitization, enlightenment and advocacy may have dogged the fight against the COVI9-19 pandemic particularly at the grassroots, a monarch has said.   According to...