Nigeria’s GDP declines by -2.06% in Q2

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), says the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) declines by -2.06 per cent (year-on-year) in the second quarter of 2016. The NBS said in its GDP Quarterly Report posted on its Website that the figure was lowered by 1.70 per cent points from the growth rate of -0.36 per cent […]

‘Ring of fire’ eclipse for African stargazers

Stargazers in south and central Africa will be treated to a spectacular solar eclipse Thursday when the Moon wanders into view to make the Sun appear as a “ring of fire”, astronomers say. The phenomenon, known as an annular solar eclipse, happens when there is a near-perfect alignment of the Earth, Moon and Sun. But […]

Chelsea land Fiorentina defender Alonso

Chelsea completed their surprise swoop for Fiorentina’s former Bolton left-back Marcos Alonso for a reported £23 million ($30 million, 27 million euros) on Wednesday. Alonso agreed a five-year contract with the Premier League club as Chelsea manager Antonio Conte turned to the Spaniard after missing out on several other defensive targets. The 25-year-old is Conte’s […]

Clashes as Gabon’s Bongo narrowly wins re-election

Gabon’s president Ali Bongo was declared winner Thursday of contested weekend elections, extending half-a-century of rule by the Bongo family which sparked clashes in the Central African nation. Protesters shouting “Ali must go!” tried to storm the offices of the election commission shortly after authorities announced his re-election by a narrow majority. Security forces used […]

Hart seals Torino move amid transfer scramble

Joe Hart completed his loan switch to Torino on Wednesday and several international stars were reportedly poised for moves as the clock ticked down towards Europe’s transfer deadlines. Spending by English Premier League clubs has broken through the one billion pounds (1.17 billion euros, $1.3 billion) barrier in one window for the first time, fuelling […]

US Senators McCain, Rubio win their Republican primaries

Key US senators John McCain and Marco Rubio won their Republican primaries Tuesday, setting up high-profile re-election efforts in November as their party fights to retain control of Congress. Freshman lawmaker Rubio of Florida easily defeated business executive Carlos Beruff, securing around 72 percent of the vote and setting up a clash with House Democrat […]

Zuckerberg: Learning key to technology growth

The Founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has urged Information Technology (IT) entrepreneurs to focus on learning at all giving opportunities. Zuckerberg said this during the live video streaming of his meeting with developers and entrepreneurs in Lagos on Wednesday. He said that being focused on learning would help the entrepreneurs to know new things that […]