Category Archives: INFRASTRUCTURE

PRESIDENT JONATHAN OPENS DANGOTE CEMENT 5.25 METRIC TONNES/PA OBAJANA PRODUCTION LINE 3; CAPACITY MORE THAN DOUBLED TO 10.25MT/PA..OBAJANA SET TO BECOME LARGEST CEMENT PLANT IN THE WORLD BY 2015

Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man LEADERSHIP Mon, 11/06/2012 The backward integration policy of the Federal Government in the cement sub- sector of the economy is to receive further boost today as President Goodluck Jonathan commissions additional 5.25million metric tonnes … Continue reading

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SOUTH AFRICA AND NIGERIA: BEST OF ‘FRENEMIES’

MMEGI ONLINE 25 May, 2012 Our diplomats shake hands and smile for the cameras, our governments say all the right things, and neither country acknowledges what they think is really at stake: Africa’s future and the chance to dominate it. … Continue reading

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UGANDAN, KENYAN OIL PROSPECTS COMPARED, CRITICS WARN OF ‘OIL CURSE’ FOR UGANDA

VOICE OF AMERICA Douglas Mpuga (25 May) The discovery of oil offers tremendous opportunities for Uganda. It also poses several risks if the country succumbs to what some analysts call the oil curse – or the diversion of revenues for … Continue reading

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TERRORISM: KENYA RECEIVE US$100m GRANT FROM CHINA TO SET UP CCTV NETWORKS: KENYANS DIVIDED OVER SURVEILLANCE CAMERA PLANS

Paramilitary troops of Kenya’s General Service Unit VOICE OF AMERICA Gabe Joselow (24 May) NAIROBI Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga says the country has received funding from China to install surveillance cameras in an effort to fight terrorism in Kenyan … Continue reading

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FLASHBACK: NIGERIA DEVELOPS UNMANNED AERIAL AND COASTAL CAPABILITY

Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin, Chief of Defence Staff, Nigerian Armed Forces JANE’S DEFENCE WEEKLY April 12, 2006 Nigeria is developing a national coastal defence alignment based mainly on unmanned platforms. Under a USD260 million contract signed in March, Israeli … Continue reading

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NIGERIA TO LAUNCH 3 MORE SATELLITES, SEND ASTRONAUT TO SPACE BY 2015; 100 MILITARY PERSONNEL TRAINED TO MAN SURVEILLANCE SATELLITE

NigeriaSat-2,one of four Nigerian satellites(NigeriaSat-1,NigeriaSat-X and NIGCOMSAT-1R)in orbit NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA May 18, 2012 Abuja Prof. Ita Ewa, the Minister of Science and Technology said on Thursday that Nigeria would launch three satellites and send astronauts to space by … Continue reading

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NIGERIA TO DEPLOY SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY TO MONITOR TERRORISTS

NigeriaSat-2: one of four(NigeriaSat-1,Nigeriasat-X and Nigcomsat-1R)orbiting Nigerian satellites DAILY TRUST Friday, 11 May 2012 The Federal Government will soon deploy satellites to trace movement of suspected terrorists and their locations in the country. The Director General of the National Space … Continue reading

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