Akinfemiwa – Govt Must Deregulate Downstream Sector to Stimulate Investment

[This Day] The Chairman of the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), Mr. Akinsola Akinfemiwa, spoke with select journalists on issues militating against having a thriving and competitive downstream sector as well as solutions to address c…

[This Day] The Chairman of the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), Mr. Akinsola Akinfemiwa, spoke with select journalists on issues militating against having a thriving and competitive downstream sector as well as solutions to address challenges in the industry. Excerpts:

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

AU Mission Intensities Somali Operations After Army Base Attack

[Shabelle] The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said it has enhanced security operations in the restive Somali capital and its environs to flush out al-Shabab militants as the holy month of Ramadan ends later this week.

[Shabelle] The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said it has enhanced security operations in the restive Somali capital and its environs to flush out al-Shabab militants as the holy month of Ramadan ends later this week.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Between Strong Economy and National Security

[Guardian] A country with a weak economy is also insecure from military invasion from other countries and is unable to effectively negate the effect of economic or political sanctions placed by other nations.

[Guardian] A country with a weak economy is also insecure from military invasion from other countries and is unable to effectively negate the effect of economic or political sanctions placed by other nations.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Al-Shabaab Says Killed 4 Soldiers in Attack On Somali Military Base in Bakool

[Shabelle] At least four government soldiers were killed after Al-shabab fighter carried out attack on a military base in Teed town, almost 30 kilometers North West of Hudur district in Bakool region.

[Shabelle] At least four government soldiers were killed after Al-shabab fighter carried out attack on a military base in Teed town, almost 30 kilometers North West of Hudur district in Bakool region.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Lekoil Targets 20,000 BOPD At Otakikpo Oil Field By 2020

[This Day] Lekoil Limited, an Africa-focused oil and gas exploration and production company with interest in Nigeria and Namibia, has stated that it would focus on scaling up production volume and productivity at its Otakikpo oil field.

[This Day] Lekoil Limited, an Africa-focused oil and gas exploration and production company with interest in Nigeria and Namibia, has stated that it would focus on scaling up production volume and productivity at its Otakikpo oil field.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

The War or the Noise On Corruption

[Guardian] The war on corruption is not one to be fought in the media to get plaudits for political capital. Certainly, it cannot be successfully prosecuted without proper public service and judicial structures that can sustain it seamlessly from admin…

[Guardian] The war on corruption is not one to be fought in the media to get plaudits for political capital. Certainly, it cannot be successfully prosecuted without proper public service and judicial structures that can sustain it seamlessly from administration to administration. A poor appreciation of this fact is why the exertions of the current administration have not yielded remarkable gains despite all the trials and noise in the media.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Stock Market Indices Rise By 5.03% in Five Days

[Guardian] At the close of transactions last week, the All-Share Index and market capitalisation of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) appreciated by 5.03 per cent to close the week at 38,669.23 points and N14.008 trillion respectively.

[Guardian] At the close of transactions last week, the All-Share Index and market capitalisation of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) appreciated by 5.03 per cent to close the week at 38,669.23 points and N14.008 trillion respectively.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Forget the Libya Model, South Africa Shows the Path to Peace With Pyongyang

[Daily Maverick] Now that US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have finally met, the real work of denuclearising the Korean peninsula begins. Or not. There are still questions aplenty. Only time will tell whether the Singapore …

[Daily Maverick] Now that US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have finally met, the real work of denuclearising the Korean peninsula begins. Or not. There are still questions aplenty. Only time will tell whether the Singapore Summit sealed the fate of North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme or was another false dawn. Writing in Foreign Policy in May 2018, Terence McNamee revisited South Africa’s transition from nuclear-armed pariah to respected member of the world’s non-nuclear club and especially