New Prime Minister for Gabon

By; Wazobia Staff Emmanuel Issoze Ngondet , the incumbent Foreign Minister  of Gabon  has been promoted to the post of Prime Minister  by  President Bongo  after he was sworn in as President. The President asked the new Prime Minister to form an open government. Bongo’s victory by less than 6,000 votes has drawn unwelcome scrutiny of the president, whose family has ruled Gabon for 49 years.  Very few African leaders attended his inauguration Advertisements Continue reading New Prime Minister for Gabon

Godwin Obaseki Declared Winner of Edo Governorship Election

By: Wazobia Staff The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared APC candidate, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, as the winner of the Edo State governorship election which held on Wednesday, September 28. The All Progressives Congress (APC) polled a total of 319,483 votes while his closest from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Osagie Ize-Iyamu, polled 253,173 votes while the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Osagie Ize-Iyamu, polled 253,173 votes The electoral body declared Mr. Godwin Obaseki as the winner of the Governorship election which held on September 28. Continue reading Godwin Obaseki Declared Winner of Edo Governorship Election

Caterpillar invests US$1 billion in Africa

By: Wazobia Staff The Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc. Doug Oberhelman said the company planned to invest over US$1 billion in Africa in the coming years to upgrade customer service capabilities and expand their presence on the continent. he said the investment will include enhanced parts distribution capacity, new rebuild centers, new dealer branch locations, the expansion of Caterpillar’s Technicians for Africa online skills development programmer, as well as and millions of dollars to support programmers that lift people out of poverty. He made this known at the recently concluded U.S.-Africa Business Forum (USABF) in New York City “For 90 … Continue reading Caterpillar invests US$1 billion in Africa

A Great Start for Hillary Clinton

By: Temi Omotayo   The first Presidential debate which took place on Monday night provided the two leading  Presidential aspirants the  opportunity to share their view on different issues . The debate was moderated by Lester Holt , the multiple award -winning Journalist, and the  anchor  of NBC Nightly News. It was the first of the three presidential debates  before the  Presidentaill Elections on November 8. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party’s flag bearer gave a very good account of herself  by maintaining her arguments with facts  which made her  list many indictments against Donald Trump . It was very obvious that she … Continue reading A Great Start for Hillary Clinton

Nigeria Diaspora Youth Roundtable Holds @ Goldsmith University of London

By : Wazobia Staff We all have roles to play wherever we are in making our country and continent great again. Wazobia Global Network, Publisher of Wazobia Global Times Newspaper in collaboration with Goldsmith University of London NSS, Nigerian Students Union UK and African Development and Advocacy Center , UK is inviting you to “Nigeria Diaspora Youth Roundtable on October 28 and 29, 2016 @ Goldsmith University of London. You can not afford to miss this , we are expecting delegates and speakers from United State, Nigeria and United Kingdom . Please check out the event video for more information … Continue reading Nigeria Diaspora Youth Roundtable Holds @ Goldsmith University of London

Bayelsa First Lady Delivers Quadruplets After Many Years of Waiting

By : Wazobia Staff God’s time they say  is always the best time, the first Lady of Bayelsa State in South- South Region of Nigeria, Dr. Rachael Dickson has given birth to quadruplets . She, is said to have given birth to quadruplet in an undisclosed hospital in the United States of America (USA). Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seriake Dickson, said the development contributed to the season of celebrations in the governor’s family. “She was delivered of a quadruplet; a bouncing baby boy and three beautiful baby girls. Mother and children are doing well. Governor … Continue reading Bayelsa First Lady Delivers Quadruplets After Many Years of Waiting

Team Nigeria Leads Other African Teams at Rio Paralympic Games

By; Wazobia Staff   Team Nigeria finishes the Rio Paralympic Games with a total of 12 medals . The team won 8 Gold medals, 2 Silver medals and 2 Bronze medals.  Nigeria took just 23 athletes and registered to compete in three sports: Powerlifting, Athletics and Table Tennis  but medals came for Nigeria from Powerlifting  and Athletics  while the Table Tennis players made impressive shown at the tournament.  Nigeria had won an impressive 45 medals: 22 gold, 11 silver, and 12 bronze at the previous editions of Paralympic Games.Other African countries on the medals table  are South Africa with 17 … Continue reading Team Nigeria Leads Other African Teams at Rio Paralympic Games

Goldsmith University of London Hosts Nigeria Diaspora Youth Roundtable

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release! It is a new dawn for the youth as Goldsmith University of London will be hosting Nigeria Diaspora Youth Round table on 28th & 29th October 2016. The event is  being organized by Wazobia Global Network, Publisher of Wazobia Global Times Newspaper  in collaboration with Nigerian Students Union UK, African Development & Advocacy Center , UK and  Goldsmith University of London N.S.S. The  event will attract  dignitaries and delegates from Nigeria, United State, United Kingdom and other parts of the world The theme of the event is “Nigerian Youths In Diaspora as Change Catalysts”. Some … Continue reading Goldsmith University of London Hosts Nigeria Diaspora Youth Roundtable

Uber Starts Operation In Ghana

By: Wazobia Staff In 2009, Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp founded Uber Cab. Now known simply as Uber the company began expanding internationally in 2012. When Uber began operating in South Africa in 2013 they set out to expand to other African countries. Recently adding Ghana to their list of African countries in which they service, becoming the fifth. The capital city of Accra, Ghana was targeted due to their population of more than 4 million people. As well as the 100% mobile phone penetration. Alon Lits, Uber’s GM for sub-Saharan Africa expressed Accra natural fit, “its people are willing … Continue reading Uber Starts Operation In Ghana

Kenya Lifts Africa at Paralympic Games;Clinches First Gold Medal

By ; Wazobia Staff     Kenya has won Africa’s first gold medal in the ongoing 2016 Paralympic Games. History was made at the ongoing Paralympic games when Kenya’s Samwel Kimani clinched victory in the men’s T11 5,000m (for blind athletes with guides) to give both Kenya and Africa a first gold medal at the tournament. Kimani, guided by Boit James in the race, clocked a time of 15:16.11 while Brazil’s Odair Santos won the silver medal clocking a time of 15:17.55. Another Kenyan, Bill Wilson, clinched the bronze medal in a time of 15:22.96. The Paralympic tournament commenced on … Continue reading Kenya Lifts Africa at Paralympic Games;Clinches First Gold Medal