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2014-07-30 12:24:18

CALGARY, Alberta, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oando Energy Resources Inc. ("OER" or the "Company") (TSX: OER), a company focused on oil and gas exploration and production in Nigeria, today announced the completion of its acquisition of the Nigerian Upstream Oil and Gas Business of ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) for a total cash consideration of US$1.5 billion after customary adjustments plus a deferred consideration of US$33 million (the "Transaction"). The Transaction...

2014-07-24 16:26:34

BURLINGAME, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ECC West Africa, LLC (ECC) signed a contract in Denver, Colorado with University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan Board of Management for the first phase of a development project to finance, design, construct, and operate and maintain a new, state-of-the-art Cancer Institute in Ibadan, Nigeria. Under the first of the 4-phase project, ECC will conduct feasibility studies and prepare scoping documents and funding applications. UCH Ibadan...

2014-07-22 08:38:58

Research pinpoints how "419" scammers have evolved to get around traditional enterprise safeguards SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the leader in enterprise security, today revealed that cyber criminals in Nigeria have evolved common malware campaigns to infiltrate businesses that have not previously been their primary targets. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130508/SF04701LOGO 419 Evolution, a new report released today from Unit 42,...

2014-07-15 08:22:07

LAGOS, Nigeria, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sahara Group's Upstream Company today announced results of drilling and testing in OPL274, where Sahara holds a 100% working interest. Sahara's upstream affiliate Enageed Resources Ltd completed the third well of a three-well onshore drilling program in the Edo State block and has demobilized its drilling rig, HPEB-187. Sahara's CEO and MD Tonye Cole remarked "Today marks an historic occasion for Sahara Group, for its...

2014-07-11 16:22:37

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Goodluck Jonathan, the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on July 31. Jonathan, who became the country's leader in 2010, will talk about the challenges of fighting against the Islamist militant group Boko Haram and global terrorism. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO In April, Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls, threatening to sell them as...

2014-07-09 16:26:41

Activists and Politicians Rallied in Solidarity; Call to Action to Combat Boko Haram Terror Threat WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nigerians in Diaspora Organization in the Americas' (NIDOA) July 5, 2014 rallies drew out hundreds across major cities in North America--marking a tremendous success in the organization's efforts to promote awareness and push for international action surrounding Boko Haram's kidnapping of Nigeria's Chibok girls. The series of rallies, called...

2014-07-09 08:23:55

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AFRICA24 MEDIA, the continent's premiere international quality TV production house, is sending its COO & Senior Executive Producer Daniel Furnad to West Africa. He is arriving Monday in Lagos, Nigeria, for a 7+ nation tour that will take him to Burkina Faso, Senegal, Cote D'Ivoire, Liberia, Ghana, Cameroon and maybe your country as well. This is all part of the AFRICA24 MEDIA initiative to engage local African TV...

2014-07-06 23:02:18

A team of doctors at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi consisting of Dr. Suresh Singhvi (Senior Consultant Hepatic & Pancreatic Surgery and Liver Transplant) and Dr. Sujay Shad (Senior Cardiac Surgeon) performed a rare surgery on a Nigerian patient, who had cancer of the liver that had spread to the heart. The patient reported to the hospital for a follow-up 15 months after the surgery and has recovered completely. New Delhi, India (PRWEB) July 06, 2014 Dr. Lubabatuyakuba Musa, a...

2014-07-01 10:12:35

University of Warwick The lifestyle altering effects of westernization could be responsible for the high prevalence of obesity, and associated health risks in sub-Saharan Africa, researchers have found. The study, published in PLOS ONE, by a team from the University of Warwick Medical School found that over one in five women in Nigeria were reported to be overweight or obese, with this statistic increasing among demographics with improved social and economic indicators. Those women...

2014-07-01 08:27:58

Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO) to Host Coordinated Rallies on July 5 Calling for International Support to Bring Back Kidnapped Girls WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, July 5, 2014, Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO) in the Americas will host a series of simultaneous rallies, called #UnitedAgainstBokoHaram to #BringBackOurGirls. The rallies will show a united front against the terrorist organization Boko Haram and call for the citizens and...


Latest Nigeria Reference Libraries

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2008-10-18 12:24:29

The Gray-backed Fiscal (Lanius excubitoroides) is a species of bird found in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

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2008-05-02 01:14:12

The Pennant-winged Nightjar (Macrodipteryx vexillaria), is an intra African migrant that occurs from Nigeria to northern South Africa. Their preferred habitat south of the equator is plateau woodlands, especially Miombo, where they are partial to stony or boulder-strewn hillsides. They are observed as bi-annual and social passage migrants along the Kenyan Rift Valley and Lake Victoria regions, and spend the non-breeding season in subtropical savanna from Nigeria to Sudan. The male has a...

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2008-05-01 00:06:09

The Reedfish (Erpetoichthys calabaricus), also known as the ropefish or snakefish is a species of freshwater fish in the bichir family and order. It is the only member of the genus Erpetoichthys. It is native to West Africa, with its natural habitat stretching from Nigeria to the Congo. The Reedfish has a maximum total length of 36 inches. It lives in slow-moving, brackish, warm water, and it can breathe air using a modified swimbladder which it uses like a pair of lungs. This organ means...

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2007-10-22 16:03:24

The Bioko Allen's Bushbaby (Galago alleni) , also known as Bioko Allen's Galago, or Bioko Allen's Squirrel Galago is a species of primate in the Galagidae family. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.

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2007-01-02 10:22:49

The mantled guereza (Colobus guereza), also known simply as the guereza or the abyssinian black-and-white colobus, is a colobus monkey. It is a kind of Old World monkey. It is native to much of west central and east Africa, including Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Chad. This black-and-white colobus species grows to about 18 to 28 inches, with a 20 to 35 inch tail. It weighs 12 to 32 pounds. It has no cheek pouches, and, like most colobi, the thumb is nearly...

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