News - Qatar

Qatar Downgrades Participation In Arab Summit

6 days ago /
International News 

Qatar was not represented by a senior government official at an Arab summit taking place in Saudi Arabi on Sunday, in a sign that a nearly year-old dispute between gulf Arab neighbors is still a long way from being resolved.

Buhari Welcomes Rise In Foreign Private Investments

1 month ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the rise in foreign private investments in the country owing to the success of his administration’s economic agenda.

President Buhari Signs Bilateral Air Agreement With Five Countries

2 months ago /
Nation 

Following its approval at the Federal Executive Council (FEC), President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja, signed bilateral air service agreements with five countries. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba  Shehu said the President signed the Instruments of Ratification of the Bilateral Air Services Agreements...

President Buhari Sign Executive Order To Improve Local Content In Public Procurement

2 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed Executive Order 5 to improve local content in public procurement with science, engineering and technology components.

Abike Dabiri Praises Nigerian Who Returned N150m Wrongly Sent Into His Account

3 months ago /
Nation 

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has hailed a Nigerian, Michael Jonathan Asemota, for his display of honesty in returning a sum of money totalling QR1,502,000 ($441,127.99) about N150 million, that was wrongly sent into his account in Qatar. A statement signed by...

Nigeria Not An Oil Economy, Says Adeosun

5 months ago /
Business and Economy  

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has set the records straight regarding Nigeria’s status as an oil producing economy. Mrs Adeosun, in an article titled: ‘All Change, Nigeria Is Not An Oil Economy”, said the country does not fit into such description and it would be wrong to categorise it...

Nigeria Agriculture: Ministry Wants Laws To Export Yams, Goat Carcasses

6 months ago /
Business and Economy  

…Blames poor budget implementation on Procurement Act.

Saudi Border To Open For Qatari Pilgrims

8 months ago /
International News 

Saudi Arabia will open its border with Qatar to allow Muslim pilgrims to attend the annual Hajj in Mecca beginning this month. The announcement came after the first high-level meeting between the neighbours since Saudi Arabia and three other states cut all links in June. They accuse Qatar of aiding terrorists -...

Saudi Arabia Says That Calls For Internationalization Of Holy Sites 'A Declaration Of War'

8 months ago /
International News 

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister called what he said was Qatar's demand for an internationalization of the Muslim hajj pilgrimage a declaration of war against the kingdom, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, but Qatar said it never made such a call. "Qatar's demands to internationalize the holy sites is aggressive...

CAF Considers Proposal To Host 2023 AFCON In China, US Or Qatar

9 months ago /
Sports  

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will consider a proposal to open up its main competition – The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) – to other continents in order to increase revenue and attract new partners. This was recommended by CAF’s Marketing and TV team on Wednesday at the two-day African Football...

England 2018 Bid Plan A ‘Form of Bribery’ – FIFA Report

9 months ago /
Sports  

A plan for England to play a friendly in Thailand to win backing for their 2018 World Cup bid was “a form of bribery”, investigators were told. Ex-Football Association chairman Geoff Thompson made the admission when interviewed during an inquiry into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting bids. On Tuesday, football’s...

 

Barclays Charged With Fraud In Qatar Case

10 months ago /
International News 

Barclays PLC and four former executives have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and the provision of unlawful financial assistance. The Serious Fraud Office charges come at the end of a five-year investigation and relate to the bank's fundraising at the height of 2008's financial crisis. Former chief executive, John Varley...

Qatar Row: Five Countries Cut Links With Doha

10 months ago /
International News 

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region. They say Qatar backs militant groups including so-called Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda, which Qatar has denied. The Saudi state news agency, SPA,  said Riyadh had closed its borders, severing...

Qatar Airways Signs World Cup Sponsorship Deal With FIFA

11 months ago /
Sports  

Qatar Airways said on Sunday it has signed a deal with global soccer body FIFA to be one of the official sponsors and the official airline of the next two World Cups, in Russia and Qatar. The state-owned carrier did not disclose the value of the deal, which it said would...

Janet Jackson Welcomes First Child At 50

1 year ago /
Entertainment 

American Singer, Janet Jackson  and her Qatari billionaire-husband, Wissam Al Mana welcomed their first child together – a baby boy – on Tuesday, January 3, 2016. The couple, who received their New Year gift  exchanged vows in the presence of family and friends in 2012. ‘Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably,’...

President Buhari Returns From Africa-Arab Summit

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night returned to Abuja from Malabo, Equitorial Guinea, where he successfully participated in the 4th Africa-Arab summit. During the summit, Nigeria and other African countries received a pledge of two billion dollars from the Kuwaiti government to fund key development initiatives in agriculture, education, youth empowerment...

FIFA Retains Mba As Technical Adviser

1 year ago /
Sports  

World football governing body, FIFA, has retained Nigeria’s Linus Mba as its Technical Adviser in Africa for Refereeing. Mba is one of the finest ‘Gentlemen of the Whistle’ to have come out of Nigeria. The former FIFA referee is also the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Consultant on Refereeing and one of only...

OPEC Members To Hold ‘Informal’ Doha Meeting

1 year ago /
Nation 

At least 11 OPEC members will meet in Doha on Friday for an “informal and consultative meeting,” Qatar’s Energy Minister, Mohammed Saleh al-Sada has confirmed. Speaking on Thursday after the conclusion of a meeting of major gas exporting countries in Doha, Sada said OPEC members would convene in the Qatari capital...

World Anti-Doping Agency Suspends Africa’s Only Dope Testing Lab, South Africa's Bloemfontein Lab

1 year ago /
Sports  

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Tuesday suspended Africa’s only accredited drug-testing lab. The South African Doping Control Laboratory in the central city of Bloemfontein is banned from analysing any doping samples until Sept. 30, after the Rio Olympics, due to its failure to meet WADA standards, the Associated Press reported. WADA did not...

Oil Price Fall Sharply After Doha Stalemate

2 years ago /
International News 

Oil prices recorded significant falls on Monday but then made a slight recovery, following Sunday’s failure of major exporters, who met in Doha, Qatar, to reach an agreement to freeze output. Brent crude futures fell almost 7 percent in early trading on Monday, before recovering to $40.97 per barrel at 0647 GMT, still...


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