December 18, 2018

Amnesty International (Nigeria) is working hard to destabilise Nigeria – Army

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The Nigerian branch of Amnesty International that has hitherto been well respected has deviated from the core values, principles and objectives of the original Amnesty International domiciled in the United Kingdom. There is credible information that the Nigerian branch of the International Non-governmental Organisation is determined to destabilise the Nigerian nation. This is noted through fabrication of fictitious allegations of […]

Buhari writes Nigerians: I’m deeply grateful

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President Muhammadu Buhari, who marked his 76th birthday today has penned an appreciation note to all Nigerians thanking them for the show of love and prayers on his special day. He also seized the opportunity to renew his pledge to serve Nigerians diligently and take the country to greater heights or as his re-election campaign will put it, the Next […]

Subsidy: FG pays oil marketers, freezes interest on loan

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Mr Henry Ikem-Obih, Chief Operating Officer, Downstream, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says the Federal Government has paid the agreed N236 billion as first tranche of the outstanding subsidy claims to oil marketers. Ikem-Obi, who disclosed this in an Interview with the News Agency on Monday in Abuja, said that government, through the Central Bank, had directed banks to freeze […]

Buhari assures fairness in elections, hosts leaders of IRI, NDI

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received a delegation from the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute, (NDI), USA who are in Nigeria to assess pre-election preparations. In tweet, President Buhari said was an opportunity for him to again assure that he would ensure a level playing field for all contestants in 2019. Members of the delegation included […]

Nigerians pray for Buhari on 76th Birthday

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A group of Nigerians, under the auspices of ‘Buharists Hangout’, gathered in the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) to celebrate and pray for President Muhammadu Buhari on his 76th birthday. The News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) reports that over 2,000 people, drawn from different tribal and religious background, assembled at the Millennium Park for the event, tagged: ‘Love Feast and Prayer for […]

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Headlines

Students urge NASS workers to suspend strike

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has asked striking workers of National Assembly (NASS) to suspend the action to enable President Muhammadu Buhari to present the 2019 budget. The workers on the platform of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), embarked on a four day warning strike to press for the payment of their outstanding salaries, allowances and other […]

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Tinubu canvasses 3m votes for Buhari

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has urged party members in Lagos State to deliver three million votes for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election. Tinubu, who said APC must maintain strong outing in the state, told party members to also vote overwhelmingly for the party’s governorship, National Assembly and state House of […]

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India provides $1.4b assist Maldives

In a move to restore its waning influence in Archipelago nation, India has agreed to provide $1.4 billion financial assistance to the Maldives. The financial aid will come in the form of budgetary support, concessionary loans and a currency swap. But analysts have warned that the Maldives’ precarious financial situation means it will remain somewhat dependent on China, to which […]

USA & Canada

USA & Canada

Witches mad with Trump for calling them out

Witches in the United States are finding hurtful and problematicPresident Donald Trump’s constant invocation of a “witch hunt”, with regard to Robert Mueller’s special investigation of Russian ties. This is according to a report by Daily Beast. “Many are mad, and the rest are rolling their eyes,” said David Salisbury, a lead organizer at Washington-based witch community Firefly House. Witches […]

USA & Canada

Travelport to be taken private in US$4.4bn deal

Travelport Worldwide has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Siris Capital Group and Evergreen Coast Capital in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $4.4 billion. Evergreen is the private equity affiliate of Elliott Management Corporation. Under the terms of the agreement, Siris and Evergreen will acquire all the outstanding common shares of Travelport for $15.75 […]

USA & Canada

STUBA in the city that never sleeps

Its good reason that New York City (generally considered to be just Manhattan although not correct) is one of the top destinations world wide. Film and TV have immortalised it as the aspirational pinnacle of cities, and one that seems more fictional that actually real. Quite often cities never quite live up to the hype, but in the case of […]

Africa

Africa

South Africa Tourism Minister sees policies recognized

Derek Hanekom, the Minister of Tourism of South Africa is seeing his policies being recognized beyond the African borders. The recent invitation for Sisa Ntshona, the CEO of SA Tourism to join the World Tourism Organization’s Advisory Board of its UNWTO.QUEST program showed the respect for South Africa in world tourism as a serious and important player. CEO of SA […]

Africa

Suspended! Fastjet airline services in Tanzania

Tanzanian aviation authorities temporarily revoked FastJet’s operating license up through the end of January next year, quoting the cancellation of its trips and huge debt accumulation the airline owes its contractors and the government of Tanzania. Aviation authorities in Tanzania’s commercial hub of Dar es Salaam said late on Monday that FastJet had failed to address operating issues which led […]

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Ghana’s First Lady Nutrition champion

The African Leaders for Nutrition has inaugurated Ghana’s first lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo as a Nutrition Champion. This is in acknowledgment of her work and commitment to sound nutrition and the wellbeing of mothers and infants. The ALN initiative is a platform for high-level advocacy and engagement to advance nutrition in Africa, endorsed by the Assembly of Heads of State and […]

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Asia

Asia

Ras Al Khaimah seeks three million visitors annually by 2025 with launch of new tourism strategy

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has today launched its new Destination Strategy 2019-2021. The plan aims to build on the successes of the previous strategy, launched by RAKTDA in 2016. In light of the current robust visitor demand, solid regional and international partnerships, and product launches executed over the past few years, Ras Al Khaimah is on a mission […]

Asia

Andaz Dubai La Mer pencilled in for 2020 opening

Hyatt has entered into a management agreement with Wasl Asset Management Group, one of the largest real estate development and management companies in Dubai, for the development of an Andaz-branded hotel at La Mer—a vibrant lifestyle district in the coastal area of Jumeirah. Expected to open in 2020, the property will become the first Andaz-branded hotel in Dubai and the […]

Asia

Pope’s historic visit to the United Arab Emirates confirmed

The Holy See releases official program of the Pope’s trip to UAE The Press Office of the Holy See announced the official program of the Pope’s trip to the United Arab Emirates from 3 to 5 February 2019. Central moments of the visit are: the inter-religious meeting, the official visit to the Crown Prince, the meeting in the Great Mosque […]

Europe

Europe

CAA publishes new airspace modernisation strategy for UK

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has today launched its new Airspace Modernisation Strategy that initiates the major overhaul of a key piece of national infrastructure. The new strategy is in response to the government tasking the Civil Aviation Authority with preparing and maintaining a co-ordinated strategy and plan for the use of UK airspace up to 2040, including modernisation. The […]

Europe

Air Italy dragged into aviation war between US and the Gulf

The former Meridiana carrier, now 49% controlled by Qatar Airways, is in fact under the lens of 11 US Republican Senators asking to investigate the airline for violation of agreements between the United States and Qatar on “fifth freedom” flights. In a letter sent by the senators headed by Ted Cruz last December 3 and addressed to Mike Pompeo (US […]

Australia & New Zealand

Australia & New Zealand

Ovolo hotels breaks new ground in South Melbourne hospitality

Located at 183-199 Moray Street, a 100-room, six-story designer hotel will bring Ovolo’s signature “effortless living” ethos to one of Melbourne’s most iconic inner city suburbs. Australian developer, Perri Projects, has appointed international award-winning designer hotel owner/operator, Ovolo, as hotel manager for its AUD$50 million (approx. US$35.9 million) South Melbourne project, expected to open in 2020. This will be the […]

Australia & New Zealand

2019 National Travel Industry Awards Announced

2019 National Travel Industry Awards Announced The Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) has revealed that the 2019 National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA) will be held on Saturday 20 July 2019 in the Grand Ballroom at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. Qantas continues to demonstrate their firm commitment to AFTA and travel agents through the valued Platinum Partnership with AFTA […]

Australia & New Zealand

Christmas at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

Christmas at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney The Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney is well known for their beautiful “sparkling” decorations during the Christmas period, and this year is no different as they aim to “wow” all guests during their stays. But most importantly, the festive season would not be complete without a visit on Christmas day from Santa Claus […]

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Group predicts more global business in Nigeria

An integrated creative company, Ogilvy Group, says digitalisation will birth emergence of more global companies in Nigeria’s business landscape. Abdussamad Abdurrahman, Media Manager, Ogilvy Nigeria, quoted Paul Donnell, the Chief Executive, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) of Ogilvy Group, as saying. Ogilvy is a WPP company listed on the American Stock Market (NASDAQ:WWPGY) with 131 offices in 83 countries. […]

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Christmas Island open for business

After a tumultuous decade of playing second fiddle to national politics, Christmas Island’s tourism industry finally has the opportunity to shine again. This week, the island’s Immigration Detention Centre (IDC), which opened its doors in 2008, will scale back to ‘hot contingency’ status, which means it will be closed to detainees, and only operational should the need arise. Tourism operators […]

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