January 22, 2019

Defense Chief in Maiduguri Lauds Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE

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SK Usman, Maiduguri: As part of his routine operational visit, the Chief of Defence Staff, General AG Olonisakin today, Saturday 29th December 2018, visited Military Command and Control Centre (MCCC), Maiduguri where he commended the gallant troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE for holding unto our territory and maintaining her integrity. During the visit and having interacted with the officers, expressed […]

woman killed by lion two weeks after joining animal centre

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Alexandra Black, 22, from New Palestine, Indiana, had recently graduated from Indiana State University before joining the Conservator Center This is the first picture of the 22-year-old employee who was mauled to death by a lion which escaped its enclosure at a US nature reserve. Alexandra Black, 22, from New Palestine, Indiana, had only worked at the Conservators Center in […]

IDF attacks Hamas position in response to rocket fire from Gaza

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Projectile launched from Strip for first time in six weeks lands in open area in Israel, causing no damage or injuries An IDF combat helicopter attacked a Hamas position in the southern Gaza Strip, the Israeli army said Saturday, in response to an earlier rocket launch from the Palestinian enclave into Israel. The rocket fired Friday was the first such […]

Amosun campaigns for Buhari in Ogun

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The Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, flagged-off his campaign for the Ogun Central Senatorial District with a promise to create a synergy between the state and federal government to further accelerate development of the senatorial district. The occasion which was witnessed by a mammoth crowd including representatives of interest groups was the first campaign effort of the All Progressives […]

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Headlines

Strong festive period for Jamaican tourism

Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has revealed the Caribbean island saw record arrivals and earnings for the period December 21st-24th. Preliminary airport arrivals stood at 34,081, an increase of 12.8 per cent over the corresponding festive period in 2017. Estimated gross earnings stood at US$51 million, which represents a 17.1 per cent increase over last year. “This is excellent […]

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Group cautions politicians over killings, violence

Kano Election Peace Committee (KEPC) has expressed concern over cases of political violence in the state ahead of the 2019 general elections. Civil society organisations (CSOs), religious leaders and the academia, who form the committee, are especially worried over the death of four persons during a recent rally in Bichi and Rano areas of the state. Addressing a press conference […]

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Body of man found after house destroyed in blast

Eyewitnesses said the sound of the explosion was so loud it set off car alarms as a building collapsed in King Arthurs Way, Andover, Hampshire The body of a man has been found after an explosion in Andover where a building collapsed. One house was completely destroyed and another has suffered serious damage to both floors, according to local reports. […]

USA & Canada

USA & Canada

The US Withdrawal from Syria

However misconceived, President Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from Syria might have a silver lining for Israel. It forces Jerusalem to reevaluate the basic assumptions of the “peace process” with the Palestinians that has been actively and coercively led in recent decades by successive US administrations. The Oslo process took place under unique global circumstances. The Soviet Union had […]

USA & Canada

Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown welcomes first guests in United States

Canopy by Hilton has welcomed the opening of a new Midtown Atlanta location. The hotel is partially-owned and operated by Concord Hospitality, developed by Greystar and Whitman Peterson and designed by R2L: Architects. The lifestyle hotel, which is the first of its kind in Georgia, will offer guests thoughtfully curated local experiences from check-in to check-out. Guests can grab a […]

Africa

Africa

Morocco backpacker murders 15 charged after sick video of beheadings

Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Maren Ueland were brutally killed in the Atlas Mountains in an apparent Islamic State attack Fifteen people have been charged in connection with the brutal murders of two Scandinavian backpackers in Morocco. Preliminary terrorism charges have been filed against the men, including forming a gang to prepare and commit terrorist acts and premeditated murder. It follows […]

Africa

Aviation hub in Nairobi or Addis Ababa? Kenya Airways is taken the initiative

Africa. This became clear when SkyTeam Member Kenya Airways is now competing with Star Alliance Member Ethiopian Airlines to make Nairobi the prime regional center of aviation in the region. Kenya Airways wants it all, including taking over the management of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi. Such a proposal was presented to the Kenya Airport Authority (KAA) according […]

Africa

SA launches most advanced nanosatellite

South Africa has successfully launched into space the continent’s most advanced nanosatellite to date – the ZACube-2. The ZACube-2 will provide cutting edge remote sensing and communication services to South Africa and the region. “This satellite will help us monitor our ocean traffic as part of our oceans economy and also monitor veld fires and provide near real-time fire information […]

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Asia

Asia

Dusit signs for Tengchong property in China

Dusit International has signed a management agreement with Tengchong Zongheng Volcano Tourism Development Company to manage Dusit Devarana Hot Springs Resort Tengchong, Yunnan. Designed to appeal to discerning leisure travellers seeking a distinctive, tranquil retreat amongst nature, the luxury resort will comprise 150 elegantly furnished villas and guest rooms in a picturesque location only ten minutes by car from Tengchong […]

Asia

Hilton Garden Inn Sanya welcomes first guests in China

Hilton has announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Sanya, on Hainan Island, China. The property is owned by Sanya Meihaolee Hotel Investment and managed by Hilton. “We are delighted to announce that travellers in the region can now enjoy Hilton Garden Inn’s exceptional services and its variety of amenities in Hainan, a business and leisure destination that continues to […]

Asia

Etihad Airways brings Dreamliner 787-9 to Hong Kong route

Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its daily scheduled service from Abu Dhabi to Hong Kong from March 31st. The two-class aircraft will replace the Airbus A330-200 aircraft currently operating the route. The new 787-9 Dreamliner service to Hong Kong will feature the airline’s next-generation business and economy cabins, configured with 299 seats. This represents a capacity […]

Europe

Europe

Hainan Airlines launches Paris-Chongqing connection

A Boeing 787 operated by Hainan Airlines has left Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and started its 12-hour flight to Paris. Carrying more than 100 passengers earlier, the flight was the first linking Charles de Gaulle Airport and Chongqing, one of south-west China’s megacities The route is the second direct international flight from Chongqing to Europe by Hainan Airlines, the first […]

Europe

London Gatwick Airport Sold for 2.9 Billion British Pounds

The second largest airport in the United Kingdom, London Gatwick Airport has been sold to France’s Vinci for £2.9 billion. Under the terms of the deal, a consortium led by US investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) will sell a 50.01% stake to Vinci Airports. Vinci operates over 40 airports globally across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Among their portfolio […]

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 […]

Business

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Business

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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