September 21, 2018
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Military winning war against Boko Haram: DHQ

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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has again reassured Nigerians that the military is winning the fight against Boko Haram terrorism and will not rest on its oars until terrorism is wiped out of the country. However, it expressed concerned about mischievous reports by section of the media aimed at discrediting the efforts of troops in the North East. According to a […]

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1,000 companies compete for 12 rail projects

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More than 1,000 contractors are participating in the bids for 12 projects advertised by the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC). The corporation has opened the bids to pre-qualify the contractors for the 2018 projects. Mr Ben Iloanusi, the NRC Director of Procurement, told the newsmen during pre-qualification exercise at the NRC headquarters, Ebute Meta, Lagos, on Wednesday. Iloanusi said about 1,000 […]

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World’s marine premiums hit $28.5b

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Global marine premiums were $28.5 billion in 2017, up by two per cent from 2016, the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has reported. In its annual statistical report on the marine insurance market, IUMI said that, despite the increase, there had been an increasing mismatch between income levels and covered risk. This is when current premium levels are viewed […]

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INEC Tasks Political Parties On Credible Primaries

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has urged political parties to conduct credible primary elections ahead of the 2019 general polls. Alhaji Hussaini Pai, its Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Plateau, gave this advice in an interactive session with the political parties on Wednesday in Jos. According to Pai, credible party primaries will ensure free and fair general elections in […]

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Survey Result To Change HIV Landscape In Nigeria – FG

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The Federal Government on Wednesday said that the ongoing HIV survey result would change the HIV landscape in Nigeria. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said this at the 4th annual Nigeria Implementation Science Alliance (NISA) conference in Abuja. Adewole, who was represented by the Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Dr Sani Aliyu, expressed optimism […]

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Headlines

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Headlines

Kebbi Govt. Releases N1.3bn Gratuity to Retirees

The Kebbi Government has released N1.3 billion for payment of outstanding liability of gratuity owed to state and local government retirees. The Head of Service, Alhaji Abubakar Idris, made this known in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday. “Gov. Atiku Bagudu has approved the immediate release of the sum of N1.3 billion for payment of outstanding liability of gratuity owed to state […]

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Child Abuse Suspect in NAPTIP Custody

The Benin Zonal Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) said it had arrested one person for alleged child abuse. Mr. Nduka Nwanwenne, Zonal Commander of the Agency comprising Edo and Delta, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Wednesday. Nwanwenne said that the suspect, Joel Aiya, was arrested […]

USA & Canada

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USA & Canada

Trump scuppers one million Alibaba jobs in US

Alibaba founder Jack Ma said his ambitious pledge to create one million jobs in the US had been scuppered by the trade row between Beijing and Washington, Chinese state news reported Thursday. The billionaire owner of China’s largest online shopping portal made the headline-grabbing promise to Donald Trump last year, as Beijing courted the then-newly elected president. But Ma told […]

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USA & Canada

Journalists robbed covering crime scene

In what looks like “hunter being hunted”, journalists who attracted “smash and grab” thieves in California’s San Francisco Bay Area have become the victims of a true robbery, which resulted in the loss of equipment worth thousands of dollars. The media crew who are employees of “Inside Edition”, in an attempt to report on rampant robberies in the area, filmed […]

USA & Canada

World Travel Awards honours leaders in Latin American hospitality

The finest travel brands in South and Central America have been unveiled at the World Travel Awards Latin America Ceremony 2018 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Winners at the red-carpet gala evening included the ancient Incan city of Quito, which fended off stiff competition to be named South America’s Leading Destination. Meanwhile Mazatlán, Mexico, with its tropical neoclassical architecture and paradise beach, […]

Africa

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Africa

SA cities improving business environment

South African cities are making significant strides in improving the ease of doing business, a report by the World Bank Group has found. The report, Doing Business in South Africa 2018, was released by the World Bank this week at an event at the National Treasury. The report is the second edition of the subnational Doing Business series in South […]

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Africa

Japan keen to invest in SA

While Japanese countries are keen to invest in the South African economy, South Africa can learn a lot from the East Asian nation, says the country’s Ambassador to Japan, Thulani Dlomo. “The investment interest is huge. Big and small corporates are looking forward to hear about investment opportunities available in South Africa as well as the country’s investment environment,” said […]

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Africa

Ghana to host AFRIMA 2018 in November

Ghana has accepted to host the 5th All Africa Music Awards between November 21 and Saturday, November 24 in Accra this year. It will be hosted in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Committee of AFRIMA. The host country rights acceptance was conducted on Tuesday at a media announcement at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City, […]

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Asia

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Asia

Qatar Airways sees revenue increase despite political blockade

Following what the airline is calling the “most challenging year” in its 20-year history, Qatar Airways has reported revenue and other operating income grew 7.22 per cent over the past 12 months. Capacity, as measured in available seat kilometres, grew by 9.96 per cent. The lower revenue growth was directly attributable to the blockade of Qatar from June 2017, the […]

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Asia

Branded Hotels Aim to Exceed Chinese Expectations

It is said the future of luxury lies at the intersection of luxury and fashion, a nexus attractive to Chinese consumers who are still driven by brands and status in making purchase decisions. The Bvlgari Hotel Shanghai opened this summer with the promise of becoming a hot spot of art and style as well as heralding a new breed of […]

Europe

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Europe

Globus family of brands unveils seven NEW Undiscovered Britain tours

Expanding their catalogue of authentic experiences and guided offerings, Globus family of brands has announced seven new Undiscovered Britain tours for 2019 from Globus, Cosmos and the newly introduced Cosmos Lite collection. With a total of nine Undiscovered Britain tours now available, there has never been a better time for travellers to experience another side of Britain – beyond London […]

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Europe

Ex-CEO Agree to $5 Million Settlement in Blackfish Fraud

More than five years after the Blackfish documentary made a splash, SeaWorld is finally facing the music for lying to the public about the impact. In a way, though, the company has been paying a price for years: A $5 million settlement is a drop in the bucket compared to quarter after quarter of lost revenue. More than five years […]

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Europe

Russia a major destination for SA fresh produce exports

Russia continues to be an important market for South African fresh produce, says the Fresh Produce Exporters’ Forum (FPEF). “Russia continues to be an important market for us, as 10% out of 2.7 million tons of fresh fruit exported from South Africa goes to Russia,” said the forum’s CEO, Anton Kruger, on Wednesday. Kruger is part of the Department of […]

Australia & New Zealand

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Australia & New Zealand

How New Zealand’s Unique Approach to Hospitality Drives Group and Incentive Travel

Hospitality is ingrained into New Zealand’s culture, creating a destination committed to wowing group and incentive trip planners Hospitality isn’t just an aspiration in New Zealand –– it’s a key value in the country’s indigenous Māori culture. The Māori custom of manaakitanga, loosely translated as hospitality, infuses Māori culture and inspires the contemporary New Zealand visitor experience, summing up the […]

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Australia & New Zealand

Grand Hyatt Melbourne awarded Outstanding Achievement in Training

Grand Hyatt Melbourne is thrilled to have been awarded Outstanding Achievement in Training at the 2018 Australian Hotels Association National Awards for Excellence announced last night, Monday 17th September, at the highly celebrated industry awards on the Gold Coast. The AHA Awards for Excellence showcases the achievements of world class hotels in metropolitan and regional Australia and recognises the variety […]

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Australia & New Zealand

New brand campaigns from Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays

Travel Counsellors connect across the country Travel Counsellors around the country are returning to their desks this week feeling energised and enthused following a nationwide face-to-face training program delivered by the Head Office team last week. The Melbourne-based Business Development team delivered a bespoke training program in Melbourne before taking the program on the road travelling to Sydney, Perth and […]

Business

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Business

TravelManagers’ Business Model a Recipe for Success

After eleven years in business and with more than 540 personal travel managers (PTMs) now operating within their network, TravelManagers have had plenty of time in which to refine their business model. One of their newest recruits, Sue Wright, has been with the business for just three months, and believes their formula is spot-on. Wright, who is representative for Shoal […]

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Business

Hotelbeds Consolidates Travel Agency Business Under One Brand

After two blockbuster deals, change was to be expected. If travel agents end up getting more choice and better technology, they won’t have much to get upset about. Since buying up rivals GTA and Tourico Holidays, accommodation wholesaler Hotelbeds Group has been busy working out exactly how to operate the new enlarged business. Combining three companies into one was always […]

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