December 14, 2018

Atiku, Ezekwesili sign peace accord

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Less than 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari signed a peace accord ahead of 2019 elections, the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who was absent at the ceremony has also signed the document. The candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Obiageli Ezekwesili who also did not attend the ceremony on Tuesday on […]

Nigerians Spend N1trn Annually on Foreign Education — University Don

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The Pro Chancellor, Crawford University, Igbesa, Prof. Oye Ibidapo-Obe, on Wednesday said that Nigerians were spending a whooping N1 trillion annually to pursue university education abroad. Ibidapo-Obe, a former Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos (UNILAG), made the revelation in his address at the 10th Convocation of the faith-based Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Crawford […]

NiMet Predicts Dust Hazy Weather On Thursday

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Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted dust hazy conditions over most parts of the country with partly cloudy sky over some southern cities on Thursday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook on Wednesday in Abuja also predicted moderate dust haze condition with a localized horizontal visibility of two to five kilometers over the central region throughout the forecast period. It added that the […]

IDF finds and kills terrorist who killed two in Barkan

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Ashraf Na’alowa, who was armed, dies in attempt to arrest him early Thursday; in October, he killed Kim Levengrond Yehezkel and Ziv Hajbi at West Bank factory where all 3 worked After a two-month manhunt, Israeli forces found and killed a Palestinian man suspected of carrying out a brutal terror attack in which he shot dead two Israeli coworkers in […]

Consumer Spending in Africa was $1.4 Trillion by 2015 – VP Prof. Osinbajo

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Nigeria is a leading investment destination for potential and serious investors, and the business opportunities are abundant and increasing. Consumer spending in Africa was $1.4 trillion by 2015, with Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa accounting for more than half of that total. There is also increasing economic opportunities in Nigeria because of deliberate actions by our government to diversify the […]

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Headlines

Headlines

NDLEA Arrests Man with 218kg of Marijuana

The Niger State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested 53-year-old Vwang David with 335 blocks or 218 kilogrammes of weeds suspected to be marijuana. David was arrested on Monday by the NDLEA operatives at Mokwa after allegedly making spirited effort to escape the long hands of the law. The suspect, according to officials of the […]

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Create Data on Unoccupied Houses, Fashola Urges Surveyors

Mr Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, has called on members of the Nigerian Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) to create data on unoccupied houses in the country. Fashola made the call in Abuja on Wednesday during a courtesy visit by a delegation from the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria, led by its […]

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FEC Okays $22.99m For Maritime Security

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved 22.995million dollars (N7.14billion) to enhance the security of the nation’s Maritime sector The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council’s meeting which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said the approved amount […]

USA & Canada

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 […]

USA & Canada

Trump says chief of staff John Kelly to leave at year’s end

US president announces he’ll soon name successor to ex-Marine general; Pence’s chief of staff considered the top choice for job US President Donald Trump said Saturday that chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by year’s end amid an expected West Wing reshuffling reflecting a focus on the 2020 re-election campaign and the challenge of governing with Democrats […]

Africa

Africa

SA increasing efforts on climate change

South Africa is scaling-up its current ambitious efforts to address climate change, says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom. “We are encouraged by successes achieved thus far. These include our Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPP), which has unlocked in excess of US $14 billion for power generation. This includes $3.74 billion in foreign direct investment,” Hanekom said. The Minister […]

Africa

SA deposits instrument ratifying TFTA

South Africa has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. The instrument of ratification was deposited on the margins of the 7th African Union Meeting of Ministers of Trade (AMOT) meeting taking place in Cairo, Egypt, which got underway on Wednesday. The TFTA comprises three […]

Africa

SA to participate in ACP Ministerial meeting

International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers will today travel to Brussels, Belgium, to participate in the 108th Session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP) Council of Ministers scheduled from 12 – 14 December 2018. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) said the session is the first ACP Ministerial meeting since the commencement of negotiations […]

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Asia

Asia

Qatar Airways launches flights to Mombasa, Kenya

Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight from Doha to Mombasa, Kenya landed today at Moi International Airport, marking the airline’s second gateway in Kenya. Qatar Airways flight QR1333, operated by an Airbus A320, departed Hamad International Airport last night at 02:30 and arrived at Moi International Airport at 08:40, where it was welcomed with a celebratory water cannon salute. Qatar Airways […]

Asia

Wyndham to open three hotels in Deira, Dubai

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is set to increase its footprint in Dubai with three new managed hotels as part of the Deira Waterfront Development by Ithra Dubai, a wholly owned subsidiary of Investment Corporation of Dubai. The hotels will operate under the Wyndham, Days Inn by Wyndham, and Super 8 by Wyndham brands. Also known as the Deira Enrichment Project, […]

Asia

US Senate Resolution on Saudi Arabia Could Change Middle East Dynamics

A draft US Senate resolution portraying Saudi policy as detrimental to US interests and values and Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman as “complicit” in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi could, if adopted and implemented, change the dynamics of the region’s politics and create an exit from almost a decade of mayhem, conflict, and bloodshed. It could accomplish this by […]

Europe

Europe

2 Israelis killed, 2 seriously wounded in West Bank shooting attack

Shooters flee, prompting manhunt; incident occurs near site of Sunday drive-by in which seven Israelis were hurt, including a pregnant woman whose baby later died Two Israelis were killed and two were severely injured, one of them critically, in a shooting attack in the central West Bank Thursday, close to where a terror attack occurred earlier in the week, officials […]

Europe

First Airbus A380 in new Lufthansa Design

First Airbus A380 in new Lufthansa Design Lufthansa Flagship in the new design the Airbus A380 landed in Germany for the first time in the new Lufthansa Design. The landing of the newly painted flagship of the Lufthansa fleet marks the festive end of the anniversary year of the crane’s 100th birthday. The Airbus, named “Tokyo”, was welcomed to Munich […]

Europe

Minimum Wage rises in UK, biggest in decade

British workers had their biggest pay rise in a decade in the three months to October as the country’s strong labour market showed no sign of weakening ahead of Brexit, official figures showed on Tuesday. Average weekly earnings, including bonuses, rose by 3.3 per cent on the year, their biggest rise since the three months to July 2008 and comfortably […]

Australia & New Zealand

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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Australia & New Zealand

QT Melbourne awarded Hotel of the Year

QT Melbourne awarded Hotel of the Year Designer hotel brand QT Hotels & Resorts flagship property, QT Melbourne has been recognised for its commitment to delivering the highest level of service at the inaugural Australian Travel Awards Saturday night, awarded Hotel of the Year. Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD with a striking façade designed by architect Angelo Candalepas, […]

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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Business

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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