October 18, 2018
ATM

Senate asks CBN to suspend ATM charges, summons Emefiele

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The Senate has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN), to suspend the Automated Teller Machine(ATM) card maintenance charges pending outcome of investigation into alleged sharp practices by banks. The senate also resolved to invite the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, to appear before the committees on Banking Insurance and other Financial Institutions to offer […]

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CSOs caution security agents against partisanship

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A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, on Wednesday called on security agencies not to truncate Nigeria’s democracy with partisanship in 2019 elections. The Convener of the group, Mr Clement Nwankwo, made the call at “Situation Room Dialogue Session’’ with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja. Nwankwo said that no matter how well […]

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World population grows by 2.2bn by 2050

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The world’s population is set to grow by 2.2 billion between 2018 and 2050, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has said. UNFPA, in its ‘State of World Population 2018’ survey released in Geneva, aid more than half of that growth – 1.3 billion – is likely to be in sub-Saharan Africa. According to UNFPA, there are 43 countries where women […]

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UN describes ‘Virginity testing’ as human rights violation

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A group of United Nations (UN) agencies has issued a joint statement calling for a ban on tests meant to assess the virginity of a girl or a woman. The statement, issued during the World Congress of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) in Rio de Janeiro, stressed that such tests were both unscientific, and a violation of human rights. The UN […]

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Fayose: EFCC digs deeper, releases photos of houses

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As the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) digs deeper into the graft accusation against ex-governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti, it has released photos of his properties. According to him, the properties were uncovered while the anti-graft agency was investigating the allegations of corruption against the former governor. He alleged that Mr Fayose purchased the property with the money he […]

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Headlines

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Headlines

Ekiti govt. scraps developement levy in schools

The new Ekiti state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Wednesday ordered the immediate scrapping of payment of development levy in all public secondary and primary schools across the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that students and pupils pay N1,000 and N500 respectively as development levy per term under the immediate administation of former Gov. Ayo Fayose. The […]

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FADAMA III ‎distributes domestic animals to IDPs

FADAMA III World Bank-Assisted Project under the additional Financing Project in Bauchi state has distributed over 200 domestic animals to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). ‎ Speaking at the distribution ceremony on Wednesday in Bauchi, Mr Mohammed Abdul, state Communications officer, FADAMA III Project said that the initiative was tagged, “North East Food Security and Livelihood Emergency Support Project.” ‎ Abdul […]

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Headlines

Woman kills herself, 2 kids after husband fakes his death

A woman has killed herself and her two children in China after hearing about her husband’s death which eventually turned out to have been faked by the man. The 34-year-old man in China, who was identified by the surname He, was presumed dead after his vehicle was discovered in a river on Sept. 19, the BBC reported. The man’s body […]

USA & Canada

USA & Canada

American breaks ground on $1.6b Los Angeles modernisation project

American Airlines and Los Angeles World Airports have officially broke ground on a $1.6 billion modernisation project to fully reimagine Los Angeles International Airport Terminals 4 and 5. The project marks American’s largest individual investment at an airport in its 92-year history and reaffirms the airline’s commitment to Los Angeles. Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles councilmember Joe Buscaino […]

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USA & Canada

NoMad Las Vegas welcomes first guests at Park MGM

NoMad Las Vegas officially opened its doors to the public earlier, bringing the refinement of a European home to Park MGM, the city’s newest resort. Conceived by Sydell Group in partnership with chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara, NoMad Las Vegas offers highly personalised and holistic service paired with understated sophistication, comfort and intimacy. Designed by French architect Jacques […]

USA & Canada

Dead man Dennis Hof set to win election in America

Dennis Hof, a brothel-owning Republican candidate for America’s Nevada state legislature who died this week will remain on the ballot and win his election in November, his campaign manager has predicted. Hof, 72, who died on Tuesday, styled himself as America’s best-known pimp and a strip-club owner who ran multiple brothels. He had nicknamed himself the “Trump from Pahrump,” after […]

Africa

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Africa

Botswana, SA strengthen cultural ties

South Africa and Botswana have recommitted to work together to deepen the strong cultural and historical ties that bind the two sister countries. An inter-departmental delegation from South Africa is in Botswana for a four-day visit aimed at developing plans for the collective memorialisation of the region’s liberation heritage. “The main objective of the visit is to recognise the role, […]

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Africa

SA continues to be continent’s investor destination

South Africa’s strong financial market infrastructure and robust legal framework has ensured the country remains the ultimate destination for investors in Africa, according to the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index. The Index, produced by the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF), provides a toolkit for countries seeking to strengthen their financial markets infrastructure. It assesses countries according to six […]

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Africa

Multilateral lenders account for 35% of Africa’s debt

Multilateral lenders account for 35 per cent of Africa’s total external debt, and 32 per cent by private lenders. China accounts for 20 per cent of the debt of the continent and 12 per cent by other governments. Africa’s external debt payments doubled between 2015 and 2017, the highest level since 2001. According to research by financial pressure group Jubilee […]

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Asia

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Asia

Rosewood unveils plans for four new hotels in Asia

Rosewood Hotel Group has signalled the next chapter of its Asian expansion with appointments to manage four key properties. These include Rosewood Shenzhen, due to open in 2022, Rosewood Hermana Mayor (2023), New World Jaipur Resort (2023) and Rosewood Shanghai (2024.) “We intend to double the number of Rosewood hotels in the next five years, from our current 24 hotels […]

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Asia

Kuwait Airways signs for eight A330-800 planes from Airbus

Kuwait Airways has signed a purchase agreement for eight A330-800 aircraft. The deal was signed by Yousef Al-Jassim, chairman of the national carrier of the state of Kuwait, and Christian Scherer, Airbus chief commercial officer, at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse. Al-Jassim said: “The A330-800 will seamlessly fit into our fleet expansion and growth plans. “Its unbeatable operating economics and performance […]

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Asia

Address Dubai Mall reopens after overhaul

Emaar Hospitality Group has welcomed guests to the boldly reimagined Address Dubai Mall. With a new look and sparkle, the all-new Address Dubai Mall seeks to redefine premium luxury with its ultra-modern hotel rooms and suites, exceptional dining concepts and wellness facilities. The facelift of the preferred lifestyle destination for visitors from across the world, comes closely after the ninth […]

Europe

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Europe

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, completes extensive overhaul

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, has completed an US$8.5 million renovation. The newly refurbished guestrooms, suites and meeting facilities have been re-designed by architects and artists to reflect the essence and historical elements of the city, with new amenities providing a modern touch necessary for today’s travellers. “The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul is a magnificent hotel,” said Nicolas Kipper, general manager of the property. […]

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Europe

Thomas Cook Airlines adds cut price fares for those travelling light

Thomas Cook Airlines is launching Economy Light fares on its long-haul routes. The fares, available with Thomas Cook Airlines in the UK and Condor in Germany, are the lowest and most competitively priced flights fares that the airline will offer. Economy, premium and business (Condor only) fares remain the same. Economy Light fares include a six-kilogramme cabin bag as well […]

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Europe

Anna Burns first Irish writer to win Man Booker Prize

Anna Burns on Tuesday became the first Northern Irish writer, and the first woman since 2013, to win Britain’s renowned Man Booker Prize for her novel “Milkman”. Judges of the annual award praised the work, an exploration of Northern Ireland’s three decades of sectarian violence known as The Troubles told through the voice of a young woman, as “utterly distinctive”. […]

Australia & New Zealand

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Australia & New Zealand

Tourism Australia takes Dreamtime to Perth for first time

Tourism Australia has announced that its signature event for promoting the country as a world-class incentive destination, Dreamtime, will be held in Perth for the first time. As part of the Dreamtime program, Australian industry will have the opportunity to meet and do business with qualified buyers from key markets including Greater China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, New Zealand, USA […]

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Australia & New Zealand

NSW Australia’s number one destination again

New South Wales (NSW) has continued its reign as Australia’s leading tourism State with record numbers of visitors turbocharging the economy, generating jobs and driving investment in local communities as they once again choose to visit NSW ahead of all other States. NSW has broken records with the latest round of National Visitor Survey results revealing in the year ending […]

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Australia & New Zealand

TravelManagers’ Exclusive South Island Wildlife and Wine Famil

The city of Christchurch, which is New Zealand’s gateway to the South Island, has spent the past seven years rebuilding and reinventing itself whilst at the same time remaining true to its English heritage. Eight personal travel managers (PTMs) recently took part in a TravelManagers-exclusive famil to the Garden City, in which they spent two busy days exploring the city […]

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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Business

FG slashes business registration fee by 50%

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday announced the Federal Government’s approval of a 90-day special window for business registration at a reduced rate of N5000 only. A statement, signed by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President in Abuja, said that Osinbajo made the announcement in Enugu. Osinbajo, who was […]

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