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, […]


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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Senate asks CBN to suspend ATM charges, summons Emefiele

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

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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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 […]


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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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 […]


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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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 […]