Africa: RMD, Genevieve, Omotola top list of Nollywood highest earners

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Though a few parade themselves as the super-rich actors in the industry, LANRE ODUKOYA, takes a look at some of the evidently highest paid from the eight billion US dollars film sector called Nollywood. Richard Mofe-Damijo By far a leading light of the Box Office, the 57-year-old actor is the most consistent as the highest paid act in Nollywood. Known […]

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Africa: Nigerian Govt. wants to be ranked among Top 100 Countries in 2020

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The federal government is working hard to ensure Nigeria is ranked among the top 100 countries on 2020 World Business Index, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo disclosed this Wednesday night in Abuja. The vice-president, who made the disclosure while speaking at the second Presidential Enabling Business Environment Committee (PEBEC) Awards ceremony at the State House Banquet Hall, said Nigeria had in the […]

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Africa: Solution Media & Infotech brings luxury cruise to Lagos

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Nigeria’s foremost and biggest amusement park and resort owner, Solution Media & Infotech, is set to revolutionize the tourism and hospitality industry with its plan to bring to the shores of Nigeria, a 42m long luxury yacht. In a release signed by the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Prince Adeyanju Lipede, the luxurious yacht which is part […]

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News: Ethiopian Airlines Academy, bridging manpower gap in African Aviation

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently projected that the African continent will become one of the fastest-growing aviation regions within the next 20 years, with an average annual expansion rate of almost 5%. With the attendant growth in the aviation industry in the continent, the demand for more skilled aviation professionals will surge requiring about 29,000 pilots to operate […]

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News: How Africa can almost double its tourism revenues – within ten years

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African countries can boost their tourism revenues to €231 billion in 2030, almost double the €121 billion from 2015. To make that happen, countries will have to put tourism at the top of their agenda and develop strategic plans. Scientists of the Brookings’s Africa Growth Initiative have compiled a list of do’s and don’ts. In most African countries, tourism is […]

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Africa: One aviation industry, too many facts, figures

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Conflicting figures are fast becoming the in-thing in local air travel business, and in-between is the credibility gap. WOLE OYEBADE writes. It is often said in the telecommunications sector that data is life. In aviation, life abounds in facts and figures. In fact, a suitable maxim is ‘show me your figures and I will forecast the future’.Forecasting, via facts and […]

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News: Africa’s air cargo sector needs trade and aviation liberalisation to reach full potential

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In early February, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) released its global air freight data for the whole of 2018. Although worldwide demand, measured in freight (metric) ton kilometres, rose by 3.5%, compared with 2017, it was far below 2017’s 9.7% growth. In addition, demand softened towards the end of the year, as global trade weakened, consumer confidence declined, trade […]

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Africa: Cameroon’s Anglophone War, Inside The Separatist Conflict-2

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This punishment, 50 lashes, was ordered by Omega, the field commander of this Ambazonia Defense Forces (ADF) camp. The man had been “brutalising some people”, so “when the complaint got to me, I had to punish him severely,” Omega explains. “We don’t want the Ambaz’ name to be stained.” Cameroon’s anglophone minority has felt marginalised for decades. During protests last […]

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Africa: 30 nude dancers arrested in Abuja night club

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The Federal Capital Development Administration (FCTA) has invaded a popular night club, Caramelo, located at Utako district of Abuja, demolished part of the structure and arrested 30 nude dancers. The Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC) , Mallam Umar Shuaibu, said that operators of the night clubs contravened the law by converting residential buildings for other purposes. Shuaibu said the […]

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Africa: Art And Culture Will Put Ekiti State On World Map – Ojo-Lanre

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THE new Director-General of Ekiti State Council of Arts and Tourism, Mr Wale Ojo-Lanre, has charged the staff of the council to be more efficient and proactive in their resolve to promote the state’s arts and culture. Ojo-Lanre also urged them to create a positive attitude towards achieving the vision of the Dr Kayode Fayemi led administration to reposition and […]

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