Africa: Buhari commended over completion of new Abuja airport terminal

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Some tourism experts and international airline operators have commended the Federal Government over the completion and opening of the new International terminal at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, Ikechi Uko, Organiser of Akwaaba Africa Travel Market and a tourism expert, said that building airport infrastructure would go a long way to reposition […]

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Africa: President Buhari Applauds Nigeria’s Rising Role In World Craft Council

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President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday applauded Nigeria’s emerging role in the World Craft Council (WCC), saying the talents, skills and high quality artistic creations of Nigerians are attracting more global attention and appreciation. According to a press release by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari received with delight the appointment of the Director General […]

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Africa: Buhari to inaugurate Nigeria’s first seven-star hotel

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President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to inaugurate Nigeria’s first seven-star apartment hotel, the Fraser Suites, located in the Central Business District, Abuja on May 9, 2018 at an exclusive guests-only ceremony. He will be supported by members of the diplomatic corps, heads of international multilateral agencies, regional bodies and international non-governmental organisations accredited to Nigeria. Fraser Suites’ Marketing Communications Advisor, […]

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Africa: Nigeria’s President signs bilateral air agreements with five countries

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President Muhammadu Buhari has signed bilateral air service agreements with five countries. The five countries are Algeria, Congo, China, Qatar, and Singapore. The signing was confirmed in a terse statement by Mr. Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu. “Following the approval of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja signed the Instruments of Ratification of the Bilateral […]

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Africa: I’m under pressure to set up national carrier – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received the delegation of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) World Aviation Forum in the Presidential Villa ICAO is in the country for the World Aviation Forum (IWAF), scheduled to hold from Tuesday and Wednesday in Abuja. This is even as he has been told that Nigeria is among the West and Central Africa countries […]

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Africa: Nigeria to implement Visa Issuance within 48 hours on application to Investors

Africa: Nigeria to implement Visa Issuance within 48 hours on application to Investors The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, Tuesday said the federal government has directed all its foreign missions abroad to commence a 48- hour visa issuance programme to those willing to do business in Nigeria. He said by the latest directive, bottlenecks associated with […]

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Africa: The man fighting for independence of Biafra… from a flat in Peckham

The man fighting for independence of Biafra… from a flat in Peckham Britain, which had drawn Nigeria’s borders arbitrarily, had little patience with locals trying to reshape colonial frontiers. London backed Nigeria’s army in strangling Biafra at birth, supplying weapons and turning a blind eye to a military blockade that resulted in the starvation of about a million people. Long […]

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Abakaliki: From a Glorified Village to a Sprawling City

From a Glorified Village to a Sprawling City Benjamin Nworie writes that Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State, has witnessed tremendous renewal since Governor David Umahi assumed office. The story of Ebonyi State has changed overnight. New things have begun to emerge in droves. Ebonyi people and residents of the state are now happy to say they reside in the […]

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Africa: Our three-month ordeal in Turkey’s maximum prison -Nigerian students detained over coup saga

Our three-month ordeal in Turkey’s maximum prison -Nigerian students detained over coup saga Sent to Turkey for university education by parents who wanted the best for them, two young Nigerians recall the horror of being bundled into Silivri Maximum Security Prison where they joined Turkish military personnel, civil servants, professionals and other suspects detained over alleged involvement in Turkey’s July […]

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Recession: 1.7m Nigerians Sacked In 9 Months -National Bureau of Statistics

1.7m Nigerians Sacked In 9 Months -National Bureau of Statistics By Mathew Ogunsina The recession is hitting hard, and these figures are no joke, more than 1.7million Nigerians lost their jobs in the last nine months. The unemployment report released by the National Bureau of Statistics covered January to September this year. According to PUNCH, the report showed that the […]

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