Something Greater than Tinapa set to Open in Calabar

Calabar in Cross Rivers State continues to retain its attractive allure, not just for the fanfare of its renowned festival, but for its Summit Hills, an area overlooking Tinapa, where a self-contained city is on the rise Those visiting Cross Rivers State this December are not limiting their visit to the usual places; they are taking a few steps further. They are not just fascinated […]

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Facebook to fly drones over Africa

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope — it’s a Facebook drone. The social media site reportedly wants to use drones to bring Internet connection to the two thirds of the world that still lack connectivity, starting with parts of Africa. The initiative is part of theinternet.org project, which Facebook backs. To do so, Facebook could have bought some individual drones. Instead, overachievers that […]

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30 year old Nigerian girl to run as Mayor of Chicago

By Kari Lydersen People often ask Amara Enyia whether she fears Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. That’s because Enyia, a 30-year-old municipal consultant and community organizer, is planning to run against Emanuel in the February 2015 mayoral race. Though Emanuel is known for his abrasive style and attention-getting stunts—such as sending a dead fish in the mail to a pollster—Enyia scoffs at […]

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Ethiopian adds its 9th European destination to 78 others

Mamo Gebrehiwot Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (March 1, 2014) – Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has finalized preparations to start four weekly flights to Vienna, Austria starting 2 June 2014. Vienna is the political capital and the economic hub of Austria. The city is a major diplomatic centre and seat of United Nations agencies […]

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How Ghana Sub-Standard Universities Fleece Nigerian Students

After a recent tour of Accra-Ghana, Damilola Oyedele writes on the rising trend of Nigerians attending sub-standard universities in Ghana and how these schools take advantage of the situation in Nigeria’s educational system to fleece Nigerian students  Ibrahim Abubakar (not real name) chose to go to Ghana for his university education. He is a second year Information Technology student at […]

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New airport for Lekki still on course says Governor

Lagos – Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State said on Tuesday night that the state government had not jettisoned its plan to build an international airport in Lekki area of the state. Fashola told State House correspondents in Lagos that the delay in actual take-off of the project did not mean it had been abandoned. He said that the state government had […]

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Tourism & Arts Minister Hon. S Masebo Mp Launches ZITE 2014 & Lusaka Carnival

On Thursday 20 February Minister of Tourism & Arts Hon. S Masebo launched and endorsed the Zambia International Travel Expo (ZITE) & Lusaka Carnival due to take place 25 –27 April, at Mulungushi International Conference Centre (MICC) under the theme “Tourism Begins Here – At Home”. The purpose of the launch is to ensure that before the events take place, […]

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The Gambian Roots festival still in May 2014

The Gambia International Roots Festival is a call-to-action to people from all over the African Diaspora to discover, embrace and re-affirm their ancestral identity. A week-long celebration May 9th-17th, the Roots Festival is the ultimate experience in cultural heritage tourism. As more and more people of the African Diaspora the world over long to claim their heritage legacy, the festival offers […]

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World Committee on Tourism Ethics to focus on the exploitation of children, trafficking, poaching and accessible tourism

The protection of children from all forms of exploitation, the fight against trafficking, anti-poaching and accessible tourism for all are among the work priorities defined by the newly formed World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE). The Committee met at UNWTO headquarters to identify the major challenges facing responsible tourism and define its Action Plan for the coming four years (Madrid, […]

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Godwin Ayogu, a Nigeria student murdered in Ghana

Godwin Ayogu (pictured above) is a 300level student of Social Sciences at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana and a citizen of Nigeria was killed by unknown person(s) and his body dumped by the roadside. He is said to be in his early 20s, was last seen on Tuesday February 18th at the university. His body was found on […]

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