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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Recession: Abuja sex workers decry low patronage, cut prices

Abuja sex workers decry low patronage, cut prices The economic recession in the country appears to know no bounds. It has affected all articles of trade including sex. PHILIP NYAM, who conducted a survey on the declining business of commercial sex workers, reports. The current economic recession in the country is affecting every facet of life as prostitutes popularly called […]

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Africa: Time to Eschew Politics In Nigeria’s Tourism Sector

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THERE is no doubt that at the moment, we are in search of our lost glory (if we’d had any at all) in the area of culture and tourism. And with the recent sack of Sally Mbanefo as Director General of Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Nigerian government must prove to us that it has turned a new leaf from […]

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Africa: Season of protests in Abuja

Nigerians are very famous for their innate capacity to absorb shocks of any kind, including those emanating from irrational and insensitive political leadership. However, this rare quality of “suffering and smiling” seems to be waning due to the economic crisis in the country. Nigerians appear to have started revealing the ‘lion nature that is residual in the lamb’ going by […]

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Africa: Tourism Experts Who Could Be NTDC DG

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A few days ago, the Federal Government relieved the Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, Sally Mbanefo, of her duties. In essence, there will be a new person in charge of marketing Nigeria; the country’s unique natural endowments and its rich cultural heritage. Most visitors to Nigeria come for business with only a small percentage coming for leisure. […]

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Africa: From Dog Owners to Journalists, Free Expression Under Attack in Nigeria

A series of arrests of bloggers, newspaper reporters and even a dog owner has advocates worried about a chill on freedom of expression in Nigeria. While the constitution of Africa’s most-populous country guarantees freedom of speech and the press, Peter Nkanga, West Africa representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists, said those rights are under attack. “More and more, that […]

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African Tourism: Nigeria starts the journey to redesign Tourism Masterplan after initial failure

By Renn Offor The President Mohammadu Buhari led government of Nigeria has taken a step further, in what may be seen as a positive move, in its determined effort to present a workable tourism master plan for the tourism sector by inaugurating a technical committee that would bring into consideration the various peculiarities about the country as it would identify […]

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Aviation: The Rise and Demise of Nigeria Airways

Recently, the Nigeria Senate demanded that the Federal Government of Nigeria should revive the defunct Nigeria Airways before the end of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. It claimed that reviving the dead airline would address the present indiscriminate and unregulated increase in airfares. However, understudying the rise and fall of Nigeria airways would often suggest that reviving the airline may […]

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Aviation: How Ghana’s AWA delivered the Aviation blow to its Nigerian Rivals

By Ikechi Uko Consistency pays if the steps are sure and steady. That is the story coming out of Accra Ghana. There is this arrogance and Chutzpah ingrained in any Nigeria once he finds himself in any Competition. Every Nigerian believes he should win the argument -any Argument. Now when his opponent is Ghana he is ever motivated to win […]

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Africa: Interest, cracks in Top Hierarchy led to 1985 Coup-Gen Akilu

In an apparent response to President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent statement in The Interview Magazine, where he gave reasons he was overthrown by General Ibrahim Babangida in the 1985 palace coup, a former Director of Military Intelligence (DMI), retired General Haliru Akilu, has explained what could be termed the ‘Babangida side’ of the story. Though Akilu urged Nigerians to avoid talking […]

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