Africa: The Guardian’s Oyebade wins best doctoral thesis award at UNILAG


ASSISTANT Transport and Tourism Editor of The Guardian, Wole Oyebade, has won the best doctoral thesis award in humanities at the ongoing 50th convocation of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, Lagos. Oyebade, among other awardees, will be recognised at today’s congregation for the award of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees, conferment of distinguished professorship, emeritus professorship and honorary doctorates. […]

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Aviation: SAA and RwandAir reject reports by Nigerian Media


The national carriers of Rwanda, and South Africa, RwandAir and South Africa Airways (SAA), have both rejected Media reports published in the Guardian, one of Nigeria’s leading newspapers in the country and a popular online news medium, Sahara reporters. Imagine addressing a Press conference to announce the introduction of Airbus A330 to Lagos as a show of confidence in the […]

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Africa: Controversy over married Reverend Father deepens

The leadership of the Catholic Diocese of Kaduna is now trying to rebuild confidence among parishioners, especially those at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, Kakuri and other parishes in Kaduna State, after the stunning revelation of how the former Parish Priest, Rev. Father Peter Zuni, was discovered to be involved in secret marriage to two women and with children. At […]

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African Economy: South Africa overtakes Nigeria as largest economy in dollar value

Nigeria has lost its position as Africa’s largest economy to South African in dollar terms. This came as the rand recorded gains to close at 13.2805 per dollar, with the naira weakening at 2.7 per cent, to N320 to $1, at the close of business yesterday. From a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) value of $510 billion to the present assessed […]

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Nigeria to contribute over 25% to Africa’s GDP by 2020

Africa’s biggest economy, Nigeria, is to contribute over 25 per cent to the continent’s economic growth in the next four years. According to a new report, the country’s contribution is benchmarked at an average rate of 4.8 per cent yearly leading to year 2020. The document, which was made available yesterday to The Guardian by the Institute of Chartered Accountants […]

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Nigeria: Oru Stranded Refugees from Liberia- We Have Been Abandoned

By Gbenga Akinfenwa Eight years after the Oru Refugee camp, Ogun State, was officially closed down, hundreds of the Liberian and Sierra-Leonean stranded refugees have alleged abandonment by the authorities, to face the hard side of life. Situated in Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state, the camp was opened in 1990 following the civil wars, which ravaged both […]

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Nigerian Travel Agents protest as Spanish Embassy rejects visa applications for Skal meeting

By Ajibola Amzat THE National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) has criticized the Spanish Embassy over its “racist” treatment of Nigerians who seek to travel to Spain. In an -mail sent to The Guardian recently, NANTA accused the Spanish Embassy of collecting visa fees from Nigerians without refunding such fees when the applications are rejected, describing such practice as […]

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Nigeria Christian thrown off a UK aircraft on suspicion of being a Moslem


A British man was removed from a plane by armed police at Luton airport after a fellow passenger read a message on his mobile phone about “prayer” and reported him as a security threat. Laolu Opebiyi, 40, from London, said he was forced to hand over his phone and supply his password in order to establish his innocence after he […]

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