Africa: Nigerian popular music of yesteryears


OFEGE-A schoolboy band, made up of students of St. Gregory’s College, Obalende, Lagos, Nigeria, stormed onto the Nigerian music scene in 1973 with an earth-shattering album. Its main song was an introductory tune with the title: “Nobody Fails.” The group’s key members were Melvin (lead vocals), Meme (drums), Paul Alade (Bass Guitar) and Olumide (Guitar). Their skills and cohesiveness were […]

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Africa: Nigerian business magnate is the only Black man in the top 100 of the latest billionaires list


Nigerian billionaire and business magnate, Aliko Dangote, is the only black man in the top 100 of Bloomberg‘s 2019 billionaires list proving his position in the global sphere and unrelenting business acumen. Born in Kano State in Nigeria, Dangote has a total net worth of $16.2 billion as of July 17, 2019, placing him at number 79 on the global […]

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Africa: Protecting Nigerian Airlines

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Chinedu Eze urges the federal government to support Nigerian carriers in their quest to take travellers to international destinations. At the return leg of Air Peace in augural flight, which took place on July 5, 2019, the flight operated by the airline’s Chief Pilot, Captain Victor Egonu was delayed for two hours, when the civil aviation authority of the United […]

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Africa: Nigerian Lecturer Sacked By Ghana Varsity Recounts Ordeal, Vows Never To Go Back To Ghana

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The professor of English noted that the meeting in the video was supposed to be a private discussion and not a lecture as the Ghanaian media claimed, adding that it was not meant to condemn the people of Ghana. Austin Nwagbara, the Nigerian Professor sacked by a Ghanaian university over unsavoury comments about Ghana, has recounted his ordeal, vowing not […]

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Africa: Fadugba calls on Nigerian airlines to drop lone wolf acts, pushes for BASA reviews

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MR. Nick Fadugba, CEO of African Aviation Services has stressed that only by working together can Nigerian airlines survive in this dynamic industry they find themselves, an industry which has transcended over 30 years where no single airline can survive by being the lone-wolf. This is just as he has said that Nigeria does need a national carrier but it […]

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Africa: Aviation expert urge Nigerian domestic carriers to partner to compete with foreign airlines

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The Chief Executive Officer, African Aviation Services, Mr. Nick Fadugba, has urged Nigerian domestic carriers to form formidable partnerships in the country’s aviation sector that would position the airlines to compete favourably with foreign carriers. Speaking at the 23rd League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC), annual conference and awards held in Lagos, with the theme: “Boosting Aviation Investments Through […]

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


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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Aviation: Why Nigerian Airlines are losing the Lucrative West African Routes

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Nigerian airlines are losing lucrative West and Central African markets, which used to sustain them in the past as a result of the creation of open sky policy that allows other airlines free entry and free exit in 23 African countries, THISDAY has learnt. THISDAY investigations revealed that the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), which was ratified by the […]

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Africa: Despite increasing population why did the Nigerian Aviation fleet size decrease from 90 planes to 40 in 10 years

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The crisis in the Nigerian aviation sector has taken a big toll on the smooth operations of local airlines in the country, in terms of aircraft acquisitions. In this piece, ANTHONY AWUNOR writes that lean aircraft size in the fleet of local carriers is becoming a source of worry for stakeholders in the industry. Around year 2005, domestic airlines’ fleet […]

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Aviation: Why Nigerian and other African Airlines always fail on Long haul intercontinental Routes

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Nigerian airlines have a marked failure in operating international destinations. Industry observers argue that Nigerian carriers are never prepared; that their desire to operate beyond the West Coast to London, Johannesburg, New York, Dubai, etc is gingered more by passion, ego than pragmatism. They noted that indigenous airlines rarely meet the standard of other operators on the routes by operational […]

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