African States Consider Common Passport by 2018

By Theresia Tjihenuna NAMIBIA and other African states are considering the possibility of a common passport for the continent by 2018. This is one of the decisions deliberated by senior officials at the recently-ended four-day Ministerial Conference on Aviation Security and Facilitation held in Windhoek last week. The permanent secretary in the ministry of works and transport Willem Goeieman said […]

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9 most globalized countries in Africa

Morocco is the most globalized country in Africa, according to Swiss Economic Institute KOF Index of Globalization 2016. Released last Friday, the report ranked Morocco 57th out of 207 countries, followed by Mauritius 58th, South Africa 61st, Egypt 66th, Tunisia 81st, Seychelles 82nd, Namibia 98th, Senegal 99th, and Nigeria 103rd. According to the index, the Netherlands topped the list, ahead […]

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Lagos to complete $1.65b Lekki seaport in 2019

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Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has assured that ongoing construction works at the $1.6 billion Lekki seaport would be completed in 2019. Speaking recently at the formal unveiling of the office of Overseas Affairs, also known as Lagos Global, he said the seaport, on completion would be the deepest in sub-Saharan Africa. Represented at the ceremony by Secretary to […]

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Nigeria can invent own aeroplane, drone – Investors

TWO great Nigerians, Aghogho Ajiyen and Ayoola Olaolu, who invented aeroplane and drone that remained afloat for almost 10 minutes in Abuja, on Thursday, said confidently that Nigeria could invent her own aircrafts, even without importing both mechanism and engines. The duo, who displayed them before the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, at the front of the […]

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The birthing of ‘Adowa’; Lessons from our fathers

My love for dance stems from the fact that I personally do not know how to dance well and so anytime I see someone or a group of people performing this complex task that I find very difficult to do with ease, I sincerely doff my hat off for them. From time immemorial, dance has been used as a way […]

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At 16, I Was Already Popular and Making Money – Stella Damascus, Nigerian Actress

A riveting personality; unflinching in her conviction and unapologetic in her decision; she is not afraid to swim against any tide. Young, gorgeous and graceful, Stella Damascus is one of the best actresses in Nigeria. Also a gifted singer, Stella is no stranger to the klieg light. Mesmerising in movie roles, aura and intelligence, she exudes humility tempered with straightforwardness. […]

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RAS KIMONO: THANK GOD I DON’T HAVE A MALE CHILD

Ras Kimono is one of the few in Nigerian showbiz that can be truly referred to as a legend without raising eyebrows. Things may have slowed down for the reggae artiste, but his music remains a reference point. In this interview with OLUSHOLA RICKETTS, he spoke on fond memories, decline of reggae music, and his light-hearted spat with Majek Fashek […]

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I didn’t know I would live till 74 —Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi

Miliki highlife juju crooner, Evangelist (Dr) Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi clocks 74 years today. He talks about his life, music, and family How does it feel to be 74 years old? I feel great and I give thanks to God Almighty. I say this because I have seen the goodness and faithfulness of God in my life. He has given me everything […]

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Porn Exercise books hit basic schools in Ghana

Exercise books with covers embossed with pictures of slim models dressed in bikini with parts of their breasts and buttocks exposed in a provocative way have become the latest sensation among boys in several basic schools across the country, prompting the Ministry of Education to call for investigation. Share our story:

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GRA Intercepts $18m Gold Bullion At KIA, Ghana

A gold bullion weighing 480 kilogramme valued at $18 million and bound for India and Dubai was at the weekend intercepted at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) by the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA). The bullion was discovered among some 12 boxes being arranged for export to the afore-mentioned destinations by two Indian firms and three Ghanaian […]

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