EVELYN MAHLABA: Nigeria contributed the highest spends to our tourism

South African Tourism (SAT) last month was in Nigeria for a travel road show with the regional director, Africa, Evelyn Mahlaba leading the team from SAT’s Johannesburg office. She speaks with ANDREW IRO OKUNGBOWA on the tourism agenda of her country and the premium its places on the Nigerian market among other related issues. What are your core responsibilities as […]

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Sex workers protest as French lawmakers outlaw paying for acts

French lawmakers have passed a law that makes it illegal to pay for sex and imposes fines of up to €3,750 (£3,027, $4,274) for those buying sexual acts. Those convicted would also have to attend classes to learn about the conditions faced by prostitutes. It has taken more than two years to pass the controversial legislation because of differences between […]

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Babalola becomes MD Swiss Hotel Africa as Alisa hotel ACCRA joins the brand

As Swiss International Hotels & Resorts announces the signing of a license agreement with the owning company of Alisa Hotel Accra, it has equally appointed Dr. Wasiu Babalola as the Managing Director, Africa, Swiss International Hotel. The agreement starts May 1, 2016 and this marks the entry of Swiss International in Ghana, the Company’s 5th African country. The hotel is […]

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What next for Mujila, winner of the 2015 Etisalat prize for Literature?

Beyond empowering creative talents, the Etisalat Prize for Literature has also become a veritable platform for winners to earn more global acclaims. So, after the Etisalat Prize, what is next for Mujila? Apart from rewards the Etisalat Prize for Literature (EPL) bestows on winners, the long term benefits associated with the Prize, perhaps, serve as motivation for the participants of […]

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Nigerian woman who used juju to run sex racket in UK forced to pay back 22,000 pounds profit

A United Kingdom Nigerian woman who used juju to run a sex racket is to forfeit more than £20,000 of her profits to government. According to nationonlineng.net, she is also to spend eight years in jail for offences, including people trafficking. Her husband, Jackson Omoruyi, 41, was sentenced to two years in prison for money laundering. Media reports said Lizzy Idahosa, […]

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Ghanaian ISIS Commander Unmasked

By William Yaw Owusu It is turning out that a British citizen of Ghanaian descent is a leading member of the dreaded terrorist group, Islamic State (IS), which stock in trade is beheading people. Leading United Kingdom newspaper, The Guardian, published at the weekend that Alexanda Kotey, a 32-year-old Londoner, was among the terrorists that oversaw the detention and beheading […]

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Nigerians love for imported goods is killing the Naira

By Ben Murray-Bruce Many Nigerians are complaining about the constant fall in the value of the naira and they blame the government. But is the government really to blame? In truth, our insatiable appetite for all things foreign is to blame. No nation can become great if it is clothed, serviced and fed by other nations. It just will not […]

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Zimbabwe expects 100 000 German tourists

By Pauline Mhuka ZIMBABWE is targeting 100 000 tourists from the German market by 2020 in line with the National Tourism Blueprint which is pushing for a $5 billion sector. Germany is the world’s largest outbound travel market with 76 million travellers each year and over half the German population takes at least one holiday abroad each year. And data […]

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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

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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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