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16 Jan 2019
Worried by the lingering insecurity of ships and crew on the West African waters, international ship owners, under the auspice of Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), have called for more collaboration with maritime powers to combat the lingering sea pirates in the Gulf of Guinea.     BIMCO, in its latest report said maritime powers,…
7 Jan 2019
6,000 ISIS members that were dislodged in Syria and Iraq have all relocated to the Sahel portion in Africa. If we cannot restrict these various dreaded terrorist groups now, there may not be a country called Nigeria in the nearest future. These terrorist groups are threats to 2019 general elections. How do you conduct elections…
1 Jan 2019
A Chinese firm, Inner Galaxy Steel Company, a subsidiary of Inner Galaxy Group, has said with the significant progress it has made over the years, and establishment of factories all over Nigeria, it plans to be the largest steel company in West Africa. It expressed more optimism, following its combined production capacity that has also…
5 Dec 2018
Former Deputy Executive Secretary, ECOWAS Commission, Dr. Sola Afolabi, has described the trade liberalisation as critical to boosting the economy of member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Afolabi, who delivered a paper titled: “The Trajectory of Intra-West Africa Trade and Travel 1975 till date,” at the inaugural lecture to mark…
17 Nov 2018
The South Africa Tourism has appointed Thekiso Rakolojane to lead the organisation’s destination marketing efforts and to expand strategic business partnerships in Ghana and Nigeria. Announcing the new appointment, Sthembiso Dlamini, Chief Operating Officer at South African Tourism, said, “The West African markets are critical to us being able to achieve the goal of 5…
19 Oct 2018
Phase3 Telecom, West Africa’s largest independent fibre optic infrastructure and telecommunications services provider has said that the current focus to optimize its infrastructure deployment, and service provisioning drive stems from its principal objective of bridging a challenging digital divide and fostering scalable solutions through digital technologies. This will see that more people and businesses enjoy…
3 Oct 2018
UK and Dubai based firm, BtoB Events have concluded arrangements to host hundreds of international beauty brands at an international hair and beauty trade event scheduled to hold in Lagos. The event, Beauty West Africa is a free-to-attend three-day trade event taking place in November and will showcase the world’s leading cosmetics and hair care…
1 Oct 2018
Nigerian cyclists at the weekend showed their prowess in the sport by dominating the International West Africa Cycling Championship held in the stretch of Kwahu Eastern region of Ghana. The team, led by Kurotimi Abaka beat Ghana’s Solomon Tagoe to the second position, while Burkina Faso’s Guigmde Arnaud came third at the one-day event. The…
21 Sep 2018
Mainone partnership with French Telecoms company, Orange will see the French telecoms giant co-invest in two new cable landing stations in Dakar, Senegal and Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire while the broadband infrastructure provider will provide additional capacity via its 7000km cable system from Europe to Africa with landing stations in Nigeria, Ghana and Portugal, reinforcing the…
9 Sep 2018
Today, the 14th edition of the Akwaaba Africa Travel Market will open at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The travel expo, which has the backing of Lagos State Government, will feature discussion sessions on issues around travel and tourism, as well as exhibition by organisations and countries such as South Africa, Gambia, Ghana, Dubai, among…
22 Aug 2018
Most companies across the globe are in the process of defining or executing a digital transformation in response to what has been tagged ‘fifth industrial revolution’ which is expected to significantly change the way we live, work and interact with one another. This technology- driven revolution is projected to be faster, more scalable and adopted…
19 Aug 2018
Despite exposing huge potentials of African arts, Nigeria’s secondary market still has quite some loose ends to tighten. After Mrs Kavita Chellaram-New Arthouse Contemporary made history as West Africa’s premier auction house, in 2008, the secondary art market space opened up. TKMG, a joint auction house by Terra Kulture and Mydrim Gallery (led by Mrs…

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