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31 Jul 2018
As part of its contribution to mobility, as well as rounded development of tourism sector of the economy, Uber has announced its intention to expand its services to cities in Nigeria and other West African countries where their services have not been fully utilised.       The global technology brand, which has been consistent in Nigeria…
26 Jun 2018
Barely 16 months after the launch of its regional flight services, Air Peace has emerged the best airline in West Africa.
21 Jun 2018
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) West Africa in partnership with Indian Diaspora has announced the annual celebration of Iskcon Nigeria Jagannatha Ratha-Yatra Festival slated for 25th August 2018 in Lagos. According to the organisers, the venue of the festival, No. 2 Football Pitch, Ikeja Police College, Lagos would be transformed into a cynosure…
12 Jun 2018
Ericsson has announced the appointment of Nora Wahby as Head of Ericsson West Africa. Wahby will oversee Ericsson’s business within this geography, holding responsibility for Key Accounts in West Africa and attending to common function resources used to gain efficiencies. Nora’s illustrious career with Ericsson started almost 20 years ago when she joined Ericsson Egypt…
6 Jun 2018
Energy Ministers and other stakeholders in the West African region yesterday in Abuja called for necessary actions that would address inherent challenges in gas supply across the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to facilitate sustainable development in the sub-region. The experts, who discussed the need for ECOWAS, especially the countries that are served…
19 May 2018
More than 200 people were arrested last week in a joint anti-terror and security operation in the West African countries of Burkina Faso, Ghana, Benin and Togo, the Burkinabe army said.
4 May 2018
Premier data centre operator in West Africa, MDXI (a MainOne Company) won the most Connected Tier III Data Centre award at the Beacon of ICT Awards (BoICT), organized by the Nigerian Communications Week over the weekend. Dubbed West Africa’s Telehouse, due to its status as most connected data centre, with proven competence to interconnect OTTs…
19 Apr 2018
The mobile ecosystem contributed $37 billion, which was equivalent to 6.5 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP), to the West African economy in 2017. The mobile ecosystem consists of mobile operators, infrastructure service providers, retailers and distributors of mobile products and services, mobile handset manufacturers, and mobile content, application and service providers. The…
4 Apr 2018
The Executive Chairman, Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL), Ladi Jadesimi, has disclosed that some West African governments are currently in talks with her company to assist them develop their own offshore facilities. Jadesimi, who disclosed this during a visitation of the Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), in charge of Excise, Industrial…
29 Mar 2018
There will be many advantages to regional integration of medical services in the West African sub-region, Flying Doctors Nigeria has said. Speaking in Banjul, The Gambia, during this year’s West African College of Surgeons (WACS) conference and scientific meeting, Flying Doctors Nigeria Founder, Dr. Ola Brown, stated that regional integration will help the region to…
9 Mar 2018
The Securex conference, WACSS and the OSPA Awards, would hold from March 20-21, at the Landmark Centre, Lagos. The conference, organised by Securex West Africa, would also feature various exhibitions. This was contained in a statement by the firm’s Senior Marketing Executive, Abby Cairns. He said the forum would hold alongside the region’s leading exhibition,…
19 Feb 2018
An international media personality and Senior News Caster at Murhi International Television, Wofai Samuel, known for expertise on Global Trade Review (GTR)has said that the West Africa Trade & Export Finance Conference 2018 will boost business opportunities in West Africa. According to her, the conference that held recently in Lagos broke all previous records and…

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