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Arik Air seeks to address imbalances on London-Abuja route

MICHAEL ARUMEMI-IKHIDE Group chief executive/Courtesy Photo/Arik Air/As the Nigerian airline reduced the frequency of flights to the UK because of limited access to landing slots, its CEO warned that high fuel costs could eat into profits.

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Governor of Lagos is"temperamentally" not a politician

BABATUNDE RAJI FASHOLA GOVERNOR, LAGOS STATE/PHOTO/JACOB SILBERBERG/PANOS-REAThe Action Congress of Nigeria is getting more attention on a national scale as governor Fashola and his allies change the face 
of Nigeria's densely packed and poorly built economic capital.

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Nigeria: Military crackdown on Boko Haram displaces residents

Map of NigeriaThe Nigerian army on Tuesday carried out a crackdown of a suspected hideout of members of Islamist group, Boko Haram in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri.

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Nigeria: Jonathan optimistic in State of the Nation address

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan/Photo/ReutersNigerian President Goodluck Jonathan believes the West African country has "made appreciable progress in the last one year" under his stewardship.

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Finance: Foreign firms go local

altPlans by transnational companies to list on local equity markets raise questions about changes in corporate governance and ownership patterns.

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Nigerian city put on high alert

Map of NigeriaNigeria's volatile city of Jos has been put on high alert amid fears of worsening religious clashes.

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Nigeria and U.S in terrorism fight

Extremist group, Boko Haram has caused widespread havoc in Nigeria in recent years/Photo/ReutersThe United States has reiterated its willingness to capacitate the Nigerian security services in dealing with a terrorist onslaught posed by extreme Islamist group, Boko Haram.

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Nigeria on brink of civil war: Soyinka

Nigeria has been rocked by protests over rising petrol prices/Photo/ReutersReligious intolerance fuelled by politicians, ethnicism and economic unrest is pushing Nigeria to the brink of another civil war, renowned poet and Nobel laureate Wole

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Nigeria: Boko Haram condemned amid rising death toll

Map of NigeriaWorld leaders have condemned the deadly Christmas day attacks on churches across Nigeria, claimed by Boko Haram, as death toll continues to rise.

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West Africa's economies trumpet same tune

With democratically elected leaders in all three, West Africa's prospects are looking up/Image/All Rights ReservedFor the first time in a generation, the three elephants of West Africa are all pulling in the same direction.

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Nigeria: Social media stirs sexual violence debate

Map of NigeriaNigerians have used social media to stir the world's conscience over a rape incident, but the next step is to turn the heated online debate into concrete positive social change

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Political faces behind terror and its impact on Nigeria


The Nigerian State Security Service (SSS) claims to have solved the mystery of the creation, management and funding of extremist Islam group, Boko Haram. But how will the discovery impact Nigeria's homeland security, and the North-South power dynamic?



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A tribute to Yasmin El-Rufai

The hour of departure has arrived, and we have gone our ways – Yasmin, you to God, while the rest of us remain alive. Which is better God only knowsI am grief-stricken: I lost a close friend over the weekend. Inestimably more than that, her family lost a daughter. Her name was Yasmin El- Rufai and her spirit was one of the most beautiful, intelligent and noble I have ever encountered.

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Delta Airlines to Fly from Accra to Abuja

Photo/ReutersThe US Delta Air lines, Fortune Magazine's world most admired airline, is to begin direct flight operation from Accra to Abuja on December 1, Delta's Commercial Manager, East and West Africa, Mr Bobby Bryan announced in Accra on Tuesday.

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Nigeria's Fine Art Creative Explosion

Adanma by Alex Nwokolo/ Photo/ All Rights ReservedA new book thrusts the dynamism of the Lagos art scene into the hands of ­collectors worldwide

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Events

 Investing in Mining Indaba
5-8 February 2018 | Cape Town, South Africa - http://https://www.miningindaba.com
 Mining Indaba 2018
Investing in African Mining Indaba is solely dedicated to the successful capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa. Located in Cape Town, South Africa for over 20 years, this event unites investors, mining companies, governments and other stakeholders from around the world to learn and network, all toward the single goal of advancing mining on the continent. Also known as Mining Indaba, we are dedicated to supporting education, career development, sustainable development, and other important causes in Africa.

   
 Nigeria International Petroleum Summit
19 February 2018 | Abuja, Nigeria - https://www.africa-energy.com/event/nigeria-international-petroleum-summit-2018
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Nigeria's petroleum industry is the largest in Africa with proven Oil and Gas reserves of 37 billion barrels (bbl) and 192 trillion cubic feet respectively.

The sector contributes about 10% to the country's Gross Domestic Product and accounts for 95% of all exports. Given that Nigeria's Gas reserves have remained largely untapped, the country is expected to make a shift towards becoming a major producer and exporter of Gas.
With on-going reforms in the sector and improved engagement with host communities, Nigeria is positioning herself to be the foremost oil and gas investment destination. The official Nigeria International Petroleum Summit will therefore create the perfect platform for the world to meet Nigeria's Oil and Gas industry players, and will be:

• A meeting between key Nigerian political decision-makers, government officials as well as directors and specialists from the Ministry, NNPC and other relevant governmental bodies on the one part and Directors of National & International companies, multinational and multilateral organizations, the academia and other relevant stakeholders, etc on the other;

• An international exhibition of economic operators, national and international companies and potential investors coming together to present new technologies and know-how in the petroleum sector.  

   
 Energy Council - Mozambique Assembly
12-13 March 2018 | Maputo, Mozambique - http://www.oilandgascouncil.com/event/mozambique-assembly
 Mozambique Assembly
The upcoming Mozambique Assembly, 12 and 13 March 2018, will focus on investment and national skills development in association with ENH and INP. To be officially opened by H.E. President Filipe Nyusi, the Mozambique Assembly is the region's premier national event gathering the most influential players from across the finance, investment, oil & gas, training, education and infrastructure sectors for two days of networking, corporate development and knowledge gain through focused and interactive discussions.
   
 The Africa CEO Forum
26-27 March 2018 | Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire - http://http://www.theafricaceoforum.com
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The AFRICA CEO FORUM, held alternately in Africa and Geneva, its international headquarters, is the largest annual meeting of the African private sector and brings together over 1,200 business leaders, investors, policy makers and journalists from more than 70 countries, to put Africapitalism at the forefront of the global agenda and advance the issues critical to the future of the continent and its companies. Following the 5th edition, which recorded a significant increase in attendance, the continent’s leading decision-makers will once again be gathering in the Ivorian economic capital of Abidjan for the AFRICA CEO FORUM in 2018.

   
 Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend
April 2018 | Kigali, Rwanda - http://http://mo.ibrahim.foundation/fr/annual-event
 Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend
The Ibrahim Governance Weekend is the flagship event of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, held every year in a different African country. This three-day event convenes prominent African political and business leaders, representatives from civil society, multilateral and regional institutions as well as Africa’s major international partners to debate issues of critical importance to Africa. The weekend begins with a Leadership Ceremony, which celebrates the Ibrahim Laureates and, if the Prize has been awarded that year, gives the opportunity to honour the new Laureate. A whole day is then dedicated to the Ibrahim Forum, a high-level discussion forum which tackles the challenges facing Africa and sets out priorities for action. The weekend concludes with a public concert highlighting some of the best performers of the continent and a football match showcasing outstanding African football.

   
 

Nigeria faces MEND and Boko Haram threat ahead of Independence Day celebration

Nigeria’s 51st Independence Day celebration scheduled to be held at the Eagles Square in the capital city of Abuja has been threatened by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta and members of extreme Islamist group Boko Haram.

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Nigeria steps up fight against Boko Haram

The Nigerian security authorities have undertaken to act on information about the extremist Islamist group Boko Haram to stop it from carrying out terrorist activities.

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UN investigates Abuja HQ bomb blast

The United Nations says it will not be worried by the activities of the Islamic group Boko Haram until it independently verifies that terrorists are behind the bomb attack at its Abuja headquarters last week.

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‘Powerful Nigerians behind terrorist group’

A Nigerian political group says Friday’s bomb attack at the United Nations headquaters in Abuja by the extremist Islamist group Boko Haram was politically motivated to destabilise President Goodluck Jonathan’s government.

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