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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

 AFRICA ENERGY FORUM
19-22 June 2018 | Mauritius - http://go.pardot.com/l/339321/2018-02-06/37v71
 eNET AEF2018 BANNERS 150x150The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the global investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors. Twenty years in the running, AEF brings together senior-level representatives from governments, utilities, regulators, power developers, financial institutions, technology providers, consultants, law firms and large energy consumers to form partnerships, identify opportunities and collectively move the industry forward. AEF has a loyal following of credible players working in the power space, and a track record of delivering a valuable networking experience. READ MORE & REGISTER: http://go.pardot.com/l/339321/2018-02-06/37v71
   
 AFRICA BUSINESS DAY 2018
22 June 2018 | hosted by Syngenta in Stein AG - http://www.sabc.ch/abd
 Logo ABD18The 2018 edition of the Africa Business Day will be organised by the Swiss-African Business Circle (SABC) and hosted by Syngenta at their Research & Development facility in Stein AG on 22 June 2018.  

The Africa Business Day is the indispensable annual platform in Switzerland for doing business in and with Africa and every year it brings together more than 150 participants including CEOs, members of the Board, business development managers, export managers and investors. During the event, African Embassies/Missions present investment opportunities in their respective countries at country desks in the dedicated exhibition area.  

To see the photo gallery of the 2017 event click HERE. Download the full 2018 program HERE.
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 AFRICA CEO FORUM - WOMEN IN BUSINESS
2-3 July 2018 | Paris -  https://www.acfwomeninbusiness.com/en
  ACFwomen2018 EN 150x150As the foremost annual private sector meeting, the AFRICA CEO FORUM offers over 1,000 high-level decision-makers an exceptional platform for discussion and ideation on the continent’s economic and industrial issues. Our Women in Business initiative is one of the pillars of our programme and, for three years, has brought together over 250 of Africa’s most influential women leaders. Three dedicated sessions see them focus on the unwavering conviction that Africa’s women leaders are powerful levers for the continent’s transformation. In 2018, the AFRICA CEO FORUM takes its commitment to women’s empowerment and leadership further by hosting the first Women in Business Meeting in Paris on 2 and 3 July, with a two-fold objective:
Institute an exclusive annual event that addresses women: As business leaders, by facilitating business meetings and developing African and international networks; As women of influence, to advance women’s leadership issues in the business world and contribute to addressing the continent’s economic and social challenges; As women leaders, through high-level training and exposure to some of the world’s most inspiring role models.
Co-build the first African professional network of executive women. The women who participate in the 2018 inaugural edition of the Women in Business Meeting will become the first ambassadors of this network aimed at: developing high-level continental and regional women’s business communities supporting and promoting a pan-African vision of women’s leadership. READ MORE AND REGISTER

   
 AFRICA SINGAPORE BUSINESS FORUM
28-29 August 2018 | Singapore -  http://bit.ly/TAR-ASBF
 asbf logo lockup 150pxPromoting Business Exchange and Thought Leadership Beteween Africa and Asia.  The Africa Singapore Business Forum (ASBF) is the premier platform for business exchange and fostering trade between Africa and Asia.  Organised by Enterprise Singapore, the forum has brought together over 2,000 business and government leaders from 30 countries to explore partnerships and growth opportunities between these two dynamic regions. ASBF 2018 will address critical issues and identify opportunities in key sectors, including infrastructure, real estate, manufacturing, digital technology, and oil and gas.

REGISTER NOW for an insightful session with numerous networking opportunities at http://bit.ly/TAR-ASBF.
   
 

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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