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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

 WAIPEC 
23-24 January 2019 | Eko Convention Center, Lagos - Nigeria - http://waipec.com
  Waipec The West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (WAIPEC) will return to the Eko Convention Centre 23-24 January 2019 for its 3rd edition, as the only oil and gas event held in partnership with Nigeria's petroleum industry. Working directly with PETAN, the organisers will draw on their global resources to ensure that the event delivers to the needs of all stakeholders in Nigeria and through the region.
WAIPEC 2018 was the largest petroleum event of its kind in West Africa, as the city of Lagos welcomed in thousands of key regional stakeholders - plus leading international E&P firms and partners - to develop and drive new business across the sector.

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 MINING INDABA
4-7 February 2019 | Cape Town - South Africa - https://www.miningindaba.com
 Mining-Indaba The 25th Anniversary Mining Indaba will be big, bold and better than ever. The highly anticipated event will see the largest amount of investors, mining executives and junior miners from across the globe come together for this leading deal making forum. 
The unrivalled networking is matched by an agenda that features Heads of States, Mining Ministers and the most influential people in African mining. No other mining event provides this level of expertise and access to the entire value chain.
Celebrate how far the industry has come and discover what the future holds for you in the African mining market.

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 AFRICA CEO FORUM
25-26 March 2019 | Kigali -  http://www.theafricaceoforum.com/en
 ACFThe 7th edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM will take place in Kigali (Rwanda) on March 25&26, 2019.

Every year, the AFRICA CEO FORUM is the continent’s foremost business conference, hosting 1 500 Africa’s leading CEOs, international investors, top experts, and policy makers. The AFRICA CEO FORUM has an unparalleled ability to convene, offer cutting-edge content and attract its global media coverage.
It is committed to unlocking Africa’s economic potential through private sector-led growth, innovative public policies and the development of a responsible business community.

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 NETHERLAND AFRICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL - AFRICA WORKS!
8-9 April 2019 | Rotterdam - http://www.africaworks.nl
  LogoAfricaWorksaltIn cooperation with Afrika-Verein, the fourth edition of Africa Works! will take place on the 8 & 9 April at the Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam! Stakeholders ranging from the private sector, NGO's, government officials, knowledge institutes and more will come together during this high-level conference to share their experiences and insights on Future African Cities, the official theme of this year's edition.

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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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