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Professor: Tourism investment key to economic development

A professor of Tourism and Hospitality Management at the Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti, Prof. Funso Isolaowa Afolabi, has said tourism has a major role to play in the development of the country’s economy.

Federal government declines Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s request to lodge in five-star hotel

The Federal Government has said that the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has declined preliminary checks to be carried out on him.
The Switzerland Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Georg Steiner, has said that with the business reforms initiated by Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the state is placed at an advantage to attract Switzerland business community in Nigeria.

Swiss government lauds Edo on reforms, investment opportunities

The Switzerland Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Georg Steiner, has said that with the business reforms initiated by Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the state is placed at an advantage to attract Switzerland business community in Nigeria.

Chinese group visa will boost business, tourism

Nigeria-based travel agency, 1860 Travels, has said China’s group visa deal will boost business and tourism by simplifying in-bound and out-bound travel between Nigeria and China.
The Managing Director of the Ogun-Oshun River Basin Development Authority (OORBDA), Mr Olufemi Odumosu, says Ikere Gorge Dam has potential that can be tapped to stimulate economic growth.

Official: Ikere-Gorge dam potential yet untapped

The Managing Director of the Ogun-Oshun River Basin Development Authority (OORBDA), Mr Olufemi Odumosu, says Ikere Gorge Dam has potential that can be tapped to stimulate economic growth.
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South Africa grants visa-free status to Ghana

South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs has added Ghana to a list of seven countries whose nationals will be permitted to enter South Africa visa-free. Nigeria was not included despite the large volume of trade between the two countries.
Simon Lalong

Plateau elders set agenda for Governor Lalong’s second term

In Plateau State, the last four years administration of Governor Simon Lalong and now Chairman of Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF) came with overwhelming security challenges that are gradually eroding.
IKECHI UKO

Expert advocates aviation masterplan for Nigeria

An aviation and tourism expert, Mr Ikechi Uko, on Tuesday said Nigeria should develop an Aviation Masterplan so as to maximise the abundant opportunities in the sector.
A pride of 14 lions is on the loose in South Africa’s Limpopo province, with authorities suspecting the animals escaped nearby Kruger National Park.

14 escapee lions in South Africa return to their habitat

Authorities in South Africa’s Limpopo province on Saturday confirmed that fourteen lions that broke loose from their natural habitat had returned without incident.
Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Kadri Obafemi Hamzat Congratulating the newly elected Speaker of the 9th assembly of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Honourable Mudashiru Obasa at the Legislative Chamber of the House of Assembly Complex Alausa, Ikeja.

Governor Sanwo-Olu assures legislators of harmonious relationship

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured legislators of a harmonious working relationship to ensure the state remains the most prosperous in the nation.
Emeka Ihedioha

Governor Ihedioha: We‘re not going to run propaganda government

Imo State governor, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, has said that his administration would not be run on propaganda and that they would not be distracted by those who have already decided to bad mouth them.
Gboyega Oyetola

Summit: Osun to align growth agenda with private sector needs

Osun State Government will use its economic and investment summit to align its growth agenda with the private sector needs, its Summit Planning Co-Chairman, Prof. Olalekan Yinusa, has said.
Prince Dapo Abiodun was on Wednesday sworn-in as the fifth Executive Governor of Ogun at the MKO Abiola International Stadium in Abeokuta.

Governor Abiodun: I’ll not abuse my office or turn government into family affairs

Amid cheers from enthusiastic crowd at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, successful entrepreneur and oil magnate, Prince Dapo Oluwasegun Abiodun, took his oath of office yesterday, pledging not to “personalize” office or “abuse” it.

Governor Emmanuel: Akwa Ibom will compete with Lagos in terms of direct foreign investments

Akwa Ibom governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has said he would ensure that the state competes stiffly with Lagos in terms of attracting direct foreign investment (FDI) within the next four years of his administration.
Lagos State Governor-elect Babajide Sanwo-Olu was at a special reception organised by Kings’s Court Chapel for the Ogun State Govenor-elect Prince Dapo Abiodun on Sunday. 1

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Hard times confront us

The new Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised to move the state forward despite hard times confronting residents.
Mokgweetsi Masisi

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

Botswana, home to almost one-third of Africa's elephants, lifted a ban on elephant hunting on Wednesday saying the population had increased and farmers' livelihoods were being impacted.
Gboyega Oyetola

Governor Oyetola will fulfill all his campaign promises to the people – deputy

The Osun Deputy Governor, Mr Benedict Alabi, on Saturday in Ikire said Gov. Gboyega Oyetola, has further assured that he would bring prosperity and good governance to people of the state.

Wole Soyinka: How Fela father’s cane shaped my life

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said that the strict discipline he got as a child growing up with his uncle, father of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Oludotun Ransome Kuti, shaped his life to become what he is today.

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NSE: Investors react positively to ministers’ inauguration, assignment

Investors on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday reacted positively to the inauguration and assignment of ministers to various portfolios by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Presidential media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, says the Buhari administration is working with state governments across the Northwest to pursue an urgent revamp of the national security apparatus in the subregion.

President Buhari warns cabinet members against unnecessary altercation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja, cautioned new cabinet Ministers against unnecessary altercation while discharging their responsibilities.
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Kaduna election: Tribunal dismisses Shehu Sani’s petition for lack of merit

The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Kaduna has dismissed the petition challenging the election of Senator Uba Sani as the lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed his wife, Aisha, and the wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, to serve on the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drug Abuse in the country.

President Buhari approves appointment of aides for First Lady

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of aides for the Office of the First Lady, occupied by Hajia Aisha Buhari.
Rwanda's President Paul Kagame and Uganda's Yoweri Museveni were once close allies but their relations have turned deeply hostile in a dispute that damaged trade between the neighbours.

Ugandan, Rwandan leaders sign pact to end months-long standoff

The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda on Wednesday signed an agreement in Angola to end months of tensions after the two leaders exchanged accusations of spying, political assassinations and meddling.