Nigeria Air not suspended due to lack of investors – Sirika

The minister of state for aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has dismissed reports that the proposed national carrier project was suspended because of lack of investors. The minister in a statement signed on his behalf by the deputy director, media & public affairs of the ministry of aviation, Mr James Odaudu said the Nigeria Air project has an avalanche of well-grounded and ready investors. He listed the prospective investors to include international finance institutions such as the Afro-Exim Bank, African Development Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, aircraft manufacturers – Airbus and Boeing,…

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Nigeria tops countries sending students to US universities in Sub-Saharan Africa

The United States Consulate Public Affairs Officer, Mr. Russell Brooks has disclosed that Nigeria is the top sending country to the US universities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Speaking during the EducationUSA Annual College Fair in Lagos on Monday, September 25, Mr Brooks quoted the Institute of International Education (IIE) Open Doors Report of saying that over 11,000 Nigerian students are currently studying in the United States. He said many of the students are self-financed, while many also received scholarships. Brooks explained that EducationUSA is the official source for information on U.S.…

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 Prosecutor’s absence stalls arraignment of 5 Nat. Art Theatre’s directors over gratification

For the fourth time, the purported arraignment of five directors of National Art Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, over alleged gratification before a Lagos Federal High Court, Lagos, today, September 25 failed to hold following the absence of the prosecution counsel. The five directors: George Ufot Ukanta, Abiodun Abe, Femi Joel, Ndubuisi Nwogu and Mrs. Doris Okafor. The five directors were charged before Justice Sule Hassan led-Court, sometimes in April by the the  Special Presidential Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPPRPP), for allegedly received the sum of N500, 000, each from a…

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Osun Election: US, EU, UK call for peaceful, free, credible re-run

The Missions of the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States have called for all the key players in the Osun state gubernatorial election re-run to continue to support a peaceful, free, fair, and credible completion of the process as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC re-runs the election in seven polling units where voters were not able to cast their votes and have them counted last Saturday. In a statement, the Foreign Missions stressed the need for the re-run to take place without any violence, intimidation, or…

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Frost & Sullivan expands into North, West Africa

Frost & Sullivan, a global growth advisory and market intelligence firm, has announce its dedicated presence in North and West Africa to help Africa grow. The firm will offer its global expertise within the local context to provide practical and sustainable support and assist in growing organisations from a research and consulting perspective. With four dedicated offices in Africa and strategic partnerships in 13 additional countries, Frost & Sullivan is well equipped to support investors, corporate leaders and governments in areas where development is needed. Africa operations director/ partner, Hendrik…

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