Commonwealth helps developing countries bank millions for climate action

A Commonwealth facility designed to assist smaller and more vulnerable countries tackle the damaging effects of climate change has helped them access $27 million of funding.   The figure marks a milestone for the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub and is more than 35 times the original start-up investment of AUD 1 million from Australia. A further almost half billion USD has been applied for and is in the pipeline for climate action projects across the Commonwealth.   Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland has described the initiative, which is currently managing 50…

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Africa Caribbean Heritage to be explored at Akwaaba in Lagos

Photo Caption: Carol Hay; Director of Marketing UK & Europe, Caribbean Tourism Organisation. The Caribbean Tourism Organisation has concluded arrangements to exhibit at Akwaaba Travel Market and host the Caribbean Panel discussion at Eko Hotel, Lagos. The travel and tourism expo is slated for 22 – 24 September 2019. The topic of African Heritage of the Caribbean…Connecting the Dots takes centre stage at the event where the Caribbean Tourism Organisation has been invited to lead a high level panel discussion. During the session, the keynote address will be delivered by…

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Delta Invest $2m for study of potential facility to produce biofuel

As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, Delta Air Lines is investing $2 million to partner with Northwest Advanced Bio-fuels, LLC (NWABF) for the feasibility study of a biofuel production facility to produce sustainable aviation fuel and other biofuel products. The sustainable aviation fuel, expected to be produced in a facility in Washington State, could be used in Delta operations at stations in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. NWABF’s project would utilize wood residue deposits and wood slash lying on forest floors to produce the biofuel, which would…

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U.S. Consulate launches Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

United States Consulate General in Lagos on Monday launched the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a State Department-led initiative that supports women entrepreneurs around the world.   During a week-long program, a diverse group of 100 women selected from a pool of over 6,000 applicants, will receive lessons on business management, network with like-minded entrepreneurs and mentors, and learn the practical skills required to create successful and sustainable businesses.     Declaring the workshop open, U.S. Consul General Claire Pierangelo, explained that the goal of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs…

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House of Reps recommends Air Peace boss, Onyema for national honour

The House of Representatives has recommended chief Allen Onyema, chairman/ chief executive officer (CEO) of Air Peace Airlines, for national honour for evacuating Nigerians stranded in South Africa at no cost following the recent spate of xenophobic attacks in that country. The House recommended Onyema for the national award after he appeared at the green chamber during Wednesday’s plenary session. The House also resolved to make Air Peace their main carrier. The Lawmakers invited Onyema to honour him for offering to bring Nigerians caught up in the xenophobic attacks in…

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Xenophobic attacks: 2nd batch of 314 Nigerians arrive MMIA

No fewer than 314 Nigerians have arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Wednesday aboard Air Peace flight following the recent spate of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The B 777 aircraft, with registration number 5N-BWI, which departed Oliver Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, landed at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at 7.22 p.m. The flight which should have taken off on Tuesday but was stalled due to delayed landing permit to Air Peace by the South African airport authority finally took off by 1:50pm…

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Nigerian youths declare Bobrisky persona non grata

Nigerian youths have finally risen in unison to collectively disown one Idris Okuneye popularly known as Bobrisky and people of his ilk who according to them represent a high level of moral decadence. Thousands of Nigerian youths under the auspices of the National Youths Council of Nigeria staged a mass protest in Abuja on Wednesday, adding their voices to such groups as the Women Society, Christian Association of Nigeria and others who have officially taken a stand against Bobrisky and his activities. The protest match featured youths from all works…

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Akwaaba helps grow air arrival for Gambia by 39%

West Africa’s biggest tourism expo, Akwaaba, African Travel Market has continued to be a melting point for tourism destination marketers, as new figures released by the Gambian Tourism Board revealed that air arrival from Nigeria increased by 39 per cent compared with previous years. Adama Njie, director of Marketing, Gambia, affirmed that African Travel Market (AFTM) popularly known as Akwaaba, an annual organised travel and tour event remains one of the utmost important trade fairs to Destination Gambia. In an interview with thepoint.gm, an online medium, Njie outlined the importance…

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NCPC tasks medical committee on zero mortality

Photo Caption: L- R: Director in Charge, Nigeria Christian pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Mrs. Esther Kwaghe; Dr. Stephen Akan; Vice Chairman, Federal Medical Committee (FMC) Dr. Francis Alu and Nurse, Deborah Yusuf during the inauguration of 2019 Federal Medical Committee for this year’s Christian Pilgrimage at NCPC corporate headquarters in Abuja. The director In charge of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission Mrs. Esther kwaghe has tasked Members of the Federal Medical Committee to strive at zero mortality for 2019 Christian Pilgrimage Exercise. She disclosed this on Tuesday September 17th in Abuja…

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Uganda to showcase top attractions at Akwaaba in Lagos

Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) in collaboration with Ugandan Tour Operators will be presenting the country’s top tourist attractions to Nigerian travel Trade and travelers at the 15th Akwaaba, African Travel Market 2019. Uganda with a rich pristine nature, cultural and historical African religious heritage has lined up tourism experts from the tourism board and tour operators to market and promote its tourists potential to the West Africa market at the “Uganda Day” on 22nd September at 2:00pm and at the expo schedule to commence September 22nd -24th at Eko Hotel…

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