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GTBank empowers female entrepreneurs in Africa ……Reaffirms position as a leading SME global partner

Foremost African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, has partnered African-focused entrepreneurship accelerator, She Leads Africa (SLA) and the Work in Progress! Alliance (Oxfam and VC4Africa) to launch the She Leads Africa Accelerator, a 3 month program designed to identify, support and fund the next generation of Nigeria’s brightest female …

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Nigeria’s economic challenges are surmountable – Adeosun; Resists calls for IMF solution

Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, at the ongoing Spring Meetings of the IMF/World Bank on Friday, explained why the Federal Government is not excited about calls to apply for loan facility from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to tackle some of the current economic challenges that Nigeria is facing due …

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Chibok two years on: Remembering all Boko Haram’s victims By Salil Shetty (Amnesty International )

In September 2014, a 19-year-old woman whom I will call Aisha was celebrating a friend’s wedding in a small village in north-eastern Nigeria when Boko Haram attacked. The fighters killed the groom and many of the male guests. They abducted Aisha, along with other women, including her sister and the …

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Blind Edo State-born athlete ranks 1st in Africa, 7th in the World; Goes to Rio, Brazil Olympics

AGENE GODWIN, Benin Edo State-born physically impaired athlete, Friday Aibangbee, has been ranked first in Africa and seventh in the world in discuss throw. Aibangbee, a Nigeria athlete, classified F11 recently in Dubai, qualified Nigeria in discuss throw for the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. This was disclosed Friday …

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President Buhari inaugurates Nestle’s N5.6bn water factory in Abaji

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria[/caption]President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated the N5.6 billion Nestle Waters factory in Abaji, FCT, with a promise to make Nigeria an investment destination in Africa. Represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the President said that the construction of the factory demonstrated the robustness of the …

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FG grants Air Peace Airline international carrier status…To fly China, Atlanta, India, Dubai, Jo’Burg direct from Enugu

There was jubilation Thursday at the round-off ceremony of Enugu state International Investment Summit as the management of Air Peace Airline announced that the Federal Government has granted it approval to operate international flights to five countries. Also, Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, announced urgent plans by …

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FG will complete Mambilla hydro-power project – Buhari assures Chinese Premier

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that his administration would honour all agreements concluded between Nigeria and China under previous administrations to ensure the speedy completion of outstanding joint projects, including the 4,000 megawatts (mw) Mambilla Hydro-Electric Power Project. Speaking at a meeting with Mr. Li Keqiang, the Premier of the …

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SNEPCo/NNPC, Stephanie Linus’ Foundation provide free repair surgeries for 50 women with VVF

A total of 50 women formerly suffering from the deeply embarrassing consequences of Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) have been given a chance to live normal lives again. This tremendous change was brought about by a recent Extended Hands Foundation’s Pool effort in Kebbi state sponsored by SNEPCo/NNPC. Since its inception, …

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Transcorp Hilton Abuja wins big at World Travel Awards 2016… Named winner in five categories for second consecutive year

Transcorp Hilton Abuja has been honored with five awards by the voters of the 23rd World Travel Awards for the second year in a row. The hotel, which is owned by Transcorp Hotels Plc, the hospitality subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, emerged winner of the prestigious World Travel …

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