Posts Tagged “Africa”

FIRST AFRICAN FASHION AND ART FESTIVAL HOLDS IN LAGOS

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FIRST AFRICAN FASHION AND ART FESTIVAL HOLDS IN LAGOS

By Mary Ekah The First African Fashion and Art Festival (AFAF), described by organisers as, “the greatest African cultural show on earth in the 21st Century, will be held in Lagos soon. AFAF ’16, described, as “an extraordinary demonstration of the richness, diversity, and vitality of black art- both contemporary and traditional- throughout the world”…

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HOW THIS NIGERIAN BUILT A BUSINESS BY PROMOTING AFRICAN CULTURES

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HOW THIS NIGERIAN BUILT A BUSINESS BY PROMOTING AFRICAN CULTURES

Some years ago Nigerian entrepreneur Adebayo Adegbembo noticed that his niece had little interest in learning local languages. “I realised that lack of interest was driven solely by the fact that she didn’t have access to interesting and fun material such as cartoons and games,” says Adegbembo. He set about solving the problem, and in…

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AN UNCONVENTIONAL GUIDE TO BUILDING YOUR NIGERIAN STARTUP

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AN UNCONVENTIONAL GUIDE TO BUILDING YOUR NIGERIAN STARTUP

Of course, an additional benefit of picking a project you’re passionate about is that, like wine, you get better, over time. If we go back to FourSquare example, Dennis Crowley pretty much spent his whole life solving this one problem he was passionate about — how to find his friends. He co-founded Dodgeball and sold it off to Google (who unsurprisingly killed it), before co-founding FourSquare. They’re both location based startups.

An example closer to home might be said to be Ezra, who previously co-founded Eyowo and is now a co-founder of PayStack, both payment startups.

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NIGERIA REMAINS MAJOR FOCUS MARKET IN AFRICA – INDIAN ENVOY

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NIGERIA REMAINS MAJOR FOCUS MARKET IN AFRICA – INDIAN ENVOY

Even though Nigeria is India’s largest trading partner in Africa and India is Nigeria’s largest trading partner globally, there is a strong realization about the vast untapped potential. This calls for expanding the basket of items of trade, with focus on non-oil and gas sectors,” he submitted.

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WHY #BLACKLIVESMATTER IS IMPORTANT FOR AFRICA

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WHY #BLACKLIVESMATTER IS IMPORTANT FOR AFRICA

The region south of the Sahara will do well to remind its own governments that black lives matter in Africa. Too often in the region, military violence against protesters and government opposition go unchecked and without reproach. The looting of national resources by the political elite, in some cases, directly contribute to the death of citizens. We can see this happening all over Africa, citizens in Chad, Burundi, South Sudan, Nigeria, Gambia and more, have suffered numerous casualties at the hands of rogue military officials who appear to have the tacit go-ahead from the state.

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NIGERIA WEALTH SECTOR CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES REPORT 2016 – RESEARCH AND MARKETS

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NIGERIA WEALTH SECTOR CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES REPORT 2016 – RESEARCH AND MARKETS

Europe accounted for 29.4% of Nigerian HNWIs’ foreign assets in 2015. This was followed by Asia-Pacific with 20.5%, North America with 19.6%, Africa with 19.5%, Latin America with 8.8% and the Middle East with 2.2%.

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Nigeria becomes first African nation to adopt FIFA’s new player transfer system

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Nigeria becomes first African nation to adopt FIFA’s new player transfer system

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is the first FIFA member association in Africa to implement the FIFA Transfer Matching System(TMS) Domestic Transfer Matching System (DTMS).   The DTMS online platform, which includes league access, will allow the NFF and the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) to manage their international and domestic transfers via one system….

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WORLD BANK RATES AFRICAN CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE IN NIGERIA HIGH

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WORLD BANK RATES AFRICAN CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE IN NIGERIA HIGH

They are Redeemers University, Ede, Osun State – Africa Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID); African University of Science and Technology, Abuja- PAN African Materials Institute (PAMI). Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Center for Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment (CEADESE); Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Center of Excellence on Neglected Tropical Diseases and Forensic Biotechnology. University of Jos, Phytomedicine Research and Development, ; University of Benin, Center for Excellence in Reproductive Health and Innovation( CERHI); University of Port-Harcourt -ACE Center for Oil Field Chemicals (CEFOR).

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ITALIAN POLITICIAN HOSTS THREE NIGERIAN REFUGEES IN HER HOME

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ITALIAN POLITICIAN HOSTS THREE NIGERIAN REFUGEES IN HER HOME

Mercy, Favour and Augustina decided to leave Nigeria and head for Europe, crossing the Sahara before coming across nightmarish scenes in Libya — where there are currently about 235,000 refugees and migrants. Then they took the risky journey across the Mediterranean on a refugee boat.

They didn’t know what to expect — but they certainly didn’t predict that would end up in Martelli’s home in Mantua, in the northern Italian region of Lombardy.

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DJ OBI ATTEMPTS BREAKING LONGEST DJ SET GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

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DJ OBI ATTEMPTS BREAKING LONGEST DJ SET GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

DJ Obi, one of Nigeria’s foremost DJ’s has announced an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Longest DJ Set. The ten-day set began by 10pm on June 22nd and will run through 10 p.m. on July 1st, 2016. The current record for Longest DJ Set is 200 hours and was set on November…

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