Group seeks liquidation of private media firms over nonpayment of salary arrears

The Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER), said it would seek liquidation of the African Independent Television (AIT) and ThisDay Newspaper over nonpayment of salary arrears they owe their staff. The Executive Director, CASER, Mr Frank Tietie, said this at a news conference on Monday in Abuja. He said the civil society group would approach the court to seek the liquidation of the media organisations because of their non-commitment to the welfare of their staff. He, however, appealed to the management of ThisDay newspaper and AIT to pay…

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Dangote pledges commitment to education, healthcare development

The Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has pledged his commitment to the development of education and healthcare sectors, as he bagged the Ahmadu Bello University’s top Corporate Award. The Head, Corporate Communications, Dangote Group, Mr. Tony Chiejina, in a statement on Monday in Lagos, said that Mr. Ahmed Mansur, the Executive Director, Stakeholders Management and Corporate Communication, represented Dangote at the award ceremony The award was presented by the University’s Alumni Association in recognition of Dangote’s numerous contributions to the development of the nation’s education sector. Dangote…

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NLC: Many Nigerian leaders not worried about the plight of workers

The Nigeria Labour Congress on Thursday decried the attitude of Nigeria’s leaders to workers, lamenting that the plight of the poor and the downtrodden were never their concern. The NLC made the claim through its National President, Mr Ayuba Waba, who paid a courtesy visit to Plateau State governor Simon Lalong in Jos. “We have always directed workers to support every government, but some leaders make that just impossible,” he stated. He accused many leaders of abandoning the workers, saying that the fate of the labourer was always the last…

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51 Africa’s tourism Ministers to visit Eko Atlantic City in Lagos – Minister

The Eko Atlantic City in Lagos State has been chosen as the location for a technical visit as part of activities lined up for the 61st Meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization/Commission for Africa (UNWTO/CAF), scheduled for June 4 to 6 in Abuja. The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced this in Lagos on Thursday when he paid a visit to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State to intimate him with details of the forthcoming international event. Lagos, according to Mohammed,  is crucial to…

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Lagos Local Government Service Commission underfunded – Chairman

The Chairman, Lagos State Local Government Service Commission,  Alhaji Babatunde Rotinwa, on Wednesday appealed to the state government for more funding to enable it to actualise its mandate. Rotinwa spoke at Stakeholders’ Meeting on “A Bill for a Law to Repeal and Re-enact the Lagos State Local Government Service Commission Law, 2015 and for Connected Purposes”. TBI Africa reports that the public hearing was organised by the Lagos State House of Assembly’s five-man Ad-hoc Committee headed by Mr Kazeem Raheem, representing Ibeji-Lekki Constituency II. Rotinwa, in his contribution, said: “I…

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Nigeria: 3 Tough Challenges and 5 Solutions

by JOESEF KARIM It is stale news that Nigeria’s tourism industry is grossly under-developed, no thanks to successive governments economic misadventure. Worse still, the present government’s much touted economic diversification drive tilts more towards solid minerals exploration than agriculture, tourism and services sector developments. Notwithstanding, tourism is an international business, hence one may not be surprised at our governments lack of entrepreneurial capacity and limited actionable knowledge of how to strategically midwife the economic development of tourism in Nigeria. Over the years, the Nigeria tourism industry has been bedevilled by plethora…

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Boeing 777 Freighters for Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways has signed a letter of intent to purchase five 777 Freighters, valued at $1.7 billion at list prices.  The letter of intent was signed during a ceremony attended by Qatari Minister of Finance and Qatar Airways Chairman His Excellency Mr Ali Sharif Al Emadi, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker and Boeing Commercial Airplanes President & CEO Kevin McAllister. “The addition of five 777 Freighters is a significant moment for our cargo division,” said His Excellency Mr Al Baker.  “As the world’s third-largest…

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More Than Two Million UK Travellers Head Abroad for Easter

ABTA – The Travel Association estimates 2.1 million British holidaymakers are set to head overseas over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend between Friday and Monday, with Good Friday the busiest day for travel 30 March 2018 As the UK prepares for cold, wet and windy weather, many travelling abroad will be escaping to the sunshine. Spain is yet again the UK’s favourite foreign holiday destination for the weekend, with Malaga, Alicante and the Canary Islands the most popular regions. Daytime temperatures this weekend are set to reach balmy levels of…

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Plastic doesn’t reduce food waste, study finds

The report adds that the harmful effects of plastic are often not properly estimated when policies are made on food packaging. Plastic is the most widely used packaging material in the EU – with 37% of all food sold wrapped in it – but it’s not actually helping us reduce food waste, despite manufacturers claiming it does. A new study from Friends of the Earth Europe and Zero Waste Europe says annual use of plastic packaging per person has grown simultaneously with food waste since the 1950s – finding that…

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