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Agric research key to Africa’s transformation, says Sanginga, IITA DG

Photo Caption: Dr YlvaHillbur, IITA Deputy Director General for Research (second from left) hands over the book on Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture to CGIAR Research Programme leaders in Ibadan. Integrated systems research approach in agriculture is key to sustainable transformation in Africa, Director-General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture …

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Nigeria’s GDP drops by 2.24% in 3rd quarter as Inflation hits 18.3 %

For the third quarter 2016, Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) dropped by 2.24 per cent.  Data released on Monday by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) revealed that Nigeria’s economy shrunk by 2.06 per cent due to revenue shortage, foreign exchange shortage and volatile naria-dollar parity. According to the report, oil sector dropped …

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Africa: AU membership drive continues as Morocco’s hosts African tourism event to build relationship

Morocco’s quest for its return to the African Union is getting stronger by the day has it recently organised a conference for the promotion of African tourism. The conference was organised by Moroccan Tourism Engineering Company (SMIT) for discussing “tourism investment in Africa, an inclusive and sustainable development lever for …

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Kachikwu canvasses early repairs of refineries

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel IbeKachikwu has called  for the prompt  rehabilitation of the nation’s refineries as part of measures to prevent them from being sold as scrap. Speaking on Thursday at a stakeholders’ consultative forum on the draft National Gas Policy and National Oil Policy in Abuja, the Minister …

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Africa: Kenya Appoints Kempinski’s Murungi others into Task force to grow MICE

Tourism Cabinet Secretary NajibBalala has inaugurated a task force that will review Kenya’s tourism strategy. The panel is expected to create an institutional framework to develop a marketing strategy for convention tourism in Kenya. Mr Balala said the group will also be expected to work with the Kenya Tourism Board …

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Minister seeks rich content in music

Photo Caption: The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and the panellists at the Music Business Roundtable that kickstarted the 2016 African Music Awards in Lagos The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has hailed Nigerian musicians for putting the country’s name on the global map, urging them to pay more …

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NIMASA

To achieve the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) vision of becoming the leading maritime administration in Africa, it is important that there is no disconnect between policy formulation and policy implementation, Director General,  Dr.DakukuPeterside has said Speaking at the opening of a strategy retreat for members of the Board …

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