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Despite recession, Dangote vows to scale up investments in Nigeria, Africa

In recognition of his immense contribution to human capital development in Africa through the establishment of businesses across the African continent, a United States of America-based Organization, Africa-America Institute (AAI) has honoured the President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, with the “2016 African Business Leader Award.” The business guru was named and presented the award at a colourful ceremony held on the side-line of the United Nations Congress held in New York city, United States alongside other prominent Africans like Stephen Hayes, President and CEO of the Corporate Council on...
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Nigeria To Emerge Africa’s Economic Hub In 2026- Onu

Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has said the commitment of President Muhammadu Bu­hari towards diversifying the nation’s economy will make Nigeria an economic hub of the continent in the next 10 years. Playing host to the Manag­ing Director of United Na­tions Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) Pro­gramme Development and Technical Cooperation Divi­sion, Philippe Scholtes, in Abu­ja at the weekend, the minister said the ministry was commit­ted to use science and technol­ogy to save the nation by grow­ing its economy. Onu thanked UNIDO for its contributions globally...
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@Lanre_Olagunju: A Tweet Might Just Save a Newborn’s Life

From all indications the Social Media has definitely come to stay. New media as it is fondly called is not just changing the way we live daily, many of its advantages and success stories live with us today. Social Media is not just changing how we buy and sell, it is redefining the concept of market. Social Media is gradually influencing election processes, and more importantly how elections will be conducted in few years’ time. In terms of a reaching the world with a message in the shortest time possible, the word “impossible” has totally lost its essence in this regard. Gone are the days when you...
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If You Are Not Watching These Series, You Are On A Long Thing!

CNN picks out eight must-see TV or web series from across the continent in Africa and the diaspora that you should tune into. An African City The Pearl of Africa     The Samaritans     The White Folks       The Nairobians     Ogas At The Top     I of Africa Read More: CNN.COM  
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BBC Launches WhatsApp Ebola Service

The BBC has launched an Ebola public health information service on WhatsApp, aimed at users of the service in West Africa. The service will provide audio, text message alerts and images to help people get the latest public health information to combat the spread of Ebola in the region. Content will be limited to three items a day, and the service will be in English and French. To subscribe, send 'JOIN' via WhatsApp to +44 7702 348 651 To unsubscribe, send 'STOP' via WhatsApp to the same number. As the biggest "chat app" in use in Africa, the platform is being used as a means of reaching people...
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WHO Releases First Roadmap Situation Report on Ebola

WHO releases the first series of regular updates on the Ebola Response Roadmap. The update contains a review of the epidemiological situation and response monitoring. The data contained in the report is based on the best information currently available. Countries recorded with widespread and intense transmission include (Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone); while those with an initial case or cases, or with localized transmission (Nigeria); and those sharing land borders with areas of active transmission (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Senegal) and those...
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