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The Lagos state government with support from Fly Africa has put Nigeria on the Guinness book of world record by celebrating the 60th Independence anniversary with 60,000 cupcakes to produce the largest anniversary logo in the world, made with cupcakes mosaic. Nigeria now holds the world record for the most...
Sam Ogrih, a leading real estate developer in Nigeria and the Managing Director of Delta Mega Trend Nigeria Limited, DMTNL, has been listed among the country's most celebrated real estate developers.  He was unveiled alongside other major real estate moguls by a leading industry publication – Africa Housing News. While...
Ecobank has a new chairman, Mr Alain Nkontchou. He talked to ALM about the challenges of heading the leading pan-African bank.  Stephen Williams reports Ecobank Transnational Incorporated ("ETI"), the parent of the Ecobank Group (the leading pan-African bank with banking operations in 33 countries), concluded its 32nd Annual General Meeting in Lagos at the...
From societies to economies, the COVID-19 crisis has wreaked havoc and dealt a major setback to achieving the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Climate Agreement. Putting the world back on a path of sustainable, equitable, and inclusive growth will require more than a global recovery; it will require a...
by Chu Maoming, China’s Consul General in Lagos China has made major strategic achievements in the battle against COVID-19. With nationwide efforts, China has basically controlled the epidemic, successfully resumed work and school and gradually brought its economy back on track, making China the first major economy to return to...
The long-awaited partial reopening of Nigeria’s international airspace to commercial flights starts September 5, according to the country’s Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika. Nigeria is partially opening up the airspace after over five months of COVID-19-induced lockdown. While making announcing the decision, the minister unveiled a long list of approved...
In a bid to stop further job cuts, Zimbabwe has fully reopened its tourism sector after five months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The country’s Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Mangaliso Ndlovu, announced the development at a press conference Thursday. He said the decision to fully reopen...
By Dr Katrina Burrus, PhD, MCC Toxic workplaces sometimes start at the top. Difficult, abrasive leaders can create a culture of tension, fear, and abusive behaviour at every organizational level. Those types of leaders may produce results, but their actions also lead to dysfunction and employee turnover. Ending the pattern of toxicity...
…as Robinson's Panel absolves Adesina, setting the stage for US support By Ken Giami and Kingsley Okeke The report of the high-level Independent review panel set up by the Bureau of Governors of the African Development Bank, to review the processes and reports of the Ethics committee that cleared the Bank's...
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a $50 million loan to Equity Bank Kenya to help it increase working capital and trade-related lending to its small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) clients, especially those facing COVID-19 related challenges. The loan, which will ultimately support hundreds of Kenyan...