MAINONE AND FACEBOOK TO PROVIDE HIGH SPEED INTERNET IN TWO NIGERIAN STATES

MAINONE AND FACEBOOK TO PROVIDE HIGH SPEED INTERNET IN TWO NIGERIAN STATES

MainOne and Facebook partner to deepen broadband internet penetration in Nigeria.

Two of Nigeria’s fastest growing states Edo and Ogun state would be beneficiaries of a partnership between MainOne and Facebook. MainOne on Monday 25th February 2019, said it plans to undergo a metro fiber infrastructure project in the two …

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KENYA CONSIDERING FULL OWNERSHIP OF KENYA AIRWAYS

KENYA CONSIDERING FULL OWNERSHIP OF KENYA AIRWAYS

Kenya government considering full ownership of Kenya airways to effectively ward off competition from other state-owned airlines in Africa.

According to the Transport Principal Secretary Esther Koimett; the Kenyan government is considering taking back full ownership of Kenya Airways which is its national carrier. The full ownership of Kenya Airways …

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NEW ZIMBABWE CURRENCY TO HAVE FISCAL DISCIPLINE BACKING

NEW ZIMBABWE CURRENCY TO HAVE FISCAL DISCIPLINE BACKING

New Zimbabwe currency to be backed up with fiscal discipline

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube recently said that the new Zimbabwe currency will be backed up with fiscal discipline. According to Ncube, the government will allow the new Zimbabwe currency – Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) dollar; to fluctuate but would …

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INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES EYE THE NIGERIAN MARKET AS THE BIG 5 LAUNCHES IN LAGOS

INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES EYE THE NIGERIAN MARKET AS THE BIG 5 LAUNCHES IN LAGOS
  • Manufacturers from around the world share their plans in Nigeria as The Big 5 international construction show launches in Lagos (9-11 September 2019, Landmark Centre)
  • Over 200 exhibiting companies and 5,000 attendees are expected at The Big 5 Construct Nigeria, as construction expenditure in the West African country reached USD
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KENYA ROADS BOARD PLANS NEW INITIATIVE TO BOOST INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

KENYA ROADS BOARD PLANS NEW INITIATIVE TO BOOST INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

The Kenya Roads Board (KRB) is in charge of funding, overseeing and coordinating road maintenance and rehabilitation. KRB is set to launch a new initiative to help boost Kenya’s road network and other infrastructures.

As part of the initiative, the Kenya Roads Board Directors, championed by Chairperson Rita Kavashe and …

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CONSTRUCTION OF GHANA N4 FOOTBRIDGES IN PROGRESS

CONSTRUCTION OF GHANA N4 FOOTBRIDGES IN PROGRESS

Construction of N4 Footbridges in Ghana is at various levels of completion

Construction of the three(3) footbridges along the Adentan stretch of the N4 Highway is at various levels of completion. The N4 footbridges in Ghana only major problem is the underground utility and communication cables. These cables are impeding …

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COMMUNICATION INTERN VACANCY AT UN WOMEN, NIGERIA

COMMUNICATION INTERN VACANCY AT UN WOMEN, NIGERIA

In Nigeria, the UN Women Country Office supports the Nigerian Government to implement its development vision, aligned to United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership Framework (UNSDPF) as well as UN Women’s Strategic Plan.

UN Women Nigeria seeks to engage a young, dynamic graduate to serve as an intern within its Communications …

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TETU CONSTITUENCY RESIDENTS AT RISK DUE TO BAD ASBESTOS PIPE IN KENYA

TETU CONSTITUENCY RESIDENTS AT RISK DUE TO BAD ASBESTOS PIPE IN KENYA

Tetu constituency in Kenya has been drinking contaminated water due to bad asbestos pipe for 49 years.

Water is essential for life, because without it we almost cannot survive. And before taking any, we must ensure that it is good for our health. But Residents of Tetu constituency in Kenya …

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WORLD BANK APPROVES US$40M GRANTS FOR GHANA TOURISM SECTOR

WORLD BANK APPROVES US$40M GRANTS FOR GHANA TOURISM SECTOR

Ghana receives grants from World Bank for its tourism sector development.

World Bank has approved US$40m for Ghana’s tourism sector. This grant will help improve Ghana’s tourism sector as well as make it attractive to the entire globe.

The grant will be for improving the facilities of various tourists sites …

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CHINA GCL GROUP NEGOTIATING DEAL TO ESTABLISH A SOLAR PANEL COMPLEX IN EGYPT

CHINA GCL GROUP NEGOTIATING DEAL TO ESTABLISH A SOLAR PANEL COMPLEX IN EGYPT

China GCL making plans to construct Solar Panel complex in Egypt.

China Golden Concord Holding Limited (GCL) Group is negotiating a deal to construct a solar panel complex in Egypt. This complex negotiation with the Ministry of Military Production has been ongoing for two month now.

The group has also …

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WORRISOME TENSION BETWEEN NIGERIA AND GHANA

WORRISOME TENSION BETWEEN NIGERIA AND GHANA

Is History repeating itself in the relationship between Nigeria and Ghana?

The Senior Special Assistant to the Nigerian President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa described the recent mass arrest and deportation of Nigerians living in Ghana as worrisome. She said this while addressing the news agency on the

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ELECTION IN WEST AFRICA’s GIANT ECONOMIES

ELECTION IN WEST AFRICA’s GIANT ECONOMIES

Nigeria and Senegal are currently voting for a new president this weekend. 

Citizens in West Africa’s giant economies – Nigeria and Senegal are currently preparing their nation for an elected Government. In both countries, the incumbent presidents are seeking a reelection into power. 

Senegal 

President Macky Sall has been president

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CRISIS AT MTN UGANDA FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATION

CRISIS AT MTN UGANDA FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATION

There is currently a crisis at MTN Uganda involving the government and top executives.

MTN Uganda, East Africa’s biggest telecoms operator is facing investigation on false declaration of revenue and other business activities. Following these investigations, Uganda’s government initiated a move to expel Wim Vanhelleputte, Chief Executive of MTN

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FIBERTEX SOUTH AFRICA ATTENDS ENGINEERING CONFERENCE IN TANZANIA

FIBERTEX SOUTH AFRICA ATTENDS ENGINEERING CONFERENCE IN TANZANIA

Fibertex South Africa presents paper on ‘geosynthetics for road construction’ at Institute of Engineers Conference in Tanzania.

Fibertex South Africa – specialists in the manufacture and supply of a comprehensive range of Geosynthetic products – plays an important role in civil engineering and construction projects in Africa, through collaborative partnerships.

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DR. NELSON LAUNCHES A FIDIC CONTRACT USERS’ NEWSLETTER

DR. NELSON LAUNCHES A FIDIC CONTRACT USERS’ NEWSLETTER
CEO of FIDIC launches a newsletter to keep its contract users’ informed. 
 
The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) has commenced the free publication of FIDIC Contract Users’ Newsletter. The newsletter is aimed at complementing the widely used FIDIC family of contract templates.
 
The FIDIC family of contract templates is
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ZIMBABWE TO LAUNCH INTER-BANK FOREX MARKET

ZIMBABWE TO LAUNCH INTER-BANK FOREX MARKET

Zimbabwe to soon launch new inter-bank Forex market.

On the 20th February, 2019, John Mangudya  Zimbabwe’s Central Bank Governor, said the establishment of a new inter-bank Forex market is in the process. He also said; the new Forex market will help remove the fixed exchange rate between the US dollar …

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STERLING BANK SIGNS US$65 billion LOAN DEAL WITH BADEA

STERLING BANK SIGNS US$65 billion LOAN DEAL WITH BADEA

Sterling Bank and The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) signs US$65 billion deal

Nigerian Bank, Sterling Bank have signed a deal to receive a US$65 billion loan facility from The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA).

According to Sterling Bank’s Executive Director, Corporate & Investment …

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EGYPT DISCUSSES TRANSPORT REGULATORY AUTHORITY DRAFT LAW

EGYPT DISCUSSES TRANSPORT REGULATORY AUTHORITY DRAFT LAW

Egypt government discuss laws for boosting the country’s infrastructure in the transport sector.

Egypt’s Parliament and the ministry of transport has discussed the Transport Regulatory Authority draft Law before submitting to the President. The discussion took place at the Egypt’s Transport Sector: “Embracing the Future” conference.

The conference is organised …

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AKWA IBOM STATE LAUNCHES IBOM AIR

AKWA IBOM STATE LAUNCHES IBOM AIR

Akwa Ibom state have launched Ibom Air

After several months, the Akwa Ibom Government have just launched its new airline company, Ibom Air. The Airline is among Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel’s key projects for the state.

Although Ibom Air is completely owned by the Akwa Ibom State Government; its management …

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