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Emirates wins Best Airline worldwide at the 2017 Business Traveller Awards

Emirates were recognised yesterday with four accolades at the ?Business Traveller Middle East 2017 Awards.

At a ceremony attended by key travel industry executives, Emirates was crowned “Best Airline Worldwide”. It was also named “Airline with the Best First Class”, “Airline with the Best First Class Lounge” and “Best Frequent Flyer Programme”.

At the 2017 Business Travellers Awards, Emirates was crowned “Best Airline Worldwide”. It was also named “Airline with the Best First Class”, “Airline with the Best First Class Lounge” and “Best Frequent Flyer Programme

Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, said: “Our customers are at the heart of our brand. In every step of the customer’s journey, we thoroughly and regularly examine the product to achieve a high level of customer care. Providing a truly memorable experience is about continually innovating across our product and offering a personal touch and a warm welcome. Moreover, our Skywards accolade solidifies the programme’s standing as an industry-leading loyalty programme that offers Emirates customers value through exceptional privileges and benefits. We are honoured to be recognised for our efforts by Business Traveller Middle East’s readers. Read more

Over 100 Small Businesses to Participate in 2017 GTBank Food and Drink Fair

More than 100 small businesses in Nigeria’s Food Industry will be provided with free storefronts at the GTBank Food and Drink which holds during the Worker’s Day holiday, on Sunday the 30th of April and Monday the 1st of May, 2017. Organised by Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, the 2-day event offers small businesses in the Nigerian Food Industry a free and vibrant platform to connect with a wider segment of their target markets as well as experts in their business fields.


The 2016 edition of the GTBank Food and Drink Fair had over 90 exhibitors from the food sector and attracted more than 25,000 guests. The 2017 edition will expand on the favourite features of the previous event, such as MasterClasses led by internationally renowned Chefs and Sales Exhibitions by small businesses. It will also provide new and exciting features such as a Farmers’ Market, where SMEs involved in agriculture will showcase and sell fresh and organic farm products, and a Baking Masterclass for children kids. There will also be a diverse range of restaurants offering mouth-watering dishes, outdoor grills and thrilling entertainment as well as savoury wine tastings to enable attendees experience an exciting and eclectic mix of undiscovered brands and household names alike. 

The GTBank Food and Drink Fair is absolutely free to attend and guarantees an unparalleled food experience for everyone. To participate in the Masterclasses holding at the fair, visit http://foodanddrink.gtbank.com/registration/masterclass/ to register. 

President Buhari expected back tomorrow – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to the country tomorrow, Friday March 10, 2017.

The President left the country on January 19, 2017 for a vacation, during which he had routine medical check-ups. The holiday was extended based on doctors’ recommendation for further tests and rest. Read more

Tinubu: I am not running for president

All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has vehemently denied reports that he was planning to run for the presidency of Nigeria.

In a rebuttal by his media office, Tinubu said he will never stand in any contest against President Muhammadu Buhari or support anyone against him.

The statement titled: “Response to Thisday false news report” added that the former Lagos State governor was neither planning a team nor holding consultations with the intention of planning any presidential campaign.

Here is the statement in full:  “The front page story of the February 28 Thisday newspaper alleging that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is actively planning a presidential run is an example of bad fiction masquerading as professional journalism.

“The story is a manufactured tale weaved by its authors to try to create division where there is none. Read more

Say Hello 2017, with special fares from Emirates

Airline is offering special fares from Nigeria i.e. Lagos to select destinations around the world

Emirates is offering Nigerian travellers special Economy Class and Business Class return airfares to a range of exciting destinations across its global network.

Those wanting to visit family or friends, or see and experience a new and exciting destination, can take advantage of this limited time offer by booking between 9th January and 18th January 2017. Travel must take place between 16thJanuary and 15th June 2017. Further terms and conditions apply.

Economy Class fares from Lagos to Dubai for example start from USD800, to Beirut from USD776 and to Manchester from USD911, while return Business Class fares to Dubai starts from USD2,896, to Beirut from USD2887 and to Manchester from USD2993. Read more

President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year Message to Nigerians, January 1, 2017

My dear Compatriots,

I am happy to welcome you to the beginning of a New Year in our beloved country Nigeria.

I felicitate with you today at a time when our nation is witnessing a new and impressive turnaround in our security and socio-economic situation.

I know you will join me to, once again, congratulate the heroic and gallant efforts of our military and other security agencies on their remarkable successes to rid the nation of terrorism.

President Muhammadu Buhari

Following the successful capture of Sambisa Forest, spearheaded by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, we have entered a new phase in our battle against our common enemy, Boko Haram.

When we see our beloved 21 Chibok girls reuniting with their families and community for Christmas, it gives us the hope that those who are still in captivity will one day return to the loving arms of family, friends and well-wishers.

I urge all Nigerians to be on the alert and watch out for strange figures settling in their communities, and report to the nearest security agencies, as our armed forces intensify the pursuit of fleeing terrorists from the captured Sambisa Forest.

Misguided elements who decided to take up arms against constituted authorities must be brought to face the full weight of the law.

The support of all Nigerians to security agencies to enable them successfully execute their mandate is crucial in our bid to effectively secure our country. Read more

President Buhari calls for peaceful elections in Rivers

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for peaceful and orderly conduct in the federal and state legislative rerun elections in Rivers State tomorrow.

The President urges all political parties, their candidates, other stakeholders and the people of the state to ensure that the polls are conducted without rigging, violence and intimidation of opponents and electoral officials.

President Buhari reminds politicians and their supporters in Rivers State to put the higher interest of the people of the state in mind, as they go to the polls on Saturday. Read more

Tinubu is a priceless asset – Buhari

President Buhari Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed rumours that he and the APC leadership are at odds with one of the Party chiefs, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, describing such rumours as unfounded and mischievous.

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The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said the President was highly embarrassed by such “suggestions” and that President was in regular contact with Tinubu before, during and after the Ondo gubernatorial election.

He said any suggestions that the President and the party machinery were working to destroy Tinubu had no foundation in truth or any credibility, explaining that the President was impressed by Tinubu’s assurance not to work against the party in Ondo and he honoured his words.

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Total Nigeria PLC bags best customer service award

On October 14, 2016 Total Nigeria Plc was recognized by the Nigerian Customer Service Awards as the Best Customer Service Company in the Nigerian Oil &Gas sector for the third time in a row. The company had previously won this award in year 2014 and 2015.

Adesua Adewole (General Manager, Sales and Marketing) and Maxence Bourgoing (Network Development Manager)

Adesua Adewole (General Manager, Sales and Marketing) and Maxence Bourgoing (Network Development Manager)

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21 #ChibokGirls release: #BringBackOurGirls Group Statement

#BringBackOurGirls Statement: Official Position on the Negotiated Release of 21 #ChibokGirls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

13th October 2016

We welcome reports from the Presidential Spokesperson, Garba Shehu, of the negotiated release of 21 of our abducted #ChibokGirls today. This wonderful development confirms what we have always known about the capacity of our government to rescue our #ChibokGirls.

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While awaiting further details, we take this opportunity to salute the work of our security services at the front lines – the commitment, resilience and tireless efforts of our members of the Multi-national Joint Task Force and the civilian JTF. We also thank the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Swiss government and all negotiators involved in securing the release.

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