President Emmanuel Macron had fun at Afrika Shrine with Femi Kuti and other Musicians

Afrika Shrine in Lagos. True to expectations, after dispensing with formal Presidential duties with a visit to the Presidential Villa in Abuja where he held talks with President Muhammadu Buhari, the French President flew to Lagos. At the Shrine, music, history, and culture blended together with a presidential touch to ensure a night of fun. Macron (who swiftly dispensed with his suit and rolled up his sleeves upon arrival), Lagos...

Women For Women: British Deputy High Commissioner hosts Sola Salako, Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, Nkoyo Toyo, Prof Remi Sonaiya, Dr Elishamah Ideh to conversation on women’s participation in politics.

Women For Women: British Deputy High Commissioner hosts Sola Salako, Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, Nkoyo Toyo, Prof Remi Sonaiya, Dr Elishamah Ideh to conversation on women’s participation in politics. British Deputy High Commissioner facilitates brainstorming session between business, civil society and media stakeholders on barriers to women’s participation in politics. L-R Wunmi Aboderin. Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, British Deputy High Commissioner Laure Beaufils, Mrs Sola Salako Aluko, and Hon. Nkoyo Toyo. At 6pm on...

NIGERIA MAJOR STOP AS UK TRADE COMMISSIONER EMBARKS ON TOUR OF AFRICA

On Friday February 23rd 2018 the UK’s Africa Trade Commissioner, Emma Wade-Smith, will be visiting Nigeria as part of a wider visit programme to the region, focusing on trade and investment. Her visit follows a number of senior British ministers across Africa including Foreign Secretary of State, Boris Johnson who visited Nigeria last August with the then Development Secretary; Sir Liam Fox, Secretary of State for Trade, visiting South Africa,...

UK Department of International Trade Announces Arrival of new Trade Director for West Africa

UK Department of International Trade Announces Arrival of new Trade Director for West Africa The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) in Nigeria, and the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos, is delighted to welcome the new West Africa Trade Director, Kate Rudd, to spearhead bilateral trade activity in the region. Kate is based in the financial capital, Lagos, covering UK-Africa trade in the coastal countries from Senegal to Gabon....

Kenya Election Returns Were Hacked, Opposition Leader Says

KISUMU, Kenya — The Kenyan opposition leader, Raila Odinga, threw early results of the country’s presidential election into doubt on Wednesday, claiming that the electoral commission’s servers had been hacked to award the incumbent, Uhuru Kenyatta, a significant lead. Given Kenya’s history of postelection violence, Mr. Odinga’s comments renewed fears of deadly unrest, although he asked supporters to remain calm. Rights organizations have also warned of discrepancies in the preliminary...