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Ceremonial Parade and Airshow in Kaduna Marks the 60th Anniversary of the Nigerian Air Force

The skies over Kaduna were ablaze with color and excitement as the Nigerian Air Force celebrated its 60th anniversary, with a spectacular Ceremonial Parade and Airshow following the successful conclusion of the Africa Airforce Forum. This milestone event was a testament to the precision, skill, and aviation excellence that have become synonymous with the Nigerian Air Force.

Insights into the Third African Air Forces Forum. Exclusive Interview with AIR MARSHAL HB ABUBAKAR

As the third Edition of the African Air Forces Forum nears, we bring you an interview with AIR MARSHAL HB ABUBAKAR, Chief of the Air Staff, Nigerian Air Force. The Conference and Exhibition of the Third Air Forces Forum will held in Abuja, Nigeria from 23 to 24 May 2024 while the Ceremonial Parade and Air Show will take place in Kaduna, Nigeria on 25 May 2024.

Africa Fintech Summit Rolls Out Nigeria Fintech Marketing Outlook 2024, Featuring Trends, Perspectives, Growth Strategies, and More

The Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS) releases its insightful “Nigeria Fintech Marketing Outlook 2024” report, shedding light on the current state and future direction of marketing strategies within the nation’s booming fintech industry.

12 African Startups draw full house as Techstars hosts Demo Day in Lagos

The event which was held at the Balmoral Convention Center, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, drew a full house of investors, mentors, senior operators, and ecosystem leaders in African tech highlighting the bullish and positive outlook that stakeholders have for the innovation, talent and opportunities abound in the African market.

“Decarbonising Nigeria is feasible with current power technologies – and will not cost more”: Wale Yusuff, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Nigeria

Meeting last week in Abuja and Lagos for the 2023 Energy Transition Forum, Nigeria’s leading energy experts have outlined the country’s roadmap to decarbonisation, and discussed what it will take to deliver universal access to clean energy for Nigerian households and businesses.

Three Nigerian startups scoop top awards at Global Startup Awards Africa, Addis Ababa

Nigerian startups continue to enhance their reputation as some of the most innovative and dynamic players in the continent’s startup ecosystem, after the region walked away with three top awards at the Global Startup Awards (GSA) Africa Summit recently held in Addis Ababa.

Global Startup Awards Africa Announces 16 Category Winners Innovating for a Global Africa at the history-making Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The announcements were recently made at the GSA Africa Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Joined by Her Excellency Muferihat Kamil, Ethiopia’s Minister of Labour and Skills and His Excellency Dr Belete Molla Getahun, Ethiopia’s Minister of Innovation and Technology, the summit’s grand finale at Addis Ababa’s Friendship Park has proved a significant event. The GSA Africa awards began in 2021, a journey that has led to over 15,000 African innovators nominated from 54 countries, the support of 300 jury members, ambassadors, and hundreds of innovation hubs across the continent.

29 African Startups in Healthcare Supply Chain Selected to Receive Funding and Impact Support from the Gates Foundation, MSD, and More

The pan-African Investing in Innovation (i3 program) is funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and sponsored by Cencora (formerly AmerisourceBergen), Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD), Microsoft and Chemonics to invest in Africa’s most promising early to growth-stage start-ups in health care supply chains. The second cohort comprises 29 startups chosen from 10 African countries. […]

The International Arbitration Conference Will Reveal the Benefits of Arbitration for African Businesses

In its Centenary year, the ICC’s International Court of Arbitration has set servicing African commercial disputes as one of its top strategic priorities.  Speaking as the 7th ICC Africa Conference on International Arbitration prepares to kick off in Lagos at the end of this month, (31 May to 2 June), ICC Court President Claudia Salomon […]

Nigeria’s industry is rising to the twin challenge of decarbonisation and energy security

Wale Yusuff, the Managing Director of Wärtsilä in Nigeria, explains how businesses operating in energy-intensive industries like cement or steel are investing in flexible engine technologies to secure reliable and efficient power while also setting the perfect stage to make good on their decarbonisation objectives. Nigeria is a major industrial hub. It is home to […]

MultiChoice Africa Accelerator Programme set to boost prosperity of African small and medium-sized businesses (SMME)

MultiChoice shortlists 11 start-ups to pitch for international funding and take their small businesses to the next level At a time when unemployment challenges and economic instability are high, small and medium-sized businesses (SMMEs) are proving to be the engines of economic growth and job creation throughout the African continent. In recognition of the critical […]

PAM Africa Launches First Ever Net Zero Village in Africa

Leading Cleantech company becomes Africa’s first solar company to provide quality energy access for Africans. PAM Africa, a renewable energy company that provides quality energy access through Solar PV, Grids, Batteries, and Innovation, has today announced the launch of their Net-Zero Villages – a groundbreaking approach that consists of a community that is designed with […]

Nigeria: What next for West Africa’s powerhouse?

Nigeria: What next for West Africa’s powerhouse? With elections approaching, change is afoot in Nigeria. Keen to pursue new opportunities and drive the country forward, what does the future hold for one of Africa’s largest economies? Following her recent visits to the country, Marie El-Hawat, Associate Director, Anglophone Africa at British Arab Commercial Bank (BACB) […]

Why the promise of a cashless society is key to unlocking the Nigerian commerce growth opportunity

By Justin Floyd, CEO of open commerce platform, Redcloud  Cash is a uniquely expensive and inconvenient way to do business. However, shifting to a world of cashless payments is easier said than done, as many policymakers have discovered to their cost. The Nigerian Government is taking unprecedented steps to reduce the economic reliance on cash and […]

Blockchain Africa Conference 2023: Gearing African businesses to compete in the global marketplace

Ettienne Reinecke Dimension Datas Group Chief Technology Officer says Blockchain has gone from strength to strength

The adoption of blockchain technology has gained traction in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana – resulting in more efficient and lower-cost cross-border payments to facilitate African businesses conducting trade abroad1. This shift can be attributed to an increase in global ratification of the technology where approximately 44% of the top 100 public companies2, including […]

Nigeria’s SAIPEC event serves Sub-Saharan Africa

The seventh edition of the Sub-Saharan Africa International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (SAIPEC) will run from 13-17 February at the Eko Convention Center in Lagos. The event will offer a host of B2B networking and partnership opportunities to drive regional collaborations through a week-long programme of activities. The conference will be hosted by the Petroleum […]

Touch and Pay [TAP] launch Cowry card cashless fare collection technology on new LRMT Blue Rail Line

500,000 Lagosians set to benefit as Nigerian startup becomes first local company to unify rail, bus and ferry via contactless cards Touch and Pay Technologies [TAP], a Nigerian fintech company and leading processor of micro-transactions in Africa, announced today that for the first time, rail passengers across Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos, can access the newly launched […]