Application opens for 2018 Tony Elumelu entrepreneurship programme

Application opens for 2018 Tony Elumelu entrepreneurship programme

In line with encouraging entrepreneurship and self sustenance among Youths in Africa at large, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is now accepting applications for business ideas that can transform Africa. The Programme includes a provision of critical tools for business success, 12 weeks of intensive online training, which guides creating and managing a business; A world-class mentor to guide during the early transformation stages of the business; $5,000 in seed capital to prove the concept, plus access to further funding and access to the largest network of African start-ups and…

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Glo Denies Acquiring 9Mobile

Glo Denies Acquiring 9Mobile

Telecommunications giant Globacom, has distanced itself from media reports which insinuated that it was the preferred bidder to acquire telecommunications company, 9Mobile. A press statement issued in Lagos on Friday said: “Globacom has not acquired 9Mobile as widely reported in the media.” According to the company; “We are bound by the terms of the acquisition process as stipulated by the authorities handling it and we will not in any way sway or deviate from the rules”. “We repose confidence in Barclays Africa, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Central…

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Saudi Arabia allows women at football game for first time

Saudi Arabia allows women at football game for first time

Saudi Arabia has for the first time allowed women to spectate at a football match, part of an easing of strict rules on gender separation by the ultra-conservative Muslim country. Earlier on Friday, ahead of the football game, there was another small sign of change: the country’s first car showroom dedicated to female customers was opened. For the first time, women will this June be allowed to get behind the wheel, after it was announced in September that a ban on women drivers would be lifted. A hashtag, translated as…

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Donald Trump must apologise for comments – African Union

Donald Trump must apologise for comments – African Union

The organisation representing African countries has demanded that US President Donald Trump apologise after he reportedly called nations on the continent “shitholes”. The group’s mission in Washington DC expressed its “shock, dismay and outrage” and said the Trump administration misunderstood Africans. The US leader made the alleged remark in a Thursday meeting on immigration. But Mr Trump has denied using the language reported. He has been backed by two Republicans who were at the White House meeting, but Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said Mr Trump called African countries “shitholes” several…

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