Category Archives: Around The World

Oando Foundation Unveils ‘Adopt-A-School Initiative’ -Transforming The Primary Education System In Nigeria

Oando PLC is sub-Saharan Africa’s leading indigenous integrated energy group that provides innovative solutions to the region’s energy challenges.   Oando is passionate about increasing access to qualifying basic education because they believe that knowledge is the bedrock of world–class aspiration. In view of this, the oil and gas company had the official unveiling of…

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US Retailer J.C. Penney Announces Duro Olowu, A Nigerian-Born Designer Based In London As It’s First Collaboration

J.C. Penney, a major American retailer, operating 1,102 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico has announced Duro Olowu, a Nigerian-born designer based in London as its first “seasonal designer,” releasing a limited-edition collection for spring 2013.   According to Duro Olowu, “This collection is for anyone, from 18 to 80… Everything has a…

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Aliko Dangote, Tony Elumelu And Others Nominated For 2012 Forbes Africa Person Of The Year Title

Forbes Africa, one of the most influential business magazines, has announced the top five candidates for this year’s Forbes Africa Person of the Year title, and the nominees are Aliko Dangote, Dr James Mwangi, Joyce Banda, Tony Elumelu and Stephen Saad.   These individuals were nominated by the readers and selected because of their impact…

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“Skyfall”, New James Bond Movie, Premieres In London While Nigeria Awaits Its Arrival In Cinemas By November

The new and 23rd official James Bond movie, Skyfall, has been highly anticipated over the past feel weeks and finally had its royal world premiere in London yesterday, October 23, 2012, amidst plenty excitement.   The plot of the 23rd official Bond film brings together Daniel Craig on his third outing on Her Majesty&#39s secret…

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Over 20 Shows In 4 Days: ‘Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa’ With David Tlale, Deola Sagoe, Maki Oh And 32 Other Designers

African Fashion International (AFI) is pushing out the very best of African designs with an African edition of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, set to hold from Wednesday, 24 October till Saturday, 28 October, 2012 at the prestigious Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, South Africa.     Some of the 35 designers who will unveil exquisite collections on…

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Saturday Exclusive Fashion News: British Luxury Designer, Matthew Williamson To Headline MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2012- See Full Schedule

MTN in conjunction with Style House Files and the British Council Nigeria has released the official schedule of this year’s MTN Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW) taking place from the 24-27 October 2012.     Omoyemi Akerele founder of LFDW further explains that the “LFDW is all about making an impact, the idea is…

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Model Of Africa 2012 “The Dream Edition” Africa’s Top African Designers Mai Atafo & Sheria Ngowi Plus Accessories From Nichole By Haguanna & Ahme Couture

Xa! Enterprises formally announce that the much anticipated Dream Edition of the Model of Africa event is set to take place at the prestigious Eko Hotel & Suites. The event which promises to be a convergence of leading players within the fashion and entertainment industries is set to hold by 4pm on Sunday the 21st…

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Foundations By John Dumelo, Van Vicker, Nana McBrown & Juliet Ibrahim Nominated For GIAMA 2012

Four Foundations instituted by Ghanaian celebrities have been nominated for a Humanitarian Award at the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA) for 2012. The GIAMA is an annual award Jamboree designed to celebrate the very best in Africa’s rich culture of entertainment through films, which will serve as a vehicle of continent rejuvenation in a…

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