Marriot Hotel opens new branch in Lagos, boosting Nigerias tourism economy

NIGERIA – Marriot Hotel has announced its debut in Nigeria with the opening of the highly anticipated Lagos Marriott Hotel Ikeja, that will provide unique hospitality service to Nigerians and others who yearn for luxury, efficient service, good taste and entertainment. The new hotel, which has redefined the skyline of Ikeja GRA adds grace and aesthetics to the beauty of Joel Ogunnaike Street and environs and boasts to be the best Marriot Hotel in Africa. The hotel which operates under Mack Folly Limited, a subsidiary of Skyway Group is located…

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Fintech startup Okra raises US$3.5m seed round to expand its data infrastructure across Nigeria

NIGERIA – Okra, a Lagos based fintech startup, has secured a US$3.5 million seed raise led by US-based Susa Ventures, with participation from existing investors TLcom Capital, and newly joined Accenture Ventures. This comes just under a year from closing its US$1 million pre-Seed round with only TLcom Capital participating in the round. This brings Okra’s total funding at seed to US$4.5 million. The capital will be deployed to expand Okra’s data infrastructure across Nigeria. Founded by Fara Ashiru Jituboh and David Petersidein January 2020, Okra’s Open Finance platform is…

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KLM and Air France to resume flight operations in Abuja and Lagos

NIGERIA – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Air France have announced that they will gradually resume flight operations to Abuja and Lagos from December 7, 2020. According to reports, the airlines in a statement on Monday disclosed that international passengers can now fly Air France and KLM from Nigeria (Abuja and Lagos) to Paris and Amsterdam, with the possibility of further transfers to other European and North Atlantic destinations. In a piece of travel advice, the airline asked customers to ensure they are well prepared for their trip and check…

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