May 30, 2017

Could LaVar Ball’s $500 Sneaker Disrupt the Athletic Shoe Industry?

By Lela Winston LaVar Ball has been making waves in the professional sports world lately for more than just adrenaline fueled bravado touting his sons’ on-the-court skills. According to sales inventory tracker, Ball sold nearly $300,000 in Big Baller Brand Footwear/apparel In the first week of sales, with purchases tapering off slowly. Launched in […]

Experts are taking African utility seriously

Six months of Trump, de-risking renewable energy investments and country project pipelines were some key issues discussed at the African Power Finance & Investment Forum. The forum was part of the African Utility Week conference and expo held this week at the cape Town International Convetion Centre (CTICC) in Cape Town from 16-18 May.


It is not unusual to experience fluctuations in any business, both in terms of sales and productivity, however, that faced by the hospitality industry in Nigeria, nay, the hotels in the country is overwhelming and has led to the closure of many hotels or left them in destitute conditions. Seasonality is a temporal imbalance which […]

Kenya Welcomes Infusion of Foreign Capital

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has traveled the globe in the past few weeks, tendering financial deals for the east African nation. According to a release by the Kenyan Presidency, Kenyatta met with the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May and several UK investors as well as attended China’s Belt and Road Summit in May. While China […]

Nollywood’s Aigbe, Dikeh Take On Domestic Violence

Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe is the latest Nigerian star to come forward with accusations of domestic violence. Social media was rife with bloody photos of the actress detailing the suffering she allegedly endured at the hands of her estranged husband, Lanre Gentry. Aigbe is only the latest case, following closely behind major Nollywood actress Tonto […]

Vaccine May Nix Ebola Outbreak in Congo

It has recently been reported that the deadly Ebola virus has hit the Democratic Republic of the Congo. According to recent reports, there has been about 29 cases and 3 deaths centered in the Congo’s Bas Uele Province near the border of the Central African Republic. While many residents flee affected areas, the WHO speculates […]

Coal to Diamond: Spots in Nigeria that can be transformed to tourism magnets.

“Nigeria is a country greatly blessed by God”. Any Nigerian above the age of ten must have heard this sentence a million times over. Nigeria is blessed with an abundance of mineral, human and natural endowments. While we have made significant progress in harnessing the great potentials of our mineral and human resources, we have […]

Ambode commissions Ajah, Abule-Egba flyovers

By Heaven kalu, AST staff… The long awaited Lagos-Abeokuta expressway was commissioned yesterday by the Governor of Lagos State and declared open for use. Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday commissioned the two newly-built bridges in Ajah and Abule-Egba, stating that it would not only help reduce travel time but also boost economic activities within […]

What Does A Mother’s Day Mean To You? Here is a fictional write-up about a mother.

By Heaven Kalu, National Correspondent AST. Mother’s day is a significant day of celebration of all mothers all around the world now here is a fictional story of a my by a young writer called Heavenscribbles. …I still recollect those days I was springing up from a child into a young teenager. When all I […]

Zuma urges African leaders to be inclusive and responsive

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa Africa’s youth are impatient for change and have been very clear in calling for leaders to address exclusion, poverty and unemployment, says South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma. Zuma was speaking to the 27th World Economic Forum on Africa last week on May 4.

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