Nigeria's premier newspaper This Day is hosting a series of celebrations of African culture, starting in Abuja this Friday. Jay-Z and Naomi Campbell will be here, as will Usher and Youssou N'Dour and a host of other glamourpusses. Tickets for the Abuja and Lagos events are on sale for N60,000 - just under 260 pounds or 520 dollars for a night's entertainment - a real bargain considering the stars who will be gracing the country with their presence. The world's attention will inevitably pass from Japan and the G8 to Nigeria for a few shimmering days. The foreign investments are sure to start flowing in immediately the festival finishes. It's all good.
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