City Scape

29 Drown After Migrant Boat Capsizes






At least 29 people have died and 150 rescued after a boat carrying hundreds of refugees capsized off Egypt’s coast. State news agency MENA reported on Wednesday that the boat capsized off the coast of Kafr al-Sheikh, about 140km north of Cairo, …

  • September 22, 2016
This 28-Year-Old Saw Every Country In The World






At 28, Henrik Jeppesen can already say he’s been to every country in the world. It took him 10 years and around 900 flights to visit all 193 countries. His journey ended in Eritrea in April — three days before his 28th …

  • September 21, 2016
Reporter’s Diary: The Unusual Faces At Abuja Durunmi IDPs Camp






I had arrived at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Durunmi, Abuja, at about 11:45am on Thursday to scout for newsworthy item and possibly speak with Chairman of the camp, Ibrahim Ahmudu, but was told he is out of town. A …

  • September 16, 2016
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10 Nigerian Pilgrims Dead As 3million Muslims Converge on Mount Arafat






No fewer than three million pilgrims converged on Mount Arafat on Sunday to mark the climax of 2016 pilgrimage. A News Agency of Nigeria correspondent covering the Hajj reports that no less than 62,000 Nigerian Pilgrims were present. The event at Mount …

  • September 12, 2016
President Buhari Visits Osun Today, Commissions Osogbo High School






President Muhammadu Buhari, will today arrive Osogbo, the Osun State capital for a one-day visit to commission completed projects embarked upon by Governor Rauf Aregbesola. Channels TV report that major roads leading to Osogbo is receiving a face-lift, as men of the …

  • September 1, 2016
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FG To Tackle Indiscriminate Disposal of Plastics Through Clean and Green Programme






The Minister of Environment, Mrs Amina Mohammed, has announced the Federal Government’s decision to launch a clean and green programme. This she said would address the menace of indiscriminate disposal of plastics and polythene bags. Speaking at the 10th National Council on …

  • August 19, 2016
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Three Pilots Suspended For Drinking Alcohol Before Operating Their Flights






The three pilots suspended by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for taking alcohol before operating their flights are to undergo psychiatric evaluation before rejoining the service. Mr Sam Adurogboye, Acting General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, disclosed on Friday in Lagos. NCAA …

  • July 9, 2016
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Nigeria’s Hospitality Market Hits a Boom






Nigeria has the highest number of hotels in the development pipeline this year, followed by Angola, according to figures from the annual Hospitality Group Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey. Together, the two countries account for almost 30% of the total pipeline. The …

  • June 29, 2016
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Oresegun Olumide – Nigerian Hyperrealist Artist






Nigerian hyperrealist artist, Oresegun Olumide created a sandstorm online after he decided to share some of his ingenious oil paintings on Facebook and Twitter. He has since become a sensation of some sorts as he gets international recognitions and features in the …

  • June 14, 2016
Where Old Meets New






On Tour the Beautiful Ancient City of Kano. The 38 degrees sweltering heat of the sun might feel a bit strangely unfamiliar for a new visitor to the far north of Nigeria, but that quickly shrinks to a dot in the memory …

  • June 10, 2016