BENGALURU, INDIA - OCTOBER 01: UBER cabs booking using mobile app on October 01 2015 in Bengaluru, India. (Photo by Hemant Mishra/Mint via Getty Images)

Uber Partners With First Bank to Offer Loans to Nigerian Drivers


 Uber Technologies Inc. is partnering with FBN Holdings Plc’s First Bank Nigeria to provide loans to drivers as a cash crunch in Africa’s most populous nation and a shrinking economy makes it harder for people to afford cars. “A lot … read more

City Guides


Lagos breaks World Monopoly record


 Lagos State on Friday broke the world record of “Most People Playing Monopoly” with 1,300 students competing at a time at its “City of Lagos Monopoly”, beating the former set in Singapore. The former record was set at the Universal … read more

Essential Info


The Best & Worst Places for Expats in 2016


 The newcomer Taiwan is this year’s winner, followed by an aspiring Malta, while Ecuador only just retains its place on the podium. Kuwait, Greece, and Nigeria remain at the bottom of the pack. Taiwan: Out with the Old, in with … read more


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Official obstacles stymie Nigeria’s Zuckerbergs


 TWO events in the indefatigable city of Lagos have given young entrepreneurs cause to swing between celebration and despair in a matter of days. The jubilation came with Mark Zuckerberg’s surprise appearance in the city during his inaugural visit to … read more

Arts & Entertainment


Powerful Portraits Capture The Effects Of Flooding In Southern Nigeria


 This week, South African photographer, Gideon Mendel, won the Greenpeace Photo 2016 Jury Award for his project called Drowning World – and deservedly so. Drowning World explores the effects of climate change in a powerful and intimate way – using … read more


Izu Joseph

Nigerian footballer ‘accidentally’ killed by soldiers


 Nigeria Premier League defender Izu Joseph has been shot dead in his hometown of Okaki. It is being reported that the 24-year-old Shooting Stars player was accidentally killed by troops battling Niger delta militants on Sunday. It is understood the … read more