Attack on convoy of WFP kills 4 in Nigeria


 At least four people were killed in an attack on a convoy of World Food Program (WFP) in Nigeria’s insurgency-wracked northeast. “WFP can confirm that a convoy escorted by the Nigerian military including WFP hired-trucks was the subject of an … read more

City Guides


Lagos is set to overtake Nairobi as Africa’s startup capital


 As Africa’s tech startups and their founders go about creating disrupting industries or, in some cases, building new ones, they’ve typically tended to mushroom across three major ecosystems: Nairobi, Cape Town and Lagos. But over the past year, Lagos’ claim as … read more

Essential Info


New Domestic U.S. Air Travel Identification Requirement and Impact on Travelers


 Beginning January 22, 2018, air travellers in the United States must show identification that complies with the document security requirements of the REAL ID Act. If you use a state-issued driver’s license or identification card when travelling domestically: The state of … read more



Internet gains ground in Nigeria


 TV and radio continue to dominate the media landscape in Nigeria, although the internet is gaining ground steadily and in Lagos, at least, penetration is on a par with newspapers. According to the 2017/18 edition of the Nigerian Media Advertising … read more

Arts & Entertainment


Marvel is working on a Lagos-set Venomverse comic


 Nnedi Okorafor can now add comic book writer to her esteemed resume. The Nigerian-American science fiction writer and 2016 Quartz Africa Innovator announced on Twitter that she’ll be penning an eight-page comic for Marvel’s forthcoming Venomverse anthology, which is slated to come out … read more


Oluwatoloba Amusan (right) ran a new 12.57 seconds lifetime best to win her first National Collegiate of Athletics Association (NCAA) Championships title in the 100m hurdles at the historic Hayward Stadium in Oregon, USA earlier this year

Team Nigeria hits London August 1


 Nigeria’s contingent to this year’s International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships will depart for London on Tuesday, August 1. The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) had initially prepared a list of 12 athletes for the championship, which run … read more