News

Nigeria’s Shell losing $560,000 a day to oil thieves

 

 Shell’s subsidiary in Nigeria says the oil giant is losing 10,000 barrels of oil a day to thieves in the West African nation – at a cost of $560,000 (£452,000) a day. The losses by vandals attacking oil pipelines in … read more

City Guides

Waves of change: Nigeria’s Lagos battles Atlantic erosion

 

 Can Lagos hold back the waves? Sprawled around a lagoon, Nigeria’s frenetic economic capital faces a threat from the Atlantic on its doorstep. The ocean has pounded the soft, sandy shoreline on a timescale far surpassing human history—but now its … read more

Essential Info

Trump’s clampdown on US visas for Nigerians is cultivating fear—and “fake news”

 

 Few things unite Nigeria’s middle classes like anxiety over international visa application processes—and none more so than for the United States. Depending on social class and income, the visa can mean anything from facilitating a business trip or a summer … read more

Technology

Nigeria secures US$100-million loan to increase broadband rollout

 

 Nigeria has secured a US$100-million loan from the Export-Import Bank of India that will be used to deploy solar-powered telecommunication sites and extend national broadband coverage. At least 1000 sites will be installed across rural areas in Nigeria, beginning with … read more

Arts & Entertainment

Here are the 3 new books you need to understand Nigeria

 

  Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, radiating political, cultural and economic influence across the continent and around the world. Yet Nigeria’s incredible complexity — composed of hundreds of ethnic groups and languages — can be daunting even … read more

Sports

Nigeria Win Bronze at AFCON

 

 Odion Ighalo scored the only goal as Nigeria beat Tunisia in the third-place play-off at the Africa Cup of Nations. Ighalo, the tournament’s top scorer with five goals, tapped in after keeper Moez Ben Cherifia deflected the ball off his … read more