Appeal court rules Nigerians cannot pursue Shell spill claim in UK


 The Court of Appeal in London ruled on Wednesday that two Nigerian communities cannot pursue Royal Dutch Shell in English courts over oil spills in Nigeria’s Delta region. The split decision upheld a High Court ruling last year that was a … 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


How this Nigerian startup is promoting safe sex


 Nigerian startup Slide Safe is attempting to increase the use of contraceptives and sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening among sexually active Nigerians in a shame-free and judgement-free way. Launched last year, Slide Safe provides Nigerians with sexual health products in a way … read more


BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 15:  In this photo illustration model Bitcoins standing in front of Dollar bills on February 15, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo Illustration by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images)

Nigerian cryptocurrency craze unfazed by bitcoin plunge


 While bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have suffered precipitous falls in recent weeks, the units remain popular in Nigeria where they make it easier to do business. On the surface, digital coins may not seem like a good idea in a … read more

Arts & Entertainment


Missing Nigerian Masterpiece, Tutu Found in London Flat


 The long missing painting of an Ife princess that attained an almost mythical status after going decades unseen has been discovered in a north London flat, the London-based Guardian newspaper reported Tuesday. Ben Enwonwu’s 1973 painting of the Princess Adetutu … read more



Nigeria’s daredevil women’s bobsleigh team is aiming to recreate the ‘Cool Runnings’ magic


 As they prepare to make Olympic history in Pyeongchang, Nigeria’s women’s bobsleigh team admit they battle their demons every time they climb into the sled. Being billed as “Cool Runnings” reloaded in the West African country’s first Winter Games appearance, … read more