News

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Virgin Atlantic has flown 26 milion people to Nigeria in 17 years

 

 Virgin Atlantic flew about 26 million passengers and operated over 12,000 flights to Nigeria within the past 17 years, the airline said. A statement to mark the anniversary said it served about four million glasses of bubbly and flew 38,600,000km … read more

City Guides

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Polio: Lagos to immunise 4.8m children

 

 Lagos State Government has said it would immunize no fewer than 4.8 million children from 0 to 59 months across the state in the second round of 2018 National Immunization Plus Days (NIPDs) polio vaccination campaign which began on Saturday … read more

Essential Info

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In Nigeria you need cash for everything, the problem is actually getting hold of it

 

 Anytime Oghenefega Otitifore, an engineer living in Okearo, needs to withdraw cash, she does not bother going to the ATM. In all of Okearo, a suburb just a few kilometers outside Lagos, there are only two ATMs—one is plagued with … read more

Technology

A smartphone user shows the Facebook application on his phone in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, in this photo illustration, May 2, 2013. 
Facebook Inc's mobile advertising revenue growth gained momentum in the first three months of the year as the social network sold more ads to users on smartphones and tablets, partially offsetting higher spending which weighed on profits. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - Tags: SOCIETY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS)

To ensure stability, Facebook will ‘help’ Nigeria with its upcoming general elections

 

 Facebook will be helping Nigeria with its upcoming 2019 presidential elections. This comes after a team from Facebook, led by Ebele Okobi (Facebook’s Public Policy Director for Afrika) visited and met with Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to explore … read more

Arts & Entertainment

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Social realism and a ‘new voice’ in Nigerian cinema

 

 A low budget comedy set in the working class suburbs of Nigeria’s capital, Ema Edosio’s debut film “Kasala!” is a world away from the usual style and glamour of Nollywood. Instead it almost oozes sweat, dust and marijuana with the … read more

Sports

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Nigerian athletes protest over poor welfare condition

 

 The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) on Sunday cancelled an athletics championships in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital following protests by participating athletes over poor welfare. The decision followed an emergency meeting of the board of the AFN regarding the protest, Sunday … read more