News

World Bank Blacklists Six Chinese Firms in Nigeria for Contract Fraud, Corruption

 

 Some Chinese companies in Nigeria have been blacklisted by the World Bank for fraud and corruption. The companies include China Railway Construction (International) Nigeria Company Limited, China Railway 18th Bureau Nigeria Engineering Company Limited, CCECC Nigeria Lekki (FTA) Company Limited, … 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

You Tube to support Nigerian artists via new emerging talent initiative

 

 YouTube has announced an initiative to support emerging talent from Nigeria. YouTube’s Global Head of Music, Lyor Cohen, was joined on stage at the Google for Nigeria in Lagos with Nigerian music star Mr Eazi to unveil the program. The platform will … 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