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Nigerian teachers fail exam set for 6 year olds

 

 Thousands of primary school teachers in Nigeria’s northern Kaduna state are to be sacked after failing the exams they set for their six-year-old pupils. State governor Nasir El-Rufai said 21,780 teachers, two-thirds of the total, had failed to score 75% … read more

City Guides

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Is Lagos really the world’s least liveable city besides Damascus?

 

 Being better than Damascus, the capital of war-ravaged Syria, is not a very high bar for a global city. But that’s the title given to Nigeria’s megacity of Lagos, with its 20 million population, according to an Economist Intelligence Unit report, … read more

Essential Info

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Exchange rate: Foreign airlines raise fares

 

 The international airfares from Lagos to various destinations across the globe have recorded a further increase following the announcement of a new dollar exchange rate for the sale of air tickets. The Switzerland-based IATA, the trade association representing over 290 … read more

Technology

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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

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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

Sports

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