Month: November 2018

Nigerian Army discovers new Terrorist Group in North-East

A new terrorist group has been discovered by the Nigerian Army in the North East. The army shared the news on their official Facebook, writing that the group is connected to another terrorist group Ansaru. The new group is named Jama’atu Nus’ratul-Islami Wal-Muslimina, and their new leader, Abul- Fadl Iyad Gali, has been identified, the army wrote: […]

SA Tourism appoints Thekiso Rakolojane Head of West Africa Region

SA Tourism has appointed Thekiso Rakolojane to lead the organization’s destination marketing efforts and to expand strategic business partnerships in Ghana and Nigeria. “The West African markets are critical to us being able to achieve the goal of 5 million tourist arrivals by 2021 because the potential to grow the region is significant enough to make a big […]

Grace Ladoja receives an MBE from HRH The Prince of Wales

Grace Ladoja, talent manager and the daughter of a former Oyo State governor, Rashidi Ladoja, has been honoured with an MBE from the Royal Palance. The award was presented yesterday for her services to the music industry,  by The Prince of Wales, and Grace shared the moment on Instagram. She is one of the 452 recipients of […]

Morocco inaugurates Africa’s First High-Speed Train

Morocco has inaugurated Africa’s first high-speed train line, able to go as fast as 200 miles per hour. The train line was launched on Thursday, CNN reports, with the French President Emmanuel Macron and Morocco’s King Mohammed VI in attendance. The high-speed trains will travel from Tangier to Casablanca, cutting the journey time by more than half. The project, which has […]

EFCC arrests 24 Students, 12 Others for Alleged Internet Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 34 suspected internet fraudsters at 21, Sawmill Road Awa-Ijebu, Ogun State. According to the anti-graft agency, the suspects are between 19 and 37 years, 23 of which are students of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), one from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) and twelve others are non-students. Nine of those arrested are […]

“My commitment is to fix this country” – Atiku

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) 2019 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has said he is committed to fixing Nigeria. Punch reports that Atiku said this while meeting with Igbo leaders in Enugu. He said the economy of Nigeria isn’t in good shape, and he and his running mate Peter Obi will fix it. He said: My commitment is to fix this country. […]

“In terms of the size of our economy and debt, we are doing okay” – Osinbajo

Professor Yemi Osinbajo – Vice President of Nigeria Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that Nigeria, under President Muhammadu Buhari, was not in a terribly bad debt situation as insinuated in some quarters. He made this known while responding to a variety of questions from Nigerians at a town hall meeting in Abuja on Monday. According to him, very […]

BBC African Footballer of the Year is Back for 2018!

The BBC has announced the schedule for this year’s BBC African Footballer of the Year Award. On Saturday, November 16th, football fans across the globe will be able to vote for their favourite African footballer of the year, as the show launches from Lagos. Last year, it was the incomparable Mohammed Salah who took home the trophy. His predecessors […]

The Champion! Serena Williams is GQ Magazine’s 2018 Woman of the Year

GQ magazine has released four new covers featuring their 2018 Men of the Year with the fourth cover featuring Tennis champion Serena Williams as the Woman of the Year. The other covers honor Jonah Hill (director of the year), Henry Golding (star of the year) and Michael B. Jordan (leader of the year). While Serena’s interview highlights have not been released yet, the […]

Legendary Comic Book writer Stan Lee dies at 95

Stan Lee participates in a Q&A during Wizard World Comic Con at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 6, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images) Stan Lee, legendary co-creator of Marvel Comics, has died at the age of 95. TMZ reports that his death was confirmed by his daughter. Stan Lee, […]