Africa: Nigeria, Second Country In The World That Spends Most Time On Social Media

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A survey by market research group, Global Web Index, has said that Nigeria ranks only second behind Philippines for countries whose citizens spend the most time on the social media. The organisation surveyed 46 countries, discovering that Nigeria’s youthful population are on social media for an average of three hours and 30 minutes, according to a report by The Cable. […]

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Africa: Nigeria needs flag carriers for trade –Reps

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The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Nnolim Nnaji, has said that Nigeria needs strong flag carriers to be successful in the African Continental Free Trade Area. Nnaji said in Lagos on Sunday that the country had remained passive in the continental aviation market in recent years despite its huge daily passenger traffic. However, he said that floating a […]

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Africa: Concerns Mount Over Multiple Destinations for Foreign Carriers in Nigeria

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There are mounting concerns over the allocation of multiple frequencies to foreign carriers, Daily Trust reports. This followed the senate’s resolution last week that allowing foreign carriers to fly into multiple destinations in Nigeria was killing indigenous operators. The senate warned that local airlines might go into extinction if foreign airlines continued to operate multiple destinations. The resolution by the […]

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Africa: Drama as Nigeria’s Airport Authority Apprehends Man who accosted a taxiing aircraft

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There was mild drama at the Lagos airport as Nigeria’s Aviation Security personnel apprehended an intruder who tried to gain access into an Azman aircraft waiting for clearance from Air Traffic Controllers. The aircraft with registration number 5N-HAI was about departing Lagos to Port Harcourt when the pilot reported the incident to AVSEC officials who swiftly responded. A passenger of […]

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Africa: Three cities to have a fab summer in Nigeria

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Ready, set? Summertime! It is now officially summertime and do you have any exotic summer plans? Or, did you have one and the visa gods decided to hinder your glory? This year has been particularly difficult for the usual USA summer travelers, thanks to the discontinuation of the visa dropbox process for its regular travelers. Schengen visa process that usually […]

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Africa: University Of Nigeria Unveils First Five-seater Electric Car, Christened It ‘Lion Ozumba 551’

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It was excitement galore at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) yesterday as the institution’s Engineering Faculty successfully unveiled its first five-seater electric car. Christened Lion Ozumba 551, the car, made with 80 percent locally-sourced materials, could undertake a 30-kilometer distance when fully charged. Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Charles Igwe, said the car was part of the drive […]

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Africa: Nigerian billionaires’ children following in dads’ footsteps

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There continues to be an increase in the number of ‘silver-spoon kids’ at the helm of some of Nigeria’s biggest companies. JOY MARCUS writes on some of them Isi Omenai (Danjuma) Isi Omenai is the son of a former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), and Senator Daisy Danjuma. He holds a Master from the University of Manchester […]

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Africa: Runsewe Markets Nigeria In Ghana

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The quest to market Nigeria as a destination for businesses and investments received a boost at the weekend as the director general of the National Council of Arts and Culture (NCAC) Otunba Segun Runsewe stole the show redirecting a positive focus on Nigeria. LEADERSHIP Sunday reports. It is popularly called Accra Weizo, the seamless travel and tourism event that was […]

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Africa: Cape Verde to open embassy in Nigeria, plans direct flights

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Nigeria and Cape Verde are cementing their diplomatic ties with the latter finalising plans to open an embassy in Nigeria before the end of the year. The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who made the disclosure via his tweeter handle @hadisirika on Friday, said he had met with the Prime Minister of Cape Verde, Ulisses Correia e Silva […]

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Africa: Nigeria’s 100 most inspiring women in 2019

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This week we continue the list of our annual #100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria list for 2019. For the fifth consecutive year, the list features 100 Nigerian women drawn from a diverse range of backgrounds and sectors who are deliberately impacting their world and local communities through the power and strength of their ideas and achievements. Women who are […]

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