TRAVELOGUE: Day Obasanjo was immortalized in Congo
On the day of the naming of the IITA research station after Obasanjo, even the suckling knew an unusual event was going to happen.
A Nigerian’s daring actions to challenge ‘stereotype’ abroad
Mr Ogunlowo ”uses creativity to make people rethink erroneous beliefs and, hopefully, make them have more positive attitudes towards others”.
Laongo: Where African sculptors etch memories, art on granite
Laongo is a haven for African sculptors, where they carve their artistic thoughts and impressions on natural material- granite.
Exciting world of Ouagadougou’s female moped riders
A moped is a type of small motorcycle with bicycle pedals, generally having a less stringent licencing requirement than full motorcycles or automobiles.
Lagos’s chequered history: how it came to be the megacity it is today
Lagos was an orderly urban environment 70 years ago. This was the case from the 1950s, when the city was a federal territory through to the 1960s when it became federal capital – a status it held until 1991.
China opens starfish-shaped airport, could be world’s busiest
The new Chinese airport is the size of 98 football fields.
TRAVELOGUE: Japan File: The Good Nigerians of Japan, By Femi Adesina
“I am personally very happy that there are millions of Nigerians who are truly making us proud.”
TRAVELOGUE: Japan File: As the serious business of TICAD 7 begins, Femi Adesina
TICAD 7 has obviously began with a roaring start. It ends on Friday.
TRAVELOGUE: Japan File: Some Concerns & Clarifications about TICAD, By Femi Adesina
Since 1993, when TICAD started, Africa has received numerous grants and technical assistance.
TRAVELOGUE: Japan File: With Love From Yokohama, By Femi Adesina
I hope to bring you developments on the sidelines of the conference. Keep a date with Japan File. There may even be a dose of Love in Tokyo, who knows.
Travelogue: Memories of six days across three African nations
The reporter pens down some of his experience in Niamey, en route Accra and Abidjan.
TRAVELOGUE: What does it mean to Google-Map Abuja?
Where Lagos announces its presence with blaring horns and maddening (traffic) chaos, Abuja does with ease and regal serenity.
Democracy Day: Abuja airport witnesses passenger traffic upsurge
The traffic upsurge started on Monday because of the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly.
Travelogue: A reporter’s visit to Owerri, ‘City of Statues’
Owerri is referred to as the City of Statues due to the governor’s fixation on ‘immortalising’ prominent figures using such structures.
Insights from Uganda on why solar street lights make sense
In cities faced with multiple pressing challenges and very limited budgets, street lighting is rarely a priority.
People are taking a huge toll on the plains of the Serengeti-Mara
The 40,000 sq km Serengeti-Mara plain that straddles the border of Kenya and Tanzania is famous for its abundant and diverse wildlife.
NiMet advises air travellers, road users against poor visibility
The agency says dust has been released into the atmosphere over the source region in southern Chad and Niger Republic.
Nigeria’s first storey building records 13,609 visitors
The 172-year-old house is located in Badagry, Lagos State.
What the weather would look like on Friday – NiMet
The agency predicts sunny, hazy weather across Nigeria
TRAVEL: Inside Nigeria Consulate in Johannesburg, and the changing tide, By Folu Olamiti
“The last time I was at this mission was six years ago. The atmosphere that beset me during the visit was bedlam.”
Cloudy, sunny weather to prevail on Thursday – NiMet
The agency predicts day and night temperatures of 29 to 37 and 13 to 23 degrees Celsius respectively in the central cities.
What the weather would look like on Wednesday – NiMet
The agency predicts cloudy, sunny weather and rainfall across Nigeria.
Cloudy, sunny, hazy weather to prevail on Friday – NiMet
The agency says there might be day and night temperatures of 32 to 35 degrees Celsius and 20 to 26 degrees Celsius.