Lufthansa plans job cut, to ground 500 aircraft by 2022

Lufthansa had a fleet of 763 planes at the end of 2019.

Casablanca-Morocco. [PHOTO CREDIT: hnoversa/Fotolia/Encyclopedia Britannica.]

Morocco: Feeding the Soil, While Rallying the South for Greatness!

“After the encounter, even in its brevity, I became inclined to agree with a friend who said: “If you die without seeing Marrakech, God would likely reject your soul!”

Some members of the Nigerian business community who came to the event taking out time to visit the Mountain Forest gorilla zoo in Bukavu

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”.

Sculpted image of Thomas Sankara

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 was affected positively and negatively by Nigeria’s emergence as a crude oil producer in the 1970s. Shutterstock

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.

Sheraton Abuja

TRAVELS: How Sheraton Abuja Is Losing Its Appeal

“At this level and with what I have accrued , I can stay at any Sheraton for a while. Check!”

China on map

China opens starfish-shaped airport, could be world’s busiest

The new Chinese airport is the size of 98 football fields.

Nigerians in Japan

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.”

President Buhari participates at the Plenary Session 3 and delivers Statement at the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Yokohama Japan on 29th Aug 2019

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.

PRESIDENT BUHARI ARRIVED JAPAN FO1R TICAD. Members of International Youth Fellowship welcomes President Muhammadu Buhari on arrival for the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Japan. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. AUG 26 2019.

TRAVELOGUE: Japan File: Some Concerns & Clarifications about TICAD, By Femi Adesina

Since 1993, when TICAD started, Africa has received numerous grants and technical assistance.

PRESIDENT BUHARI ARRIVED JAPAN FO1R TICAD. Members of International Youth Fellowship welcomes President Muhammadu Buhari on arrival for the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Japan. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. AUG 26 2019.

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.

Night life in Niamey

Travelogue: Memories of six days across three African nations

The reporter pens down some of his experience in Niamey, en route Accra and Abidjan.

Abuja City Gate

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.

Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport

Democracy Day: Abuja airport witnesses passenger traffic upsurge

The traffic upsurge started on Monday because of the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly.

Cross-section of statues at the Hero Square in Owerri.

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.

The Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is home to the famous wildebeest migration. [IMAGE: ANNA ESTES, PENN STATE]

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.

First storey building in Nigeria, Badagry, Lagos (Photo Credit:

Nigeria’s first storey building records 13,609 visitors

The 172-year-old house is located in Badagry, Lagos State.

NiMet predicts weather across Nigeria

What the weather would look like on Friday – NiMet

The agency predicts sunny, hazy weather across Nigeria

Nigeria's Consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa

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.”

Website screenshot, National Geographic Traveller [Photo: National Geographic Traveller]

Four ‘cool’ destinations to travel in Africa

This four places make National Geographic Traveller’s Cool List for 2019.

NiMet predicts weather across Nigeria

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.