Nigeria: Hippopotamus attacks affecting our business, lives — Gombe fisherman

Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)

Fishermen in Dadin Kowa community of Yamaltu/Deba Local Government Area, Gombe State, have cried out over the increasing attacks of hippopotamuses. Malam Sa’adu Adamu leader of the fishermen in the area told the News Agency of Nigeria in Gombe on Thursday that the daily attacks by the dreaded animals were affecting their business and threatening their lives. Continue reading

Nigerian Airports Record 41,745 Flight Delays

Nigerian airports recorded 36,350 domestic and 5,395 international flight delays in 2018. This was disclosed by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in its executive summary published on its website. The records showed that two leading domestic airlines – Air Peace and Arik Air – topped the list of domestic flight delay. Continue reading

Nigeria: Wall of Benin Kingdom

According to Wikipedia, The Walls of Benin were a series of earthworks made up of banks and ditches, called Iya in the local language. They extend for some 16,000 km in all, in a mosaic of more than 500 interconnected settlement boundaries. The Walls of Benin City were the world’s largest man-made earth structure. Fred Pearce wrote in New Scientist: They extend for some 160 km in all, in a mosaic of more than 500 interconnected settlement boundaries. They cover 2,510 sq. miles (6,500 square kilometres) and were all dug by the Edo people. In all, they are four times longer than the Great Wall of China and consumed a hundred times more material than the Great Pyramid of Cheops. They took an estimated 150 million hours of digging to construct, and are perhaps the largest single archaeological phenomenon on the planet.

Constructed over a period of 600 years, the Great Walls of Benin was located at the southern border of the defunct Benin Kingdom, which was one of the oldest and most highly developed states in West Africa.

It was brought down by the British in 1897.

Tragic.

Nigeria Eases Entry Visa for Foreigners

Nigeria-VisaWith an eye on making it easier for foreigners to do business in the country, Nigeria has eased its visa processes for persons who wish to visit Nigeria for business and tourism by removing some of the bureaucratic bottlenecks. Nigerians are also beneficiaries of the review. Henceforth, passport re-issuance has been decentralised and Nigerians no longer need to travel to Abuja to get this done.

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Obiano Storms Ogbaukwu Cave, Assures Community of World Class Tourist Centre

By James Eze

 

6The governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, Tuesday, stormed the historic Ogbaukwu Cave and Waterfall in Owerre-Ezukala in Orumba South Local Government Area of the state and promised to turn the site into a world class tourist destination. Continue reading