No doubt, Lagos has become a city of entertainment, especially with the way people come to the city to celebrate Christmas. Every year, the city rocks with various musical concerts and show-stopping events that leave attendees asking for more. The end of the year marks the beginning of festivals and pulsating celebrations. Christmas in Lagos is often referred to as the climax of the holiday season, as Lagosians start celebrating the yuletide season from the very first day of December. Continue reading
Four Nigerian stowaways were on Friday jailed for a total of seven years by a court in the United Kingdom. Samuel Jolumi (27), Ishola Sunday (28), Toheeb Popoola (27), and Joberto McGee (21) were all found guilty of affray after an eight-week trial in the Old Bailey. Popoola and McGee were separately found guilty of making threats to kill. But they were cleared of attempting to hijack the ship, according to the London Mail. Continue reading
With 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.
In the Nigeria of today, especially in big cities such as Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, watching movies on TV screen has become ‘old skool’; cinema is the new cool. Aside maybe Mexican soaps on Telemundo channel that holds our ladies captive, movie buffs prefer the big screen. Continue reading
Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema said the current economic recession is hurting air transport business in Nigeria, positing that unless government comes to the aid of domestic carriers, some of them would go out of business. He spoke to Chinedu Eze. Excerpts: Continue reading
Akwaaba 2016 brings new dimension to the African travel industry with its series of conferences and new offerings. ANDREW IRO OKUNGBOWA writes on the preparation for this year’s travel and tourism trade exhibition in Lagos. Continue reading
..As Jesus Evangelical Assembly hosted the awards winning engineer at its empowerment summit
By Renn Offor
Entrepreneurship, according economic and development experts, is the basis for transforming third world countries and developing economies into economic superpowers. This position was brought to the fore again as the multiple award winning Engineer, Kolawole Adeniji, the Managing Director/Chief Executive of Niji Group, has said that empowering youths through agriculture and agribusiness will create a lot of employment in Nigeria while it will equally lift Nigeria both economically and in Africa. Continue reading
By YINKA OLUDAYISI FABOWALE, Ibadan
The visitor needed no telling he had arrived Idanre. The sprawling mighty boulders that formed an impregnable natural vanguard of sentries round the town proclaimed it. The famed rocks formed a natural boundary that foreclosed further expansion or development thus “creating a linear settlement and a sense of order imposed by nature itself” that necessarily compelled admiration. At the same time, they elicited awe with their intimidating sizes and towering heights with which they seemed to watch, warn and dare would-be-aggressors against their charge, the town. Continue reading
The sun was preparing to retire to the east for a well-deserved rest after scorching the earth tirelessly all day. A group of men in a convoy of four motorcycles arrived a stream, which locals prefer to call a river, in a remote part of a village. The road to the river is uneven. In fact, it is doubtful if the road had ever been graded not to talk of being asphalted. The river is surrounded by mangrove with bamboos, standing as if on sentry duty while some children were playing inside the river, splashing water about merrily. Continue reading
Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority has threatened to deal with airlines which arbitrarily increase their fares and other charges without recourse to the authority’s approval.
Sam Adurogboye, General Manger Public Affairs, NCAA, in a statement stated that all airlines in the country should file any proposed add-on charges, surcharges or other miscellaneous charges with the Regulatory Authority. Continue reading