Badagry Diaspora Festival highlights town’s neglect

By Moses Kadiri

 

http://newtelegraphonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Badagry-Diaspora.pngMOSES KADIRI writes that Badagry Diaspora Festival celebrated two weeks ago is one of the rare limelight moments for the historic slave port city despite promises by the Lagos State government to transform it into a tourist destination of choice. Given its physical distance from the Lagos metropolis, Badagry seldom makes the headlines. But when it comes to history and prospects, this town that straddles the Nigeria – Benin Republic border certainly scores big. As a former slave port, which played host to slaves and some returnee slaves during the era of the once obnoxious trade, it is a town that teems with history. With rich and enduring history, relics and icons as well as diverse memories, over the years, not much has been done to tap the rich prospect and transform it into a rich tourist enclave of choice despite the promises and beautiful plans highlighted by successive governments. Continue reading

Pilot Foils Stowaway Attempt At Lagos Airport

By Friday Nwosu
StowawayAnother stowaway attempt made by a 25-year-old man yesterday has been uncovered by an airline pilot at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2 in Lagos. The man was arrested while attempting to stowaway on board a Medview Airline aircraft before he was spotted by the pilot. According to information gathered, the man had successfully hid himself in the tyre compartment of the aircraft which was ready for taxing.

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Golden Tulip Warri Airport Hotel “The Gold in the Niger Delta” gets new General Manager.

Sam GM 3With a commitment of offering excellent professional and personalised services to its Guest amid a blend of sophisticated and aesthetically attractive facilities and plush environment, Golden Tulip Warri Airport Hotel, which is known as The Gold in the Niger Delta, has appointed a new General Manager to pilot it affairs. The newly appointed General Manager, Mr. Sam. Obiri Aduama, who is no stranger to the Golden Tulip Hospitality Group’s Brand Standards, Tradition and Culture, was the former General Manager of Golden Tulip Kumasi City, Ghana and comes with a vast experience in the hospitality industry where he has worked over the last two decades in different positons and units. Continue reading

River Ethiope: Wonders of river that sprang from cotton tree

Umuaja-source-of-Ethiope-River MUAJA- BELIEVED to be the deepest inland waterway in Africa, the River Ethiope, unlike sources of other rivers, originated from the foot of a giant silk-cotton tree at Umuaja in Ukwuani Local Government Area, Delta State and by the time it courses to Sapele through Abraka, it has become cavernous enough to harbor ocean-going vessels. Its center of attraction is the uniqueness and its unnatural purity. At most of the points where the river runs across, one could see the bottom of the water from the bank. This had given some people a false sense of shallowness of the river to their peril. Continue reading

Adventure into Iwo Eleru: West Africa Stone Age cave in Isarun

Relic of stone ageHistorians and archaeologists believed that Stone Age activities never occurred anywhere in West Africa thus making excavations and archeologically activities concentrated in East Africa. However, in 1965, an English archaeologist, Prof Thurstan Shaw of blessed memory, with his team, invaded the thick forest of Isarun, a sleepy village in Ondo State, about 20 kilometres to Akure and five kilometres to Igbara Oke Continue reading

Travellers Begin Search for Top 100 Hotels in Lagos

TOP 100 HOTELSAs Lagos expands as one of Africa’s most important city with a population of 21 million and a middle class of 4 million people, there is a need to assess the quality of hospitality and its competitiveness. To this end, Travellers Magazine is compiling a list of the Top 100 Hotels in Lagos to be published in November 2015 edition. Continue reading

Nigeria’s Bristow Helicopter crash in Lagos Lagoon

By Friday Nwosu

 

An helicopter belonging to one of Nigeria’s helicopter service companies, Bristow Helicopter has crashed into a lagoon at Oworonshoki area of Lagos State. The helicopter with registration number 5N-5BDG-760540 enroute one of the nation’s oil rig was scheduled to land in Lagos at 15.35pm. The helicopter was said to be carrying twelve passengers on board including crew members when it plunged into the lagoon. Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) confirmed the crash via email to aviation reporters but was silent on the number of casualties. Continue reading

Nigeria is the 7th largest Nation in the World, says UN report

Nigeria_politicalNigeria is one of the six countries whose population will exceed the 300 million mark in less than two decades, the United Nations (UN) has said in a report. The other countries are: China. India, Indonesia, Pakistan and United States (U.S.) Listed as one of the 10 largest countries in the world, the Nigeria is said to have a population believed to be growing the most rapid. Going by the UN report, Nigeria has the potential of dislodging the U.S. as the world’s third largest in another 35 years. Continue reading

Nigerian Students Who Built ‘HUMANE’ a Software that makes Smartphones accessible to Blind people

humane-14-of-14-750x400-710x400Humane was developed by Victor Shoaga, Ayodele Obasegun, Oyatope Blessing and Otaru Babatunde, all students of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the Obafemi Awolowo University, as a presentation for the 2014 Microsoft Imagine Cup. This accounts for why it is still only available on the Windows Phone platform at the moment. However, the team decided to take it to the next level by making improvements that will make it more widely accepted, of which includes compatibility with other platforms. Humane makes smartphone operation easier for the visually impaired. Continue reading