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
By Chinedu Eze
Nigerian airlines are losing lucrative West and Central African markets, which used to sustain them in the past as a result of the creation of open sky policy that allows other airlines free entry and free exit in 23 African countries, THISDAY has learnt. Continue reading
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
Domestic airline, Aero Contractors, will soon begin the maintenance of aircraft registered in some West African countries at its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. Already, the airline has been given approval for C-checks on Ghanaian registered aircraft by the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority. Continue reading
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.