Ten people who shouldn’t move to Nigeria

That Nigeria is a hostile environment for expats I will contest. ThatNIGERIA is for everyone, I can’t: it’s complicated, noisy, it’s occasionally chaotic and on the wrong day even Job’s patience would have worn thin.HERE are ten sorts of people who shouldn’t move to Nigeria: The impatientOh, my friend, you will wait. You will wait […]

18 Jobs In Africa That Pay Women More Than Men

Women — if you’re waiting for the wage gap to close any time soon, don’t holdYOUR breath. Yes, the gap is getting smaller. But very, very slowly, CNNMoney reports. In the U.S., the U.S. Census tracks earnings for men and women working full time in hundreds of occupations from chief executives to farmers. Across the board, […]

IMAX SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH FILMHOUSE CINEMAS

IMAX Corporation  and Filmhouse Cinemas, Nigeria’s largest chain of theatres have announced an agreement for an IMAX theatre  to beLOCATED in a new project in Lagos. The deal, announced at CineEurope, marks the first-ever IMAX agreement in Nigeria and West Africa. Nigeria now ranks as Africa’s largest economy. The agreement underscores the company’s continued expansion […]

Barack Obama is officially one of the most consequential presidents in American history

After Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling, there’s no longer any doubt: Barack Obama is one of the most consequential presidents in American history — and he will be a particularly towering figure in the history of American progressivism. National health insurance has been the single defining goal of American progressivism for more than a century. There have […]

Meet ‘Nollywood’: The second largest movie industry in the world

Last year, data was released showing that Nollywood is a $3 billion industry. It is bigger than Hollywood by volume, and right behind India’s Bollywood. In 1992, in Nigeria, electronics salesman Kenneth Nnebue shot a straight-to-video movie in one month, on a budget of just $12,000. Living in Bondage sold more than a million copies, […]

Buhari Dissolves NNPC Board Of Directors

Reports just reaching us indicate that President Muhammadu Buharihas sacked Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) board of directors. This is also according to a letter signed by Danladi Kifasi, head of the civil service of the federation. In the letter, Buhari thanked members of the dissolved board for their services to Nigeria. More details later… […]

5 Anambra students to represent Nigeria at 27th world debate in Singapore

Five students from various secondary schools in Anambra will represent Nigeria in the 27th World Schools Debating Championship scheduled for Singapore between June 27 and July 3. The students are: Adachukwu Onyekwena (Girls Secondary School, Amaenyi, Awka), Nnamdi Udoji (Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha) and Chinemerem Oguaba (Awada Secondary School, Obosi). Other s are: Chukwuebuka […]

Customers Storm Banks For BVN Enrollment As Deadline Approaches

With less than a week to the deadline of the enrollment for the Bank Verification Number (BVN), hoards of customers in Makurdi have on Monday besieged their banks to enroll for the exercise. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), while many customers had done their registration, a good number of them were yet […]

More Black Entrepreneurs Launching Tech Startups In South Africa – Survey

More black entrepreneurs are launching tech startups in South Africa but few of these new businesses are making a profit or attracting venture capital investors, according to a new Survey conducted by Ventureburn on the “true picture of SA’s startups landscape”. The survey, which sampled 200 startups in South Africa, defines a tech startup as […]

Opinion: Sport As A Career For Africans – It Pays To Play Away

As children many of us dream of becoming sportsmen and women, reaching the heights of the superstars that we see on television screens and enjoying the sport we love as our careers. But this only happens for few of us, and perhaps at some point in our journey to adulthood it becomes clear that this […]