Africans Brought Civilization to America

It has now become common knowledge amongst academics that Christopher Columbus clearly did not discover America, not least because is it impossible to discover a people and a continent that was already there and thriving with culture. One can only wonder how Columbus could have discovered America when people were watching him from America’s shores? […]

Dear Nigeria: goodbye and thank you

Leaving after 18 months, Clementine Wallop pens an open letter to the country she fell in love with Dear Nigeria, After some time as your guest in Abuja, I wanted to thank you for teaching me: Patience. If you’d told me I’d spend a year of my life waiting for a Nigerian visa, I might […]

15 Things Every Nigerian Abroad Says When They Come Back Home For The Holidays

www.zikoko.com 1. “Who are the network providers again?” Ah! How many years and you don’t remember MTN? 2. “How do you load [insert network provider] credit again?” I can’t even vex. I’m still here and I don’t even know it. 3. “I really missed [insert Nigerian food].” Ehn! Go and eat na. 4. “Ugh! The […]

#MALIATTACKS: TWO SUSPECTS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED

Mali authorities have arrested two people linked to the attack on Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, the security ministry said. “There are two suspects arrested,” said Amadou Sangho, a spokesman for the ministry, without naming them. It was reported that the suspects were brought in for interrogation after a lead was discovered in one of the […]

Yoruba Speakers In High Demand In London’s Luxury Markets

As wealth gets more evenly distributed across the world, Africa is following in China’s footsteps as a major source of luxury spending power. Nigerian tourists became the fifth biggest spenders in London in 2014 with a 50 percent increase in spending compared to 2013. Staff with a grasp of Yoruba are in high demand. The […]

Nigerians in the UK are calling out the Nigerian High Commission. Here’s why

Igho Akeregha, the National President of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) is urging President Buhari to urgently address the issues surrounding the activities of the Nigerian embassy in the UK, as well as the 500 individuals who will most likely be on their way to Nigeria soon. Reportedly, 500 Nigerians are set to be conveyed back […]

15 Sub-Saharan African Countries Where It’s Easiest To Do Business In The Formal Economy

World Bank’s Doing Business indexes shed light annually on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. The bank measures and tracks changes in regulations affecting 11 areas in the life cycle of a business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, […]

African Americans Visiting, Moving To Ghana In Record Numbers

Africa evokes images of vibrancy and growth instead of poverty, war and struggle, Ezinne Ukoha reports in a story in The Grio. In this context, Ghana is fast becoming a mecca for black Americans who are looking for lucrative opportunities in a new environment. About 10,000 African Americans visit Ghana yearly, according to recent reports. Almost […]