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Lagos To Accra By Road

Ghana trip

Traveling from Lagos to Accra, Ghana by air is approximately 75 minutes all things being equal. But traveling to Accra by road could be fun. So I decided to plan the journey by road to see the cities and towns along the route. Purpose of the journey was to attend the Litt Africa 2019 workshop in Accra. My senior colleague, …

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Nigeria Defeats Arch Rival Cameroon, Picks AFCON’s Quarter Finals Ticket

Super Eagles

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have qualified for the quarter final stage of the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON). The tension-soaked match in Alexandria home of the Eagles at the tournament however produced five goals, three for Nigeria. The age-long rivalry of the two neighbors and power brokers of African football was renewed but the West Africans were better than their …

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Minnows Madagascar Silence Nigeria In Egypt

madagascar goal

Madagascar with two un-replied goals tops group B The Super Eagles of Nigeria have known their standing on the African Cup of Nations Group B table after a two nil loss to minnows Madagascar also nicknamed Barea on match day three in Alexandria, Egypt. Conceding a goal in each half to the boys from Antananarivo, the Nigerians were edged from …

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Nigeria Has N1tn Financing Gap Yearly ― BoI

The Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Industry, Mr Olukayode Pitan, has said there exists a financing gap of about N1tn in the country every year. Pitan, while speaking at the Economic and Business Conference organised by Rand Merchant Bank in Lagos, noted that the BoI had invested over N20bn in the creative industry.

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Nigeria Ranked Fifth Least Safe Country In The World


Tayo Olanipekun Nigeria has been ranked fifth out of the countries unsafe to live in in a newly published list of the world’s safest countries, featuring update sources and dynamics that affect the ranking of 128 countries assessed. Africa’s largest economy with a safety index score of 14.88 only bested El Salvador, Guatemala, Yemen and Philippines in descending order on …

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Nigeria Lost $2.8bn To Oil-Related Crimes In 2018 —UN Report

The United Nations says Nigeria lost an estimated 2.8 billion dollars in revenues in 2018, mainly due to oil-related crimes. This is according to a new ‘Report by the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel’ on Monday in New York. The report, which covered from July 1, 2018 to December 31, …

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American Embassy Apologises To Stranded Nigerian Visa Applicants

Dayo Emmanuel The American Embassy in Abuja has apologised to thousands of Nigerian visa applicants over the closure of its centres in Abuja and Lagos. In a statement issued on Monday, the Embassy regrets thousands of applicants from Nigeria would not be attended to due to the government shutdown in the United States. “Due to the current U.S. government shutdown, …

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