FG says Nigerian Embassy in Benin Republic not attacked
Following a video circulating on social media, the Federal government has debunked the attack on the Nigerian Embassy in Cotonou, Benin Republic. Mr Ferdinand Nwonye, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Abuja,
Businesses, travellers suffer over tighter border watch
As uncertainty trails tighter border surveillance nationwide, business people and travellers continue to count their losses. The security measure has stalled business deals with other neighbouring countries.
AFICTF canvass end to illegal online citizens’ surveillance
The African ICT Foundation (AFICTF), has called on state and non-state actors to end the Illegal surveillance, control, and interception of online user communications, describing it as fundamentally detrimental to the security and reliability of the Internet. The Foundation insisted that every individual has the right to enjoy secure connections to, and over the Internet. …
Prophet held for ‘swindling’ widow of N18m
A renowned prophet with the Celestial Church of Christ, Alfa and Omega parish, Cotonou, Republic of Benin capital, Peter Ononuju, has been arrested for allegedly defrauding a widow of N18 million. The prophet is being quizzed at the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department (FCIID), Alagbon Close Ikoyi, Lagos State. He was alleged to have…
Cotonou now second hub of RwandAir
RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda officially launched a new hub in Benin on August 1, 2017, after it was granted seventh freedom rights by the Government of Benin. Seventh freedom right allows an airline to operate between two countries outside the home country of the airline without returning to the home…
12 African countries meet in Cotonou on impending cassava diseases
Twelve African countries will be meeting in Cotonou, Benin Republic from Thursday, June 7 to Saturday, June 9, 2018, to discuss joint actions towards responding to the threat of Cassava Viral Diseases (CVD), ravaging the continent. The high-level meeting, convened by government of Benin Republic in partnership with the West African Virus Epidemiology (WAVE) Program,…
After our ride through Ganvie, we hopped on bikes to meet up with a new friend. Prior to coming on this trip, a lot of people had mentioned how much cheaper everything in Benin Republic is compared to Nigeria.
Places to Visit in Benin Republic
For the longest time, I’ve been an advocate of touring Nigeria and then going around neighboring West African states. A few years ago, myself and a few friends took very short trips to Benin republic just for the fun of it and trust me, we loved the scenery. It felt like a decongested Lagos, a…