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4 days ago
Building on the box office successes of the past decade, the lead Producer at Peekaboo Productions, one of the leading production companies in Nigeria, Darlington Abuda, has unveiled the company’s 2023 movie slate, which features an eclectic lineup of films. Accompanied by a short promotional trailer, Abuda unveiled some of the company’s 2023 projects, including…
8 Dec
Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State, has announced plans to establish a College of Aviation, with an airstrip within the university following accreditation of its courses by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
6 Dec
• NBS fails to release unemployment rate since 2020 • Ngige’s claim of seven million jobs created unlikely • NDP 2021-2025 to create 30m jobs a mirage, says Oyerinde • No honeymoon for who’ll take over from Buhari – Ojo • ‘It will require three govts to clean up this administration’s mess’ • ‘Insecurity, COVID-19, others undermine…
28 Nov
I had a discussion with someone yesterday that brings to my mind the nature, to some extent, of the damage that the current Japa wave is doing. This time, not to the body-corporate Nigeria, I've discussed that in some form here, and I've done a Twitter thread on the effects on the middle class, who…
16 Nov
Although the recent deportation of 542 Nigerians from the United Arab Emirate’s city of Dubai and the continuous arrest and imprisonment of able-bodied Nigerian youths in the same city are ugly incidents deserving of national concern, they are not surprising.
31 Oct
The President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Francis Wale Oke; immediate past Vice Chancellor of Ajayi Crowther University and Bishop of Theologian of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, Prof. Dapo Asaju; co-founder of Flutterwave...
16 Oct
Japa, japa… Since finding its way into the Nigerian lexicon and being perceived as the latest biggest movement after Afrobeats, Nigerians are emigrating from Africa’s biggest economy in droves, leading to an increase in the population of Nigerians residing in the United Kingdom from about 90,000 in 2008 to 178,000 in 2021. UK’s Higher Education…
24 Sep
It’s a season when the embassies in Nigeria are constantly receiving visitors seeking to migrate to Western countries for a better life.
30 Aug
As the pursuit of a better life detaches young Nigerians from their loved ones back home, WhatsApp becomes the thin rope securing the bond until an uncertain reunion takes place. 32-year-old Osakpolor Omoregie has not seen his sister in 23 years; she left for Europe in 1999 when he was just nine. She has remained…
7 Aug
It’s 2022. Many Nigerians have left the country and those that haven’t are deep into planning their exit in the coming months. Japa; the Yoruba slang meaning to “run” explains the attempts by many Nigerians to start afresh in new countries. In the search for greener pastures, love and relationships sometimes bear the brunt of…
10 Nov 2018
Japa: the act of escaping or avoiding (something or someone) especially by way of trickery and Yoruba demon wits. Naira Marley, the artiste behind the successful hit Issa goal has released the video of the street anthem Japa. The Visionnaire pictures-directed video which was shot in the UK and shows the Thug life and the desire…

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Exhibition holds in New York Super Eagles captain, William Troost-Ekong, has joined sports stars from across the globe to draw attention to Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Africa by attending a special event at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The opening of the Reframing Neglect exhibition held yesterday, and will be available for…
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Kwara State in Nigeria hosted over 250 tech ecosystem builders from across the country over the weekend to develop new ideas and digital skills to tackle various problems associated with government businesses. The event, which lasted for two days, was attended by contestants from states such as Cross Rivers, Kano, Nasarawa, Niger, and Kwara. The…
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The largest fintech company in Africa, Flutterwave, has announced its plan to revamp its retail product Barter. This product provides customers with money transfer and virtual card services.
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Under the high sponsorship of mrs. Nasseneba Toure, ivorian minister of women, family, and children.  Abidjan, Lomé, Douala and Paris, 31 January 2023 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The Bluemind Foundation is holding the second Heal by Hair training session, at Pullman Hotel Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), from January 30 to February 1, 2023, in collaboration with the National Mental Health Program…