Rio de Janeiro
Brazil troops deploy to stop criminal attacks in northern city
A special deployment of Brazilian troops began fanning out in the northern city of Fortaleza Saturday with orders to stop a spike in violent attacks by criminal gangs against banks, buses and shops, officials said. By the end of the weekend, 300 soldiers will be patrolling that city and other towns in Ceara state in…
Golfers brace for Copa Cobana tourney in Brazil
Another opportunity beckons for golf players and enthusiasts in the country, as Royal Development Golf has concluded arrangement to stage Copa Cobana Golf tournament, with four top qualifiers participating in the grand finale in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2019. In a build up to the event in Brazil, a tournament organised by Royal Development…
Prized Brazil Museum Goes Up In Flames, Priceless Artefacts Lost
A massive fire ripped through Rio de Janeiro's treasured National Museum, one of Brazil's oldest, in what the nation's president says is a "tragic" loss of knowledge and heritage. Even before the embers had begun to cool early Monday, grief over the huge cultural loss had given way to anger at across-the-board budget cuts threatening…
Goodbye 2017, hope for a miracle in 2018
As dusk sets on another year, it is time once again for us to perform our annual ritual of looking back and then peering ahead. In looking back at 2017...
Leading Brazilian musicians stage protest concert in Rio
Caught up in serious corruption allegations, Temer is refusing to step down, hanging onto his office in the face of mounting popular pressure and the risk his all-important parliamentary support base may collapse.
Anti-austerity protest turns violent in Rio de Janeiro
Brazilian riot police used tear gas and stun grenades in Rio de Janeiro Wednesday to break up a protest against austerity measures aimed at rescuing the state from near bankruptcy.
UNDP-GEF gets committee on Nigeria’s small grant scheme
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has inaugurated a new National Steering Committee (NSC) to administer Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) in Nigera.
In Brazil, Nigerian entrepreneurs miss out on global renewable energy initiative
Efforts have intensified to find alternatives to hydrocarbon resources and make global energy mix more robust to meet growing demand, since energy is vital to everyday life humans need to maximise the opportunities therein.
Do us proud, president tells Team Nigeria
As the 2016 Olympic Games open in Rio De Janeiro, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed optimism that the country’s team would put up an impressive showing to delight fellow countrymen.In a message to the Nigerian Olympic contingent yesterday, Buhari ...
Games of the XXXI Olympiad begin in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Today is the opening day of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, the day the world’s elite athletes have been waiting for, where the results of several years of planning and preparation will come to the fore.