Statue of Liberty

Tourism recorded 3.9 per cent growth in 2016 – UN World Tourism Organisation

The report noted that 2016 was the seventh consecutive year of sustained growth.

Obudu Ranch, Cross River

10 places to visit in Nigeria during Christmas holidays

If you are planning on a family vacation or picnic this Christmas, there are amazing places to go.


Àjọ̀dún Ọkà: A Feast for a Thousand Mouths!

Why are people so enamoured with a dish whose colour is most unlikely to attract the retina?

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja

Nigeria generated over $1.1 billion from tourism in 2015

“In 2016, about 6.01 million came into Nigeria and we generated over $1.1 billion as the expenditure related to their arrival.”

FILE PHOTO: Adult Session at Carnival Calabar 2013 Photo: NAN

30 countries for Calabar Carnival, says official

“Calabar carnival is 12 years on the road match.”


TRAVEL: Like Britain, tourism can help bail Nigeria out of recession, By Folu Olamiti

“Nigeria has a lot to learn from Britain’s private sector, the academia, tourism industry, the media and entertainment sectors, among others…”

The interior design of the Mosque-Cathedral.

Al-Andalus: The Mosque-Cathedral and the Conscience of History (IV)

The Mezquita is the place where you see two contending forces of psychological and physical ownership living together..

Mezquita de Cordoba

Al-Andalus: The Mosque-Cathedral and the Conscience of History (III)

“It is only in Cordoba where the mosque means a church, and vice versa.”


Al-Andalus: The Mosque-Cathedral and the Conscience of History (II)

“Interestingly, in all the countries I have visited so far, the fastest clearance by an immigration official that I have ever experienced was in Spain.”

Nicholas Ibekwe

TRAVEL: Surviving a malaria scare in Minnesota

Being down malaria in the west can trigger a scare like the plague.

Al-Andalus Mosque Cathedral, Cordoba

TRAVEL: Al-Andalus: The Mosque-Cathedral and the Conscience of History (I)

“As we prepared on the morning of the visit to Santiago Bernebeu in the autumn of 2014, I knew that I was working through history.”

Pro-mining Signs in Ely

TRAVEL: Life in Ely: Rural America, solid mineral mining and lessons for Nigeria

“I think Nigeria has a lot to learn from the arguments for and against mining in Ely.”


LIFESTYLE: When science bows to God

A study by researchers in Richmond indicates that active involvement in a spiritual community is strongly linked to overall stability and health.


TRAVELS: Calabar Light Rail ready for use

The light rail project has three stations, Tinapa, Tinapa Lakeside Hotel and the Calabar International Conference Centre.

FILE- In this Monday, Oct. 6, 2003 file photo, Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh with the 'Kingdom Tower' photographed through a window of the 'Al-Faislia Tower' in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh. Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange has opened up to direct foreign investment for the first time. The decision to open up the Tadawul stock exchange on Monday comes at a crucial time for Saudi Arabia, whose revenue has taken a hit from the plunge in oil prices over the past year. The kingdom is the world’s largest exporter of crude. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

Saudi Arabia discovers “world’s oldest human bone”

“This renders it as the oldest human trace found to date in the Arabian Peninsula.”


TRAVELS: Osun Groves and Its Latent Economic Potentials, By Nurudeen Omotosho

Nigeria and Osun State in particular need to learn how to generate incomes and employment from the grove.


Phones being stolen at Indian Lagos festival as event begins on rowdy note

Organisers have failed to treat VIP guests well.

Sarkin Kano

In Kano, a thrilling display of ancient Durbar festival marks Eid el Fitr

Historians say the Hwan Daushe Durbar was introduced to the Kano emirate during the reign of Muhammadu Rumfa in the 1400s.


TRAVELS: World’s first passenger drone set to fly

“There’s no need for a runway because the drone takes off and lands vertically.’’

The Skyline of the tallest buildings in Gurgaon, New Delhi

TRAVELS: Do Not Go To Delhi, By Adaobi Nkeokelonye

“Dear Africans, I will not say ‘do not go to Delhi’, go if you must, but beware!”


Kebbi to revive Argungu International Fishing Festival

The festival was last held seven years ago.


Onitsha, Kaduna, Aba among world’s top 10 most polluted cities – WHO

Nigeria produces three of the 10 most polluted cities.


Arik delays Abuja-Accra flight for 24 hours, mistreats stranded passengers

Passengers wonder why airline authorities in the country are yet to sanction the airline for shabby treatment of customers.

Gurara Waterfall

Travelogue: Gurara Waterfall: A premium Nigerian picnic hotspot

The waterfall has a vast land, about two kilometres deep from each point of the compass, open to tourist exploration.

Senator Bruce in Tarkwa Bay, Lagos1

With Tarkwa Bay, Nigerians do not need holiday abroad – Ben Murray-Bruce

A photo the senator took at Tarkwa Bay, showed the senator on the back of a jet ski, enjoying a ride in the water.