#WorldFoodDay: Africa holds the key for feeding 9 billion people by 2050, says World Food Prize Laureate Akinwumi Adesina

Africa holds the key to feeding 9 billion people by 2050, Adesina says during Norman Borlaug Lecture Calls for land tax for unused agricultural land or underutilized agricultural land Africa holds the key to feeding the nine billion people that will inhabit this planet by 2050, the President of the African Development Bank and 2017 […]

Rotary challenges the world to fight eradicate polio gives $49.5 million to help

With just 11 confirmed polio cases so far in 2017, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. To recognize this historic progress, Rotary (www.Rotary.org) clubs worldwide will host events in conjunction with Rotary International’s fifth annual World Polio Day celebration […]

Buhari Orders Evacuation Of Nigerian Students After Hurricane In Dominican Republic

by Azeez President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the evacuation of Nigerian students from Dominican Republic. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, confirmed the Presidential order. What happened: Hurricane Maria, ranked a Category 4 storm, raged through the Caribbean, including parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds, killing […]

Tonye Cole, Osayi Alile, Mimi Onalaja, Ayo Thompson, others step out for AccelerateLabs Launch 

Tonye Cole, Osayi Alile, Mimi Onalaja, Ayo Thompson, and others were among the influential personalities at the official launch of Accelerate Labs powered by Microsoft Nigeria in partnership with The Future Project. The event was held yesterday at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. Accelerate Labs is an initiative to support socially-inclined, high-profit and competitive businesses among young entrepreneurs in the country. Themed […]

New wave of designers take rein at Africa Fashion Week London 2017

by Rachel Ogbu (UK desk) At least 15 countries were represented on the Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) catwalk this year. The first show started off with George Adesegun’s immaculate womenswear collection which included fabrics inscribed with the ancient secret symbols of the Nsibidi Secret Sect of South Eastern Nigeria.  Structured day suits, evening gowns, silks […]

Lock, Stock and Smoking Barrels: IAAF World Championships London 2017 round-up

by Rachel Ogbu; IAAF President Sebastian Coe has described the IAAF World Championships London 2017 as the most competitive and compelling World Championships of all time. “I can’t remember a time when the competition has been so competitive and the stories around them so compelling,” said Coe. “From the opening salvo of discus and long […]

In conversation with Kemi Ogunsanwo founder of the African-inspired stationery brand, Gazelle London

At seven, Kemi Ogunsanwo received her first journal -a battered, faux leather empty book, but she felt a surge of excitement at the prospect of filling its untouched space with her thoughts, feelings, and an overactive imagination. Twenty years later, she’s filled the pages of over thirty diaries, countless notebooks filling those journals with dreams, […]

WEAVING MAGIC: Chris Ofili pulls crowd at the British National Gallery with rich tapestry: The Caged Bird’s Song’

by Rachel Ogbu Turner Prize-winning painter, Chris Ofili is the creative genius currently showing his extraordinary work at the British National Gallery. The centrepiece of his Weaving Magic exhibition is this incredible tapestry translated from watercolour, his first designed tapestry hanging in the middle of the room against a wall to wall painted mural that just draws you […]