Saturday 25th January 2014,
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Mega-city, mega-commute: Lagos and life on the road

Mega-city, mega-commute: Lagos and life on the road

Ochuko Oghuvwu is surprisingly chirpy for a man who spends upwards of 30 hours a week in his car, commuting to and from his office in Nigeria’s financial hub, Lagos. Then again, he has just started the working week after two whole days without having to battle giant pot-holes, monster traffic jams, roadworks, irate drivers [...]

January 22, 2014 Reporters365 Feature 0

Governor Amaechi was a mole in PDP – Rt Hon. Evans BIPI

Governor Amaechi was a mole in PDP – Rt Hon. Evans BIPI

Of recent the political turmoil in Rivers State took a different dimension, as the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi pulled out with his supporters from Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to join All Progressives Congress, APC, which brought a great hue and cry from all concerned citizens across the country. The Hon. Speaker of the Rivers [...]

January 21, 2014 Reporters365 Feature, Highlight 0

Opposition of the Signed Anti-Gay Marriage Bill is Opposition of Democracy

Opposition of the Signed Anti-Gay Marriage Bill is Opposition of Democracy

The media is awash with passionate, intellectual outputs, decrying Nigeria’s President signing the anti-gay bill into law. The Senate passed this since December 2011. The bill has been on the President’s desk since May 2013, when the House passed it; he just got to signing it. Here are some peculiar points to note in this [...]

January 18, 2014 Reporters365 Feature, Highlight 0

‘How you dey?’ Nigerian pidgin use ruffles purists’ feathers

‘How you dey?’ Nigerian pidgin use ruffles purists’ feathers

The chatter is fast-paced and the laughter infectious in the studios of Lagos radio station Wazobia FM. Programmes at the station are broadcast only in pidgin [...]

January 17, 2014 Reporters365 Feature 0

Austrian men concede: women may be better hunters

Austrian men concede: women may be better hunters

It’s raining hard and almost dark as Walter Rienzner, perched on a raised shooting platform, drops the bombshell in a whisper: women might be better hunters than men. “They have respect for the animal,” says the grizzled 48-year-old, part of a group of mainly Austrian, mostly female hunters on a recent weekend over the border [...]

January 16, 2014 Reporters365 Feature 0

Zaria. Tales from behind some very high walls by Pius Adesanmi.

Zaria. Tales from behind some very high walls by  Pius  Adesanmi.

Zaria. Tales from behind some very high walls enclosing old and new money and loads of political power and influence. Word gets around that you are in town. Not surprisingly, word about your goings and comings in fatherland travels much faster in the hallowed circuitries of power and wealth than it does among the wretched [...]

January 3, 2014 Reporters365 Feature, Highlight 0

German growers push into craft beer market with new hops

German growers push into craft beer market with new hops

 In a microbrewery in a trendy Berlin neighbourhood, Thorsten Schoppe, one of a wave of beer-makers using new German ingredients to create non-traditional brews, pours hop pellets into a copper vat. “We only use four ingredients, and that’s one of them,” said Schoppe, as the faintly sour scent of beer begins to emanate from the [...]

December 27, 2013 Reporters365 Feature 0

Assessing havoc of oil theft on the Nigerian economy

Assessing havoc of oil theft on the Nigerian economy

By Sani Idris, Oil theft in the Niger Delta region has assumed an alarming dimension, as experts put the losses incurred by the nation at N155 billion monthly. Oil industry watchers have also argued that “a great deal of the loss in production is also closely linked to oil theft and illegal bunkering’’. Dr Ngozi [...]

December 13, 2013 Reporters365 Feature 0

Entertainment becomes career choice for young Nigerians

Entertainment becomes career choice for young Nigerians

Drenched in sweat from an energy-sapping rehearsal at a Lagos dance studio, Rita Adoh hopes to make a fortune from dancing and catapult herself into the growing ranks of Nigeria’s millionaires. “From dancing, I get money to pay my school fees and other bills. I have property and I have helped my parents financially to [...]

December 13, 2013 Reporters365 Entertainment, Feature 0

Hit show tells tough truths about Nigerian wealth

Hit show tells tough truths about Nigerian wealth

With its tales of infidelity, backstabbing and money-grabbing, “Lekki Wives” has become one of the most talked-about television programmes in Nigeria. But the edgy portrayal of life in one of Lagos’ newest suburbs is far from imagined [...]

December 6, 2013 Reporters365 Feature 0