A Floating School Proposed for Water Slum in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In the waterfront slum of Makoko in Nigeria’s largest city where shacks stand above the murky, fetid water on stilts of cast-aside lumber, an architect thinks the neighborhood should float. Kunle Adeyemi hopes to build a three-story school out of 16 floating platforms lashed together, capable of holding 100 students and […]

Zimbabwe: IATA Suspends Air Zimbabwe Over Poor Safety Record

AllAfrica: Zimbabwe’s national airline has been suspended from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) after failing to comply with global safety standards. The suspension was confirmed by the Transport and Communications Minister Nicholas Goche, who said Air Zimbabwe had been given until November 31 to comply with IATA’s international standards. IATA is a global aviation […]

Nigeria protests after Saudis deport female hajj pilgrims

…Three planes turned back and 1,000 women detained after reportedly arriving without male chaperones Guardian.co.uk: Saudi Arabian officials have deported 241 Nigerian women from the annual hajj pilgrimage, and are threatening to send back hundreds of others said to be travelling without male chaperones, prompting a diplomatic row between the two countries. Nigerian officials responsible […]

22-Year-Old Timi Julius Emerges Star Winner of N5m Record Deal of Rivmap Talent Hunts, Courtesy of Prince Tonye Princewill

In an unprecedented display of talent, Timi Julius, a 22 year old indigene of Bayelsa State emerged the winner of the star prize of a N5million record deal at the 1st edition of the Rivers Music and Arts Project (RIVMAP) whose grand finale was held at the Silverbird Cinemas, Port Harcourt on 26 September 2012. […]

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