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In Video: Lagos Easter Carnival 2014 edition

Lagos Carnival 1

Just sit back and be ready to join in the fun.

Nigerian poet seeks to reclaim Sahara Desert

Tade Ipadeola: won the  prize in 2013

Headlines portray the Sahara as a barren desert that claims the lives of many African migrants but Nigerian poet Tade Ipadeola had a different story to tell — and it was worth $100,000. Ipadeola’s “The Sahara Testaments” won the most lucrative writing award in Africa, the Nigeria Prize for Literature, for his account of the […]

Saudi Arabia: 12 pilgrims killed in hotel fire

Muslim pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

A fire killed 12 people and injured 130 others in a hotel where pilgrims had been staying in the Saudi holy city of Medina on Saturday, state-run news agency SPA reported. Officials did not identify the victims but said around 700 pilgrims had been staying at the hotel in Medina, in western Saudi Arabia, to […]

Plateau approves N2bn makeover for Wildlife Park

Elephants at Jos park: Government plans a N2b make over

The Plateau Government has approved N2 billion for the rehabilitation and expansion of Jos Wildlife Park in 2014, an official said in an interview on Tuesday. The General Manager of Plateau State Tourism Corporation, Mr John Doy, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos that the money would be used to restock the […]

Abuja Carnival kicks off with heavy security

There was a heavy presence of security personnel at the Old Parade Ground, Abuja on Saturday as the 2013 edition of Abuja Carnival took off. There was a beehive of activities at the venue in preparation to the formal opening of the carnival. The carnival tagged: “The Centenary Carnival” is part of the prelude to […]

Jamaica, China, South Africa coming to Abuja Carnival

Minister of Culture and tourism, Edem Duke, 2nd left, with some of the participants in 2012

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says 15 countries and 35 states will participate in the Abuja National Carnival holding between tomorrow and 26 November. The Deputy Director, Tourism Department, Social Development Secretariat, FCTA, Mr Jacob Areo, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday. Areo […]

Imoke flags off Carnival Calabar

Governor Liyel Imoke: flags off Carnival Calabar

Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River has flagged off the 2013 Carnival Calabar at Tinapa Business and Leisure Resort with the promise that this year’s edition will be bigger and better. The Calabar Festival began in 2000 as a Christmas celebration for residents of Cross River, while its carnival component was introduced in 2005. Calabar […]

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