Friday, 7th October 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search

London Museum will return stolen Art to Nigeria

By Reuters
09 August 2022   |   5:58 am
London’s Horniman Museum and Gardens has agreed to return 72 looted objects to the Nigerian government. All objects were taken from the Kingdom of Benin, now part of southern Nigeria, during a British military operation in 1897.

Related

11 Jul
More than four decades after they became locally extinct, rhinos have been reintroduced to a national park in Mozambique as part of a project to protect the species and boost eco-tourism. Lauren Anthony has more.
10 Jul
VVF is an acronym for vesicovaginal fistula which affects around 250,00 women in Nigeria. Hidaya Ahmad has created a foundation to care for them.
11 Jul
Canada will return to Germany the repaired turbine of the Russian Nord Stream 1 pipeline, vital for sustaining German gas supply. Ukraine has condemned the move, saying it undermines the sanctions against Russia.
13 Jul
The books and computers in a Lagos slum library are a ray of hope for children living in Ajegunle, many of whom can't afford to go to school.
17 Jul
With diesel costs rising, especially amid the war in Ukraine, Nigerian businesses are said to be increasingly abandoning generators for solar.
15 Jul
Nigeria says it is currently in talks with oil marketers over calls for an upward adjustment in the pump price of petrol, bridging claims payment, among others in the downstream oil sector. Luke Ofojebe, the Head of Research at Vetiva Research, joins me to discuss this development.
17 Jul
Moving up a gear: the return of the Women's Tour de France
19 Jul
In this special edition, we report on the return of the Women’s Tour de France. After more than a 30-year absence, the race kicks off on July 24 from the Eiffel Tower, ending eight days later after a 1000 km ride through northern France. About 22 teams will be participating in the hope of winning the Yellow Jersey. Annette Young meets tour director Marion Rousse, along with other professional and amateur cyclists, including French national champion Audrey Cordot-Reagan. All of them hope that the event will give this women’s sport a much-needed global spotlight.
19 Jul
Nigeria attracted about $223.3 million as foreign direct investments in the first five months of this year. Niyi Falade, Group Executive Director of Custodian Investment, joins CNBC Africa for more.
24 Jul
The federal government says it is considering a nationwide ban on commercial motorcycles, popularly known as okada. Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation said motorcycles provide the means of transportation for terrorists and several approaches for containing insecurity were being considered.⁣ ⁣
25 Jul
Armand Duplantis brought down the curtain on the World Championships in stunning fashion on Sunda, breaking his own pole vault world record in the final act of the 10-day track and field meet in Eugene.
27 Jul
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has hinted that Lionel Messi may make a sensational return to Camp Nou. In an interview with ESPN, Laporta said he hoped that Messi would return to the club.