Young magician’s mind-twisting tricks bewitch Nigerians
14 December 2019 | 10:22 am
A 19-year-old magician and illusionist plans to put Nigeria on the map with his beguiling tricks. With over 55,000 followers on Instagram, Babs Cardini, who started from the streets, now showcases his talent at high profile events.
Burnt cars and vans were strewn across the site of a blast on Sunday which occurred at an illegal oil refinery depot on the border of Nigeria’s Rivers and Imo states.
The Guardian Sports Editor, Christian Opara examines the problems plaguing Nigerian football and the way out of the country's dwindling fortunes in the sport.
Blood Sisters primarily tells the story of Sarah, a young woman who is set to marry a physically abusive man. Despite her best friend, Kemi’s objection, she goes ahead with the wedding, which leads to a series of unfortunate events. Guardian Life had a chat with the two leading ladies, Ini Dima-Okojie and Nancy Isime, who spilled the tea on what to know about the upcoming Netflix original series.
Unaccompanied foreign minors are shunted around from one shelter to another upon arrival in France. They are lodged in hotels, which are not adapted to the needs of its teenage residents. Some of them have to prove their minor status to the regional authorities. They consider themselves lucky to have a roof when most others are left to fend for themselves in the street. A new law will ban housing young migrants in hotels by 2024, but the bill comes with an important caveat. It only includes those whose minority has been recognised by the state and who have been placed under the care of social services.
Young climate activists like Perk Pomeyie are leading the way to change attitudes to protect Ghana’s environment.
A troupe called "The Incredible Kids" is giving underprivileged youths in Nigeria's Abuja a way to transform their lives through dance.
A number of Nigerian airlines are halting domestic flights from Monday (May 9) until further notice, due to the high cost of fuel. Domestic flights have been disrupted since March as some operators started to cancel internal schedules while others delayed operations, citing scarcity of fuel.
American rapper Young Thug arrested on gang related charges.
The Nigerian Entertainment Conference recently took place in Lagos, at the Landmark Centre. It was filled with amazing sessions that centred on African content creators and entertainers. GuardianTV’s Sunny Jacob was at the venue of this year’s star-studded NEC and filed this report.
If you have been a constant follower of the Nigerian music industry, you would have noticed a constant bitter battle involving artists and record labels. Entertainment lawyer, Akinyemi Ayinoluwa talks to GuardianTV about the issues and how they can be solved.
There's political upheaval in Nigeria after ten government officials step down, signalling their interest in the 2023 elections. And Somalia prepares for a presidential poll this weekend, after months of delays. Sunday's winner will have no shortages of challenges, as the country faces an Islamist insurgency, famine, and drought. Finally, in Niger, anti-corruption NGOs file a legal complaint over the government's accounting. They allege that over 95 million euros of state funds are missing.
Nigerian entrepreneur Mustapha Gajibo has been converting petrol mini-buses into electric vehicles at his workshop, but he is now going a step further to build battery-powered buses from scratch in a push to promote clean energy and curb pollution.
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