Things to know about late Victor Olaiya
Here are a few things to know about the late Nigerian Highlife veteran and trumpeter Victor Abimbola Olaiya who died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital at the age of 89.
Nigerians share their best and worst Valentine experience
February 14th every year, lovers all over the world go out to mark the feast of St Valentine’s, commonly referred to as Valentine’s Day. However, Nigerians are not left out on Trends and Voices where they shared their best and worst Valentine tale.
Google Maps @15: What the map means to us
Google Maps has existed for 15 years, providing navigational services to users all over the world. A decade and a half later, it is the second most important Google product after Search existed. Here's a highlight of how useful the App has been to users.
World Cancer Day 2020: Surviving Cancer
Mrs. Kehinde Gbelee, Mrs. Ebunola Anozie, and Ms. Della Ogunleye are the three most unlikely women to sit in the same room. Each of them has been touched by cancer. World Cancer Day is an international day marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.
RMB’s economic outlook for Cote d’Ivoire ahead of polls
The World Bank is projecting a 7 per cent economic growth for Cote d’Ivoire this year. Meanwhile, the world’s largest cocoa producer will hold its Presidential election this year. Ayalanesh Tafesse, Country Risk Analyst at RMB joins CNBC Africa for an outlook on Cote d’Ivoire’s economy.
Finland's Sanna Marin is world's youngest prime minister at 34
34-year-old Sanna Marin of Finland's Social Democrats has been named the country's new prime minister. Marin who was a former transport minister took over from Antti Rinne resigned after six months in office when he lost the confidence of the Centre Party, a coalition partner, over his handling of a postal strike. Sanna Marin is currently the youngest prime minister in the world.
On Fridays, around the world, sartorial standards slip. From bank clerks to CEOs, grown men appear at workplaces dressed for the beach or a relaxed night out with the boys. They call it 'Casual Friday.' They think it's okay. Well, according to Gerhard Elfers, IT IS NOT!
France trains Cuban dogs in the art of sniffing cash
French dog training experts teach Cuban Springer-Spaniels how to detect money hidden in vehicles in downtown Havana as the Caribbean country reinforces its fight against money laundering, often associated with drug trafficking.
Cities occupy only two percent of the world's landmass, but their carbon footprint is huge: they account for more than 70 percent of global CO2 emissions. How can we improve the air in cities?
World toilet day
4.5 billion people globally live without safe toilets while 892 million people still practice open defecation. The United Nations aims to ensure that everyone has a safe toilet and that no-one practices open defecation by 2030.