Breaking News: Boko Haram frees another 21 Chibok girls

Boko Haram on Thursday freed another 21  Chibok girls. The girls were brought to Yola International Airport in Yola, Adamawa State capital around 3 pm on Thursday. The girls were part of more than 200 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls held since April 14, 2014, by Boko Haram. 21 of the girls were released on October 13 in a deal brokered by the International Committee of Red Cross and the Swiss government. The federal government said a day after their release that it was negotiating with a faction of Boko Haram for…

Breaking News: Eight Nigerian artists explore politics, mechanisms of mass media

Breaking News, a group exhibition exploring the politics and mechanisms of the mass media, opens today Saturday April 30, at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. Presented by Art Twenty One and curated by Joseph Gergel, the exhibition features artists working in painting, drawing, photography, video and installation and questions how information is disseminated, fact is constructed, and how social and political life are filtered through the lens of the culture industry. Participating artists are Jakob S. Boeskov and Teco Benson, Obinna Makata, Native Maqari, Abraham Oghobase, Bob-Nosa Uwagboe, Chibuike Uzoma,…

Glo partners Channels TV on mobile news service

Nigeria’s indigenous telecom network, Globacom and Channels Television have launched a special video breaking news service that will allow telecoms subscribers to watch news on their phones as it breaks. This was contained in a statement made available to Sunday Telegraph by Globacom this week. According to the statement, the service will offer Globacom subscribers unlimited access to breaking news around the world from Channels TV on their smart phones, thereby keeping them abreast of happenings in the global arena. The news, it said, will be delivered through video as…

The journey to Sunshine State

Although the Ondo State governorship election has come and gone, the memories of the tightly contested poll will continue to linger in the minds of stakeholders. When approval came from my Editor-in-Chief that I will be covering the Ondo governorship election billed for November 26, I knew it was going to be a handful assignment since I was involved in similar exercise in the state in 2012. Early signs of what the assignment to the Sunshine State will look like appeared while making my way to Akure from Lagos on…

Demolition: Their pains, their anger

The place was peaceful but obviously not quiet. It was a market place. People were seen going about their normal businesses. Buyers were spotted haggling prices with sellers. Those who had no customers yet were seen under the sun, near their stalls, sweating profusely beckoning on people to patronise them. Elizabeth Ogunbamowo writes The place was peaceful but obviously not quiet. It was a market place. People were seen going about their normal businesses. Buyers were spotted haggling prices with sellers. Those who had no customers yet were seen under…