Ultimate Fighting Championship interim middleweight champion, Nigeria’s Israel ‘the Last Stylebender’ Adesanya, could not hide his joy at finally being in Nigeria, 16 years after he left his country of birth. Guardian TV caught up with the mixed martial artist and he had a whole lot to say about his love for the country, life as a champ, why he is the Stylebender, his relationship with fellow UFC champ Kamaru Usman, and so much more.
MTN Group says the listing of its Nigerian unit on the local bourse is a step in the right direction towards increasing local ownership in MTN Nigeria. Seun Ameye, Fixed Income Trader at CITI Nigeria joins CNBC Africa to discuss the expected impact of the listing on Nigeria’s capital market.
Members of the Nigerian House of Representatives Committee on the Army pay a visit to army headquarters at Maimalari cantonment near Maiduguri, in the northeast of the country. They visit wounded soldiers in a military hospital and attend a ceremony in honour of those who fell in the fight against terrorism in the region as part of Operation Lafiya Dole.
The cheering crowd in southwestern Nigeria is thousands strong but when the performer on stage in a yellow catsuit and glittering cape beats out eerie rhythms on a steel drum, they hush. The musical genre may be unusual in this part of the world but people understand it -- Epega is singing what she and organisers of the festival in which she is participating say is the world's first opera in Pidgin.
Today is the much-anticipated landmark listing by way of introduction of 20.4 million ordinary shares of MTN Nigeria shares on the Premium Board of the Nigerian Stock Exchange; Oscar Onyema, CEO of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and MTN Nigeria CEO Ferdi Moolman join CNBC Africa’s Esther Awoniyi from the floor of the NSE to share what this listing means for the Nigerian bourse.
As MTN Nigeria plans to list about 20.35 billion shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange by way of introduction tomorrow, Tajudeen Ibrahim, VP and Head of Research at Chapel Hill Denham joins me to assess the equities market on the eve of this landmark listing.
Microsoft is opening an Africa Development Centre (ADC), with two initial sites in Kenya and Nigeria. This is Microsoft's first development centre on the African continent (and 7th globally), with a total expected investment of US$100 million over the next five years
After invading the Benin kingdom in 1897 and stealing about 4,000 artifacts belonging to Nigeria, Britain has agreed to loan us back a few of our bronze plaques for a space of three years. The Edo state government and the Benin royal court are planning to build a museum in Benin in preparation of having our treasures come back to its roots.
“Nigerian Nightmare”, Kamarudeen Usman has come a long way from the five-year-old that left Edo State, Nigeria to the United States of America with his parents. From snagging the distinction of a top-wrestler, transitioning into mixed martial arts, to getting crowned the UFC welterweight champion, the father of one is living the life most of us dream of.