Monthly Archives: December 2015

Which New Year foods bring bad luck?

Dec 31, 2015 Whilst searching for refreshing content and information to pass on to readers, I came across some very interesting facts surrounding “New Year Traditions”. Whilst some are a bit extreme, (depending on how superstitious you are) I do find a lot of these facts stimulating and thought-provoking and hey, no knowledge is wasted so ... Read More

Calabar hosts Africa’s biggest street party, again

Dec 31, 2015 There was sunshine, loud music, splash of colors and high adrenaline as the ancient city of Calabar hosted the 2015 edition of Carnival Calabar, with the theme “Climate Change”. The carnival, which has grown in leaps and bounds over its 11 years of existence, attracted millions of tourists and fun seekers from ... Read More

Exhibition showcases traditional Libyan crafts and costumes

Dec 31, 2015 Libya recently held a three-day international exhibition for locally made crafts and costumes, as the country strives to encourage their export abroad. On display were dozens of hand-made Libyan dresses and traditional clothing, as well as jewelry, pottery and brass items. One of the main attractions at the exhibition was the Libyan ... Read More

Iraq PM vows to defeat IS in 2016 after army's first major victory

Dec 31, 2015 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi recently declared that the coming year would see the end of the Islamic State. He made the declaration after his military achieved its first major victory over the Islamic sect in 18 months ago. After recapturing Ramadi, the Iraqi forces flew the national flag above the main ... Read More

Ship with low-enriched Uranium leaves Iran for Russia -U.S

Dec 31, 2015 A ship carrying over 25,000 pounds of low-enriched uranium materials recently left Iran for Russia, as Iran takes baby steps toward honoring a nuclear deal it struck with major world powers. Under the landmark nuclear accord, certain sanctions imposed on Iran by the U.S, EU and U.N. will be removed in exchange ... Read More

Manchester United draw 0-0 with Chelsea

Dec 31, 2015 Goalkeepers Thibaut Courtois and David de Gea were the stars of the show as Manchester United and Chelsea drew 0-0 in the Premier League on Boxing Day. Sixth-placed United produced an improved display at Old Trafford, having limped to a 2-0 defeat at Stoke City on their previous fixture. Speaking after the ... Read More


LAGOS/NIGERIA/December 29, 2015.  Forget Star Wars, Alvin and the Chipmunks, No Escape or Point Break, the movie breaking all records at the Nigerian box office against all odds is Mo Abudu’s ‎FIFTY, the new age drama chronicling the lives of four fifty year old women living in Lagos. Despite competition from about 8 films in ... Read More

Calabar festival hold Green Ball

Dec 30, 2015 As part of it events line-up, the Calabar festival 2015 recently hosted a Green Ball event in a bid to promote climate change. The event, which was held at the Transcorp Metropolitan hotel, along with other distinguished guest, had in attendance the governor of the state, Prof Ben Ayade and his deputy ... Read More

Central African elections authority says aim is for polls to go ahead

Dec 30, 2015 The Central African Republic election authority recently announced that every effort was being made to ensure that the country’s presidential and legislative elections go ahead as planned. With the increasing doubts over the authorities’ capacity to hold the polls, Julius Rufin Ngoude-Baba, the spokesperson for the country’s election authority said: “The ballot ... Read More