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Swaziland holds first elections under new name (VOA)

The tiny African nation of eSwatini is officially holding its first set of elections Friday under its new name, which was bestowed by the king in April. Critics say this poll is nothing but a pretense of democracy in the…

An Evening with Chimamanda, One Night with Femi Kuti and West Africa Fashion Week 2018

It’s another Friday and you know there is no party like a Lagos party. thisislagos tells you where the hottest parties are, where the art exhibitions are popping and where the cognoscenti gather. Make sure you turn up! An Evening…

A husband goes mad again, landlord’s wife’s beater and all the other suspects

What is a city without crime? Every Friday, thisislagos descends into the Lagos underground to search out the baddest guys committing the craziest crimes in LasGidi. Don’t get caught!!! My husband accused me of hiring badoo boys to kill him,…

Lights Camera Africa!!! 2018 receiving short write-ups till Sept 23

The 2018 edition of Lights, Camera, Africa !!! film festival is accepting short essays and contributions for its beloved brochure, the classic collectible little book of the fest around the theme: Who Do You Think You Are? That is incidentally…

I will dance to office after Osun governorship victory, says Adeleke (Guardian)

Nigerian senator and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ademola Adeleke in the Osun State governorship poll said he will dance to the state’s government house after the September 22 Osun governorship election. Adeleke will need to defeat candidate…

Osun poll: Security beefed up at INEC, CBN in Osogbo (Vanguard)

Ahead of the Saturday’s governorship election in Osun, security has been beefed up around the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office along Gbongan/Ibadan Road, Osogbo. Heavy security presence was also noticed at the entrance of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),…

5th AFRIMA: Ghana ready to host Africa

The Government of the Republic of Ghana has accepted Official Host Country rights for the 5th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA-Ghana 2018) with the awards programme of activities scheduled to hold between Wednesday, November 21 and Saturday, November 24 in…

Hope rises for Ambode as Tinubu mulls pardon (Guardian)

Fortune may smile on Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode as the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) steps up pressure on National Leader Bola Tinubu to back the incumbent’s re-election.The duo has been at loggerheads, with Tinubu supporting a…

Meet these Lagosians who want a second term for Gov Ambode

The jury is still out there about whether Lagos State Governor, Akinwumni Ambode, should return for a second term in office. It appears that these residents have made up their minds already as what they are talking about is what…

Art is a movement in Lagos -Nathalie Djakou

Nathalie Djakou, the ceramist who hails from Cameroun and has been living in Lagos for a few years, says she loves the city because art is a movement here. She is comparing the city to what obtains back home. Watch…

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