June 25, 2017

Review Category : PLACES

Taruwa Festival of Performing Arts starts today in Lagos!

No plans this weekend? No problem! Just head on down to the Taruwa Festival of Performing Arts which starts on this beautiful Thursday. It is three days of exciting stage plays, live music performances, poetry and red carpet fashion hosted by Gbagyichild Entertainment, the organizers of the monthly Taruwa events. The series of fun-filled festival of arts is set to take place at the Terrakulture in Victoria Island. We have all the details below! EVENTS LINE UP BELOW: Day 1  – All the world’s a stage! First up is the stage adaptation of Bobo Omotayo’s bestselling book “London Life Lagos ...

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Swaziland warns witches against flying too high

Witches be warned! Flying your witching broomsticks more than 150 meters above the ground will get you arrested by Swaziland‘s aviation authorities and liable to pay a whopping R500,000 fine. Reports say the south African country’s Civil Aviation Authority marketing and corporate affairs director, Sabelo Dlamini, announced the new rule for flying witches, according to local newspapers. Apparently witches flying too high off the ground had presented a problem for Swaziland aviation authorities and is “no joking matter”. African Spotlight pointed out that in Swaziland, however, witches do not use their brooms, which do not have handles, for transport, but ...

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Floating school built in Makoko slum (photos)

An innovative, first-of-its-kind school will soon be in session in Nigeria, located in Makoko, the poverty-stricken fishing village on Lagos’ teeming waterfront. The new primary school is built on a foundation of 256 plastic drums and will be the first floating school in the nation, perhaps in Africa. Powered by solar panels on the roof, the three-story A-frame structure will accommodate about 100 students, between the ages of 4 and 12. The floating school is designed to accommodate classroom on the top levels, while the 1,000-square-foot platform serves as a playground. Adeyemi also addressed the challenging issue of clean drinking ...

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So cold, boiling water turns to snow shower (video)

How cold is it in Siberia? So cold boiling water turns to snow! A Siberian man filmed himself throwing a pot of boiling water from a balcony and the moment the water hit the -41 degrees Celsius atmosphere, it turned to snow. Russia is experiencing extremely cold weathers, with some parts in the far east experiencing as low as minus 50 degrees Celsius. ...

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Crocodile jumps on tourist in Australia

Huffington Post – A tourist swimming in a river in an Australian national park got a real shock earlier this month when he got a little too close for the comfort of a crocodile sunbathing on a nearby rock. The swimmer, identified in the YouTube video as Felix Andersson was cavorting in picturesque Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory when he approached the rock where the crocodile lay. Andersson and his friends Ulrik Bergsland and cameraman Jakob Hellberg were in an area known as Wangi Falls, a swimming hole in the naitonal park south of Darwin. The park is ...

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First plane crash site in Nigeria to be made tourist attraction

Ikogosi-Ekiti, (Ekiti) – The location in Ikogosi in Ekiti West Local Government Area of Ekiti where the first plane crash was recorded in 1942, is to be converted to tourist centre. The Special Adviser to the state Governor on Tourism Development, Mr. Segun Ologunleko, who inspected the crash site on Wednesday in Ikogosi-Ekiti, said the decision was to turn the state into attractive tourism destination in West Africa. The Ikogosi town is also famous for being the home to warm and cold water co-existing together on the same spot. He said government’s determination to make the state a place where ...

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Mice, roaches and airline food, what you should know before digging in

Before you rip open the warm plastic container and tuck into that suspect plate of pasta during your next long flight, consider this: an investigative report by ABC’s “20/20″ has revealed that airplane food has more than 1,500 health violations identified by Food and Drug Adminstration inspectors in the last four years. Unsanitary cooking areas? Check. Old or moldy products and employees not washing their hands? Check on both counts. Roaches and mice? Double check. “You put that all together, and you have a time bomb,” said Roy Costa, a food-industry consultant and former health inspector. According to the ABC ...

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See stunning photos of the 3200 year old “President”

They are said to be some of the World’s largest trees and at 247 feet, the height of a 20-storey-building, that claim sounds about right. National Geographic Magazine photographer, Michael Nichols, spent two weeks with “The President”, a 3200 year old giant Sequoia tree located on the Western slope of the Sierra Nevada, a mountain range that runs 400 miles through Nevada and California in the United States. Reporter David Quammen, wrote an article that was published alongside the photographs in the National Geographic. In it he said “The President”, as the tree was named some 90 years ago, is ...

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Inside Fela’s Kalakuta (photo news)

On October 15, activist and Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, was remembered in a unique way when his family launched the Kalakuta Museum. What once was his the Afrobeat king’s fortress was converted to a museum and hotel. Below are photographs from inside the Kalakuta Museum.   ...

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Residents shocked as China’s Yangtze river turns bright red

It has residents of Chongqing puzzled and the photographs are rather hard to believe. The Daily Mail reported the Yangtze river, which runs through the city in southwestern China, turned a bright orange red yesterday. Officials are investigating the cause of the colouring, but residents turned out to marvel at it. One photograph showed one resident collecting a sample of the river’s red content. One fisherman, however is seen going about his daily business, despite the frightening colour of the river. It is not the first time a river would turn biblical red in China. The Daily Mail reported that ...

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