Benin City News

Nigeria's new Oba of Benin: The coronation of a lifetime. Credit: punchng.com

Nigeria's new Oba of Benin: The coronation of a lifetime (Photos)

The rainy season is supposed to be over in Nigeria, but on Thursday just before midnight, torrential rain and crackling lightning let loose over Benin City.

Four Points by Sheraton Lagos Nigeria

Starwood Hotels ramps up Nigeria portfolio with new Four Points in Benin City

Accelerating growth in emerging markets across the globe, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. recently announced the signing of Four Points Benin City, Nigeria.

Oba Esigie of Benin (1504-1550 BC) was the first King of Benin who ascended the throne with the title Esigie in about 1504.

Benin City: The mighty medieval capital now lost without trace (Photos)

With its mathematical layout and earthworks longer than the Great Wall of China, Benin City was one of the best planned cities in the world when London was a place of ‘thievery and murder’.

Nigeria gets World Bank guarantee for power plant to boost supply by almost 10%

Nigeria gets World Bank guarantee for power plant to boost country's supply by almost 10%

Nigeria moved closer to finishing a power plant expected to boost the country’s supply by almost 10 percent when it signed a financing agreement with the World Bank on Friday.

Delta Mall, Warri, Nigeria. Credit: estateintel.com

Resilient Africa is Investing $271M in shopping malls across Nigeria

By year-end 2016, Resilient Africa is set to have invested $271m developing shopping malls in 2nd tier cities across Nigeria.

Tshepo Mahloele, CEO of Harith General Partners

Nigeria's ARM and South Africa's Harith announce first close of $250M infrastructure private equity fund

ARM-HARITH Infrastructure Investment Ltd (ARMHIIL), a joint venture between Asset & Resource Management Company Ltd (ARM) and Harith General Partners (Pty) Ltd (Harith) of South Africa, has announced the first close of the indigenously-developed and managed ARM-Harith Infrastructure Fund (ARMHIF).

Smile Communications Nigeria

Smile internet service to cover 60 cities in Nigeria by the end of 2015

Internet service provider Smile Communications has announced plans to cover 60 cities and 9 additional states in Nigeria by the end of 2015.

Three Nigerian city clusters that will increasingly compete with Lagos

Three Nigerian city clusters that will increasingly compete with Lagos

Nigeria’s retail and wholesale trade industry has the potential to grow by 7.1% per year, and by 2030 could be the largest contributor to the country’s GDP, according to recent report by McKinsey Global Institute.

Nok Sculpture from Nigeria

Boston museum returns looted African art to Nigeria

Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts has returned eight pieces of ancient African art to Nigeria after discovering they were likely looted from the West African nation, museum officials said on Thursday.