Ikoyi News

Nigeria has raised $300 million from its first ever diaspora bond

Nigeria has raised $300 million from its first ever diaspora bond

Nigeria’s diaspora population sent home $21 billion in remittances in 2015 and the government wants in on some of that cash.

Ikoyi London

London's first high-end Nigerian restaurant, Ikoyi, is to debut at the St James's Market in the West End this summer

Ikoyi is to launch its first restaurant at The Crown Estate and Oxford Properties’ new £400m landmark destination, St James’s Market, bringing Central London its first taste of Jollof Cuisine.

Lagos, Nigeria

Uber and its rivals are struggling to keep both drivers and riders happy in Lagos

It was only a year ago that Uber declared that its Lagos market was potentially bigger than its London market.

Lagos, Nigeria. Credit: FT

Weekend guide to Lagos

The culturally rich city has plenty to offer in the way of art and entertainment.

Okechukwu Enelamah, Nigeria's Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment (L) and Natalie Kolbe, Partner & Co-Head of Private Equity at Actis

An Enabling Enterprise Environment And Accountability Are Key For Nigeria's Long Term Future: Okechukwu Enelamah, Nigeria's Minister Of Industry, Trade & Investment And ACA Co-Founder & Former CEO

Actis, a leading growth markets investor, hosted over 200 senior public and private sector decision makers in Lagos at Heritage Place in Ikoyi to share Actis’ perspectives on the Africa opportunity and potential for Nigeria.

Elite, stylish and extravagant, the social scene at the annual Lagos polo tournament is as much of a show as the game on the pitch (AFP Photo/Pius Utomi Ekpei)

Fascinators and fizz in elite Lagos Polo Club

Elite, stylish and extravagant, the social scene at the annual Lagos polo tournament is as much of a show as the game on the pitch.

The Co-Creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUBNigeria) in Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. Credit: techpoint.ng

Yabacon Valley: Nigeria tech startup enclave springs up in Lagos suburb

At first glance, Yaba is like many other parts of Nigeria’s sprawling commercial capital: a cacophony of car horns and shouting street vendors mingling with exhaust fumes.

Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria (Reuters/Joe Penney)

Why office space in Lagos is more expensive than New York (Infographic)

When you think about the most expensive offices space in the world, cities like New York and London,with their reputations as global financial centers, spring to mind.

The Wheatbaker, Lagos, Nigeria

The top 10 hotels for service in Nigeria: TripAdvisor

The Wheatbaker hotel offers the corporate traveller all the comfort and convenience of a luxury boutique hotel. Lagos’ new premier exclusive hotel, is located in the residential heart of Ikoyi, Nigeria.

Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Nigeria

Nigeria's Transcorp Hotels raises NGN 4.2B (USD 23M) from IPO

Transcorp Hotels has raised NGN 4.2B (USD 23M) from its recent initial public offering (IPO), indicating a 52 percent subscription level.

Wi-Fi

How Tizeti Is bringing affordable, uncapped Wi-Fi internet with US IP addresses to Nigeria

You know that giddiness you feel when you’re staying at a hotel that offers free and decent WiFi?

Civic Center Tower, Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria will witness a blitz of high-rise building completions within the next few years

The development pipeline for prime grade property in Lagos has been growing at an unrelenting pace recently.

Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, Nigeria

Transcorp to expand hotel and power investments in Nigeria

Nigerian conglomerate Transcorp plans to invest around $110 million to expand its hotel network in Africa’s biggest economy as it seeks to tap into a growing market for business travellers, its chief executive said on Saturday.

African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa

Nigerians tap into Africa’s fast-growing $1.5B luxury market

Smart Nigerian entrepreneurs are taking position in the fast growing Africa luxury market by creating and producing exclusive luxury products using the continent’s abundant natural resources and the skills of local artisans.

Alara, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Redefining African Luxury in Lagos, Nigeria

Businesswoman Reni Folawiyo is building a concept store with celebrated architect David Adjaye on Victoria Island in Lagos. The mission? To redefine African luxury for Nigerians—and for the rest of the world.