Lifestyle

Nigeria music icon making a comeback – at 85

An 85-year-old music legend in Nigeria, known for the “highlife” dance music that once dominated West Africa, Fatai Rolling Dollar has mounted a surprising comeback five decades after his heyday. The octogenarian, who saw his fame and money dwindle when highlife’s popularity faded, is again playing the upbeat sound on guitar to packed venues and […]

Africa

Nigerian airline suspends flight to S.Africa

Nigeria’s Arik Air has suspended its daily flights to Johannesburg after 125 Nigerians were refused entry into South Africa over a dispute with airport health authorities, it said on Saturday. Arik decided to suspend flights between Lagos and Johannesburg, the two financial hubs, due to a dispute with health authorities over yellow fever vaccination documents […]

Law and Order

Australian woman(Cochrane-Ramsey) collaborated with scammers to dupe car buyers

Nigerian email scams have become nearly as commonplace as the Internet itself. But one Australian woman wound up in jail after turning the tables–to the tune of $30,000–on a group of con artists. The Courier-Mail reports that Sarah Jane Cochrane-Ramsey, 23, was employed as an “agent” in March 2010 by the Nigerians, but didn’t know […]