Welcome to the ancient city of Ibadan – the gateway to the northern part of Nigeria. Ibadan derived its name from the Yoruba words Eba Odan which literary means, “between the forest and the plains”.

Mountainous and densely populated, Ibadan is a southwestern city in Nigeria and reputed for being the third largest city in Africa. Aside from being the regional political headquarters of Nigeria’s politics and the capital of Oyo state, it is a beautiful metropolitan city inhabited by the warm and culturally rich Yoruba tribe. It is bound by cities, which include the coastal Lagos – a former capital but the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria.

Have you had your Finnish tablet today?

SURROUNDED by hoards of diverse and varied advertising campaigns vying for public attention, we can easily find ourselves falling into the consumerist black hole of today. There is no escape; ads are every which way we turn and, avoid as we might to being sucked into ad campaigns, every once in a while there comes a product that hooks us in and makes us beg for more. Finnexia’s mysterious marketing campaign has been steeped in much speculation around Helsinki lately, even being a popular social networking topic, causing a riot of confusion and doubt.

Smartphone apps are changing the way in which we communicate with the world.

REMEMBER a time in the not too distant past, when travelling overseas saw you relying on phone cards and email to keep in touch with loved ones – let alone *GASP* snail mail?!

These days a growing number of smartphone apps are increasingly making the world seem that little bit smaller, and a little less heavy on the money belt.

JANUARY

Internet provider Elisa become the first Finnish company to prevent their customers from accessing The Pirate Bay. The move was instigated by entertainment companies and anti-piracy organisations desperately attempting to secure their stable doors while their prize fillies disappeared over the horizon in a cloud of dust.

Pre-Xmas parties in full swing

“Pikkujoulut” means the pre-Christmas party of work communities, hobby groups or circles of friends. Everybody is trying to look presentable, until booze proves them wrong, and many intra-squad pressures will be vented by way of aggressive discourse or sexual intercourse.