In Nigeria

The anti-violence speech by Nigeria’s president Buhari at the UN was deeply ironic

In his address to the United Nations General Assembly yesterday (Sept. 19), Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari touched on one of the world’s most pressing human rights issues: the brutal violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.<p>“The international community cannot remain silent and not condemn …

Nigeria

A Jolt for the African Coffee Industry

01 Sep 2017<p>The challenges of creating a café culture in Nigeria<p>by Sasha Issenberg<p>Topics:<p>Illustration by Jonathan Bartlett<p>In an era of artisanal …

Coffee

Nigeria: Bisola, #BBNaija Contestant to Attend the UN General Assembly

Bisola.<p>Bisola Aiyeola, first runner-up #BBNaija reality TV show, will be attending the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York as a ONE …

UN General Assembly

Nigeria: Fake Buhari's UN Speech in Circulation

President Muhammadu Buhari.<p>Nigeria's presidency has said that a fake version of President Muhammadu Buhari's speech at the United Nations General …

Muhammadu Buhari

Three suicide bombers kill 12 in Nigeria, emergency agency says

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected suicide bombers killed at least 12 people and injured 26 others on Monday in northeast Nigeria’s state of Borno, epicentre of the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency, the chairman of the local emergency agency said.<p>The attacks are the latest in a series …

Nigeria

Nigeria: YouTube Go Makes Debut in Nigeria

YouTube.<p>YouTube has announced that the YouTube Go app previewed at the recent Google for Nigeria event is now available for initial public download …

Google Play Store

Suicide Bombers Kill Dozen in Nigeria

Suicide Bombers Kill Dozen in NigeriaAt least 15 people were killed when suicide bombers attacked an aid distribution point in Borno village. Read …

Nigeria

West Africa’s Most Daring Designer

On Saturday night in Lagos, Nigeria, women are restless with anticipation. On the mainland, where slums built atop landfills run into middle-class housing estates, a young hair stylist is putting on makeup and taming her mane of extensions, getting ready to meet her older boyfriend for drinks. On …

Fashion

Nigeria boat sinking leaves 33 dead - emergency services

<b>The bodies of at least 33 people, some children, have been recovered after a crowded boat capsized in the Niger River in north-western Nigeria.</b><p>Emergency officials say they managed to rescue 84 people on board, but another 30 of the total 150 passengers remained unaccounted for.<p>They blamed the …

The Trouble With Oil Pipelines in Nigeria

On Wednesday in Abuja, the group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) stated that in 2016, pipeline vandalism …

International Relations

Pro-Biafra independence protesters arrested in Nigeria

Lagos — Tensions mounted between Nigerian security forces and pro-Biafran supporters on Thursday, after renewed protests calling for independence and …

Business (South Africa)

Interswitch Nigeria Sees Delayed IPO Concluded by End-2019

Interswitch Ltd., a Nigeria-based payments-processing company, expects to complete its delayed dual listing in London and Lagos before the end of …

Business

BBC News

A report by the World Economic Forum has ranked sub-Saharan Africa as the least developed region in the world in terms of education.<p>The Human Capital Report rates Norway as the most advanced and Yemen as the least. Mauritania came 129th out of the 130 countries surveyed. Ethiopia was only two …

Africa

Nigeria’s retail boom might be over before it started unless investors bring malls closer to people

Over the past decade, large American-style malls have become a more regular feature in Nigeria’s largest cities.<p>Investors have been attracted by the promise of Nigeria’s large population and growing middle class, and looked to snag some of the pie for themselves. When the first malls opened in …

Nigeria

British High Commissioner to Nigeria gives BBC interview in Pidgin

If you want to learn some Pidgin, Britain's high commissioner in Nigeria could give you some pointers.<p>Paul Arkwright told the BBC's Pidgin service what he enjoyed about being in Nigeria, in Pidgin.<p>Pidgin is spoken by an estimated 75m people in Nigeria, with additional speakers across West and …

Nigeria

Nigeria: Cooking 'Moi-Moi' in Nylons Causes Cancer, Expert Warns

Moi Moi<p>A dietician, Mr John Tehinse, has warned people against cooking moi-moi and other foods in nylons or cellophane bags as it produced dioxins, a …

Food Safety

Referral challenge hits bid to contain cholera in Nigeria's northeast

MAIDUGURI (Reuters) - Efforts to contain a cholera outbreak that has struck more than 1,000 people in refugee camps in northeast Nigeria are being hampered because people are failing to report suspected cases to authorities, a United Nations official said.<p>Health officials in Borno, the northeastern …

Nigeria

Nigeria: Unveiling the 37 Cultural Wonders of Nigeria

Recently, the National Council for Arts Culture unveiled its compilation of the 37 Cultural Wonders of Nigeria. The 37 Cultural Wonders of Nigeria is …

Nigeria

In Nigeria’s Wild Telecom Frontier, Firms Brave Shifting Rules for Hopes of Growth

Mobile operators navigate changing regulatory environment and network issues<p>LAGOS, Nigeria—The prospects for mobile-phone growth in Nigeria are among the most lucrative for telecom operators globally, but also the most challenging.<p>Only some 45% of the approximately 192 million people in Africa’s …

Mobile

The Monarchs Who Are Making a Difference in Nigeria

Before becoming the 40th Oba of Benin, Eheneden Erediauwa was a renowned diplomat with the United Nations, serving as Nigeria’s ambassador to Angola, …

Culture

Buhari calls for calm after 19 were killed by herdsmen in Nigeria's Plateau state

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari appealed for calm and an end to communal violence on Saturday after police said armed herdsmen killed 19 people …

Nigeria

Book extract

<b>The sage elder of Africa who studied with Mick Jagger</b><p>He is the grand old man of African business: tall, imposing, a gentleman with impeccable …

Africa

Nigerian Gays - Swimming in Shark Infested Sea

Gay marriage.<p>The consistent slaps and punches on the face of a young man in his mid twenties by the mob, gathers momentum and the passerby stops to …

LGBTQ

Where there’s an ironclad will, there’s a way for Alatise

<b>Why can’t I read this article?</b><br>This article is considered premium content, which is available to subscribers only during the week of publication under …

Art

Nigeria: Eliminating Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Nigeria

[This Day] Despite Nigerian Government's target to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2016, over 60,000 children are still being …

Public Health

How Nigeria is wasting its rich water resources

Nigeria is so rich in water resources that many of its 36 states are named after rivers. In addition to surface water found in nearly every part of …

Water

Catholic priest in Nigeria kidnapped, murdered

Orlu, Nigeria, Sep 5, 2017 / 03:32 pm (CNA).- A Catholic priest was kidnapped and found murdered in Nigeria, local sources have confirmed.<p>According …

Nigeria

Largest Africa Economies Need Bigger Rebound to Cut Joblessness

A surge in agriculture has helped lift Africa’s biggest economies out of their slumps, but the recovery may be weak.<p>Gross domestic product in …

Economy

Nigeria: Govt Must Take Over, Sell Empty Abuja Houses - Buhari's Adviser

The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property on Tuesday said that the federal government may soon take over empty …

Corruption

Massive Flooding In Nigeria Displaces Over 100,000 People

As Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari announced on Aug. 31, more than 100,000 people have fled their homes because of major flooding in the central …

Nigeria