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11 Aug 2019
When the management of Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited (EMTS) assured of fulfilling its obligations to 2018 finalists of the 9mobile Prize for Literature, many had wondered how soon it was going to be.
11 Feb 2018
Two Nigerians and a South African writer have been shortlisted for the 2018 9mobile Prize for Literature. The three shortlisted titles are Stay with Me by Nigeria’s Ayobami Adebayo, What it Means When a Man Falls Down From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah...
9 Feb 2018
2017 Future Awards Arts and Culture winner, Ayobami Adebayo, has been nominated for a British Literary Award for her debut novel, Stay With Me. She has been nominated alongside 11 others for the Wellcome Book Prize. Adebayo is the only African competing for the £30,000 (N15,082,200) award. To read her interview with us, click here. As…
31 Dec 2017
In the last few years, perhaps more than ever, Nigerian youths have become a creative force so potent that their impacts on the society cannot be ignored. Young people have been building legacies in sectors such as agriculture, literature, music, media, commerce, fashion, arts and many others. To honour this growing band of outstanding individuals,…
20 Dec 2017
The jury of 2018 edition of 9mobile Prize for Literature has released a longlist of nine books from an array of authors from across the continent, who entered for the prize, by 9mobile.
9 Jul 2017
By the time we come to the end of ‘Stay With Me’, shortlisted for the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, the reader is spent, having been taken through the mill by the protagonist’s seemingly endless travails. We have run such a gamut of emotions....
2 Jul 2017
Goethe Institut’s second Literary Crossroad for the year, women still reigned as two female writers, Yewande Omotosho and Ayobami Adebayo, read extensively from their most recent works as they joined Molara Wood in a conversation.
11 Jun 2017
Two writers, who just burst onto the country’s literary scene with their exciting works, Odafe Atogun (Taduno’s Song) and Ayobami Adebayo (Stay With Me), which is shortlisted for the 2017 Bailey’s Prize for Literature, have challenged Nigerian publishers.....


The United States has called on the Federal Government to bring to justice everyone that was involved in violence, including intimidation of voters and suppression of voting during the last election.
51 mins ago
The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, may be in for fresh trouble as over 250 Constitutional and Human Rights lawyers have called on the National Judicial Council to direct all courts in Nigeria not to entertain cases brought before them by the EFCC.
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The Southern Women’s Forum (SWF), a regional and non-partisan platform promoting and advancing the cause of political participation of women in Southern Nigeria, has lamented the decline in women’s political representation, just as it condemned the electoral violence and voter suppression that characterized the 2023 general elections across the country.
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Nigeria’s quest to return to the Olympic Games football event begins today, at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja, where the U-23 Eagles will clash with their Guinean counterparts.
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As innovators, investors and world leaders converge in Silicon Valley, California, United States, on Wednesday to discuss the future of Africa at the African Diaspora Investment Symposium (ADIS), attention would be divided over the ripple effect of the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of choice for most startups and venture capitalists, and the influence it had on the startup world, especially fintechs in Africa.