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3 Apr
When popular broadcaster Tracy ‘Suo’ Chapele finished her English and Literature degree programme at the University of Benin, she was not aware her career in broadcasting would be kick-started by her ability to speak the Nigerian Pidgin effortlessly. Chapele grew up speaking the Nigerian Pidgin. The language is widely spoken in Warri where she was…
28 Mar 2021
To many Nigerians, Jude Akuwudike’s name and face are not exactly familiar. The closest he got to a film remotely Nigerian was when he played Dada Goodblood in the film adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation. But that can hardly subtract from his skills and accomplishments as an actor. Jude becoming an actor…
8 Mar 2021
Olaposi Lawore is the Managing Director of Dynasty Real Estate (DRE). He has a passion for environmental and social development and has been involved in the design and execution of several notable residential and commercial projects for mainstream banks, QSR's and other corporate businesses. As M.D of DRE, the real estate investment and property development…
9 Oct 2020
*This cover article was originally published on August 10, 2018. It was republished in light of its relevance to the ongoing #EndSARS protest* James Ademuyiwa, a social media marketer, does not believe the police is a friend. After two nasty experiences with men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Abeokuta and Lagos, his disposition is…
10 Aug 2020
Respite for drivers on e-hailing services will end later in August when Lagos State Government's new regulations for ride-hailing services take effect. Under the new regulations, which were earlier scheduled to take effect in March, third-party operators like Uber and Bolt that have over 1000 drivers on their platforms will pay ₦25 million licencing fee…
25 Jul 2020
Adetoke Ogunranti, a multimedia journalist, started her small logistics company in March with four motorcycles. She aimed to have another source of income. Three months later, Ogunranti was forced to sell off two of the four bikes. "Police, local government officials and NIPOST are taxing out of business," Ogunranti said on Friday evening. "There was…
30 Jun 2020
  In the last few decades, Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta has had to battle many problems: damaged environment, lax security that made militancy and kidnapping thriving businesses for a select few, dwindling livelihood occasioned by oil spillages, and bad governance.   While militancy - mostly attacks on oil installations and oil workers - has taken the…
23 May 2020
A "well-orchestrated" COVID-19-related fraud targeting multiple American states has been traced back to Nigeria, an internal US Secret Service memo said. The memo, seen by The Guardian, was reportedly sent to Secret Service's field offices across the US on Thursday, May 14. The Secret Service said the fraudsters are exploring the COVID-19 pandemic to commit…
24 Apr 2020
On April 2, the International Organisation for Migration rescued 256 persons in the arid northern Niger. The trafficked persons were abandoned by their traffickers close to the Niger-Libya border, dehydrated and desperately in need of food. A baby was among those rescued, IOM's Chief of Mission in Niger, Barbara Rijks, said. All the rescued persons…
16 Apr 2020
The exit of Otosirieze Obi-Young as the deputy editor of Brittle Paper, a digital literary journal, is generating controversies.  Obi-Young said in a statement on Wednesday that he was forced to leave Brittle Paper because of its "censorship" and lack of "freedom".  The controversies began after Obi-Young wrote an article that was critical of novelist…
14 Apr 2020
https://youtu.be/La4XOK7mv7k As parts of Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, enter the third week of coronavirus lockdown, the people are demanding that the government should hand out cash to ease off hunger. The International Monetary Fund said in 2017 that the informal sector was responsible for about 65% of the country's GDP. The bulk of the…
23 Mar 2020
Nigerian Government Monday advised residents of Abuja and Lagos, the two cities which are hardest hit by coronavirus, to stay at home "until further advice is given". Nigeria currently has 36 confirmed cases of the virus but two of those have recovered and have been discharged. Lagos State has 25 cases while Abuja 6. One…

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Sudanese women's activist Amira Osman Hamed has won a Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk, the organisation announced Friday.