After the protests, Nigerian Australians say police brutality in their homeland must end

Joseph Erakaha moved to Australia five years ago after studying to be a nurse in Nigeria. The 38-year-old says he left at a time of worsening police brutality that often targeted students. “It’s a common sight to see police checkpoints on the road, especially when you drive. So you get to be worried ... you... Continue Reading →

It’s victory of good over evil, Obasanjo congratulates Biden, Harris

Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday, congratulated Democrat Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris over their ‘victory’ in the US election. Obasanjo, in a congratulatory letter made by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, described the ‘feat’ achieved by the two Democrats as “victory of good over evil”. The former Nigerian... Continue Reading →

Nigeria: Flood As Threat to Rice Production

By Ugo Aliogo Ugo Aliogo wonders if Nigeria achieve self-sufficiency in rice production especially with the huge damages caused by flood in Kebbi State Flooding has remained a major environmental challenge to the country. Despite the several interventions by the federal government, the issue remains a challenge, especially to food security. Although flooding is a fallout... Continue Reading →

Violence: Pray for Nigeria —Pope Francis

Pope Francis has called on the world to pray for Nigeria, following the unrest that has taken lives as well as the destruction of properties in states across the country. In a tweet on his official handle, he said,  “Let us pray to the Lord for Nigeria, so that every form of violence might always... Continue Reading →

Nigerian president warns protesters to stop, omits mention of those killed

LAGOS, Nigeria —  Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari warned protesters Thursday to stop the unrest that has gripped the country in recent days but made no mention of the shootings of peaceful protesters that killed at least 12 people and prompted international outrage. The military opened fire without warning on thousands of peaceful protesters singing the national anthem Tuesday... Continue Reading →

Africa must condemn Nigeria bloodshed – Rawlings

Former Ghanaian president Jerry Rawlings has enjoined "All conscientious citizens of Africa" to condemn the bloodshed in Nigeria. He is also urging parties in the ongoing protests against police brutalities "to move towards non-violent engagement" to resolve the umpasse. Several thousands of Nigeria's youths have been protesting what they say are brutalities perpetrated by the... Continue Reading →

#EndSARS: US Closes Lagos Consulate, Issues Advisory

The United States government has called on its citizens living in Nigeria to avoid areas of protests as the ongoing protest against police brutality escalates. The US Mission in Nigeria in the review of travel advisory posted on its website said its Consulate General in Lagos would be closed Wednesday. It stated: “Multiple demonstrations are... Continue Reading →

#EndSARS Protest Beyond Police Brutality, IYC Says, Demands End To Impunity

The Ijaw Youth Council has said that the ongoing nationwide protest on EndSARS was a metaphor for a structured Nigeria and not just an end to police brutality. The IYC through its spokesperson, Ebilade Ekerefe, commended the undying spirit of the Nigerian youth to ensuring that the country was habitable for all and appealed to... Continue Reading →

Stripe acquires Nigerian fintech company, Paystack, in deal reportedly worth ‘over $200m’

Paystack is a tech company that provides a quick way to integrate payments services into an online or offline transaction by way of an API. A fintech company based in the United States, Stripe, is reportedly acquiring Paystack, a Lagos-based startup, in a deal reportedly worth over $200m. Paystack is a tech company that provides a... Continue Reading →

Nigeria govt will ban milk importation in 2022– Minister

The Nigerian government will seek to proscribe milk imports by 2022 as Africa’s biggest economy eyes self-sufficiency in dairy production, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Sabo Nanono said on Tuesday. “We are planning in this ministry and watch my words, in the next two years we will ban the importation of milk into this... Continue Reading →

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