25-year-old Nigerian Fabrication engineer and chief executive officer of Bennie Technologies LTD, Jerry Mallo, has unveiled the country’s first locally manufactured carbon fibre sports car.
African literary prizes are slowly becoming more relevant and richer, thanks to writers organising on the continent.
Nigeria’s federal government launched its first national sexual offenders register, which is a database of persons convicted for sexual violence in the country since 2015. The register will be available online to assist the public, state bodies and police identify repeat offenders.
With a Hate Speech Bill and a shrinking democratic space, Nigerian lawmakers have become no different from the country’s military rule which saw dictatorship thrive. The final breath of democracy in Nigeria is being killed by Nigerian lawmakers, and Nigerians run the risk of losing what is left of their freedom if they continue to sit in silence.
All 36 states in Nigeria must adopt the Child Rights Act to safeguard their children.
Schools are still not using Nigerian languages to teach students.
Nigerian Afro-fusion star Burna Boy has received his first-ever Grammy nomination for his acclaimed album African Giant. Other Africans with a chance to win a Grammy include three-time Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo, and South African comedian Trevor Noah, nominated in the Best Comedy Album category.
The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) is a flagship initiative of the Jack Ma Foundation that aims to support and inspire the next generation of African entrepreneurs. In its first year the initiative awarded $1 million in prize money to 10 entrepreneurs from across Africa.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari shut his country’s border with neighbouring countries: Benin Republic and Niger, but Nigerian businesses are bearing the brunt of the closure which violates ECOWAS protocol.