Africa is often referred to as “the dark continent” – which is foolish, really. This label is often attached to the Motherland by countries whose sky is permanently dark and sunless. Africa is a place of innovation.
In Nigeria, there are no vibrant and effective opposition parties, just opportunistic parties and political players. In the 2019 elections there were 91 registered political parties many of which not many Nigerians had heard about. None of those parties play the role of a strong opposition party.
Family structure and family support are protective factors against transactional sex among adolescents and young adults.
For migrants, prejudice can be a life and death matter. Research in India and South Africa shows life is considerably harder if migrants have a darker skin and come from a poorer country.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has announced a visa on arrival policy for all Africans coming to Nigeria. President Buhari made the announcement while attending the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa in Egypt.
Undergraduate student Taoheed Bayo was among several selectees across the United States chosen to participate in the Nike BY You X Cultivator contest. The 21-year-old won the competition and designed a shoe inspired by his Nigerian heritage.
A leading Nigerian newspaper, Punch, has said it will henceforth prefix President Muhammadu Buhari’s name with his former military title he used when he ruled the country in a brutal manner in the 1980s. The publication says its stance is “a symbolic demonstration… against autocracy and military-style repression”.
Nigeria’s democracy is under threat, with press freedom and judicial independence in serious peril. State Security Service officers brazenly cocked guns at a Federal High Court leading to the re-arrest of Nigerian activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare, raising concerns on the country’s shrinking democratic space.
Professor of Physics at the University of Nigeria, Francisca Nneka Okeke is recognised worldwide for her significant and outstanding contributions in Physics. She is also the recipient of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award for her contributions towards understanding climate change.