US to help Nigeria rescue kidnapped schoolgirls

US Secretary of State John Kerry has vowed that Washington will do “everything possible” to help Nigeria deal with the armed group Boko Haram, following the kidnapping of scores of schoolgirls. “Let me be clear. The kidnapping of hundreds of children by Boko Haram is an unconscionable crime,” Kerry said in a policy speech in the […]

Nigeria targets 700,000 young farmers in new job initiative

A new government plan, “Youth in Agriculture”, is expected to create jobs for youth. The Federal government is currently developing a presidential initiative aimed at creating 700,000 young commercial farmers in the agricultural sector of the country, the minister of agriculture said. Adewumi Adesina, disclosed this in Akure, Ondo State when he delivered a Foundation […]

My Baby: company officials sentenced over My Pikin poisoning

Barewa Pharmaceutical Company Ltd, were charged with the production of killer syrup Two company officials have been sentenced to seven years in prison over the deaths of at least 80 children. The officials from the company which made the My Pikin syrup were found guilty by a court in Lagos. After children started dying in […]

Residents of Makoko, a Nigerian “water” slum, fight for survival

 Authorities destroyed shacks, displacing hundreds, eight months ago. Of all Africa’s slums, Makoko in Nigeria known for its colour, canoes and poverty is one of the more unusual. It’s built on water. For generations the fishing community in Makoko built its homes over water. Makoko’s shacks on stilts are home to an estimated 250,000 people. […]

Scores killed in Nigeria

Fighting between Boko Haram group and troops in Baga town in Borno state in nation’s northeast leaves at least 185 dead. Fighting between Nigeria’s military and the armed group Boko Haram has left at least 185 people dead in a fishing community in Borno state in country’s northeast, officials said on Sunday. The fighting in Baga, which began on Friday, lasted for hours, […]

Self hatred world wide

More than 70 percent of Nigerian women admit use of whitening products, more than any other nation. In Nigeria, a growing number of men and women are using skin whitening creams because they believe a fairer complexion will help them succeed in life. According to the World Health Organisation, more than 70 percent of Nigerian […]