“I do not think anyone in Nigeria needs persuading of the need for urgent action on the environment. Desertification in the north, floods in ... the centre, pollution and erosion on the coast are enough evidence. For Nigeria, climate change is not about the perils of tomorrow, but what is happening today,” President Muhammadu Buhari said during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in October. And today means Nigerians are finding it increasingly hard to afford basic food items.
Partly as a consequence of its rapid pace and dizzying mix of hustle and bustle, Lagos has long been a hub for rich African music. A cultural ... melting pot, the city has consistently birthed diverse, hybrid artists over the years. With all that life in Lagos comes with, its artists are bursting with stories to tell and experiences to share.
A Nigerian fintech startup, TeamApt, which provides financial services to the underserved mass market in Africa, is eyeing the unicorn status ... on the back of nearly $50bn in yearly transactions, as it seeks to raise a Series C funding round ‘at well over $1bn in valuation from some of the world's biggest investors’. TeamApt could be the fifth unicorn from the Nigerian fintech ecosystem, following Interswich, Opay, Flutterwave and most recently, Andela.
Charles Soludo, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), was recently elected into another governorship seat — this time, a ... political position in which he will lead the southeast Anambra state. As he officially takes over from the incumbent Willie Obiano in March 2022, his past throws up various expectations of what he could bring on board while leading Anambra as governor.
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Despite facing terrorism charges, Nnamdi Kanu, who leads Nigeria’s most powerful secessionist groups, is now being considered for amnesty by ... President Muhammadu Buhari. But can this end the agitations?
The scenes and stories emerging from Nigeria are simply frightening. Nigeria, not a regional powerhouse but traditionally a veritable continental ... player, has been missing in action in most vital spheres of leadership because it's saddled with a leader who has abdicated the duties and responsibilities of leading.
If Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote can drop multiple billions into a refinery, it is because of income streams across several sectors, patiently ... built up over the past decade – in textiles, then sugar and cement, logistics and others. Each new commodity, once mastered, becomes the springboard for entry into a new sector.