Haemorrhaging support from Nigerian Christians after he chose a Muslim northerner as his running mate, 2023 presidential candidate Bola Tinubu ... has appointed the Christian governor of Plateau State in central Nigeria as his campaign manager to help turn his fortunes around. Can Simon Lalong reverse the tide?
Nigerian author, playwright and filmmaker, Biyi Bandele, passed away suddenly on Sunday 7 August in Lagos, at 54. Director of the film adaptation ... of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ and the upcoming September 2022 movie based on Wole Soyinka’s ‘Death and the King’s Horseman’ titled ‘Elesin Oba: The King’s Horseman’, Bandele was a frontline name in the Nigerian film industry.
Nigerian presidential candidate Bola Tinubu has appointed Festus Keyamo, who once sued the Lagos State house of assembly for clearing the then ... governor on allegations of certificate forgery, as spokesman for his campaign.
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The Horniman Museum in London announced on the weekend that it will return 72 artefacts to the Nigerian government. As more European governments ... return pillaged artefacts, what economic value can they provide to their countries of origin?
The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), reacting to calls by citizens to take drastic action against the free fall of the naira against ... the US Dollar, was quoted in a report saying: "Domestically, there has been zero dollar remittance to the country’s foreign reserve by the NNPC. Monetary policy alone cannot bear all the burden of the expected adjustments needed to manage all these difficulties. It’s our collective duty as Nigerians to shore up the value of the naira.’’
The decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to supply 10 Toyota Land Cruiser SUVs to neighbouring Niger Republic is causing uproar in Nigeria, ... a country facing an unprecedented debt and poverty level.