Nigeria

A ‘Computer Village’ in Lagos offers lessons On What It Takes To Help Small Firms Thrive

Nigeria’s Otigba Computer Village is arguably the biggest information, communications technology (ICT) market in Africa. It started off as a one-man business on a street called “Otigba” in Ikeja, the capital of Lagos State. Within a shor...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Nigeria Needs a More Effective Sanitation Strategy. Here are Some Ideas

In November last year, Nigeria declared that its water supply, sanitation and hygiene sector was in crisis. This was partly prompted by the fact that the country has struggled to make progress towards ending open defecation.Almost one in...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Fashion In Nigeria: Fashion Designers You Should Know

One of the greatest fashion powerhouse’s in the African continent is Nigeria, with a number of fashion designers winning accolades for their work globally. Their work exemplifies the Nigerian ethos, culture and overall diversity, for the...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Nigeria’s Universities Are Performing Poorly. What Can Be Done About

Why are Nigeria’s universities in such a sorry state? Some would say it had to do with just one word: money. Sadly this is part of the reason. But not entirely.Nigeria’s universities have been under-funded for decades. Like a talented bu...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

African Agriculture Economies 'Bright Spot' in Disappointing Global Economy

The global economy generally fell short of its forecasts, set to weaken to 2.6 percent this year, but in Sub-Saharan Africa, agriculture-dependent countries such as Benin, Rwanda, Cote d'Ivoire, and Uganda grew positively, according to t...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

June 12 is now Democracy Day in Nigeria. Why it Matters

Democracy Day in Nigeria is being celebrated on the 12th of June this year. This is the first time the day has been marked on this date. And the change carries heavy symbolism for a country that’s known more years of being ruled by milit...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Africa FDI Rises As Global Investment Declines to $1.3 Trillion

Although global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows suffered a setback of about 13 per cent in 2018, with inflows sliding to $1.3 trillion from $1.5 trillion in the previous year, but sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), recorded growth of about ...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Boko Haram Deploys Lots of Women Suicide Bombers. I Found out Why

Women have participated in political violence consistently over time. In more recent decades the suicide bomber role has become the predominant operational role for women to engage in. This is reflected in groups like the Liberation Tige...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Ambitious Buhari Plans to Lift 100 million Nigerians Out of Poverty in 10 years

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday replicate successes of his first four years in offices, citing an improved economy and better infrastructure among those achievements.Buhari won re-election in February this year, polling...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Boko Haram Triple Suicide Leaves 30 Dead in Nigeria

At least 30 people were killed, and dozens injured in a triple suicide attack in northeast Nigerian state of Borno, state emergency officials said on Monday, in the biggest mass killing this year by suicide bombers.“Yesterday around 8 pm...

Neo Sithole·3 months ago

Nigeria is World's 16th Least Peaceful Country - Report

Nigeria is the 16th least peaceful country in the world, according to the 2019 edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI). At 148 of 163 countries, the most populous black nation retained its position in the previous year--even though its s...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Nigeria: Govt Urged to Provide Tax Waivers for Start-Ups

The President, UNIC Foundation, a non-government organisation (NGO), Dr. Christopher Imumolen, has advised the federal government to provide tax waiver for start-ups to ensure survival of such forms of businesses.Also, the company has un...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Decision on AfCFTA Will Be Guided By National Interest - Buhari

 Nigeria would be guided by national interest in taking any decision on the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday in Abuja.Receiving national council of the Man...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Nigeria: Islamic Finance Will Enhance Economic Growth - NSE

Lagos — The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) said the Islamic finance sector presents numerous opportunities for enhancing the economic growth of Nigeria.The CEO of NSE, Oscar Onyema, stated this at the IFN Nigeria Forum 2019 held in Lagos....

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Nigeria Recorded $14.2bn Capital Inflows in Five Months - Central Bank

Total capital flows to Nigeria between January and May 2019, stood at $14.2 billion, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) revealed last night.Of the aforementioned amount, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) accounted for $2.87 billion, represe...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Why Nigeria Is Trapped in Low Growth Path - Moody

Moody's Investors Service, a global credit rating agency, has revealed why Nigeria's economy is somewhat trapped in a low growth path.The rating agency alarmed that even though there was a 1.1 per cent increase in growth in 2018 that rec...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Nigeria: Central Bank Kicks Off Buhari's 100 Million Jobs Project

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday announced policies and programmes to create 10 million jobs in the next five years. The initiative falls within President Muhammadu Buhari's resolve to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Amnesty Urges Nigeria to Stop Torture By Security Forces

Amnesty International on Wednesday said torture of civilians and suspects by Nigerian security forces have persisted despite new legislation to curb such abuses.In a statement marking International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, A...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

A ‘Computer Village’ in Lagos Offers Lessons on What it Takes to Help Small Firms Thrive

Nigeria’s Otigba Computer Village is arguably the biggest information, communications technology (ICT) market in Africa. It started off as a one-man business on a street called “Otigba” in Ikeja, the capital of Lagos State. Within a shor...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Why Nigeria’s Doctors are Leaving, and How the Problem Can be Fixed

Brain drain is a major challenge facing the Nigerian health system, leading to a dramatic reduction in the number of doctors in the country. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Nigeria is one of the t...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Nigeria: Five-Year Plan - in Pursuit of Double-Digit Economic Growth

The federal government must embrace structural reforms to leapfrog economic growth, writes Obinna Chima. Every nation desire rapid economic growth. Faster growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expands the overall size of an economy and ...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

Nigeria will Sign African Free-trade Deal

Nigeria will sign the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) at an African Union summit in Niger’s capital Niamey this weekend, after holding out for over a year. The announcement made late on Tuesday brings the historic deal ...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

Business builds bridges between Nigeria, South Africa

SOUTH Africa and Nigeria – the continent’s biggest economies and sometimes bitter enemies – have an opportunity to build a vital relationship to the benefit of both countries.This follows the hosting of the South Africa – Nigeria Investm...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Baxter’s Lack of Imagination Will Be His Own Undoing at Bafana

Of four Nigeria defenders, three were taller than our lankiest attacker, Lebogang Mothiba, and yet Bafana Bafana’s main attacking outlet in Wednesday’s AFCON quarterfinal clash was hoofing obscure long balls upfront, to very little succe...

Katlego Mereko·2 months ago

10 Potential Benefits of AfCFTA

On Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. The signing of the agreement brought to an end several months of wait by stakeholders in the Nigerian economy. With a GDP of about $...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

U.S. Envoys Assume Key Africa Posts – But Not South Africa

Career U.S. ambassadors are taking up key diplomatic assignments across Africa following confirmation by the Senate earlier this month. These include envoys to Nigeria, Egypt, Libya, Cote d'Ivoire and the African Union, as well as Malawi...

Joburg Post·26 days ago

Nigerians Can Now Get Google Directions in a Local Accent

We all know Nigerians are proud of their unique accent. So technology giant Google has given Nigerian drivers an option to hear travel advice in a local voice when they use Google Maps. The new feature with the local accent is also avail...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Nigeria: Can These Cabinet Nominees Take Nigeria to the Next Level?

55 days after his swearing-in for second term, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, sent a list of his 43-man ministerial nominees to the Senate for screening and confirmation. The number is seven higher than the 36 he submitted in 201...

Clifford Ndujihe·about 2 months ago

IMF Raises Nigeria's Growth Forecast to 2.3%

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday raised the growth forecast of Nigeria's economy for the 2019 financial year by 0.3 per cent to 2.3 per cent. It disclosed this in its July update on the World Economic Outlook with the them...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

The Masters Of Nigerian Art

A short exhibit about the leading figures who contributed to the development of art in Nigeria during the last century.Ben EnwonwuBen Enwonwu (MBE, NNOM) is a first generation Nigerian painter and sculptor who, being the first Nigerian a...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

5 Nigerian Fitness Influencers You Should Know

While preparing for the summer body, you need all the inspiration to keep the bodygoals going. Here are some of Naija's best fitness influencer. #BodyGoals!

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

WhatsApp Played a Big Role in the Nigerian Election. Not All of it was Bad

There is growing concern about the potential for the message and media sharing platform WhatsApp to undermine democracy in a number of countries across the world including Brazil and India. Because WhatsApp is encrypted – and so offers u...

Nic Cheeseman·about 2 months ago

At Least 65 Killed in Nigeria Boko Haram Attack: State TV

At least 65 people are dead following a suspected attack by Boko Haram on a funeral gathering in northeastern Nigeria, according to local officials. The attack occurred Saturday during a burial in the Nganzai district, near the Borno sta...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Sherlaton Indian Restaurant : India In Nigeria

The popular Sherlaton Indian Restaurant remains a favorite among Indians and Indian food lovers alike. Their ambiance is not fancy, but their food makes up for their lack of decor. Their casual space is a perfect place to gather with fri...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

We Love Africa: @nigeria

We plug breathtaking Instagram pages that share our values; changing the Africa narrative, shed light on Africa’s beauty & potential, promote black beauty, highlight black excellence and tell the stories of ALL THINGS AFRICA. This wee...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Shia Group Banned in Nigeria After Deadly Clashes

The Nigerian government has banned a Shia group after a spate of deadly clashes at protests in the capital Abuja, and following a court decision allowing authorities to call it a "terrorist" organisation. The office of President Muhammad...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Senators Confirm All of Buhari's 43 Ministerial Nominees

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed all of President Muhammadu Buhari's 43 ministerial nominees on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. President Buhari sent the list of nominees to the Senate last Tuesday, and screening commenced on Wednesday, July 24...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

National Parks in Nigeria You Shouldn’t Miss

As diverse as its people are, so is Nigeria’s geographical location. With a landmass spanning over 923,768 square kilometres (356,669 square miles) the country is wide and varied. Within it are tropical rain forests, highlands, islands a...

Adejoke Adeboyejo·about 1 month ago

Things You Need to Know Before You Visit Nigeria.

The giant of Africa is often skipped on travel bucket lists but Nigeria is a fascinating country and will probably be the most memorable country you visit. If you know these things, you are guaranteed to have a wonderful time!The energy ...

Funmi Oyatogun·about 2 months ago

Things Fall Apart: A Chronicle of Cultural Collision

Chinua Achebe’s debut novel is the most widely read among modern African literature. It has been translated in over 50 languages and has been accessed on a global scale. It is a fictional precolonial account of Igbo life and reads as a b...

Katlego Mereko·about 2 months ago

Cameroon Secessionist Leaders Jailed For Life By Military Court

Ten Cameroonian separatists have been handed life sentences by a military court sitting in the capital, Yaounde. The convicts included the leader of the most known separatist group, the Southern Cameroon National Council, SCNC, Sisiku Ay...

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban ·26 days ago

Peeling Back the Layers On the Role of Private Security Companies in Africa

Private military and security companies have been regular fixtures in conflicts across the globe. For Africa, these corporations became increasingly visible with their role in civil wars in Angola and Sierra Leone. More recently, reports...

Jonathan Powell, Christopher Michael Faulkner & Joshua Lambert·about 1 month ago

Nigeria’s Population Bomb: Where is The Baby Bomb Squad?

A country’s greatest wealth is its people but, in a case, where the country cannot maintain or provide for its people the people then become its greatest burden. In trying to understand Nigeria’s population, how the Nigerian government p...

Neo Sithole·about 1 month ago

West African Pilot: Azikiwe’s Pan Africanist Organ

Nnamdi Azikiwe is one of the foremost nationalists in the history of Nigerian politics and had a hand at mentoring Africa’s first post-colonial President, Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah. After an accomplished academic passage at Harvard in the US...

Katlego Mereko·about 1 month ago

Why Buhari’s Long-Awaited Cabinet Leaves a Lot to be Desired

It took President Muhammadu Buhari 54 days after his second term began to send a list of ministerial nominees to the Nigerian Senate for screening. This is a better record than his first term, which began in May 2015. Then Nigerians had ...

Ini Dele-Adedeji·about 1 month ago

Nigeria: Govt Outlines Strategy to Lift 100 Million Out of Poverty

The Minister of Science and Technology Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, yesterday said the Federal Government would deploy science, technology and innovation to actualize President Muhammadu Buhari's promise of freeing 100 million Nigerians from the po...

Emmanuel Elebeke·20 days ago

Nigeria Approves Spectrum for 5G Trial

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved the spectrum for the trial of 5G services in the country. The Executive Vice Chairman of the commission, Umar Danbatta, disclosed this at the opening of the maiden International T...

Joburg Post·19 days ago