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A Third Alternative to PDP and APC | Ben Murray-Bruce |

Months after the 2015 elections ended, Nigerian youths are still hung up on those elections. Nowhere is this more obvious than on social media which our youths have turned to a battle ground divided into pro People Democratic Party (PDP) and pro All Progressives Congress (APC) youths. So ingrained is this animosity that each group

Nigerian-born scientist, Dr Samuel Achilefu wins award for his cancer-seeing glasses – |

A Nigerian born scientist, Samuel Achilefu, has won the prestigious St. Louis Award for 2014 for creating cancer-visualizing glasses. Dr. Achilefu, a professor of radiology and biomedical engineering, and his team developed the imaging technology in cancer diagnosis into a wearable night vision-like goggles so surgeons could see the cancer cells while operating. “They basically

Why visa rejections do not halt Nigerian migrants – BBC News

In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani considers why Nigerians put their lives at risk and opt for dangerous routes to Europe when they fail to get visas. Even the official route for Africans wishing to visit the West is paved with

I’ve seen Nigeria’s old power at work. I know change is coming | Ken Saro-Wiwa |

When President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as Nigeria’s 15th head of state last month, it was, as the saying goes, the beginning of an end and the end of a beginning. After a decade working as an aide to three presidents, it was time for me to move on just as my country is

Man biking from Kaduna to Lagos to thank Yorubas for supporting Buhari| Nigerian News

One Mohammed Kabiru Jafaru, 35, a supporter of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday embarked on a journey from Kaduna to Lagos to thank the Yorubas for supporting Mr. Buhari. Mr. Kabiru, a resident of Hayin Malam Bello, in the Rigasa District of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna state, commenced his journey to Lagos at

Buhari meets man who trekked from Lagos to Abuja to celebrate APC’s victory | | Nigerian News

President-Elect, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Friday received Suleiman Hashimu, the man who is reported to have walked from Lagos to Abuja to celebrate the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate’s victory in the March 28 election. Buhari, who expressed delight about the man’s feat, said he, like most Nigerians, heard about the trekker’s journey

An Appreciation Letter to President Goodluck Jonathan | Connect Nigeria| Nigerian News

Mr. President Sir, I have watched carefully for the past few years how things have unfolded since you came into power as The President Of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria and I will commend your efforts so far amidst criticisms this letter might bring up from anyone. Sir, you are the only president I know

BBC News – Africa in pictures: 27 February – 5 March 2015

Boys ride on donkeys near Maseru, the capital of Lesotho, on Sunday – the day after snap parliamentary elections were held in the southern African country. Women parade decorated camels during a campaign rally in Darfur on Wednesday for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is running for another term in office in elections next month.