Nigerian lawmakers debate the decolonization of Lagos streets

Nigeria’s elected officials are demanding the Lagos state governor, to consider the removal of the names of colonialists from their streets to discard the “reminders of colonialism and slavery.” Many streets in the capital have been named after colonialists, which many consider unacceptable and also as symbols for perpetuating colonial agendas. The speaker of the […]

Dangote launches ‘Coalition Against Coronavirus’ to combat COVID-19 in Nigeria

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote yesterday during a press statement announced the launching of the Coalition Against Coronavirus (COCAVID) in an attempt to combat the spread of the deadly pandemic in Africa’s most populated State. The project is launched in partnership with Access Bank Group, Nigeria. According to local media reports, the initiative by the […]

Frequent Gas explosions: Time for Nigeria to implement drastic measures

According to Nigerian authorities, a recent explosion that occurred in Lagos leaves at least 15 people dead, many injured and around 50 buildings destroyed. In a statement, Ibrahim Farinloye, the spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency disclosed that, “Fifteen bodies have been recovered, including a whole family of four who were heading to church […]

Nigeria has more than 4000 doctors in the US & 5000 in the UK alone

A major problem that Africa has been suffering from over the years is the high rate of brain drain that takes highly competent personnel in important areas from the continent to foreign countries, making their service very scarce in their respective countries. A report released by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation revealed that African countries footed […]

One-year-old conjoined twins successfully separated by Nigerian doctors

Speaking to BBC after the operation, Emmanuel Ameh, the lead surgeon said the operation to separate Goodness and Mercy Martins at the chest and abdomen took place in November and the two sisters were now well enough to go home, but admitted that the process was very complicated, lasting for 12 hours with 78 doctors […]