Connect Africa: Nigerian set to build $1.9b rail line to Niger

The wish of every Pan-Africanist is to see a well-connected continent where infrastructure is built to facilitate the flow of resources from one country to another with ease to boost intercontinental trade and promote development. That is exactly what Nigeria is about to do. Reports have it that President Buhari led administration of Nigeria has […]

Nigerian legal organization urges gov’t to squash death sentence of Yahaya Sharif

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), a nonprofit, nonpartisan Nigerian legal and advocacy organization has demanded that government reverses the death sentence given to Yahaya Sharif-Aminu. The young musician was earlier reported to have been charged with a death sentence through hanging by the Sharia court in the Hausawa Filin Hockey area of Kano state […]

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 […]