Nigeria Will Focus More On Technology- President Muhammadu Buhari

by Rachel Ogbu During the maiden meeting of the National Research and Innovation Council (NIRC) which took place in Abuja on Thursday , President Muhammadu Buhari said Federal Government would fast-track industrial and economic development through Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). “I am aware that Nigeria must accord high priority to Science and Technology if it must take […]

Nigerian Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo US Deputy National Security Adviser For International Economic Affairs

by Rachel Ogbu President Barack Obama has appointed Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo as the next Deputy National Security Adviser for International Economic Affairs. The 34-years-old Nigerian is to take over from Caroline Atkinson. He attended Berkeley and Yale Law and worked as an Editor for the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution from 2008 to 2009. […]

Powerful photos documenting exile: SEE Yotam Gidron Israel’s South Sudanese image series

Yotam Gidron is a contributing editor for the Hebrew language blog african.co.il. He studies law in Tel-Aviv University, with a focus on international law and forced migration. Recently the Israel-based photographer shared these photo documentary with the media showing Israel’s South Sudanese population being exiled. He writes ** Shortly after South Sudan’s July 2011 independence, the Israeli government decided to deport the […]

Cambridge Graduate Precious Oyelade’s Nollywood film thesis ranked highly- to be published

by RACHEL OGBU CAMBRIDGE graduate Precious Oyelade, 21,  has received commendations from her superiors after her 10,000-word dissertation based on Nollywood films was scored highly. There are also plans that her research would be published to contribute to discussions around black identity in Britain Oyelade, from south London graduated with a degree in politics, psychology and sociology after completing […]

Listen to the Zulu King’s speech that started the xenophobic attacks

by Kolapo Olapoju It is widely believed that a speech by Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini started the violent xenophobic attacks foreign nationals by locals. In the speech, the king had said that foreigners must pack up and leave the country. The Zulu king lamented that fact that traders in the townships could not compete with […]