Nigeria to Stop Teaching English in Primary School?

The Nigerian government has announced a policy that will drastically change their educational structure for primary schooling: teachers will teach their students in their local languages instead of English. According to BBC News, Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, advised that the framework is known as the National Language Policy. It stipulates that for…

Nigeria’s Chibok Girls Rescued!

The Nigerian Army has rescued three girls from the jihadist group Boko Harem and returned them home to Chibok, Nigeria. Back in 2014, 276 girls were kidnapped from their school dormitory in the northeastern town of Chibok. Out of the 276, 57 were able to escape, and 80 were freed in exchange for Boko Haram…

Benin Bronzes Will Return to Africa

The return of stolen artifacts from the continent has been previously highlighted throughout this blog. And today, I came across some more good news. According to Africa News, Germany and Nigeria will start an agreement to return Benin Bronzes taken from the Kingdom of Benin in 1897. A British colonial expedition stole the bronzes and…

Nigeria’s Fertilizer Plant…

Nigeria recently launched Africa’s largest fertilizer plant. According to Africa News, this $2.5 billion fertilizer plant will contribute to the global supply of fertilizer in the wake of inflation stemming from the Russo-Ukrainian war. Although agriculture contributed to 25.8% of Nigeria’s 173 billion dollar economy in 2021, farmers are oftentimes limited on supplies like fertilizers…

Nigeria’s eNaira Currency

Nigeria has become the first African country to launch its own digital currency: the eNaira. According to Africa News, Nigeria is the most populous country on the continent and has the largest economy. The new digital currency will improve cross-border trade, push financial inclusion for those outside the formal economy, and increase remittances. Nigerian President…

“Bandits” Release Nigerian Students

The rescue of 300 Nigerian boys in Katsina, Nigeria, was highlighted in a previous post. Unfortunately, similar incidents continue to occur throughout the country. Kidnappings by gunmen, often referred to as “bandits,” have become commonplace in northern and central Nigeria. Since last December, at least ten institutions have been hit by kidnappers who’ve taken over…

Abducted Nigerian Boys Reunited with Their Parents

I came across some good news this Sunday morning, by way of Africa News. Over 300 Nigerian schoolboys were rescued and reunited with their parents in Katsina, Nigeria, after being seized in a mass abduction by Jihadist terrorist group Boko Haram. The boys were brought to the governor’s office, where they were received by President…

President Buhari Upset With Foreign #EndSARS Media Coverage

In a previous post, the #EndSARS protests to end police brutality in Nigeria was highlighted. Well, their president, Muhammadu Buhari, has responded to the foreign media outlets’ biased coverage. The following information comes from Business Insider Africa. President Buhari argues that the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and America’s Cable News Network (CNN) didn’t balance out…

End SARS!

Police brutality isn’t just a Western problem. Protests happening in Nigeria are shining a light on an organization built to protect and serve, but somehow they chose abuse of power. The following information comes from The Guardian. A Nigerian police force, The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), has been dissolved after allegations of police brutality. Protests…

Nigeria’s Zero-Tolerance Policy for Sex Offenders

In recent years, there have been open discussions on combating human/sex trafficking, pedophilia, rape, sexual harassment, and more. Well, there’s some great news coming out of Nigeria that I had to share with you all. The following information is from The Independent and The Washington Post. A new law passed in Kaduna, Nigeria, now states…

Trade War Between Ghana and Nigeria

South African Political icon Julius Sello Malema has been open with the xenophobic issues on the continent. And a recent news article supports why this problem needs to cease. The following information is from Africa News. After the closing of several Nigerian shops in Ghana, Nigerian traders are accusing local authorities in Ghana of discrimination,…

Nigeria’s Dismissal of Madagascar’s COVID-Organics

In a previous post, I highlighted Madagascar’s COVID-19 tonic and their partnership with Equatorial Guinea. Well, recent news coming out of Nigeria is going against their union and product. The following information is from AA. Nigeria’s Pharmaceutical Research Institute has rejected Madagascar’s coronavirus herbal mixture, COVID-Organics (CVO). The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development…