Aminu Abubakar

Aminu Abubakar is a journalist based in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, where he grew up. He worked for local newspapers before joining Agence France-Presse (AFP) in 2000 as a freelance correspondent covering northern Nigeria.

​Last day of campaigning in Nigeria before polls

Muhammadu Buhari is seeking a second term but is facing a strong challenge from Atiku Abubakar who has campaigned largely against his record in office

What’s behind the return of Boko Haram?

A faction of Boko Haram affiliated to the Islamic State militant group, has intensified attacks against the army in the northeast of Nigeria

Nigerian soldiers demand break from Boko Haram

Analysts say Nigeria has not faced such a serious threat from Boko Haram since the peak of the insurgency between 2013 and 2015

Boko Haram frees most of abducted Dapchi schoolgirls

The Dapchi kidnapping on February 19 brought back painful memories of a similar abduction in Chibok in April 2014, when more than 200 girls were taken

Fit-again Nigerian president hits the campaign trail

Following months spent outside his country, President Muhammadu Buhari is getting ready to make a comeback

Hunting for Africa’s Einstein with a science lab on wheels

A truck equipped with laboratory equipment tours Nigeria, allowing 7,500 students and 15 schools to conduct practical lessons.

Call for Boko Haram peace talks masks ethnic tensions

A group of community elders in northeast Nigeria are urging the Islamists to enter peace talks, a move some see as motivated by ethnic self-interest.

Major airlines give Kaduna airport a miss

"​Nigeria’s capital has cut off by air since Wednesday"

Proposed Nigerian family laws can revolutionise polygamy

A new-generation leader is tackling tradition that leaves wives and children vulnerable

Cash crunch affects match-making programme and mass weddings in Kano, Nigeria

'The matchmaking programme began in 2012 to help divorcées remarry in Kano state, which has the highest divorce rate in Nigeria.'

Young female suicide bombers kill 15 in Nigeria

Girl aged just 11 one of two bombers linked to terror group Boko Haram. Suicide bombings have killed 49 people in less than 24 hours.

Dozens killed in attacks on Nigeria churches ahead of World Cup game

An attack on churches in northeast Nigeria blamed on Boko Haram killed more than 50 people ahead of Nigeria's last-16 World Cup match against France.

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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