Joel Olatunde Agoi

Journalist AFP Lagos Bureau.

Nigerian town is ‘twins capital’ of the world

The town recently hosted its second festival, attracting hundreds of sets of twins dressed in traditional clothes

Nigeria vote tensions rise as counting suspended in volatile state

Most domestic and international observers said last month's presidential vote was credible, despite well-documented problems. But tensions remain high

​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

Nigeria’s main opposition party announces candidate ahead of 2019 elections

​Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will run for re-election in February 2019 against former vice president Atiku Abubakar

Nigeria president to run for second term with party endorsement

Muhammadu Buhari will run for a second term in polls scheduled for February 2019

International oil giant is ‘liable for rights violations’ in Nigeria

Shell allegedly helped Nigeria's military commit human rights abuses in the oil-rich south in the 1990s.

Nigerian president visits collapsed building site, vows to investigate

President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to investigate the cause of a building collapse, which has left at least 86 dead.

Nigeria all set to overtake SA as Africa’s largest economy

Nigeria's GDP recalculation due on Sunday is likely to pip it ahead of SA as Africa's largest economy, and could alter perceptions of the continent.

Ghana gold mine collapse leaves 17 illegal workers dead

A gold mine has collapsed in central Ghana, killing 17 people who were working illegally and had been told to leave, say police and an official.

‘Fuel explosion’ and fire erupts at Nigeria’s main port

An explosion and fire hit a barge at Nigeria's main seaport in Lagos, shaking buildings in the area and wounding at least four people, officials said.

Thousands pay respects to Ghana’s John Atta Mills

Thousands of mourners including African leaders, dignitaries and Ghanaian citizens have attended the funeral of president John Atta Mills.

Nigeria’s oil workers threaten to down tools

Nigerian oil workers have threatened to halt production as a strike over fuel prices enters its fourth day and secterian tensions simmer.

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Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!