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Shola Lawal

Shola Lawal

    Why governing Lagos is Nigeria’s ultimate political prize
    Why governing Lagos is Nigeria’s ultimate political prize
    Welcome to Lagos, to the urban jungle. Historically, the city-state served as a major route for carting away slaves in the transatlantic slave...
    Tensions simmer in restive Togo
    Tensions simmer in restive Togo
    Governance is a family business but a new generation of protesters is trying to disrupt the old order
    'A black coach doesn’t say no to Europe’: What happens next for Daniel Amokachi
    'A black coach doesn’t say no to Europe’: What happens next for Daniel Amokachi
    Daniel ‘The Bull’ Amokachi was one of African football’s first household names, powering Nigeria to Olympic glory in 1996. Now he’s...
    The Nigerian king who cursed the sex traffickers
    The Nigerian king who cursed the sex traffickers
    Edo State is Nigeria’s capital of human trafficking, and local authorities are seemingly powerless to protect vulnerable women and girls. Enter...
    Nigeria braces for knife-edge election (again)
    Nigeria braces for knife-edge election (again)
    At times chaotic, at others comical, the race to lead Africa’s biggest economy is never boring
    Hijabis face fear and ignorance
    Hijabis face fear and ignorance
    The debate about what Muslim women in Nigeria can put on their heads is getting more heated
    South Cameroon a ‘big ghost town’
    South Cameroon a ‘big ghost town’
    Tens of thousands of English-speaking Cameroonians have fled the country ahead of the presidential vote
    Is Nigeria’s youth corps worthwhile?
    Is Nigeria’s youth corps worthwhile?
    Kwara State — When Tolu Babayemi got the call telling her that she was being sent to Kwara State, North Central Nigeria, for...
    Could you WhatsApp your way to better mental health?
    Could you WhatsApp your way to better mental health?
    A circle of bright red and green plastic chairs and a pull-up banner are the only signs that a meeting is planned in the schoolhouse in Ikeja, the...