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Shola Lawal

Meet Donald Trump’s Nigerian cheerleaders

If Nigerians got to choose the next US president, Donald Trump would be the clear favourite

Red, green and gold: A pan-African history of flags and the remarkable woman who inspired it

That many of the continent’s flags contain a similar colour scheme is deliberate by design

The doctor who gave her life to stop Ebola in Nigeria

When Ebola first hit Lagos, Dr Ameyo Adadevoh knew something was seriously wrong, so she did something about it

How to translate a pandemic

The key to containing ‘kokoro korona’ is to speak to people in their own languages

MTN’s Nigeria listing: View from the stock exchange floor in Lagos

"Half bread is better than none," says MTN Nigeria chairman

Surviving Boko Haram’s war on children

After escaping from the clutches of armed groups, abducted children in northern Nigeria should expect a warm welcome on their return home

Boko Haram’s war on children

After escaping from the clutches of armed groups, abducted children in northern Nigeria don't get a warm homecoming

Why governing Lagos is Nigeria’s ultimate political prize

Forget the presidency. Whoever controls Lagos controls Africa’s most important city

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

Daniel ‘The Bull’ Amokachi was one of African football’s first household names, powering Nigeria to Olympic glory in 1996

The Nigerian king who cursed the sex traffickers

Edo State is Nigeria’s capital of human trafficking, and local authorities are seemingly powerless. Enter His Royal Majesty Oba Ewuare II

Nigeria braces for knife-edge election (again)

At times chaotic, at others comical, the race to lead Africa’s biggest economy is never boring

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