Shola Lawal

Shola Lawal is a Nigeria-based freelance journalist and filmmaker covering social justice and environmental issues across west Africa.

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

Hijabis face fear and ignorance

The debate about what Muslim women in Nigeria can put on their heads is getting more heated

Press Releases

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'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

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