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Toye Olori

Toye Olori

    Death rows overflow in Nigeria
    Death rows overflow in Nigeria
    About 600 people are now crammed into Nigeria's disease-infested death rows and the number is certain to rise with a justice system that critics...
    Should Africa consume more of its own cocoa?
    Should Africa consume more of its own cocoa?
    It's certainly a logical suggestion: in an effort to make cocoa-producing countries in Africa less dependent on consumers abroad, why not increase...
    Nigeria's season of ethnic discontent
    Nigeria's season of ethnic discontent
    The release and re-arrest of members of a Yoruba organisation this week have marked the latest chapter in Nigeria's bid to contain ethnic unrest in...
    Nigeria launches school feeding scheme
    Nigeria launches school feeding scheme
    A government programme to provide primary-school children with free lunches has been launched in Nigeria, to encourage parents to educate their...
    Nigeria faces census conundrum
    Nigeria faces census conundrum
    More than a decade after its last headcount, Nigeria is preparing to conduct the country's fifth census this year. However, religion and ethnicity...
    Corruption blamed for Nigerian oil shortages
    Corruption blamed for Nigerian oil shortages
    It is called the "paradox of plenty". Although it is the sixth-largest oil producer in the world, Nigeria has been hit regularly by fuel shortages...
    Journalism school drops HIV-positive student
    Journalism school drops HIV-positive student
    The debate around a journalism school in Lagos that has withdrawn the admission letter of a new student after learning that he is living with HIV...
    Nigerian govt seeks to stop child hawking
    Nigerian govt seeks to stop child hawking
    It's a phenomenon that became noticeable in the 1980s, and is now a permanent feature of the urban landscape in Nigeria: children hawking goods on...
    'Politicians and criminals don't register weapons'
    'Politicians and criminals don't register weapons'
    Nigeria's police are cracking down on illegal firearms that, they say, are threatening Africa's most populous country.
    Ruling Nigerian party consolidates power
    Ruling Nigerian party consolidates power
    The ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Nigeria has won local elections in almost all the 31 states where polls were held this weekend --...
    Little excitement over elections in Nigeria
    Little excitement over elections in Nigeria
    Low voter turnout, boycotts and a lack of ballot papers in various wards have marred local government elections in Nigeria, which took place on...
    Nigerian cocoa farmers escape the middle man
    Nigerian cocoa farmers escape the middle man
    The prospects for cocoa farmers in West Africa have not appeared rosy in recent years, what with declining cocoa prices and reports of exploitive...