Tag Archives: Abuja

11Sep/17

Pap in a pack – Nigerian entrepreneur turns traditional meal into hot commodity

A traditional staple meal made from maize or sorghum and consumed widely across Africa in different forms, Pap is being sold in Nigeria in a labelled, convenient pack with a guarantee that it is hygienically prepared and fit for export. Entrepreneur Ijeoma Ndukwe has big plans to take this simple porridge to Nigeria’s huge Diaspora population with an insatiable taste for home, and while it is not too different from what people have consumed for generations, Ndukwe says her business plan offers a more ‘complete package’.
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20Aug/17

Nigeria’s Buhari returns home after three-month sick leave in Britain

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AUGUST 19, 2017) (REUTERS) – Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country Saturday (August 19) after three months of medical leave in Britain where he received treatment for an unspecified ailment. Continue reading

07Aug/17

Nigerian innovator uses app to fight food waste

Nigerian engineer Oscar Ekponimo has created a web app that could help beat hunger. The app connects disadvantaged communities with stores and non-governmental organisations; giving them an opportunity to buy food approaching the end of its shelf life at a discount.

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07May/17

Chibok girls released by Boko Haram arrive in Abuja – Reuters witness

ABUJA, NIGERIA (MAY 7, 2017) (REUTERS) – A group of girls released by Boko Haram jihadists after kidnapping them in 2014 in the north Nigerian town of Chibok arrived on Sunday (May 7) in the capital Abuja, a Reuters witness said.
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07Mar/17

Nigeria seeks U.S. immigration clarity, advises against non-urgent travel

Nigeria advises its citizens against any non-urgent travel to the United States until Washington clarifies its immigration policy, following several incidents of people with valid visas being denied entry.

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07Jan/17

Soccer-African Footballer of the Year winners

ABUJA, Jan 5 (Reuters) – List of African Footballer of the
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14Apr/16

#BringBackOurGirls demand more action

#BringBackOurGirls activists blame the government and international community for failing to rescue children abducted by Boko Haram two years ago and call for more action.

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25Jan/16
Ernest Nwokolo Cradle Count

New app helps women keep track of their pregnancy in Nigeria

Pregnant women in Nigeria are using the Cradle Count app to monitor their pregnancy and look out for any sign of complications that could affect them or their baby’s health. The android based mobile application is being embraced in a country where a woman’s chance of dying from pregnancy and child birth is 1 in 13.

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13Jan/16
Splendour Joe Abisoye a 9-year-old Nigerian writer

Quotable African quotes of 2015

From a 9-year-old published author in Nigeria to an activist spreading the word on why gender violence must stop, there were several memorable African voices this year.

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08Jan/16
Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Aubameyang wins African Player of Year award

Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been named African Footballer of the Year, narrowly edging out Yaya Toure at the Confederation of African Football award ceremony.

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