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A consortium of nine universities in Canada and the Lake Chad basin countries of Nigeria, Chad, Niger, and Cameroon has secured a preliminary grant of C$198,000 to build a massive database on the Boko Haram insurrection in the Lake...
Little known until recently, the Ebola virus disease is changing the way Nigerians live. Many no longer exchange greetings or welcome guests by shaking hands. “Ranka dede”, a form of greeting that is popular in Hausa culture, has been...
The Muslim festival, Eid el-Kabir, is certain to be celebrated on October 3 or 4. The moon was sighted on September 24. Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Abubakar Saad III, who is the leader of Muslims in Nigeria, will say the...
NOV. 15, 2017 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists will honor journalists from Cameroon, Mexico, Thailand, and Yemen with its 2017 International Press Freedom Awards. The journalists have faced government harassment, death threats, or imprisonment in their pursuit of...
MARCH 9-21 – Over 1.4 million candidates will sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) across Nigeria. UTME is conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), hence candidates for UTME are also called “Jambites” in Nigeria. Originally...
Catholic bishops have directed that the faithful stage a protest march against the level of insecurity in the country on February 26. The message to the church has been conveyed by the Catholic Bishops Conference...
SEPTEMBER 21-- A youth-led non-governmental organization, Peculiar Youth International Initiative (PYII), in conjunction with the Lagos State government will host youths across Lagos State at PYII’s annual youth leadership summit tagged “Youth Leadership and Social Impact”. The event will...
Researchers, policy-makers and development partners converge in Abuja, Nigeria, for the 11th African Economic Conference (AEC) from December 5-7, 2016, to share ideas on topical African development issues including how to end hunger and ensure food security in Africa. About...
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will be leading a delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference, COP25, to be held in Madrid, Spain, next week.  Key to this crucial global event will be raising ambitions for climate action, while ensuring...
In September this year, the much-expected summit of African leaders and their Chinese counterparts will hold in Beijing, China. The key objectives of the conference will revolve around equal consultation, enhancing, understanding, expanding consensus, strengthening friendship and promoting cooperation between...

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