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#PrayForOwerri: How 10-year-old Ibeanusi Was Shot Dead During Illegal Market Demolition

How a wave of demolition activities has unleashed anguish on Owerri

In recent times, a lot of Nigerians have been devastated by the wave of demolition activities carried out by several state governments. The basic idea behind most of these actions have been to aid “urban development,” thereby resulting in the tearing down of buildings or the expansion and reconstruction of existing small lane roads, Ventures Africa writes However, things took a ...

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Olamide Baddo, the Mass Communicator Who Became One of Nigeria’s Biggest Ambassadors

Olamide Baddo and Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria's vice president

Today, Olamide Adedeji (28) is one of the biggest talents that have ever come of Nigeria. He’s loved by many not only because of his extraordinary talents, but also his diligence and humility. He is the king of the streets. When asked why music, he said: “I found out I was gifted in it so I had to explore it, ...

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Nigerian Invents a World First Computer Device That Can Breath in and Smell the Air

Oshiorenoya Agabi is one of a kind Nigerian inventor

Oshiorenoya Agabi, a Silicon Valley-based inventor, has developed a computer that can recognise the smell of explosives and aid in bomb detection. He unveiled modem-sized technology at the TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania, The Cable says . Named Koniku Kore, the system is made from a mixture of living neurons and silicon, with sensors that can detect and recognise smells. Agabi said ...

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Inflation Rate Drops but Food Prices Hit Highest Level in almost a Decade

Food prices are up in Nigeria

Data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) show that consumer price index (CPI), which measures rate of inflation, dropped for the sixth consecutive month — although by a smaller margin. According to the NBS, inflation rate dropped to 16.05% from 16.1% in June, but food index soared to 20.28 percent, The Cable reports. “The consumer price index (CPI) ...

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BUSTED! 7 Underrated African Heroes You Should Know About

Funmilayo Ransome Kuti, a successful Nigerian woman and women rights activist

  When thinking about Liberation movements or activists that have made a significant contribution in shaping African history, we often think (and rightly so) of names like Nelson Mandela, Kwame Nkrumah, Patrice Lumumba. Frequently, we overlook people that have greatly shaped the future and way of thinking of their country. Chief among people that are forgotten are women. Women have played ...

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Spybot: Covenant University Students and Lecturers Have Built a Surveillance Device

Spybot' was recently unveiled at Covenant University

Education is the key! There are no truer words, when given the right education by proper mentors there is nothing you cannot aim to achieve. The Nigerian education sector might not be the best in the world but we are definitely working to get there. Genius students from a prestigious Nigerian university and their lecturers have amazed the world after ...

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How Social Media Changed the Story of a Nigerian Woman Selling Ogiri (VIDEO)

The Ogiri woman is doing her thing

In June, a video of a woman hawking Ogiri, a traditional soup flavouring, in a relief market in Imo State surfaced on Facebook and went viral. In the video, the hawker who we now know as Mrs. Ifeoma Uzoma is advertising her wares in a unique way. Branded.ng and Mumpreneur brought her to Lagos and the Ogiri Woman brand was ...

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When it Comes to Domestic Air Travel in Africa, Kenya is King. Here’s Why

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is so busy!

When it comes to domestic air travel in Africa, Kenya’s capital Nairobi is king. According to travel data company Forward Keys, Nairobi’s domestic air travel recorded 22% growth in 2017, beating its closest competitors Tunis and Addis Ababa, which grew by 14% and 9% respectively. In addition, long-haul international flights to Nairobi grew by 8%, making it the only major ...

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Finally! Africa’s Second Longest Serving Leader is Stepping Down

Goodbye President Eduardo Dos Santos!

For the first time in 38 years, Angolans will have a new president. Jose Eduardo dos Santos, the country’s long-time leader, announced in December 2016, that he would not seek re-election and, in his place, João Lourenço, Angola’s defense minister, has been chosen by the ruling People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) to seek the presidency on Aug. ...

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Straight Up! Excuse me Mr President, Our Unity Has to be Negotiable [READ]

I grew up in the home of a nomadic civil servant. Today, my father will be on his way to Delta state for supervision. Tomorrow, he is on his way to Jos for coordination. One thing was clear in all those journeys: he was always travelling so he could meet our needs, and seek a better life for the family ...

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