Maryanne Maina interviews Adebola Williams, CEO of StateCraft in Nigeria, a political communications company, on their mission to galvanise a generation to make informed choices...
Maryanne Maina 14 Jan 2020
Nomination opens for African Leadership magazine Persons of The Year 2019...
6 Nov 2019
MILAN - Italian giant Eni and fellow petroleum company Shell will stand trial in Italy over allegations of bribery and corruption in the 2011 purchase of an offshore oil block in Nigeria...
Elle Ide 21 Dec 2017
Adeola "Eunice" Oladele Fayehun of Sahara Reporters has quit her job with the medium...
5 Nov 2017
A Nigerian judge accused the country's former oil minister of trying to "avoid justice" in Britain, as he dismissed an application for her to face corruption charges back home...
3 Nov 2017
Nigeria's former oil minister's name crops up in a growing number of international cases of alleged corruption in the country's oil sector...
25 Jul 2017
A Milan court is to decide whether to go ahead with criminal proceedings against Shell and ENI over rights to a Nigerian oilfield...
Jan-Philipp Scholz 20 Apr 2017
LAGOS, Nigeria: Corruption watchdogs alleged on Monday that Shell executives knew that money earmarked for a controversial oil deal was being used to bribe senior Nigerian officials, a claim rebuffed by the petroleum giant...
11 Apr 2017
ABUJA: Nigeria has struck off 50,000 "ghost workers" from the state payrolls this year, saving nearly 630 million euros, the presidency said on Tuesday...
30 Dec 2016
This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with technophile Yvonne Ndege, Al Jazeera's West Africa correspondent who says her phone is practically an extension of her arm...
Leigh Andrews 3 May 2016
Media researchers question success of social media campaign two years on...
14 Apr 2016
The New African magazine has named the annual '100 Most Influential Africans of 201', which is dominated by Nigerians...
25 Nov 2015
LAGOS, NIGERIA: Nigeria's total debts stood at 12.06tn naira ($63.5bn) at the end of March this year, up from 11.2tn naira in December 2014, the Debt Management Office (DMO) said on Wednesday.
2 Jul 2015
The Nigerian economy grew at an average of 6.8% a year over the past decade, placing it among the fastest growing countries globally. But only about 25% of Nigerians have benefited from this growth...
Stephen Onyeiwu 1 Jun 2015
ABUJA - Agreement was reached on Monday to end a crippling fuel crisis in Nigeria that had left the country at a virtual standstill just days before a new government is installed...
26 May 2015
Nigeria's biggest mobile phone operator MTN has warned that its network faces shutdown due to fuel shortages that have crippled the nation...
25 May 2015
ABUJA, NIGERIA: A cash shortage caused by low oil prices has forced Nigeria to borrow heavily through the early part of 2015, with the government struggling to pay public workers, officials said on Wednesday...
8 May 2015
ABUJA: A cash shortage caused by low oil prices has forced Nigeria to borrow heavily through the early part of 2015, with the government struggling to pay public workers, officials said on Wednesday, 6 May...
7 May 2015
A government-ordered audit into Nigeria's powerful state oil company found that it needs to be completely and urgently overhauled, after corruption scandals and suspect spending have tarnished its reputation...
30 Apr 2015
ABUJA, NIGERIA: Nigeria's electoral commission admitted on Saturday that its website had been hacked, as the country's crucial presidential and parliamentary elections were hit by technical problems...
30 Mar 2015
AfricaWatch: A Ghanaian researcher reckons billboards (in Ghana) depicting Nigerian political personages, are a threat to security...
22 Jan 2015
The Nigerian Government has revealed plans to connect 50% of its population to 3G broadband during the course of 2015...
12 Jan 2015
Two months since the tragic collapse of a guesthouse in Lagos, Nigeria, the bodies of 74 of the deceased have arrived home to a poignant and emotional reception ceremony.
17 Nov 2014
When it comes to mobile, we can only prepare for the future by looking to the past. That's why it's so important to keep the lessons learned from the 2014 Ebola outbreak in mind, especially as mobile played its biggest role in health disaster management yet...
Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2014
The pilot programme of the MasterCard-branded National eID card was launched on 28 August in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
1 Sep 2014
Nissan and West African conglomerate Stallion Group have announced their intention to jointly launch vehicle assembly in Nigeria.
11 Oct 2013
Nigeria's Finance Minister and Coordinating Minister on the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala recently said that the spate of unemployment in Nigeria is giving her sleepless nights.
8 Jul 2013
Nigerian authorities should stop the legal harassment of journalists in connection with a critical story about President Goodluck Jonathan's political plans, the Committee to Protect Journalists said recently.
2 Jul 2013
As an entrepreneur, 32-year-old chemistry graduate Jason Njoku achieved success in a most unlikely way: he is Africa's largest distributor of Nigerian movies and has raked in over $8 million since 2010, when he founded the company Iroko Partners. In December 2012 at a conference in Texas, United States, he narrated the story of his success after failures in some other business ventures.
Rebecca Moudio 7 Jun 2013
MAIDUGURI NIGERIA: Balama Mali Gubio lost phone contact with his relatives 10 days ago, like many residents in this region of Nigeria caught between a military offensive and Islamist extremist attacks.
28 May 2013
President Jacob Zuma has encouraged South African businesses to invest in Nigeria and the continent to promote intra-Africa trade.
8 May 2013
The Committee to Project Journalists condemns a recent decision by the Nigerian government to ban the exhibition and distribution of a documentary film, entitled 'Fuelling Poverty'. The film exposes corruption in the state's management of oil wealth.
18 Apr 2013
Nigerian Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah has been named Champion Newspapers Man of 2012. According to a statement by the group managing director and editor-in-chief of Champion Newspapers Limited, Nwadiuto Iheakanwa, Oduah was picked by the top echelon of the media organisation after careful consideration of all the feats she has been able to achieve in the 18 months while steering the aviation industry.
5 Feb 2013
CNBC Africa, the business television news channel, will host a live debate at the upcoming World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. The 2013 forum will take place from 23-27 January 2013. The hour-long broadcast of the debate 'De-Risking Africa' will be hosted by CNBC Africa's senior anchor, Bronwyn Nielsen from 3pm CAT.
14 Jan 2013
I have observed with some degree of amusement, the wave of criticism and outrage that greeted the ill-timed ignition of president Goodluck Jonathan's 2015 political campaign machinery. The campaign message - One good term deserves another - is especially humorous.
Philip Amiola 8 Jan 2013
iROKOtv, dubbed by media commentators as the "Netflix of Africa" will celebrated its first birthday on Saturday, 1 December 2012. iROKOtv is reportedly Africa's largest online platform for streaming movies and has invested in building the world's largest library of Nollywood movies over the past year, owning licences to more than 5 000 titles.
3 Dec 2012
LAGOS, NIGERIA: A probe alleging Nigeria has lost out on tens of billions of dollars in recent years through questionable practices in Africa's biggest oil-and-gas industry has stirred controversy and calls for action.
26 Nov 2012
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: About US$38m is needed to help about two million people left homeless by deadly floods that have ravaged Nigeria, the UN humanitarian agency said Friday (9 November).
13 Nov 2012
ABUJA, NIGERIA: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan announced on Thursday he had appointed a new chief of defence staff as the country faces a deadly insurgency by Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.
6 Oct 2012
Since president Goodluck Jonathan signed the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act sometime this year, the excitement it elicited among members of civil society, the media and human rights groups, is being replaced with frustration and disappointment.
17 Sep 2012
President Goodluck Jonathan signed the Freedom of Information Bill into law on Saturday, 4 August 2012, ending a decade-long intense lobbying and agitation by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), civil society groups, right activists and even individuals.
Dave Oso 6 Aug 2012
In the past couple of days, the media, specifically online platforms, had been awashed with news about the closure of accounts of the Nigerian embassy in Washington by some United States banks. The news, which was first reported mid-May, alleged that the accounts of the Embassy in Washington DC, the Nigerian Mission in Atlanta, and New York, and Nigerian Mission to the United Nations were frozen, and then later closed by two US banks - Wells Fargo and Bank of America.
Tokunbo Adedoja 4 Jul 2012
President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday, 25 May 2012, assured members of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) that the freedom guaranteed to media practitioners in the discharge of their constitutional responsibility, would not be tempered with by his administration of the freedom of the press as enshrined in the country's constitution.
28 May 2012
Robert Mugabe, Desmond Tutu and musician Akon were amongst ninety-seven other Africans who were listed as part of the Top 100 Most Influential Africans in the June 2011 issue of New African magazine.
7 Jun 2011
ABUJA: Reporters Without Borders has recorded more than 30 attacks on media freedom so far this year, despite reforms and the promises of outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan to ensure the free flow of news during the campaign for the parliamentary and presidential election.
19 Apr 2011
Nigerian police detained a man for 10 days after he insulted a state governor on Facebook, traumatising him to such a degree that he has been hospitalised, his father said on Thursday (3 February 2011). Mukhtar Ibrahim Aminu, 24, posted a message on his own Facebook page on January 9 insulting governor Sule Lamido over the politician's support for President Goodluck Jonathan in April elections.
4 Feb 2011
Airtel Nigeria is turning its attention to offering improved quality of service, expanding its coverage map to rural communities and providing affordable telecom tariffs in Nigeria, despite the operating problems telecom operators face in the country. President Goodluck Jonathan described the company's marketing as innovative, while unveiling the brand in Abuja recently.
29 Dec 2010