Nigeria floods toll has passed 600: government

Nigeria floods toll has passed 600: government

More than 600 people are now known to have perished in the worst floods in a decade in Nigeria, according to a new toll released Sunday. The disaster had also forced more than 1.3 million from their homes, said a statement by Nigeria’s ministry of humanitarian...
In Nigeria, finding value in waste recycling

In Nigeria, finding value in waste recycling

By Louise DEWAST Mounds of waste scattered along roads and vast landfills are a Nigerian eyesore. In Africa’s biggest economy and most populous country, collecting, sorting and recycling trash is despairingly rare. But there is also good news. Some entrepreneurs...
Long university strike takes toll on Nigerian students

Long university strike takes toll on Nigerian students

By Joel Olatunde AGOI For almost seven months, students in federal government-owned universities in Nigeria have been stuck at home, forced out of class by a protracted strike by staff. The protest over pay, welfare and crumbling facilities by the Academic Staff Union...