Quit ECOWAS free trade scheme, Nigerian Senate tells Executive Arm


The Senate has urged the Federal Government to quit its participation in the the Economic Community Of West African States’ trade liberalisation scheme and common external tariffs. The More...

Obasanjo to Buhari: Stop blame game, solve Nigeria’s problems


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the blame game and proffer solutions to myriad problems confronting the country. Speaking More...

Nigerian doctor, Bennet Omalu, who discovered CTE in NFL players gets American Medical Association highest honor

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Nigerian-born forensic pathologist, Bennet Omalu, who first discovered Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in an NFL player in 2002, has been honoured with the American More...


Clinton’s Popular Vote Lead Expands but Trump Still President-elect

Democrat Hillary Clinton will not be the next U.S. president, but her popular vote lead over President-elect Donald Trump continues to expand in late ballot counting. On Thursday, More...

Parties buy votes, high turnout as Ondo elects gov

Despite the tension that characterised the countdown to the Ondo governorship poll, the election, which went under way on Saturday without any major violence, was, however, More...

Gambia’s Jammeh loses to Adama Barrow in shock election result


Image copyrightAP Image captionYahya Jammeh has been in power for 22 years Yahya Jammeh, The Gambia’s authoritarian More...

Nigeria’s Soyinka ‘cuts up US green card over Trump’


Nigeria’s Nobel Prize laureate Wole Soyinka has kept to his word and thrown away his green card, the AFP More...

Soyinka-696x407 National Troupe to stage Soyinka’s ‘Death and the King’s Horseman’

The National Troupe of Nigeria is to stage one of Prof. Wole Soyinka’s most performed plays,...

_91409945_4 New safeguards agreed for world’s most trafficked mammal

A little known species driven to the edge of extinction by poaching has gained extra protection...

Game-of-Thrones--696x431 Emmy Awards: Game of Thrones breaks record, takes haul to 38

Fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” made television history at the 68th Emmys on Sunday, becoming the...

Mutiu Adepoju to promote La Liga in Africa


Former Nigeria World Cup star Mutiu Adepoju has been appointed by the Spanish top-flight to promote La Liga More...

Ivory Coast Wins First Olympic Gold Ever

ABIDJAN —  Ivory Coast won its first Olympic gold medal in history on Friday in Rio. Taekwondo athlete Cheick Cisse won..

Chinese takeover bid for Liverpool – report

Premier League giants Liverpool are the target of an 800 million pounds ($1 billion, 924 million euros) takeover bid backed by..

The Oba of Benin Kingdom: A history of the monarchy


Who is the Oba of Benin Kingdom in Nigeria and why is he so important to so many people? Benin City, Nigeria More...

What’s the real size of Africa? How Western states used maps to downplay size of continent

On a typical world map, Canada is a vast nation. Home to six time zones, its endless plains spread from ocean..

Fears Mount of Full-scale Ukraine-Russia Clash

The sound of battle has long gone. But the ghosts remain in Ukraine’s Independence Square, where more than two years ago..

Ivory Coast: Powering Africa’s fastest growing economy

Following many years of political turmoil and civil conflict, business is back – and booming – in the Ivory Coast. This..

Nigeria’s Startups Get Boost from Buhari, Zuckerberg

Nigeria has a growing technology scene full of ambitious young entrepreneurs who are seeking out solutions to various social challenges. There..

With Trains of Cattle, Nigeria Eyes Railroad Revival

Exactly 36 hours after it left a northern Nigerian town, a freight train brimming with cattle and sheep rumbled into the..

Nigerian Government Creating corrupt billionaires through Foreign Currency Exchange policy

The practice whereby Nigerian businessmen obtain dollars at official rate and resell at a higher rate at the parallel market is..

Black lives matter; every life matters

“Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and..

Notorious US Study May Still Influence Black Men’s Trust in Doctors

The word “Tuskegee” recalls one of the most shameful chapters in U.S. medical history, one that has inspired generations of mistrust...

What can hurt your sex life (II)

So how do you tell your partner what you want without bruising his or her ego? I think it’s really in..

US Approves Clinical Trial of Cuban Lung Cancer Vaccine October 26, 2016 9:05 PM VOA News

WASHINGTON —  Federal regulators have given approval for U.S. clinical trials of a Cuban-developed lung cancer vaccine. New York Governor Andrew..

Michelle Obama’s Legacy Rooted in White House Garden

Michelle Obama would like her legacy to be as well rooted at the White House as that of her president husband...