Nigeria’s natural history museum holds rare collection of W. African artifacts
02 August 2022 | 5:07 am
In southwest Nigeria, West Africa's only natural history museum serves as a world class facility for conservation of thousands of natural resources. Built in 1973 as part of the zoology department at Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria's Natural History Museum was left abandoned for over 30 years before it was renovated and reopened in 2011.
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West African leaders have agreed to keep all options, including military force, open to restore civilian rule in Niger. At a crisis ECOWAS summit in neighboring Nigeria, they ordered the deployment of a standby force. However, there are no signs Niger's junta will hand back power.
Although education is a fundamental human right, it’s often out of reach for women, girls, and people living in low-income communities. The Recycles Pay Educational project in Lagos, Nigeria, ensures that children from these communities remain in school while promoting plastic recycling. The initiative allows parents or guardians to pay their ward’s school fees using plastic bottles and cans.
Seven people died after a mosque filled with worshippers caved in on Friday in Nigeria's northern city of Zaria, in Kaduna state, with several others injured.
Defense chiefs from members of the ECOWAS regional bloc meet in Accra to discuss the crisis in Niger. Last week the body activated a "standby force" potentially to intervene in Niger.
Doctors and nurses are leaving Nigeria in large numbers. A lack of medical staff has long been a problem, and it's getting worse. DW spoke with some of those who are considering leaving to find out what's motivating their decisions.
The ECOWAS force is on standby for military intervention in Niger if there's no peaceful end to the coup that ousted President Mohamed Bazoum, an official for the regional bloc said.
Twenty-two soldiers of the Nigerian Army killed in an ambush by bandits in Niger state have been buried.
Corporal punishment has long been a fact of life for Nigerian schoolchildren. In Katsina State, officials say school attendance improved after the practice was banned.
President Bola Tinubu was elected in a closely contested poll in February. The losing candidates have challenged the results citing irregularities.
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Nigeria made their debut at the recent Invictus Games. Dismissed by critics as a cynical, expensive spectacle, the Games are a chance for participants suffering from physical and psychological trauma to exchange ideas.
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