Evelyn Akhator talks Nigeria’s 2020 Summer Olympics chances
By Abiodun Ogundairo
26 January 2021 | 12:00 pm
Evelyn Akhator talks basketball, strength, and what to expect from the Nigerian national women’s basketball team, D'Tigress at the next summer Olympics in Tokyo.
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Second-hand clothes come to countries like Nigeria from across the world in bales, with some of it destined for landfill. Nigerian designer Uche Aladimma is upcycling those materials for his new eco-fashion label.
Fears of violence are surging ahead of Nigeria's 2023 general elections. Widespread insecurity as well as economic and environmental challenges represent a threat to the upcoming polls.
Boxing is rapidly gaining traction among young Nigerians — and female boxers have not been left behind. Sekinat Quadri, has her heart set on boxing professionally. She is only 11 years old but has bagged several bouts in different categories.
A 16-year-old Nigerian innovator has created an electronic piggy bank for fellow kids. His creation has motors that allow one to deposit and dispense cash in the same fashion as ATMs.
If there was one word to describe the latest round of ready-to-wear offerings for summer 2023, it would be freedom, a desire to liberate bodies – and minds – from all forms of restraint. Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto rejects any fashion that treats women like dolls rather than people, while his compatriot Hidenori Kumakiri reimagines military uniforms and French designer Mossi Traoré finds inspiration in binmen’s uniforms.
The World Bank says the level and quality of Nigeria’s infrastructure quality is low, ranked at 132 out of 137 countries, stressing that the country's physical infrastructure gap would likely reach 3 trillion dollars in the next 30 years.
Nigeria's state railway company resumed a popular train service between the capital Abuja and the northern state of Kaduna that was suspended in March after gunmen killed passengers and kidnapped several dozens.
Nigeria’s House of Representatives’ Committee on Public Accounts has summoned the Managing Director of Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading over the ₦4 trillion debt owed by some international electricity customers since 2018.
A group of former Nigerian street children is taking unicycling to a different level. They have integrated acrobatic skills to make riding single-wheeled bicycles an "easy peasy" activity. They use their talents to entertain Nigerians through streets shows.
Since at least 2013, the Nigerian Army has run a secret, systematic and illegal abortion programme in the country’s northeast, terminating at least 10,000 pregnancies among women and girls, many of whom had been kidnapped and raped by Islamist militants, according to dozens of witness accounts and documentation reviewed by Reuters.
The Nigerian Army massacred children in its war against Islamist insurgents in the country’s northeast, according to more than 40 soldiers and civilians who said they witnessed the military kill children or saw children’s corpses after a military operation.
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