The African Jotter

Can We Really Trust Social Media Activists?

Social Activism has always been an interesting and engaging way to pursue change in society. For…

40,000 Nigerian Refugees in Cameroon Ordered to Return to Northeast Nigeria

Cameroonian and Nigerian authorities have ordered 40,000 refugees in Cameroon to return to northeast Nigeria, aid…

Under-Fire Buhari Confounds Skeptics to Win Nigerian Election

Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari won a second term as president of Africa’s biggest oil producer with promises…

Saudi Arabia’s New $100bn Investments in India threaten Nigeria’s Oil Export

Determined to further expand into refining and petrochemicals, Saudi Arabia plans to invest up to $100…

Nigeria’s Buhari stretches lead in presidential election

Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday extended his lead in Nigeria’s presidential election as more results were announced…

An 11th-Hour Delay By INEC Throws Nigerian Elections Into Disarray

After millions of Nigerians, including the president and his main opponent, traveled to their home towns…

Nigeria signs $30 bn export-financing deal – local media

The federal government of Nigeria has reached a 30 billion US dollar export-financing deal with investment…

Nigeria’s Brutal Decision: Former Dictator or Alleged Kleptocrat

What’s a Nigerian citizen to do when there’s a presidential election coming up and the two…

Nigeria’s CBN Confirms MTN’s $53 Million Payment to Settle Illegal Transfer Dispute

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that the telecommunications firm, MTN, has paid the…

Five Issues to look out for in Political Africa in 2019

2018 was a very eventful year for the African continent. Not the obnoxious coups and violent…

Delay Hits Nigeria’s Plans to Construct the $1.1 billion Qua Iboe Power Plant

Plans to build another privately-financed power station in africa to help end decades of chronic blackouts…

Nigeria’s President Buhari Presents Massive $28.80bn Budget for 2019

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari presented a 8.83 trillion naira ($28.80 billion) budget for 2019 to parliament…

Nigeria unemployment rises to 23.1 pct in Q3 from 18.1 pct year earlier -stats office

Nigeria’s unemployment rate stood at 23.1 percent of the work force in the third quarter, up…

Islamic State (ISIS) claims attacks that left over 100 casualties in Nigeria

Islamic State on Thursday posted a video on messaging site Telegram, claiming responsibility for five attacks…

Nollywood Director Kunle Afolayan Developing Movie For Kenyan’s Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s “Matigari” Novel

“Matigari”, a novel written Kenya’s own Ngugi wa Thiong’o is being adapted into a film by Nollywood…

Nigeria Makes Strong Push Extradite former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke from the UK

The head of Nigeria’s main anti-corruption agency on Monday said he wanted former oil minister Diezani…

Nigeria Has Not Published Unemployment Data Since Last Year Due to Lack of Funds?!

Nigeria hasn’t released official unemployment data for more than a year because of a lack of…

Nigeria, Others Lose $80bn To Illicit Financial Outflows Annually

Former President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, yesterday disclosed that Nigeria, South Africa and other African…