Nigerian teacher Kola Tubosun began curating Yoruba names while studying linguistics and African languages at the University of Ibadan. With the help of volunteers and crowdsourcing contributors, he is creating an online compendium of Yoruba names with meanings and aural pronunciations. Yoruba scholars say such work is vital to preserving the language of one of Africa’s largest ethnic groups.
Their purchasing power decimated by inflation, Nigerians celebrate the defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan in the March election and hope President-elect Muhammadu Buhari can turn things around. Buhari promises to strengthen the nation’s currency, end government corruption and put down the Boko Haram insurgency. While voters dance in the streets, observers warn against expecting change overnight.
The Computer Village has attracted thousands of young entrepreneurs who sell, repair or swap technological devices such as phones and computers. More than 50,000 youths have found employment through the technology hub of the country’s largest city.