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Featured Photo of Cassava Harvesters in Nigeria

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Nigerian Scholar Creates an Online Home for Yoruba Names

Region: Nigeria

Topics: BusinessCulture

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.

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Nigerians Hope Newly Elected President Will Usher in Economic Progress

Region: Nigeria

Topics: BusinessPolitics

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.

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Jobless Nigerian Youths Earn Livelihoods Hawking Wares in Lagos Tech Market

Region: AfricaNigeria

Topics: Business

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.

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State Leaders in Nigeria Offer Skills Trainings to Combat High Illiteracy and Unemployment

Region: AfricaNigeria

Topics: BusinessEducation

Half the population in Nasarawa state in central Nigeria is illiterate, and more than 35 percent is unemployed.

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Teen Girls Invent Urine-Powered Generator to Tackle Nigeria’s Energy Problems

Region: AfricaNigeria

Topics: BusinessEducationHuman RightsPolitics

Four teenage girls have invented a urine-powered generator to create safer and more access to electricity.

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Sex Workers Advocate for Decriminalization of Their Profession in Nigeria

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Women Strive to Close ICT Gender Gap in Nigeria

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Climate Change and Food Insecurity Burden Women in Nigeria

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Nigerian Youth Celebrate Social Media as Tool of Successful Election

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