Nigerian priest saves ‘pagan’ artifacts from flames

A Roman Catholic priest is collecting and saving hundreds of traditional pre-Christian religious artifacts in southeast Nigeria that new converts to Christianity had planned to burn.

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Nigerian students design robotic guard dog

Three students from Nigeria’s Adekunle Ajasin University have designed a black furred robotic dog which they hope will help guard homes

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‘We are sick’: Oil spill blasts Nigerian community

Three weeks after the Santa Barbara wellhead failed, it is still blasting gas and oil across Nembe in Nigeria’s Delta, littering the area with clumps of waste, a reminder of how the once-fertile delta became some of the most polluted areas on the planet.

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Maidugri, the Nigerian city cut off from the power grid

Amid a long-running battle against militants, the economy of Nigeria’s Maidugri is struggling after power lines were destroyed, cutting the northeastern city off from the national grid.

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Gunmen abduct staff and children in Nigerian capital

Gunmen abducted four members of staff and their children from the University of Abuja, the university said, in a rare kidnapping at such a large institution in the Nigerian capital.

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Nigerian startups digitize food supply chain

Lagos based startup Vendease is shaking up Nigeria’s local food supply chain. The online marketplace is helping shopkeepers, restaurateurs and hotels to buy directly from farms and manufacturers and save procurement costs.

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Nigerian LGBTQ+ activists campaigning and demanding to be seen and heard

Now despite the strides towards equality around the world, homosexuality remains a crime in some 69 countries, almost half of them in Africa.

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But in Nigeria, Africa’s cultural powerhouse, social media is supporting an LGBTQ renaissance.

Despite a recent law prohibiting everything from gay marriage to supporting gay organisations, queer pioneers are coming out to campaign for the right to live the life they want.

Keme Nzerem has spoken to two influential young activists who are demanding to be seen and heard.

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Nigerian climate activist says cost blocks path to COP26

Nigerian climate activist Goodness Dickson thought an invitation to attend the COP26 conference would mean his voice would get heard. Instead, he is one of dozens from developing countries struggling to attend due to high costs.

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Nigerian Shi’ites say police killed at least eight

Members of the banned Shi’ite Muslim group ‘Islamic Movement in Nigeria’ said police opened fire and shot dead eight Shi’ites who were taking part in a procession to mark the religious ritual of Arbaeen.

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