Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday submitted names to serve in his cabinet, four months since taking office and after announcing he intended to take personal charge of the country’s crucial oil portfolio.
Two women watching news on television in a flat in Abu Dhabi; a group of men clustered around a screen in an office in Vietnam; a young man in Newcastle upon Tyne, smiling as he watches a sports programme. All far from their homes in Nigeria — but all watching Channels TV.
Chinua Achebe’s emergence as "the founding father of African literature … in the English language," in the words of the Harvard University philosopher K. Anthony Appiah, could very well be traced to his encounter in the early fifties with Joyce Cary’s novel Mister Johnson, set in Achebe’s native Nigeria.
Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has quit the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that he helped found, in a blow to President Goodluck Jonathan six weeks before an election.
Chude Jideonwo is CEO, Co-Founder, and Managing Partner of Red Media Africa, which owns Africa’s largest portfolio of youth media brands, such as The Future Africa Awards & Summit, Y! Africa, and YNaija.com.
Guests sashayed through the tent doors into a scene of surreal opulence. At the far end of the tent, engulfed by servants, courtiers, national politicians and guards with wires in their ears, the celebrant perched beside his wife on a throne covered with white faux fur, his every move broadcast on flat-screens arrayed around the tent walls.
An excellent, in-depth video of Nigeria’s history by Jide Olanrewaju