Modern-day Nigeria has been the site of numerous kingdoms and tribal states over the millennia. The modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century, and the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914. The British set up administrative and legal structures whilst practising indirect rule through traditional chiefdoms. Nigeria became a formally independent federation in 1960, and plunged into a civil war from 1967 to 1970. It has since alternated between democratically-elected civilian governments and military dictatorships, until it achieved a stable democracy in 1999, with its 2011 presidential elections being viewed as the first to be conducted reasonably freely and fairly.
We set out to assess the role that social media played in driving public engagement with Covid health measures in Lagos, Nigeria... One particular Twitter account, @Aproko_doctor (Dr Chinonso Egemba, a doctor, actor and editor) had as many followers as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) - just over one million at the time.
... recently flew into the UK from Nigeria earlier this month ... The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said that since the re-emergence of monkeypox in Nigeria in September 2017, the country has continued to record sporadic cases of the disease from states across the country.
Romano Prodi, an economist who led a centre-left coalition dominated by former communists to electoral victory, is chosen as premier of Italy’s 55th post-war Government... Twenty-nine people are killed and about 100 others injured in five nearly simultaneous suicide bombing attacks in Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city and commercial centre.
In the city of Lagos on Monday - when Nigeria and most of Africa marked Eid - a woman takes photos of her outfit outside a mosque. In Nigeria's north-eastern city of Maiduguri, capital of the state at the centre of the Boko Haram insurgency, these boys don sunglasses as part of their Eid look.
The holy month of Ramadan is time for families and friends to come together to share in prayer and break their fast together at sunset ... In Lagos, Nigeria, QNET reached out to the Door of Peace (Bab Es Salaam) OrphanageHome, a centre that focuses on housing children from Muslim families since 1990, donating foodstuffs, provisions, and toiletries ... .
... formal camps in the municipality as of March 2022.The team visitedPolo Livelihood Centre in the MMC where UNHCR and its partner, American University of Nigeria, are training vulnerable women on tailoring, groundnut oil extraction, and cap making, as well as youth on ICT skills.