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Lagos, Nigeria
Nigeria Correspondent — Freelance, Voice of America
Covers:  Nigeria, Ghana, Central African Republic, Guinea, west africa, africa, elections, conflict, climate change, developing countries, geopolitics

Nigeria correspondent for @VOANews. Freelancer.

I'm a journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria. My work has been published by Voice of America, Al Jazeera America, The New York Times, Financial Times, Agence France-Presse, The Christian Science Monitor, Al Jazeera, The Economist, GlobalPost and others. I was previously based in Ghana from September 2012 to November 2014, and I have also reported from countries across west, central and southern Africa, including Ivory Coast, Guinea and Central ...

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AU Confirms Will Hold Elections, Denies Split

m.voanews.com — The African Union summit meeting in Kigali will be voting for a new AU commission on Monday, despite rumors of a call for the election to be delayed. There have been persistent rumors at the summit that the ECOWAS bloc of west African states is unhappy with the choice of candidates offered to succeed outgoing AU commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

AU Confirms Will Hold Elections, Denies Split

voanews.com — The African Union summit meeting in Kigali will be voting for a new AU commission on Monday, despite rumors of a call for the election to be delayed. There have been persistent rumors at the summit that the ECOWAS bloc of west African states is unhappy with the choice of candidates offered to succeed outgoing AU commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Multinational Force Fighting Boko Haram Gets Mixed Results

voanews.com — Nigeria and its neighbors pledged last year to come together to defeat Boko Haram, but experts say regional cooperation appears to be happening in fits and starts. Collaboration across borders has long been seen as key to ending the Boko Haram insurgency, which started in Nigeria but has since spread through the country's porous borders into neighboring Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

Nigeria May Be on Brink of Famine

voanews.com — Nigeria is in need of $164 million in humanitarian funding to prevent thousands of deaths from malnutrition in its war-torn northeast, a United Nations humanitarian coordinator said this week. The ongoing conflict between Nigeria's military and the Boko Haram insurgency is to blame for the growing hunger crisis in the northeast, humanitarian officials say.

Ghana's Power Woes Fueled by More Than Nigeria ‘Sabotage’

voanews.com — Blackouts have hit West Africa's second-largest economy again, and Ghana's president is blaming saboteurs in Nigeria's distant oil-producing Niger Delta region for the power cuts. Ghana was once one of West Africa's fastest-growing economies, but power shortages, government overspending and drops in the price of its major commodities led to years of slowing growth and a nearly $1 billion IMF bailout.

Africa's Richest Man Plans Refinery to End Nigeria's Gasoline Woes

m.voanews.com — A plan by Africa's richest man to transform one of the continent's largest oil industries is taking shape on a swampy piece of land outside Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos. Nigerian industrialist Aliko Dangote is constructing a refinery that has the capacity to turn 650,000 barrels of oil into gasoline, diesel, kerosene and jet fuel - enough to potentially satisfy all the country's daily needs.

'Humanitarian Catastrophe' Looms in Nigeria’s Northeast

voanews.com — Aid agencies warned on Friday that malnutrition has grown so rife in Nigeria's war-torn northeast that part of the region could already be in a famine. The United Nations says 4.4 million people in the northeast are "severely food insecure" due to the ongoing war between Boko Haram and the military of Nigeria and its neighbors.

This African Startup Is Brought to You by Mark Zuckerberg

voanews.com — At a nondescript building in Lagos' Yaba neighborhood, Startup Andela hires aspiring software developers for a four-year program that teaches them the skills they need to work for IBM, Microsoft and other tech firms. The company won a huge vote of confidence last month, when it received a $24 million infusion of capital, most of it from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a charity fund run by Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife.

Nigerians Sort Through Ruins Left by Boko Haram

voanews.com — The last service at the EYN church in Michika started with prayers and ended with gunfire as Boko Haram fighters stormed the town on a Sunday in September 2014. Those that could ran to the nearby mountains, joining the millions of people that have fled the Islamist insurgency in Nigeria and neighboring countries.

Nigerians Split Over Negotiating with Oil Militants

allafrica.com — Warri - Nigeria's government is trying to talk its way out of an unfolding crisis in its oil-producing Niger Delta region, but activists and traditional leaders are divided over whether negotiation is the best solution.
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Jul 27, 2016

And here's the story on how @nytimes journalists around the world chronicled the lives of March's terror victims  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/27/insider/terror-attacks-victims-reporting.html 

Jul 13, 2016

In the ol' inbox: a manifesto on, among other things, "Australian reptile mentality." https://t.co/ORcK38E20H

Jul 11, 2016

Nigeria's Vanguard claims it got an interview with the Niger Delta Avengers in the fictional city of Owarri  http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/07/oil-war-wont-allow-buhari-export-crude-oil-avengers/ 


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