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Nigeria Partners With 14 Companies On $1.75 Billion Solar Power Project

 The Nigeria Government has signed a Front-Runner Solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) worth 1.75 billion dollars with 14 companies to build 1.125 Megawatts(MW) capacity of renewable power in the country. Mr. Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, who signed the documents on behalf of the government, said the agreement was to demonstrate government’s […]

Kannywood

Nigeria Scraps $10 Million Kannywood Film Village Project Following Opposition From Clerics

 The Nigerian government has cancelled its plan to build a massive film village in the northern state of Kano, following social media outcry and opposition from Muslim clerics. More than three billion naira ($10m; £7.6m) was budgeted for the project as part of the government’s efforts to improve the Hausa language film industry known as Kannywood. The government […]

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Mayowa Okediran

Olumayowa Okediran: Expelling Refugees Won’t Solve Kenya’s Security Crisis

  By November, Kenya will begin repatriation of refugees to Somalia, as it hopes to defeat terrorism and tighten security. Kenya refused all calls not to close down the refugee settlements after it gave way to the fear that the camps may be breeding security threats. About 350,000 refugees live in Dabaab, a network of […]