Friday, August 17, 2018

Video - Nigerian painter with innate sensibility for capturing the human spirit

Solomon Omogboye is a contemporary impressionist painter from Lagos. He's a prolific artist and has taught art in secondary schools in Lagos. His paintings are a reflection of his thoughts and inspiration. Omogboye is currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Video - Nigerians call out government on stalled projects via Twitter

A group of ordinary Nigerians is tracking the government's performance by monitoring public projects funded by taxpayers' money and providing feedback to the people. Tracka, which primarily operates on Twitter, encourages citizens to share photographs and videos of incomplete projects.

Video - Nigeria to recapitalize Federal Mortgage Bank to spur sector

In Nigeria, the government plans to recapitalize the Federal Mortgage Bank with 1.4 billion dollars as commercial bank lending to property developers shrinks. Total bank lending rate for real estate development in the west African country contracted by 11 percent between 2015-2017-spreading fear of a worsening housing deficit.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Video - Nigerian government launches campaign to eliminate viral hepatitis

Nigeria has pledged to eliminate hepatitis by 2021. The West African nation is among 11 countries that carry 50-percent of the global burden of viral hepatitis -- yet access to testing and treatment remains low. Hepatitis affects the liver, leading to cirrhosis and liver cancer, which is usually fatal.

Video - Victor Moses shocks fans with sudden exit announcement

Nigerian football fans are in shock at the retirement of one of their star players, Victor Moses. The 27-year-old Chelsea winger has released a statement to confirm his departure from the Nigerian national team.