The Yoruba (Yorùbá in Yoruba orthography) are one of the largest ethno-linguistic groups in sub-Saharan Africa. Yoruba constitute about 21 percent of the population of modern day Nigeria, and they are commonly the majority population in their communities. Many of the Yoruba in West Africa live in the states of Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, and Oyo, making these political areas decidedly in the control of the numerically superior Yoruba.
A 21-year-old Nigerian named Abbas Jibrin is celebrated for leading the manufacture of electric cars in Turkey
A young Nigeria engineer named Abbas Jibrin has been celebrated widely for raising the flag of the country up high even at a younger age of 21 years.
Mr. Jibrin was reported to have headed a team of engineers who produced a modern electronic car in Turkey.
On this day, 10 years ago President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua passed away at the age of 58.
The one-time Katsina State governor is revered as by far the best leader of Africa’s most populous nation since the return to multi-party democracy in 1999.
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Sierra Leone’s Vice President, Dr Juldeh Jalloh, Prince Ned Nwoko, and others to grace Focus Africa Series Launch and Awards.
The Republic of Sierra Leone’s Vice President, Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe,…
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A 27-year-old Nigerian fabrication engineer and Chief Executive Officer of Bennie Technologies LTD. ,Jerry Issac Mallo made history by building the first Nigerian-made fiber sports car in Nigeria and West Africa. Jerry Issac Mallo was born in Plateau state in 1994. At the age of five, Jerry Mallo already knew he what he wanted – to work in the automotive industry. Growing up in a small village in Nigeria, Jerry Mallo started making toy cars with trash.
After the Berlin Conference of 1885 where Africa was shared like piece of meat, Britain got the area which is present day Nigeria but others were also interested in it like the French and the Germans – Otto Von Bismarck, but Britain held onto its newly acquired colony, the Royal Niger Company transferred its ownership of the territory to the British government for £865,000 on the January 1, 1900.