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Italian police arrest alleged Black Axe Nigerian mafia members over trafficking
Four arrests of cult-like criminal gang made in southern Italy after Nigerian woman forced into prostitution comes forward

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

19, Jan, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Women behind the lens: ‘She was too beautiful not to be photographed’
Etinosa Yvonne recalls a chance encounter with a Fulani woman in northern Nigeria

Etinosa Yvonne, as told to Lizzy Davies

17, Jan, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Nigeria lifts Twitter ban seven months after site deleted president’s post
Government says Twitter has agreed to conditions on management of unlawful content and to register in Nigeria

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos

13, Jan, 2022 @11:08 AM

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Newcastle museum to return Benin bronze stave
Move by Great North Museum: Hancock is latest in number of repatriations that put pressure on British Museum to follow suit

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

12, Jan, 2022 @5:50 PM

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Lalage Bown obituary
Adult educationist whose anthology Two Centuries of African English helped transform approaches to literature in the continent

Lyn Innes

10, Jan, 2022 @12:33 PM

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At least 200 villagers killed by bandits in north-west Nigeria
Militants opened fire and burned homes in Zamfara state after military airstrikes on hideouts

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos

09, Jan, 2022 @2:47 PM

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A moment that changed me: Ben Okri – realising my dream to become a novelist at the age of 19
I wrote the first draft in a ghetto in Lagos, working on it at 4am. With its publication the life I was meant to live began

Ben Okri

05, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Engineering the future: meet the Africa prize shortlist innovators
Turning invasive plants into a force for good and powering healthcare with solar – here are three of the 2022 nominees

Jo Griffin

27, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The world on screen: the best movies from Africa, Asia and Latin America
From a Somali love story to a deep dive into Congolese rumba, Guardian writers pick their favourite recent world cinema releases

Guardian writers

24, Dec, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Lemi Ghariokwu, Fela Kuti’s artist: ‘He always had someone for rolling joints. It was a rockstar lifestyle’
The painter impressed Nigeria’s Afrobeat pioneer, and soon he was creating intricate record covers at Kuti’s right hand. But amid violence and disorder, their friendship soured

Nathan Evans

21, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘Detty December’: Nigeria’s diaspora flock to Lagos for party season
Concerts, parties and weddings booked to coincide with annual homecoming of overseas Nigerians

Eromo Egbejule in Lagos

17, Dec, 2021 @1:20 PM

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Books that explain the world: Guardian writers share their best nonfiction reads of the year
From a Jacobean traveller’s travails in Sindh to the tangled roots of Nigeria, our pick of new nonfiction books that shine a light on Asia, Africa and South America

Guardian writers

15, Dec, 2021 @10:21 AM

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