Ola Orekunrin was studying to become a doctor in the UK a few years ago when her younger sister fell seriously ill while traveling in Nigeria. The 12-year-old girl, who'd gone to the West African country on holiday with relatives, needed urgent care but the nearest hospital couldn't deal with her condition. Orekunrin and her family immediately began looking for an air ambulance service to rapidly transport the girl, a sickle cell anemia sufferer, to a more suitable healthcare facility. They searched all across West Africa but were stunned to find out there was none in the whole region.
The ever-expanding moonscape that stretches out behind a wall holding back the Atlantic Ocean here will one day host a project designed to help anchor Nigeria as Africa’s biggest economy. Read full story here.
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi hailed his players after they beat Burkina Faso 1-0 to win the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 1994. Ex-Super Eagles captain Keshi becomes only the second man to lift the title as a player and coach after Egyptian Mahmoud El Gohary, and the first black coach to […]
Nigerian oil tycoon Folorunsho Alakija takes Oprah's place as richest black woman in the world.
Okay the accent is suspect but her Yoruba is actually much better than mine!