Angela Ukomadu

No-stress scripture: Nigerian Christians relish Pidgin Bible

Jul 14 2021

LAGOS At the Heavenly Citizen's Church in Lagos, the pastor and congregation have adopted a new tool to help them understand Christian scripture: the first Bible translated into Nigerian pidgin. | Video

For Dutch firm, buyers' fee in Europe gets e-waste recycled in Africa

Jun 03 2021

LAGOS/AMSTERDAM After years of struggling to make a living selling recyclable parts from electronic waste recovered in Africa, Dutchman Joost de Kluijver realised he needed a new business model if his firm was going to survive. | Video

Startup teaches young Nigerians to code on smartphones

May 26 2021

LAGOS Samuel Anyaele regularly tells his students that everything they need to write a software code can be found on their mobile phones. | Video

Rising cement costs hamper Nigeria's building developers

May 12 2021

LAGOS Nigerian property developer Olawale Ayilara is building housing estates in the affluent Lekki district of mega city Lagos, the country's commercial engine. But the cost of the project is expanding rapidly due to the increased price of cement. | Video

Kings of Lagos: children learn chess to seek escape from Nigeria's slums

May 06 2021

LAGOS A dozen children crowd around plastic tables in the Majidun neighbourhood of Lagos. Intently focused on plastic mats printed with chess boards, the children thoughtfully move pieces on the board as supervisors observe their moves. | Video

Nigerian teen climate activists create fashion from waste to fight pollution

Apr 22 2021

LAGOS In a district of Lagos, Nigeria's megacity, a group of teenagers wade through a mass of plastic bottles, food containers and bags that have blocked a waterway. Wearing gloves and masks, they pick up the discarded plastic and drop them into refuse bags. | Video

Nigerian duo hope to turn local spirit into premium brand

Apr 09 2021

LAGOS Chibueze Akukwe sticks a label on a bottle of an upmarket Nigerian spirit in a factory in Lagos. He hopes stylish branding will help sell the tipple, fermented in nearby villages using techniques dating back centuries, to upmarket customers. | Video

Nigeria's Burna Boy says Grammy win marks 'big moment' for African music

Mar 22 2021

LAGOS Modern African music is altering perceptions of the continent as part of a global cultural shift that marks a "big moment", Nigerian music artist Burna Boy told Reuters after hailing his first Grammy award. | Video

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'Pingdemic' puts Britain's food supply under strain

LONDON (Reuters) -British supermarkets said on Thursday that some products were in short supply and petrol stations had been forced to close after the official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19.