Business / Tech Sep 19, 2019

African star tech startup lays off hundreds of junior developers

Major African tech start-up Andela sacked hundreds of its staff this week — the majority from Nigeria — in one of the largest layoffs in the continent's budding tech industry. The start-up, backed by hundreds of millions of dollars from investors including Facebook and tennis ...

Nigeria, Iran clinch 2020 Olympic berths

Basketball Sep 9, 2019

Nigeria, Iran clinch 2020 Olympic berths

Nigeria and Iran are going to the Olympics. China's World Cup run came to a disappointing end. And Serbia is unbeaten no more, making a third consecutive meeting with the U.S. in a gold-medal game now unlikely. Nigeria clinched the Olympic berth that goes to ...

Nigeria's Odion Ighalo keeps focus on winning

Soccer Jul 9, 2019

Nigeria's Odion Ighalo keeps focus on winning

Odion Ighalo insisted on Tuesday that team success is far more important than personal accolades with his goals the driving Nigeria's run to the quarterfinals in Egypt. The China-based forward finished as the leading scorer in qualifying for this year's Africa Cup of Nations, and ...

13 Nigeria civilians reported killed in air raid targeting jihadis

World Jul 8, 2019

13 Nigeria civilians reported killed in air raid targeting jihadis

At least 13 civilians were killed in an air raid as the military repulsed a jihadi assault in northeast Borno state, residents and a security source said Sunday. Multiple inhabitants of Gajiganna village, 50 km (30 miles) from state capital Maiduguri, told AFP a military ...