Presidential visitation panel allegedly indicts UNILAG VC Professor Ogundipe

The visitation panel set up by President Buhari to look into the crisis that erupted in the University of Lagos after the Wale Babalakin-led Governing Council of the institution sacked the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has submitted its report in which the VC was indicted. Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe Wale Babalakin The Babalakin-led governing council had …

Nigeria: Special Restrictions on Adoptions from Abroad (Nigeria) Order 2021

Date order in force 12 March 2021 Reasons The Order has been made in response to significant child safeguarding concerns due to issues affecting the Nigerian intercountry adoption system. This is based on evidence received through international partners including Central Adoption Authorities and diplomatic missions. The specific areas of concern included: difficulties confirming the background …

From Lagos to Winchester: how a divisive Nigerian pastor built a global following by Matthew McNaught

On the second day of TB Joshua’s funeral in Lagos, his disciples took to the stage. A microphone was passed around as more than 60 disciples introduced themselves by name and nationality. They came from 18 different countries, among them Nigeria, South Africa, Indonesia, Mexico, the US and the UK. Some seemed barely out of …

‘We need to stop talking about jollof rice’: Lagos chef aims to ‘conjure pride’ in Nigerian food by Emmanuel Akinwotu

Michael Elégbèdé doesn’t just break from western ideas of fine dining, but aims to revive a deeper appreciation of Nigerian food among Nigerians, too After wine and canapes on a patio overlooking high-rises and greenery in an affluent part of Lagos, 15 guests assemble inside. They sit facing one another across a long dining table, …