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The Mogaji of Odonigi, narrating the lack of basic amenities in the community

How Nigeria is losing billions to weak regulation of mining sector

The Odonigi community in Moro local government area of Kwara State is blessed with large quantities of gold deposits over the years. However, illegal miners hold sway — five were arrested in 2017 with seven bags of gold. For a gold-rich community, however, basic amenities like schools and health care…

A view of the land at Gayawa kano, Jigawa state for farmers

Farmers groan as Chinese firm grabs land in northern Nigeria

In parts of northern Nigeria, particularly in Kano and Jigawa States, a Chinese man known by the locals as Mr Lee is as popular as Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man. Mr Lee’s chain of industries is known collectively as Lee Group of Companies, employing tens of thousands. At one of…