Go Local

Nigeria will ban foreign models and voiceover artists from advertisements in the country, the first country in the world to do so in an effort to boost local talent, Al Jazeera reported Tuesday. The Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria announced the measure last week, which observers...

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The Blame Game

Nigerian authorities continued their search for the hundreds of inmates who escaped last week following a terrorist attack on a prison near Abuja, a raid that comes months ahead of a highly-anticipated presidential election, the Voice of America reported. Officials said gunmen armed with explosives blasted...

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Hear Them Roar

Nigeria’s lower house of parliament rescinded its decision to discard three gender equality bills Tuesday, following outrage and mass protests from women in the West African country, Al Jazeera reported. Last week, lawmakers rejected the bills described by women’s rights activists as “a slap to the...

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Tilting at Windmills

Hundreds of Nigerian women protested in front of the country’s parliament Wednesday following lawmakers’ decision to reject amendments to the constitution promoting women's equality, Al Jazeera reported. Among the rejected changes, the upper house of parliament voted against a provision that would allocate 35 percent of...

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