Produced by Gibson Emeka
November 01, 2023
Nigerian Manufacturers Concerned About Chinese-Made Goods
Consumers across the globe are used to seeing some version of “Made in China” on products they buy. Chinese goods mean low prices, something consumers like. But for local manufacturers in Nigeria, Chinese imports can mean unemployment, poverty, and inflation. VOA Reporter Gibson Emeka has this story from Abuja, Nigeria, narrated by Vincent Makori.
October 17, 2023
Nigerian Public Affairs Experts Wave Red Flag Over Pension Coverage Issues
Nigerian public affairs experts say poverty could increase among older adults in the West African nation if government does not address issues linked to pension coverage — a response to statistics that show a small fraction of workers are subscribed to pension schemes. For more, reporter Gibson Emeka produced this report from Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, with narration by VOA’s Vincent Makori.
September 17, 2023
Electronic Bank Fraud Grows in Nigeria
Economists report electronic bank fraud is growing in Nigeria, despite a 2022 World Bank report that says over 64 million Nigerians are unbanked. Reporter Gibson Emeka produced this report from Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, with narration from VOA’s Salem Solomon.
September 10, 2023
Braided Wigs Industry Thrives in Nigeria
There is a rising demand for African hair around the world, and that is due to the trending fascination with braided wigs. A small suburban community in Nigeria’s capital is fast gaining traction in the hair ventilation business. Not only are youngsters there making enough money to support their household incomes, but they are already building businesses. Gibson Emeka has more from Abuja, Nigeria.
August 19, 2023
Nigerian Universities Face Hike inTuition Fee
Tertiary institutions across Nigeria have concluded the 2022-2023 academic session. While the new session will resume in August, what lies ahead of the students is a tuition fee hike that may prevent many from going back to school. Gibson Emeka has this story from Abuja, Nigeria.
July 29, 2023
Nigerian Activists Join Global Climate Change Initiatives
Nigerian environmental and climate activists are joining global initiatives focused on combating climate change. For more, reporter Gibson Emeka produced this report from Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, and was narrated by VOA’s Salem Solomon.
July 24, 2023
Nigeria Finance Experts Call for Women's Empowerment
Nigerian financial experts are calling for interventions to empower female entrepreneurs following a recent report by the African Development Bank that showed an estimated $42 billion financing gap with male counterparts. For more, reporter Gibson Emeka produced this report from Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.
July 23, 2023
Nigeria Switches to Cheaper Liquified Petrol
Nigerians have been spurred to switch to using generators that are fueled by liquified petroleum gas for energy due to the West African nation’s poor electric grid and the recent costly removal of fuel subsidies by President Bola Tinubu that skyrocketed prices. For more, reporter Gibson Emeka produced this report from Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.
July 03, 2023
Nigeria Warns Possible Anthrax Outbreak
Nigerian authorities are calling on herders in the West African nation to inoculate their cows while urging citizens to reduce consumption of cooked animal hides, a delicacy known as “pomo,” in reaction to an anthrax outbreak in Ghana. For more, reporter Gibson Emeka produced this report that was narrated by VOA’s Salem Solomon which spotlights reactions by Nigerian authorities, citizens and veterinarians.
June 18, 2023
Nigerian School Empowers Poverty Stricken Children
KNOSK School, a Nigerian school launched in 2019 by Kingsley Bangwell and his wife, has taken a unique approach toward helping children from poverty-stricken backgrounds obtain an education - through a flexible tuition payment plan that has parents paying less than 10 percent of the fees and the remainder being covered by sponsors and partners. For more, reporter Gibson Emeka produced this report that details how the economic approach offered by KNOSK School is helping Nigerian youth obtain an education.
June 11, 2023
Nigeria Experiences Gas Inflation
Nigerian analysts and economists argue that the announcement made by President Bola Tinubu during his inauguration of scrapping fuel subsidies, effective July, has sky rocketed gas prices and raised concerns of inflation in the economy of Africa’s top oil producer. For more on how inflation and high increased gas prices are impacting Nigerians, reporter Gibson Emeka spoke to locals, authorities and analysts from the capital, Abuja.