On Saturday, Nigerians will head to the polls for a fiercely-competitive presidential election in Africa’s largest democracy. Rachel Beatty Riedl, director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and a scholar of Sub-Saharan Africa political systems, is available for interviews…
Saint Louis University Researcher Receives $2.83 Million NIH Grant to Increase HPV Prevention Strategies in Nigeria
When designing strategies to create lasting impact in a particular community, there is no better resource than the strength and intelligence of the community members themselves, and in this case, girls and women. Using crowdsourcing as a framework, a Saint Louis University researcher aims to increase HPV vaccination and HPV screening to lower incidents of cervical cancer among girls and women in Nigeria.
UA Little Rock Nursing Graduate Chika Okoli Finds New Career and Life in U.S.
In 2016, Chika Okoli moved to the United States from Nigeria, hoping to start a new career and a new life with his wife and three sons. This new chapter in life started off with a major obstacle. His wife’s VISA was delayed, so Okoli traveled to the U.S. with his two oldest sons while his wife, who was then pregnant with his youngest son, remained in Nigeria.
Danforth Center and international partners unveil landmark insect resistant cowpea for Nigerian farmers
Nigeria has achieved a major milestone in the history of agricultural research and development with the commercial launch of Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea.
New cassava varieties endorsed for release in Nigeria
Five new cassava varieties developed with support from NextGen Cassava, an international partnership led by Cornell University, have been approved for release in Nigeria.
Protests in Nigeria: AU Professor Available for Commentary and Analysis
Deadly Protests in Nigeria: AU Professor Available for Commentary and Analysis What: As peaceful protests against police brutality have turned deadly in Nigeria, with several demonstrators killed by security forces, Carl LeVan, professor at American University’s School of International Service,…
Ban on Nigeria rogue police unit may not end abuses
Authorities in Nigeria disbanded a controversial police unit following nationwide protests to end police brutality. The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) had been linked to several recent cases of kidnapping, murder and extortion that fueled citizens’ outcry over its tactics and…
In face of crisis, equitable farming systems grow in Nigeria
As millions of Nigerian farmers flee the militant group Boko Haram, a Cornell University-trained Nigerian scientist is providing support to create a more profitable, equitable future – especially for the many farmers who are women.
Researchers help inform cassava breeding worldwide
Scientists in Cornell University’s NextGen Cassava project have uncovered new details regarding cassava’s genetic architecture that may help breeders more easily pinpoint traits for one of Africa’s most vital crops.