English is the official language of Nigeria. Many teaching jobs are filled by the locals, however there are paid and volunteer positions available. The number of languages currently estimated and cataloged in Nigeria is 521. This number includes 510 living languages, two second languages without native speakers and nine extinct languages. In some areas of Nigeria, ethnic groups speak more than one language. The official language of Nigeria, English, was chosen to facilitate the cultural and linguistic unity of the country. The choice of English as the official language was partially related to the fact that a part of the Nigerian population spoke English as a result of British colonization that ended in 1960.
From radio presenter to broadcast trainer: Fola Folayan wants to raise the bar for broadcast journalism in Nigeria
Fola Folayan worked as a radio broadcaster in Nigeria; filling various roles as a content producer, presenter and newscaster in different media organizations across the country. But she wanted more.
Publ.Date : Thu, 29 Jul 2021 03:39:00 GMT
American Impresses Nigerian Store Workers by Speaking Yoruba in Viral Video
Arieh Smith regularly shocks people in public by speaking their native language, and his latest video using Yoruba has gained over 6 million views in a day.
Publ.Date : Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:18:51 GMT
School urges focus on teachers capacity building
A renowned educationist and the Executive Director, Grace Schools, Mrs Olatokunbo Edun has urged school owners to focus on capacity building for the teachers. This according to her is the only way to ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:13:00 GMT
Nigeria: VC - We Aim to Attract African Francophone Nationals to Christopher University
Interview - Prof. Olatunji Oyelana is the Vice-Chancellor of Christopher University in Mowe, Ogun. He has pioneered three universities such as Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo; Chrisland ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 28 Jul 2021 06:17:00 GMT
Perfect time to represent Nigeria for Utah Jazz\'s Miye Oni
Oni has been a target of the Nigeria basketball federation as they seek to rebuild the program around NBA talent.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Jul 2021 06:10:00 GMT
For women who survive acts of violence, finding refuge shouldn\'t be this difficult
Despite surviving multiple traumas in their home countries, enduring criminalization in Mexico, and being denied asylum by the United States, these women stuck at the US-Mexico border teach us what it ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 28 Jul 2021 12:50:00 GMT
INTERVIEW: Why I?m interested in Nigerian literature ? Nohora Fernández, Afro-Colombian Scholar
Nohora Fernández, an Afro-Colombian born in Colombia, speaks on her experience growing up in Colombia, her interest in Nigerian literature and other matters. Excerpts. PT: Where ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 17 Jul 2021 23:55:00 GMT
28 kidnapped Nigerian students regain freedom: police
Nigerian police on Sunday confirmed that 28 more students kidnapped by gunmen from a secondary school in the country's northwestern state of Kaduna have regained freedom. The students were freed on ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 25 Jul 2021 09:13:00 GMT
Tough medical school training helps me in creative writing ?Dr Oyetade, children?s books author
Dr Modupe Oyetade is a dental surgeon, who combines her medical practice with creative writing. In this interview with OLADIMEJI RAMON, the prolific author of many children?s books and three novels ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 23 Jul 2021 17:00:00 GMT
Nigeria: I\'ll Quit Methodist Church If It Accepts Same Sex Marriage - Nigerian Bishop
The Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Nigeria, John Wesley, and his former administrative assistant, Emmanuel Ande, share different perspectives on gay rights and the crisis in the church in ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 25 Jul 2021 20:27:00 GMT
Bandits can become elected legislators and governors in Nigeria
Come to think of it, if Communication Minister, Isa Pantami, can claim that he has repented from his call that Christians be killed ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 18 Jul 2021 21:55:00 GMT
Nigerian police rescue 2 more abducted students in northern state
Nigerian police had rescued two more students kidnapped by gunmen in early July from a secondary school in the northwestern state of Kaduna, an official said on Thursday. The kidnapped victims were ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 22 Jul 2021 05:21:00 GMT