West Africa Weekly

David Hundeyin
No-holds-barred analysis, intelligence and key stories from keen West African eyes.
Created 30 Oct 2020
  • Intellectual Property Theft: A Nigerian Corporate Masterclass
    07 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 39 80
    On Sunday December 20, 2020, Friday Emeh tried to kill himself. He got his hands on as many pills as he could manage, and he purchased a bottle of Sniper. In one last desperate plea for help before en...
  • Cornflakes for Jihad: The Boko Haram Origin Story
    02 Oct 2021 • 16 min read • 405 1076
    In May 2021, a 96 year-old businessman died in Rome, Italy. In his lifetime, Ahmed Idris Nasreddin might have amassed a personal fortune of close to half a billion dollars, but the death of NASCO Grou...
  • The Curious Story of Nigeria's Passport Shortage
    23 Sep 2021 • 12 min read • 69 80
    “We acknowledge and apologize for the challenges faced in the past few weeks regarding passport booklets availability. I am glad to inform you that booklets are now available and are being distributed...
  • Air Peace and a Story About Poor Nigerian Regulation
    21 Aug 2021 • 14 min read • 24 23
    Christopher Ogbonna is not a firebrand revolutionary. This becomes abundantly clear after speaking with him a couple of times. He is a soft-spoken lawyer who dotes on his wife and talks with a sizeabl...
  • When Abuja Follows You To Abidjan
    05 Jul 2021 • 9 min read • 29 23
    “Sir, I have spent many years here and if I open my mouth to tell you what is going on here. More than 2000 Nigerian girls between the ages of 17-25 are in jail over here. Thousands of Nigerian girls ...
  • "This is not Real Journalism"
    21 Jun 2021 • 3 min read • 48 15
    “He’s not really a journalist.” “I don’t understand what kind of journalism this is.” “This is not how proper journalism is done.” For years, I have had several variations of these comments thrown my ...
  • West Africa's most important stories by the region's finest storytellers.
    30 Oct 2020 • < 1 min read • 21 0
    Welcome to West Africa Weekly, where stories from Africa’s largest population bloc are told the way they deserve. Subscribe now In the meantime, tell your friends!
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