Tony Ademiluyi

Tony Ademiluyi is a Nigerian and Lagos-based freelance journalist and writer. His works have appeared in leading Nigerian newspapers including Punch, Nation, Guardian, Vanguard, This Day, Daily Independent, Sahara Reporters, and Daily Post among many others. His works have also been published in reputable African magazines like The Africa Report and Africa Today. He has also written an unpublished novel set in Nigeria about the plight of the gay community in a largely homophobic society. He is a lifelong Manchester United fan and loves reading, political and historical discourse as well as swimming.

The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into governance presents both opportunities and challenges for African democracies. A report by Research ICT Africa highlights how the impact of AI on democratic processes depends on the policies and regulations governing its use. Effective AI governance can enhance transparency and efficiency, but without proper regulation, AI risks exacerbating issues like corruption and disinformation. This article looks at how Nigeria and Ghana are navigating AI’s complexities within their governance frameworks. In November 2020, Nigeria’s then Minister for Information, Communication, and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, inaugurated the National Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics…

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INSIGHT: Attacks by armed groups against farmers, who’ve also been hit by the abrupt removal of their petrol subsidy, have plunged Nigeria into high levels of food insecurity. A confluence of circumstances is causing concerning levels of food insecurity in Nigeria, which, according to a Relief Web report published in August, has led to 10.6 million people in the populous country needing humanitarian aid and 4.2 million in the north-east facing acute hunger. The report, quoting Save the Children, said a relentless wave of attacks by armed groups against farmers was hindering critical food supplies and threatening to push the…

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