Protecting Nigerian children against violence
“A nation that cannot protect her children is an endangered nation. This is because such a nation may be wittingly or unwittingly destroying the most valuable human resource base that would define and sustain her future,” says Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase. Arase’s words captured the mood at the International Conference Centre, Abuja,…
Strengthening Nigeria-UK trade relations
It’s less than 48 hours to the end of the month and the nation waits with baited breath for President Muhammadu Buhari to name his ministers and constitute his cabinet nearly four months after steering the ship of Africa’s most populous nation and the continent’s biggest economy.
Celebrating the decade for people of African descent
ALTHOUGH there are no known programmes of action by governments of African countries towards promoting the ‘International Decade for People of African Descent’ declared by the United Nations (UN) in 2013, which started on January 1, 2015 and will run till 2024, only Badagry Diapora Festival 2015, which ended last month, took steps in redirecting attention to people of African descent outside the continent.
Migrant crisis: How Europe is coping
Europe has continued to be at the receiving end of waves of migration from under-developed and crisis-torn countries. It is perhaps paying the price of being the most developed region in the world
Language, culture, media and development: A nexus of harmony
Inaugural lecture presented by Prof. Abiodun Salawu at North-West University, Mafikeng Campus, South Africa Introduction The major plank of my research straddles Indigenous Language Media and Development Communication. I see a connection between language, culture, media and development. At the expiration of the dominant paradigm of development - when development was largely viewed as economic…
Paying lip service to traditional medicine development
TODAY is African Traditional Medicine Day (ATMD). It is a day set aside by the World Health Organisation (WHO) African Region to celebrate African Traditional Medicine and chart the path towards better delivery. Despite several studies that have demonstrated how Nigeria can make up to N240 billion ($1 billion) a month from the herbal medicine…
After siesta, Lagos goes tough on noisemakers
AKIN’S trauma seems to be spilling overboard this morning. Walking through the busy Awolowo way in Ikeja, Lagos, he felt like a sole survivor of a bombed city. His vision is not helping matters either.
Tackling social crisis through skill acquisition initiative
UNEMPLOYMENT remains one of the most critical problems bedeviling Nigeria today. Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa and the second-largest economy in the continent with a population of over 150 million, is endowed with abundant human and material resources. Unfortunately, years of unbridled corruption, mismanagement and sheer waste have hindered economic growth in the…
Elusive relief at IDPs’ camps
IT was commando-like. It was swift. Everyone scampered in directions that seem to guarantee safety even if it is for a short while. Ayuba Illiya, a native of Argboko in Gwoza local government area of Borno State, recounts his experience in the hands of gunmen who invaded his family compound, killing his parents and family members while his wife and children hid in a cave