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4 days ago
A year ago today, at least 44 people were killed in nine separate incidents around the country, most infamously at least nine killed at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. One year on and justice still eludes the peaceful protesters who were brutally cut down. It is a bitter irony that the very security services…
19 Oct
As we draw closer to the end of 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic is still a big concern, and its continuing effects on our food systems remain as real as ever. As more people are threatened with slipping into food insecurity, Africa’s demand for food is growing. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the United Nations (UN) projects population…
18 Oct
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) started its week with an engagement with critical stakeholders in a bid to find lasting solutions to the road network challenges and other lingering issues. Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Malam Mele Kyari while engaging the stakeholders said the move was a follow-up to the corporation’s efforts in…
12 Oct
It is not uncommon for Nigerians to interchangeably use the word kidnap with the word hostage. Without wasting much time, and to keep it simple, kidnapping refers to a confinement without holding the legal authority to do so, while hostage refers to a person or entity which is held by a captor as a security.…
8 Oct
Motorists and commuters in regions of the country have cried out over the deplorable state of federal roads, which, according to them, has made journeys a harrowing experience.
2 Oct
Throughout history, the central role played by women has ensured the stability, progress and long-term development of nations. In the 21st century, the issues of gender balance and the need to accord women equal opportunities and allow them achieve their full potentials in the society, have gained more momentum, globally. While some progress has been made…
27 Sep
The recent surrender in droves by erstwhile fighters of Boko Haram terrorist group alongside their family members in different parts of Borno has continued to generate opinions and different views among Nigerians.
19 Sep
Africa is increasingly gaining recognition as a continent with prospects despite its history of economic, social and political challenges. This shift in perception owes much to the growing intervention of think tanks. A think tank is a body of experts that provides evidence-based research and advisory on specific socio-economic problems. Most are non-governmental organizations, but…
17 Sep
Rape culture is pervasive It is embedded in the way we think, speak, and carry out our day to day activities. Rape culture is always rooted in patriarchal beliefs, power, control and the social environment.....
15 Sep
Nigeria requires a profound economic transformation. When a country possesses the extensive human and capital resources that Nigeria does and its poverty rate keeps increasing, there is something profoundly wrong with the conduct of its economic affairs. There is a need to strengthen democratic institutions, prevent conflicts, foster sustained economic growth, and combat global threats,…
12 Sep
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) started its week with renewed synergy with the Department of Petroleum Resources....
12 Sep
Pastor Paul Adefarasin’s profile received a significant boost last Sunday with the presentation of the Forbes Best of Africa Most Influential Personality of the Year 2021 Award.
11 Sep
Any further delay in the inauguration of the NDDC board is a clear betrayal of trust and display of State insensitivity on ljaw nation and Niger Delta region. After 16 months of postponement and rigmarole, the Hon Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Chief Godswill Akpabio has finally submitted the long overdue report of the Forensic…

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