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4 Mar 2015
  OVER 14 million people learn they have cancer and eight million die from the disease. Studies suggest that one-third of cancer death can be prevented, but occasionally, services and technologies are not usually available, especially in low- and middle-income countries.    Figures from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) show that about…
4 Mar 2015
Keynote Address By Dr. Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, CEO, Sogato Strategies LLC, Former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria at the 2015 Oxford Forum for International Development (OXFID) Oxford University, February 21-22,  2015 The Problem Defined THERE are a number of ways in which we can look at the phenomenon of “International Development”. First, we can…
3 Mar 2015
OUR attention has been drawn to The Guardian editorial of 23 February 2015 titled “Forensic Audit of NNPC: Matters Arising. We are encouraged and hereby commend The Guardian Editorial Board for recognizing and acknowledging that the fantastic allegations hitherto made against the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) by concerned but uninformed citizens have turned out…
3 Mar 2015
THE long-awaited report of the forensic audit of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) which the Federal Government hired PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to conduct has finally been released. As with almost everything in these political times, the forensic audit was elevated into a campaign issue when some politicians began to raise questions about why it was…
2 Mar 2015
THE number you have dialed is not reachable at the moment, please try again later.” Does this feedback sound familiar? Of course, it must be, if you are one of the over 140 million mobile phone subscribers in Nigeria.     You are also likely to be familiar with a situation where you’re in the middle…
1 Mar 2015
SEVEN years after the last occurrence in Nigeria, Bird Flu is here again.     While there are concerns on trying to limit the spread and stop the transmission from poultry to humans, there is greater concern in ensuring that the virus does not mutate into a form that can be transmitted from human to…
26 Feb 2015
NIGERIA today remains an unfortunate travesty that betrays the very reason people form governments in the first place. I am not talking merely about poverty, unemployment, and hunger; but there are other structural inadequacies that make these problems possible and persistent. Today, our public school system has collapsed, libraries are non-existent, teachers are not paid…
26 Feb 2015
THE recent debate triggered by Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) on the legality of organ donation and transplantation in Nigeria has arisen in the wake of both the promulgation of the National Health Bill, 2014 into law by President Jonathan and the publication of our new book on health and medical law in Nigeria – which…
25 Feb 2015
IN the past, they were considered rare breeds. Their words were law. Political office holders dare not go beyond their advice. They represented the middle and upper class, depending on their grade in the civil service. The General Order and the Financial Regulations books guided their conduct in and out of office     The…
24 Feb 2015
DESPITE increasing efforts by the agency saddled with ensuring that carnage is reduced on the highways, Nigeria is still rated second globally on road accidents, after Thailand.      This record obviously is not enviable.  Three reasons have been adduced by experts for accidents which had claimed the lives of the poor and rich alike- state…
23 Feb 2015
THE advent of telecommunications and its growing access will continue to drive development process across all sectors of the economy. Indeed, the impact cuts across manufacturing, banking, education, agriculture, government, and lately, the political landscape.    In fact, recent World Bank studies indicate that for every $1 invested in telecommunications infrastructure, more than $6 is…
22 Feb 2015
THE PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), which was contracted to carry out a forensic audit report on alleged unremitted $20billion by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) into the Federation Account, has not only exonerated the Corporation of wrong doings, but hinged the misleading information on ignorance on how the oil sector works.      Submitting its report to…


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There are conflicting signals over moves to see merger talks between the Labour Party (LP) and New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) blossom into a formidable third force ahead of the 2023 presidential elections.
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Nigeria has called on President Sissoco Embaló-led's new leadership of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), alongside a newly composed Commission, to work harder...
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The proposed African Super League, which will feature the continent’s biggest clubs, will kick off in August next year, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced...
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The youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide (OYC), yesterday, lamented the collapse of the country’s security architecture....
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The burning desire by Nigerians to see a turnaround in the country underscores the reason why Nigerians are flocking to Peter Obi and the Labour Party.