Saturday, 23rd September 2023


18 May 2015
He was an innocuous Tunisian plying his fruit trade, until Mohammed Bouazizi, was push to the wall by a government that did not consider his existence.
14 May 2015
ROLLING out the drums can be a spectacle, especially when you are celebrating a decade of tough times in the midst of skepticism and cultural hostility to your venture.
14 May 2015
IT is the position of this Paper that our inability to recognize this basic fact in the past has been primarily responsible for the failure of our previous efforts at social mobilization, especially dealing with the girl child education problem.
13 May 2015
The past few weeks had witnessed series of protests in two major agencies under the supervision of Olusegun Aganga, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment.
11 May 2015
In line with its constitutional mandate to strengthen the legislative arm of government, the National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS) organised a five- day induction Certificate Course on Legislative Studies for both returning and newly elected members of the Senate and House of Representatives.
Nigeria army clears sambisa forest
9 May 2015
THE strings of good news coming out of the war against Boko Haram terrorists have been consistent. First, it was the liberation of all the areas hitherto occupied by the sect minus the notorious Sambisa forest. Now, Nigerian Army troops have moved in to clear the forest and hundreds of women, girls and children are…
8 May 2015
Contemporary global events have, no doubt, drawn our attention to the necessity to have democracy, good governance and sustainable development on the continent of Africa, that can be more inclusive and promote the rights and welfare of all our citizens.
7 May 2015
A year ago, a dozen Nigerian troops fighting about 200 Boko Haram militants in the town of Chibok exhausted their ammunition and ran, leaving the road open for the abduction of nearly 300 girls. Today, Nigerian soldiers are rescuing hundreds of kidnapped girls and women from the last forest stronghold of the Islamic insurgents. The…
7 May 2015
NIGERIA was on October 20, 2014, declared free of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) transmission by the World Health Organisation (WHO), three months after an infected Liberian man, Mr. Patrick Sawyer, arrived by airplane into Lagos, Africa’s most populous city
6 May 2015
CAN consumers really be kings in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI)? Will a time ever come in Nigeria when electricity consumers would have the full powers to hold distribution companies to account?
5 May 2015
THE years within which the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were supposed to be achieved are over and stakeholders had begun to look at the post-MDGs. 
4 May 2015
Can an SMS-based platform be effectively used to empower Nigerians by enabling them to participate and engage in policy-making and governance and access real time information on key social issues as well as control disease spread? The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partners last week launched the U-Report, an innovative SMS-based platform, which they…


15 mins ago
Hundreds of protesters rallied in Sydney on Saturday against a plan to adapt Australia's constitution to enshrine Indigenous rights, ahead of a referendum next month. The crowd gathered in the city's Hyde Park railed against the proposal, which if it passes on October 14, would give Indigenous peoples the right to be consulted on policies…
31 mins ago
Jessica Burgess, a woman from the US state of Nebraska accused of helping her teenage daughter acquire abortion pills, was sentenced Friday to two years in prison, the New York Times reported. Burgess and her daughter were charged with working together to end Celeste Burgess' pregnancy last year. Jessica Burgess ordered the pills online and…
56 mins ago
The Russian-installed head of Sevastopol in annexed Crimea warned of a possible new Ukrainian missile attack on Saturday, a day after Kyiv hit Russia's Black Sea Fleet headquarters in the city. "Attention! Missile danger!" Sevastopol governor Mikhail Razvozhayev said on Telegram. "Close your windows properly and stay away from them," he said, asking commuters to…
1 hour ago
A US congressional delegation was meeting Armenia's leaders on Saturday to express support in the wake of protests rocking the small Caucasus nation after Azerbaijan reclaimed control over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh. The US embassy said the group will meet Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and a handful of other officials "to discuss US-Armenian relations and the impact…
1 hour ago
The Mega Plastic factory located in Ilupeju area of Lagos was gutted by fire on Saturday morning. An eyewitness told The Guardian that the fire incident started at about 6:30 a.m. Videos of the fire incident showed that the flames of the fire had covered the factory. Our correspondent gathered that emergency responders of the…