Thursday, 21st September 2023


18 Feb 2015
Several scholars are divided on the safety or otherwise of biotechnology around the world. in this report, CHUKA ODITTAH, examines the myths and realities of the issue, particularly as it affects Nigeria. OUT of the world’s 197 countries, only about 70 nations have fully embraced biotechnology. Statistics reveals that the United States of America, Argentina,…
16 Feb 2015
A 2008 Amnesty International Report on Nigeria paints a demoralizing picture of how violence strives in all spectrum of the Nigerian society.    According to the report, “On a daily basis women are beaten and ill treated for supposed transgressions, whipped and even murdered by members of their family. In some cases, vicious acid attack…
15 Feb 2015
“POUNDED at home and desperate to keep hope alive, Nigerians are among the top nationalities fleeing their own country and seeking asylum in industrialized nations…” says an article by The Guardian.   Indeed, many Nigerians yearn for sojourn outside the country. This unfortunate trend is not limited to any age group.  It involves the young…
15 Feb 2015
Text of the lecture to mark the 60th anniversary of the National Archives of Nigeria held at the Trenchard Hall, University of Ibadan on December 2, 2014 I HAVE not been courageous enough to ask why the Director and his team that have organized this memorable event decided to  select me for this enviable honour…
11 Feb 2015
  THE outward stream is always steady with a huge backlog of eager youths waiting to procure visa to jet out of the country. Some who could not afford to go through normal routes are ever ready to go through the arduous and risky Sahara desert routes, just to seek greener pasture in Europe, America,…
10 Feb 2015
THE compelling statistics that over 100 million Nigerians have access to voice services and 63 million are engaged with the internet on a regular basis, is a pointer to the fact that any government that is desirous of delivering quality services to its citizens cannot afford to ignore the open window of information communication technology…
10 Feb 2015
Text of presentation made at the 2014 Conference of the History of Education Society of Nigeria held last December at the University of Ibadan  IT is an irony of history that as the nation marks this year as its first 100 years of living together as one country, it is at this very moment that…
10 Feb 2015
Text of the Distinguished Personality Lecture of the Nigerian Association of Adult Education Students (NAAES), University of Ibadan Chapter. I WISH to congratulate our old Department on the attainment of the age of 65, what can be described as the arrival at real adulthood. It is the Lord that has continued to keep the Department…
9 Feb 2015
THE present generation was jolted to the reality of global terrorism by the 911 bombing of the American twin towers by the Al-Qaeda terrorist group then headed by Osama Bin Laden. It took more than 10 years for the American nation to hunt down the terrorist leader who was later killed in Pakistan. Since his…
9 Feb 2015
Text of a lecture delivered by the Deputy Speaker, House Of Representatives, and governorship candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, at Champion Newspapers Better Society Lecture Series held in Owerri. Protocols: Preamble: I AM delighted to be invited to be the keynote speaker for the 2014 Champion Better…
8 Feb 2015
WHILE the participants at the 2011 Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) national delegates’ conference are largely the same as the 2015 edition, interests vary with change in roles and ambitions.  The 2011 election was acrimonious and largely tainted with gang-up against some so-called ‘renegades’ led by the immediate General Secretary of the congress, John Odah and…
5 Feb 2015
WITH long hours without light and expensive petrol and diesel self-generation still a  day-to-day reality for Nigerians, electricity remains a vexing national challenge. As it is in other countries, we want the light to come on anytime you turn on the switch  without thinking much about it until the bill comes at the end of the…


Kenyan police said Thursday they had learned from their "mistakes" as the nation commemorated the 10th anniversary of a bloody siege at an upmarket shopping centre in the capital Nairobi.
15 mins ago
An All Progressive Congress (APC), chieftain, Professor Yusuf Magaji, has extolled President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for considering Prof. Abiodun Sule for the coveted office of Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The politician in a statement, yesterday, described the maritime expert as fit for the responsibility. Magaji said while Sule is…
23 mins ago
The basic education model adopted by Nigerian states including Bayelsa, Edo, Lagos, Kwara has been commended at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78). The commendation was given on the sidelines of the General Assembly at a Devex event organized to discuss the topic “Transforming Education: Overcoming crisis, improving learning Outcomes.” Speaking at a panel…
31 mins ago
A lawmaker in the Ogun State House of Assembly, Damilare Bello Mohammed, has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a cult clash in Sagamu over the weekend. Five suspected cultists were also arrested alongside Mohammed in connection with the incident that started on Wednesday and continued till Sunday, leading to several deaths. Other five…
34 mins ago
Federal government has expressed sadness over the ambush and killing of personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), Nigerian Police and Nigerian Army while on official duty at Ehime Mbano Local government area of Imo state