With millions of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in different parts of the world still suffering from stigmatisation and discrimination, it is a double tragedy for those residing
Aliyu: Ending AIDS by 2030 without working with key affected population an impossibility
Dr. Gambo Gumel Aliyu is the Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA). Aliyu, an epidemiologist and public health specialist, studied at the Ahmadu Bello University
Yuletide amid COVID-19, Yellow fever outbreak: Task before Nigeria’s disease control agencies
Barely four weeks to this year’s Christmas, Nigerians are increasingly becoming apprehensive over the outbreak of Yellow fever in some states of the country and a possible second wave of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Fuel price adjustments: How deregulation without competition undermines downstream sector
The latest adjustment to the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) better known as petrol, has raised more questions than answers, as well as concerns about government’s sincerity regarding the deregulation...
Nwakwue: Transparency, stakeholders’ engagement missing in downstream petroleum sector
It is important for context to state that we are presently not in a deregulated market. What we have done, as best as I can see, is subsidy removal.
Surviving in a deregulated economy: Odds before Nigerians
With the latest increase in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise known as petrol, Nigerians have, no doubt, begun to feel the pressure that comes with deregulation.
TETFund … Reigniting dying research culture in Ivory Towers
When Prof. Abubakar Kundiri took the reins as vice-chancellor of the Federal University, Wukari (FUWUKARI), Taraba State, he presided over an institution with sparse infrastructure, which made both learning and operations arduous and cumbersome.
Okebukola: Exclusion of private varsities from generic, specialised interventions no longer tenable
From the provision of infrastructure and manpower development, the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) is now focused on research and development. What other critical areas of need do you think TETFund....
Apprehension over insecurity as yuletide beckons
There is palpable fear in Nigerian communities over growing insecurity as yuletide beckons. With barely six weeks before the world bids farewell to 2020, many Nigerians are eager to wrap up the year on a good note. The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the lockdown that ensued had disrupted their plans for the…
Adopt-a-talent: Of what impact to sports development?
Civilisations over the years have always looked for means to rove the living standard of citizens. Most societies adopt programmes that create opportunities for people to grow to their optimum abilities, elevate their standards of living, and make existence more meaningful. In sports, countries have adopted different approaches to ensure that they get the best…
Aftermath of #EndSARS protest: Rebuilding amid security worries
Two weeks and four days after the recent #EndSARS protest turned violent, resulting in unprecedented destruction of both private and public properties in many states of the federation, the rebuilding process have begun.
Weak regulations foist reign of toxin-heavy, low-quality fuel on Nigerians
In September 2016, a report launched by the Public Eye, a Swiss organisation, which through its exclusive investigations and in-depth research, shines a spotlight on the ways that companies impact...