The witchcraft conference at Nsukka
It was with a sense of tragic sorrow that I read the vacuous reactions of some Nigerians to an announcement by the B.I.C. Ijomah Center for Policy Studies and Research at the University of Nigeria Nsukka
Nigeria renews campaign for return of looted artefacts
When a Cambridge University college said on Thursday it would return an antique statue of a cockerel to Benin City, capital of Edo State, Nigeria, more than 120 years after British colonial forces looted it...
‘There’s money in catering but passion for the business is key’
Although a graduate of Mass Communication from Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Edo State, Miss Genevieve Tambari Fadeh opted to become a chef after a stint in the Customer Service Department of Globacom Limited. Today, she is proud of that taking that bold step, as she has been able to grow her U-Don-Chop catering outfit…
Cross River inaugurates judicial service commission, urges forthrightness
Governor Ben Ayade has inaugurated the Cross River State Judicial Service Commission. Performing the ceremony yesterday in Benin City, the governor, who was represented by his deputy, Prof. Ivara Esu
Undergraduates fault no cooking policy in private varsities
The policy of no cooking in some private institutions in the country is currently causing ripples among students who appealed to authorities concerned to have a rethink. Undergraduates in private universities are threatened with suspension if caught cooking in their hostels or with any cooking utensils.
Kidnapped wife of NRC director regains freedom
Wife of the Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Mrs. Francisca Okhiria, has regained her freedom after about 13 days in the kidnappers’ den.
Suspected kidnappers kill policemen, abduct doctor
The Chief Medical Director of Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH), Dr Sylvanus Akhalufo Okogbenin was abducted Monday morning by suspected kidnappers in Benin-City, Edo State capital. The two policemen attached to the CMD were also killed in a gun duel during the kidnap at Ramat Park in Ikpoba-Okha Local Govt Council Area on his way…
Tackling basic challenges in Nigeria’s food production industry
Jennifer Cooke, a Senior Associate in the Office of the President, the United States of America (USA), leading research and analysis on political, economic and security dynamics in Africa, has the following to say on Nigeria’s food production before and shortly after independence. “During its first decade of independence, Nigeria was one of the world’s most…
Don urges government to curb youth restiveness, banditry
Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof. Eddy Erhagbe, has called on the federal government to address social ills and end youth restiveness and banditry. Erhagbe spoke yesterday at a stakeholders’ meeting organised by the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) in collaboration with the Edo State directorate of National Orientation Agency (NOA)…
APC cannot redefine who qualifies as a Nigerian – Atiku
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, said he has been vindicated in his submission that he has verifiable and incontrovertible evidence to show that the last presidential elections were fraudulent, not credible and did not reflect the will of the Nigerian people.