Thursday, 28th September 2023


14 Jun 2020
“The highest numbers of slaves from Africa were Nigerians as 41.4 per cent of the slaves were from our ports in Calabar and Badagry, while the remaining 59 per cent were from the other coastal regions in Africa”- Mr Joseph Ejukwa, Principal, Slave History Museum, Calabar Badagry Heritage Museum Badagry Heritage Museum was built in…
Jack Dorsey
10 Jun 2020
Jack Dorsey, the chief executive and a founder of Twitter and Square, a mobile payment company on Tuesday said that both companies are making "Juneteenth" a holiday for employees in commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. "Both Twitter and Square are making #Juneteenth (June 19th) a company holiday in the US,…
2 Jun 2020
The founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) Robert Johnson has called for the United States government to pay $14 trillion dollars to the black community in reparations for slavery. Johnson on Monday, amid national protests and outrage following the death of George Floyd, told CNBC that the U.S government should make available $14 trillion in…
27 Feb 2020
The Federal Government has solicited technical assistance from the United States (U.S.), in its bid to eliminate the menace of child labour in Nigeria.
5 Oct 2019
The 23 victims of human trafficking and modern-day slavery rescued by the Katsina State government from Burkina Faso have recounted how they went through inhumane treatment and made to work long hours without pay.
11 Sep 2019
I was wondering what offense would a five-year-old girl have committed to deserve such a heavy spank. I watched her scurried away from her mother to the far corner of her bed, looking petrified.
24 Aug 2019
Four centuries ago, the first 20 documented African slaves arrived on the shores of Virginia. In the years that followed, millions more were shipped in dehumanizing conditions across the ocean and enslaved. Slavery had, of course, existed before.
20 Apr 2019
Tragic stories of people being smuggled illegally and finding themselves at the risk of assault and abuse such as rape, beating, kidnappings, prostitution, slavery, robbery, organs harvesting, sex/human trafficking, and others are amongst the many incidents that influenced the organisers of the Lagos International Jazz Festival (LIJF) to place addressing the social menace of illegal…
13 Feb 2019
It is another February. It’s another month for the celebration of Black people all over the world. The month is set apart for the acknowledgement and celebration of what it means to be Black. Over the years, Black History Month has been a commemorative programme in honour of the black culture and a response to…
10 Feb 2019
In this series, we are going to connect what exists within the biblical text with the material realities of poor, oppressed people within history, thereby seeking to bring the two into a critical conversation. God’s decisive entering into history in order to liberate God’s people from the shackles of bondage and slavery in Egypt is…
2 Dec 2018
Who could believe that even after official abolition of slavery that slavery still exists even in this jet age? The International Labour Organisation declares that more than 40 million people are victims of modern slavery. To address this perennial problem, December 2nd has been set aside as International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. This…
30 Nov 2018
Such is the command from the Almighty. Such is the prohibition. That is the injunction: the believer is forbidden from engaging in acts or actions that are likely...


44 mins ago
If the 1555 book, Les Propheties, by the French Astrologer, Apothecary and Physician, Michel De Nostredame, popularly known as Nostradamus is to be recreated or adopted in the light of the present times, the documentary would probably be titled ‘The Man who saw Today’ instead of the dramatic premiering as a Man who saw Tomorrow.…
2 hours ago
Ambassador of Ireland to Nigeria, Peter Ryan, has said Nigeria and his country will continue to strengthen existing relations. He disclosed this during the Very Reverend Father Dennis Slattery Memorial Lecture, organised by St. Finbarr’s College Old Boys Association, in Victoria Island, Lagos. Ryan said Ireland and Nigeria had cordial relations before he came to…
3 hours ago
Lax PIA implementation bites hard • Mergers of regulators, boards of NNPCL, slack workforce worry stakeholders • Oil sector remains vulnerable as implementation of host community fragment lingers • Operators face tougher environment amidst challenging economic outlook  The projected gains expected from Nigeria’s oil and gas sector following the passage of the Petroleum Industry Act…
3 hours ago
Following indications that the Federal Government might have returned subsidy payment on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) due to the fluctuations of foreign exchange and crude oil price, stakeholders in the sector have said the N169.4 billion reported to have been paid for subsidy on PMS as a means to stop the hike in the pump price of petrol is inaccurate.
3 hours ago
•Group tells Aiyedatiwa to respond to allegations Ondo State House of Assembly has vowed to go ahead with the impeachment proceedings against the Deputy Governor of the state, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, despite the lawsuit he filed to stop the move. Aiyedatiwa had asked an Akure High Court to stop the House of Assembly from proceeding with…