Category: Briefs

Re: ‘Meet the “Bullionaire” Senator Patrick Ayo Akinyelure Who Owns Eighteen Bureau De Change, Other Companies with Which He Cuts Deals'”

Sen. Ayo Akinyelure The attention of Distinguished Senator Ayo Akinyelure, who represents Ondo Central and also the Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, has been drawn to the above malicious publication, which is full of errors and hurriedly put together by a faceless online, Leading Reporters, with […]


Centre for Media Advocacy (CMA), a civil-society and pro-human rights advocacy group, has passed a vote of confidence on the proactive and patriotic leadership of the Commandant-General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu. This is for re-jigging the security architecture, mechanism and strategy in […]


         Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu The attention of two pro-democracy organizations, Citizens Watch Nigeria (CWN) and the Coalition of Civil Societies and Media Executives for Good Governance in Nigeria (COCMEGG), has been drawn to the false, uncouth, malicious and spurious allegations, made by the Chairman of the National Youths Movement […]

Ohanaeze Accuses Northern Youths of Fanning Embers of War

Apex Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has accuse Arewa youths of dragging Nigeria into another civil war. Ohanaeze said this while reacting to a letter written to Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo by a coalition of Northern youths. In the letter, the youths had appealed to the Acting President to allow […]

HIV Infection among South African Young Women on the Rise

South Africa has about 7 million people living with HIV and manages the globe’s largest antiretroviral program, keeping about 4 million people alive with the drugs. At the South African National AIDS Conference in Johannesburg recently, specialists voiced their concern about the spiking rates of infections among young women, a trend reflected […]

Nigeria loses 100,000 infants to sickle cell

At least 100,000 Nigerian infants die annually due to Sickle Cell Disease. Meanwhile, Nigerian youths have been urged to know the genotype of their proposed spouses before marriage. Speaking at an event organised by the Federal Medical Centre, Ebute-Metta to mark the day in Lagos, Medical Director of the hospital, […]

CAR: Peace at Last

The country has been plagued by interreligious and inter-communal conflict since 2013, when the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels seized power, prompting reprisals from the anti-Balaka militia, many of whose fighters are nominally Christian. Political crises have regularly rocked the country and tit-for-tat violence is on the rise again despite last year’s presidential election that was aimed at ending […]