Category: Features

Boko Haram frees 3 UNIMAID lecturers, 10 Police wives

Three lecturers of the University of Maiduguri kidnapped when on a mining exploration by Boko Haram have been freed. Also released from the Boko Haram terrorists are 10 women, kidnapped in a raid by the militant group on a military/police convoy on Damboa road, near Maiduguri. The Department of State Services, DSS today briefed President […]

Desertification: The people whose soil is turning to trash

From 1901 to 2005, more than 200 villages were believed to have been engulfed by desert in Nigeria’s Northern Region on account of climate change. In this report, Ochiaka Ugwu examines how desertification is fuelling migration in Maisandari farming community. Sagir Umar laments poor farm harvest occasioned by desertification Sagir Umar has lived in the […]

Gov Obaseki doles out fund to fight Lassa Fever

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has ordered the immediate release of N100 million as first tranche payment for the procurement of four dialysis machines, ventilators, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), drugs and other consumables required for the treatment of Lassa fever patients. Obaseki’s order followed report of the rising number of Lassa fever patients brought from […]

Actionaid Charges Nigerian Media On Democracy And Good Governance

The Nigerian Media must continue to play prominent and pivotal roles to increase participation of citizens in the struggle for enthronement of democracy in the country and Africa in general. This was the  consensus among participants and lead speakers at a media roundtable in Abuja this Thursday on reinforcing the commitment of Nigeria to the implementation […]

Exposed! Obiano’s aid Ibeneme in #10million stolen Shares scams

  By Our Reporter Chika Ibenemen, one of the media aids to the governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano has been accused of stealing Shares worth over ten million naira belonging to late Mr. Ugwuanwa Augustin Okoli instantafricaonline.com reports. Ibeneme who is one of the serving media aids to gov. Obiano has been accused of stealing 43545 […]

Reasoning With Sen. Gobir on NDB Bill

By Johnson Eze The first line responsibility of government is the welfare of its people. When explicitly put in proper perspective, provision of security, food, housing clothing top the list while other needs like education, tourism, transport and some luxury items follow. For any country to live up to expectations expressed in terms of providing the basic needs for its citizens, such a country must have developed […]

Awolowo: Driving Non-Oil Exports Beyond Rhetorics

By Austine Asadu Before independence and the subsequent upsurge in oil exploration and production, Nigeria was the envy of most countries in the African region and even in the global arena as the country was a major exporter of agricultural produces, with the Northern Region producing groundnuts and kolanuts, the Western Region also weighing in with an equal tonnage of cocoa while the Eastern Region […]

Governor Abubakar And The Struggle To Emancipate Bauchi State

By Austine Asadu It has all along being the sole and sinister objective of the social, political and economic elite of any society or nation to subjugate and oppress the majority of the people or the masses while cornering the wealth and lucre for their sole benefit and control. In the olden days Russia before the communist revolution, in Britain before […]