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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 reports. Ibeneme who is one of the serving media aids to gov. Obiano has been accused of stealing 43545 […]

African footballers more likely to die young?

The recent death of Ivorian footballer Cheick Tiote on the pitch brought an outpouring of sadness in the world of football. Many are asking if there is any evidence to suggest that African players are more likely to die on the pitch than other players. By Olabisi Tayo In the past few years there have been a number of […]

Playing Politics with Cholera

African journalists, Yousra Elbagir criticizes the Sudanese government’s failure to get to grips with a cholera outbreak. After 10 months, Sudan’s Ministry of Health finally confirmed that there have been 265 deaths and more than 16,000 infected cases of “acute watery diarrhoea” in 11 of the country’s 18 states. A half-admission that came only after the disease pierced the bubble of Sudan’s capital, […]

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 […]