CommunityExplainers

How Do You Make A Nigerian Understand And Accept Human Rights?

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On the 10th of December 1948 at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted. By some counts, it …

Ideas & InnovationReviews

Everyone at TEDxYaba 2018 Will Remember Seven Intentional Moments

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With the exception of a typically Nigerian moment in the middle of Adelola Edema’s passionate talk, TEDxYaba was intentionally enlightening. The afternoon kicked off with Head …

Technologies and Business

Google Launches Free Wifi at Abuja’s Wuse Market

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When Google partnered with 21st Century Technologies to begin providing free Wifi in 6 locations at Lagos in July, the promise was that it would spread …

EducationPolitics and Policy

Compulsory Public Schooling For Government Officials’ Children?

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At Wednesday’s plenary in the House of Representatives, Speaker Yakubu Dogara suspended a bill seeking to compel public officials to send their children to public schools, …

The 2019 Elections

Atiku’s Media Team Needs To Make Up Its Mind

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A few weeks ago, Paul Ibe, an Atiku media adviser, was adamant that a publication by the Economist Intelligence Unit in October about Atiku Abubakar in …

LawSecurity

Comment: The Police vs Deji Adeyanju

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Restraint has been the mood as far as thinking out (too) loudly on the arrest and detention of Deji Adeyanju by the Nigeria Police. He has …

The 2019 Elections

Another Lauretta Onochie Fake News Moment. Who Will Stop Her?

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Should a presidential media aide spread fake news intentionally, and when called out, double down? That is the latest controversial drama from Lauretta Onochie, an President …

PodcastsTechnologies and Business

Podcast: Discussing Gokada’s Ambitions With CEO Deji Oduntan

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On a good day when you enter a bus in Lagos, multiple stops mean you can never be sure of your estimated time of arrival. That’s …

ProfileThe 2019 Elections

The Right ‘Dino Melaye’ For Atiku’s Campaign

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A spokesperson for a presidential campaign has to have certain qualities: healthy, likeable, articulate. For a country as diverse and politically complex as Nigeria, the three …

The 2019 Elections

If Sanwo-Olu Wants to ‘Go High’, Words Won’t Be Enough

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As campaigns for governorship elections began last weekend, APC’s candidate Babajide Sanwo-Olu tweeted a goodwill message to his main challenger, Jimi Agbaje: “To my opponent, dear …

Life Lessons

Tony Anenih, Rest in Peace

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At the time of publishing My Life and Nigerian Politics, Anthony Akhakon Anenih had lived for 83 years. The book was the product of words he …

Community

Orange The World, For Every Woman in Your Life

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 ‘I’m sorry, it won’t happen again’ is the default silencing phrase violated women hide behind instead of speaking up. Over the past decade, international bodies like …

BooksCommunity

Tomi Adeyemi And The Very Worst Way To Use Social Media

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I got Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone in May. It was first in this list of attractive books I wrote about at the time. …

OpticsPeople

Let’s Settle The Buhari ‘Jubril from Sudan’ Theory

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Forty years ago this month, a total of 918 people took a drink mixed with cyanide and died. It was in the Peoples Temple settlement in …

Health

Do You Need a Yellow Fever Vaccine?

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November ends and the holiday season kicks in, but a Yellow Fever scare across Nigeria remains. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 14 …

The 2019 Elections

Why Akwa Ibom Fracas Should Have Your Full Attention

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The feeling is that a clash of egos is birthing an unwanted crisis in the usually peaceful Akwa Ibom state. Over the past week, the south-south …

EducationPolitics and Policy

Buhari Approves 30% Reduction in Cost of JAMB and NECO Forms

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Prospective candidates for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations and similar examinations will pay 30% less in exam fees following an approval for cost reduction by President Buhari. …

Politics and Policy

New Salary For The Police? Ok. What Next?

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a new salary structure for the Nigeria Police, about 80 days to the 2019 elections. “I am pleased to make the …

Optics

Channels TV’s Embarrassing Cut

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Not for the first time in his position as presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina stirred wide-eyed reactions with another exaggeration this week. Speaking with Channels TV’s Seun …

Politics and Policy

EFCC Comments on Receiving Donation From Ganduje

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has rejected claims that it received a donation from any state Governor for its upcoming anti-corruption event. The Commission responded …

Politics and Policy

Buhari’s Erratic Spell: The Case for An Overhaul

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Apart from the 118 soldiers killed in the Boko Haram attacks at Metele, about 153 others are missing. The terrorists opened fire on a rescue team …

Community

Give Thanks, For Harmattan Is Here

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A young man in black, worn, pissed or exhausted, walks past while muttering to himself; “it is simple mathematics!” If you are the sharp-tongued pedestrian who …

Culture and LifestyleJobs

Comment: Nigeria’s Wedding Economy Inequality Problems

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Sometime before Christmas in 2016, a previously married Nigerian man who had lost his wife to cancer proposed to an Iranian model in Greece. In the …

Community

When You Feel Pressed to Perform Friendship

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Sometimes, you feel you are not “being there” enough for people. It is the friendship version of the impostor syndrome, that sapping feeling of inadequacy forcefully …

The 2019 Elections

Here’s the Schedule for the 2019 Presidential Debates

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The dates for the 2019 presidential election debates have been announced, Premium Times reports. The Nigerian Election Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria …

Politics and Policy

A Nigerian Soldier Deserves Peace and Security

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Officers of the armed forces enlist in the service to give the ultimate sacrifice of their lives for their country. It does not mean they have …

OpinionProfile

Akọmndụ Nke Maazị Peter Gregory Obi | Odee Bụ Anthony Aniebo

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Ekwe Akọmndụ!!! Ekwe Ndịigbo!!! Ogene, Ichaka, Ikoro…. kụọnụ oo!!! Igbo mma mma nụ….!!! Igbo kwezụọ nụ ooo …….. !!! Ya kpọtụba!!!!! Ọmụmụ na Ntolite Ya Ndị …

Politics and Policy

There Are “Quick Fixes” For Lagos Traffic Problems – Sanwo-Olu

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Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the APC gubernatorial candidate in Lagos state, is working on a plan for making traffic jams and gridlocks in the state a thing of …

The 2019 Elections

My Due Process Record Is Appreciated by Nigerians – Oby Ezekwesili tells CNN

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Presidential candidate for the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Obiageli Ezekwesili, is banking on her experience and success in leading reforms of public procurement in Nigeria …

Politics and PolicyThe 2019 Elections

Why Atiku’s Policy Document is Disappointing – Okey Ikechukwu

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If you read a review of Atiku Abubakar’s freshly released policy document (or the main thing itself) and thought it underwhelming, you are not alone. Okey …