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Nigerian youths need nothing but peace, jobs, education, says ADSI president, Khuraira Musa

Khuraira Musa is the president and founder of Arewa Development Support Initiative, ADSI, a nonprofit and nongovernmental organization. Aside from her humanitarian endeavours,

TB Joshua: His life, times, legacy

“Time for everything – time to come here for prayer and time to return home after the service.’’ were some of  Prophet Temitope  Balogun Joshua’s last memorable words, when he spoke during the Emmanuel TV Partners Meeting on Saturday.

How Nigeria’s sugar sector can solve unemployment crisis

According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Nigeria’s unemployment figure currently stands at 33.3%, making her the highest on a global list of countries. Without mincing words, this is indeed a very depressing, disturbing and alarming piece of information that should bother any discerning mind and whoever that is interested in the peace, growth and development of our dear country.

Investors commit $159m to Nigeria’s cassava, oil palm value chains

Fayus Group, in collaboration with Shine Bridge Global, SBG, and Africa Global Schaffer, AfGS, are investing $159 million in Nigeria’s oil palm and cassava value chains over three years.

Interrogating ‘irregularities’ in police officers promotion process

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Loyalty. Morale boost. Bravery. Gallantry. All these in the Nigeria Police are required in all officers and men but they have to...

Implications of Pantami saga for deradicalisation, national security

A series of publications targeted at an Islamic cleric and Nigerian government minister has led to scrutiny of his previous extremist rhetoric; but these tensed debates, if not managed properly can risk undermining efforts to promote deradicalisation and counter-extremism.

Buhari bounces back after London medical trip, preaches compassion

President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria after a 16-day medical trip to London, preaching compassion to Nigerians as he resumed his high-profile job.

Nigerian gov should develop 5-year COVID-19 research agenda — Experts

Experts have advised the Nigerian government to develop a COVID-19 research agenda with a view to identify priorities and infrastructures to fight the pandemic in the country.

Eating meat can cause many illnesses, not just cancer — Study

A new study has suggested that regular meat-eaters have a higher risk of contracting not just cancer but a wide range of illnesses.

FEATURE: Challenges of Contributory Pension in Nigeria

The Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, was introduced in 2004 by the then President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration in order to address the problems of late payment of pensions and gratuities to retirees. The CPS established via Pension Reform Act, 2004, covered both the public and private sector workers.

Nigeria’s construction giant Cosgrove lays foundation for National Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre for NITDA

Foremost Nigerian construction giant, Cosgrove Investment Limited, has laid foundation for building National Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre for the National Information Technology Development...

Controversy trails FEC approval of 20 private universities

Stakeholders have expressed divergent views on the recent approval of the additional 20 private universities in the country by the Federal Government.

BOOK REVIEW: Muhammad Elsanour’s ‘I can’t Breath’: Between war, racism, poverty and COVID-19, by Maya Adam

Elsanour’s novel is a powerful meditation on the way that victims of racism & wars hopes and fortunes were (and still are) constrained to be free from racism and death.

Buni Scholars: Ode to a future that beckons

Beyond its huge symbolic capital for the socio-economic and developmental trajectory that Gov. Mai Mala Buni is working to place Yobe in, the event...

Despite court, ministerial orders, AGF Idris ‘refuses’ ex-NEMA spokesperson’s entitlements

Despite orders from the National Industrial Court and the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, the Accountant-General of the Federation, AGF, Ahmed Idris is yet to pay the salary arrears of a former spokesperson of National Emergency Management, NEMA, Yushau Shuaib.

COVID-19 tests: How private labs generated N6.54bn from foreign travellers in Nigeria

Private laboratories licensed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, for conducting COVID-19 tests have raked in more than N6.54bn from international travellers across the country.

Nigerian govt’s quest for improved revenue and uncertainties of funding 2021 budget

President Muhammadu Buhari signed 2021 N13.588 trillion Appropriation and 2020 Finance Bills into law, saying the government deliberately chose to pursue an expansionary fiscal policy to accelerate the economic recovery process, promote social inclusion, and strengthen economic resilience.

The Paris Agreement: where Nigeria stands five years after

It is five years after the Paris Agreement on Climate Change was adopted by 196 parties (countries) at the Conference of Parties (COP) 21...

FEATURE: How Nigeria’s digital Agric potentials will be harnessed through NAVSA

The world today is fast becoming a digital space where virtually every activity of mankind is leveraging on the availability of digital technology.

GITEX 2020: How Nigerian start-ups thrilled investors, showcased ‘problem solving’ innovations

The Gulf Information Technology Exhibition, GITEX, is an annual event held at the World Trade Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, UAE.

EXCLUSIVE: How GTBank staff, CBN official burnt bullion van, ‘stole N70m’ in Kano

Two brothers, Yusuf Mukhtar and Bashir Mukhtar, who are staffers of CBN and GTBank respectively, have allegedly conspired to steal over N70m by burning...

Proliferation of universities: Blessing or curse to Nigeria?

Nigeria currently has 171 universities, according to National Universities Commission, NUC, records.

Refugee Commission: Sen. Basheer’s Midas touch on victims of displacement

The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, NCFRMI, is a flagship agency under the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

Dr. Usman Adis: Rescuing healthcare service delivery in Nasarawa

The re-appointment of Dr. Usman Mohammed-Adis as the Executive Chairman of the Nasarawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, NSPHDA, for a second term was no surprise to many, considering his antecedents in the agency.

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