Category: Special Reports

United Bank Africa
The Fuss about biotechnology: Why?
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The Fuss about biotechnology: Why?

By: Edel-Quinn Agbaegbu Science, technological innovation and a fundamental understanding of nature are among the major drivers of progress. Today’s advances in the treatment of human disease have been made possible by the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming in 1928 and the DNA double-helix structure by Watson and Crick in 1953.  These discoveries have […]

In Abia, The Era of Constructing “Action Roads” is over As Ikpeazu Builds Them To Last
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In Abia, The Era of Constructing “Action Roads” is over As Ikpeazu Builds Them To Last

  By John Okiyi Kalu I personally understand when some politically manipulated folks in Abia State complain about duration of execution of some road construction projects in the state. The fabled king of Igbo folklore, Nna Mbe (tortoise), survived many days inside the pit toilet but the very day rescue came his way he started […]

Roosdorp extracts commitment from Fayemi, Malami, others
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Roosdorp extracts commitment from Fayemi, Malami, others

The current chair of the Voluntary Principles Initiative (VPI), Mr. Ronald Roosdorp on Friday extracted commitment of implementation of voluntary principles and full membership from top government officials and security chiefs in Nigeria. The country’s Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi assured that he would do everything within his area of influence to […]

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Mineral Resources of the Igbo Parts of Nigeria

By Osita Mordi Firstly, let us properly define Igbo land. It covers the entire Southeast “zone” as well as parts of Rivers(Ikwerre, Ekpeye, Ogba and Etche) ; Delta (Anioma); Akwa-Ibom(Ohaobu-Ndoki village), Benue( Ezza, Izzi, Ezzamgbo and perhaps Ulayi); Edo(Anioma related groups); Cross River (Isobo and Izii groups of Obubra) and Bayelsa( Osekwenike-Onyah axis). There are […]

Implement 16-point Agenda, implement Integrated Master Plan for Niger Delta
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Implement 16-point Agenda, implement Integrated Master Plan for Niger Delta

The 7th Niger delta Dialogue with the theme: A Revival Dialogue for the Niger Delta, held at the Tinapa Resort, Calabar from June 29 to June 30, 2017   In attendance were the Obong of Calabar, His Eminence Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V; the Amanyanabo of Opobo and Chairman of Rivers State Council of Traditional […]

Revisiting Alleged Brutalisation of Fed Girls' College Staff By Armed Security Operatives In Calabar
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Revisiting Alleged Brutalisation of Fed Girls’ College Staff By Armed Security Operatives In Calabar

By Dianabasi Effiong The response from Nigerians over alleged invasion of the Federal Government Girls’ College, Calabar, on Feb. 2 by some armed operatives of the Directorate of State Services (DSS) has no doubt gone viral. The federal agency’s operatives, otherwise known as State Security Service (SSS) by Nigerians and residents of the Canaan City, […]

Setting the Agenda for the New NDDC Board
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Setting the Agenda for the New NDDC Board

By Dianabasi Effiong   The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was established in 2000 to ensure speedy, fair and sustainable development of the Niger Delta into an economically prosperous, socially stable, ecologically regenerative and politically peaceful region.   The commission was also mandated to formulate policies and guidelines for the development of the region spanning […]

Shell collaborates with Akon, unveil Africa's first player, solar powered football pitch in Lagos
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Shell collaborates with Akon, unveil Africa’s first player, solar powered football pitch in Lagos

  . Pitch to inspire entrepreneurs and bright energy ideas that open up access to energy in Africa and beyond . Akon and Hardwork debut new song on pitch that will feature in music video celebrating potential of renewable energy     Lagos, Nigeria, 10 December – Global music star Akon joined Shell to shine […]

The Church's Expectation of Authority In Nigeria
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The Church’s Expectation of Authority In Nigeria

The United Evangelical Church (UEC) in Cross River State (Founded as Qua Iboe Church) celebrated its Golden Jubilee 1965-2015 in Calabar. The Church leadership also spoke with select journalists on its journey and challenges so far as well as on a number of national issues. Below, are excerpts of the interview with the General Secretary of […]

Umahi receives bills, insecticidal nets from USAID
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Umahi receives bills, insecticidal nets from USAID