Category: Special Reports

United Bank Africa
At Last, Science Prevails
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At Last, Science Prevails

By Edel-Quinn Agbaegbu The greatest global challenge today, especially in Africa is how to make our food more sustainable by 2050. In Nigeria, as in many other African countries, food security and nutrition remain a critical challenge. Production constraints like inversion of insects/pests and diseases, inadequate rainfall and poor quality of agricultural input are some […]

DSS Arrests Two IS Commanders in Abuja Days After ISIS Commanders Were Reported as Sneaking Jihadis Into Nigeria
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DSS Arrests Two IS Commanders in Abuja Days After ISIS Commanders Were Reported as Sneaking Jihadis Into Nigeria

Abuja –  The Department of State Services (DSS) said it had arrested two Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) commanders in Kukuntu village, Gwagwalada, Abuja. The suspects are: Bashiru Adams and Rufai Sajo. A statement issued by an operative of the service, Mr Tony Opuiyo, on Thursday in Abuja, said the suspects were arrested on […]

Driving Exponential Change Through Skills Transfer
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Driving Exponential Change Through Skills Transfer

By Wanjira Kamwere Despite increased economic and social volatility people can breathe a sigh of relief thanks to advances in technology. Wanjira Kamwere, Business Development Manager and Program Lead, Myskills4Afrika – Microsoft. explains how through the Microsoft MySkills4Afrika programme, the organisation which was recently awarded a Halo Award: North America’s highest honor for corporate social initiatives and […]

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 […]