Nigerian Lab In Forefront Search For Coronavirus Cure
“Strong people don’t put others down — they lift them up.” So says the discreet sign at the entrance to one of the most remarkable research facilities in Africa. Run by a Cameroon-raised, Harvard-trained molecular biologist, the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) has been... Read more
Row In Senate Over Alleged Missing N143 billion At NDDC, As Nunieh Explodes With Revelations In Fresh Allegations Against Commission Minister, Akpabio
There is fresh crisis between the National Assembly and the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) due to its failure to explain the whereabouts of N143b, being part of N305.5b released to the agency in the 2019 budget. The altercations that ensued between the National Assembly’s joint committee on Niger... Read more
Race For Covid-19 Cure: Poor Funding Threaten Great Strides By Nigerian Researchers
By Tony Iyare In spite of the avowed resolve by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to check the spread of Coronavirus, inadequate funds and lack of a clear cut policy on the use of herbal medicine by the Nigerian government, may make the search for indigenous cure for... Read more
Nigeria: A Killing Field Of Defenseless Christians
A SPECIAL REPORT BY THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES & THE RULE OF Law-INTERSOCIETY; DEDICATED TO VICTIMS OF ISLAMIC JIHAD IN NIGERIA:   . 350 Killed In Jan & Feb 2020 …between 11,500 and 12,000 Died in 57 Months (Since June 2015), 4m-5m Fled & Over 2000 churches... Read more
Black History Month: Some Milestones in Black History
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Despite IMF Warnings, Buhari Seeks Approval Of External Borrowing Plan
Even as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday for the third time this year, expressed concerns over the rising debt profile of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday sought the re- consideration and approval of the National Assembly on the 2016-2018 External Borrowing Plan of the Federal Government.... Read more
NDDC has collapsed  – Gov. Wike
  . As NDDC’s Acting Executive Director of Projects, Ojougboh says a sitting Nigerian senator is handling 300 of the commission’s project.     From Dianabasi Effiong Gov. Nyesom Wike has declared that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has collapsed with lose of capacity to deliver development to... Read more
Again $20bn Award Looms Against Nigeria
By Ubong Akro Nigeria recently secured a reprieve on the controversial award of $9.6billion to Process and Industrial Development-P&ID by a British Commercial Court. Securing a stay of execution and right of appeal to the obnoxious award is a huge relieve to all well-meaning citizens. Issues as this, only... Read more
Clampdown on Commercial Motorcycles In Nigeria: Security of Lives, Property Supersede Economic Cost, Say Stakeholders
By Dianabasi Effiong Time there was in Nigeria when commercial bicycles operators thrived side-by-side with cars, lorries and trains, as means of transportation in major cities. The pendulum, thereafter, swung when commercial motorcycle operators had a field day in major towns and rural areas of Akwa Ibom and Katsina... Read more
Aftermath of Danjuma’s Petition On Persecution Of Christians: Nigeria Writes British Parliamentary Group
The Nigerian Government has repudiated claims by a group styling itself as Northern Christian Elders Forum, who alleged that the Muhammadu Buhari administration is practicing bigotry and alienating Christians. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, made this known in a statement... Read more