Ogechi

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We have not rejected APC’s merger bid, INEC says

The electoral body says media reports of a rejection of the All Progressives Congress registration process are false. (more…)

Nigeria: Battling Malaria Without Drugs or Knowledge

The statistics are shocking. Over 300,000 Nigerians die from malaria each year – more than in any other country. An estimated 250,000 are children younger than five. When the disease strikes, most Nigerians visit patent medicine vendors (PMVs) like Bisi (not her real name) for relief. "You will take chloroquine;…

Banned by Nigerian Government, fuelling poverty competes for best documentary at 2013 AMAA

The film was banned by the Nigerian government on April 8. The documentary Fuelling Poverty, described as a national threat by the Nigerian government, has received industry acclaim following its nomination for the 2013 African Movie Academy Award, AMAA, in Malawi. On March 15, barely 25 days to the ban…

Fuelling Poverty documentary goes viral after Nigeria ban

Fuelling Poverty, a documentary made by Ishaya Bako, documents the fuel subsidy scam scheme. Banned for being “highly provocative”, Fuelling Poverty, a documentary inspired by the huge scam around the subsidization of petrol in Nigeria, has garnered more attention than might have been possible where the ban not announced. PREMIUM…

President Goodluck Jonathan

EXCLUSIVE: FG bans film on Nigerian poverty, places producer under security watch

The Nigerian government has banned the airing and distribution of the documentary, Fuelling Poverty, a 30-minute film which documents the massive poverty in Nigeria and advocates against corruption and greed in the country. The documentary, released late in 2012, was produced by young filmmaker, Ishaya Bako, in partnership with the Open Society…

President Goodluck Jonathan

Nigerian Presidency resorts to Gestapo tactics as police detain four Leadership editors

In what critics are describing as a creeping descent into dictatorship, the Nigeria Police on Monday detained four journalists of Abuja-based Leadership newspaper for refusing to name their source for a story which alleged the presidency was plotting to sabotage the merger of the leading opposition parties in the country.…

Ekiti announces 7-day mourning period for late deputy governor

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has made a moving statewide broadcast to the people of the state, announcing a seven-day mourning period for his departed deputy, Olufunmilayo Olayinka, who died Saturday after a prolonged battle with cancer. “In reflection of the mood of our state in this trying moment,…

Posh meets affordable: a case of African designs

Taye Taylor is a clothing brand with definitive style, the designer says. (more…)

Hopes dashed as President Jonathan again pushes forward timeline for stable electricity

President Goodluck Jonathan has again pushed forward the timeline for his administration’s pledge to deliver improved power supply, telling Nigerians Sunday they would continue to live with epileptic electricity supply at least until 2014. Mr. Jonathan made the comment on Sunday after his Easter message at Our Saviour’s Anglican Church, Tafawa Balewa…

Nigerian writers pay tribute to Achebe

Encomiums pour in for Chinua Achebe, Nigeria's literary icon. (more…)

Soyinka, Clark, devastated; say Boko Haram may have hastened Achebe’s death

It has been a gush of emotions from the literary community since the news broke early Friday of the passage of renowned novelist, Chinua Achebe, at the age of 83 in the United States. Late Friday from Lagos, two contemporaries of Mr. Achebe, Professors John Pepper Clark and Wole Soyinka,…

Group condemns rape in Ekiti University

Most cases of violence against women go unreported. (more…)

Zungeru, town of amalgamation, in shambles

In the razzmatazz of the centenary celebration, the picture seeks to bring to the fore the state of the city that birthed the amalgamation. (more…)

Groups condemn presidential pardon to Alamieyeseigha

The pardon to Mr. Alamieyeseigha goes against any commitment to fighting corruption in Nigeria, they said. (more…)

Nigerian Women Trust Fund

Treating Women Issues as Non Issues, By Oge Ekeanyanwu

The society has accepted patriarchy that breeds female abuse. (more…)

Police confirm two killed in Nassarawa attack

Two persons were killed on Thursday in an attack perpetrated by youth in Kwandera area of Nassarawa State. Six other persons sustained terrible injuries and are currently receiving treatment. The police in the state said that irate youth took to the street in Kwandera area, which is about 10 kilometres…

Absentee Enugu Governor’s trip shrouded in secrecy

The governor was absent from the state for over four months. (more…)

TY Danjuma Foundation funds health project in Taraba

The project will see the use of motorcycles to deliver health care to people. (more…)

Petrol tanker disaster averted in Rivers State

Port Harcourt has witnessed many inferno caused by fallen petrol tankers. (more…)

Fuel scarcity spreads nationwide

Police arrest black market petrol sellers in Abuja

Policemen staged a surprise attack on black market vendors (more…)

Video: Rivers Deputy Governor chased me from relief camp, dead HIV victim narrates

Tele Ikuru, Deputy Governor of Rivers State, chased a HIV victim from camp and caused her death, video by Social Action shows. (more…)

Rivers Deputy Governor caused death of flood victim, group alleges

A woman, who was HIV positive, was chased out of a relief camp by Rivers State Deputy Governor, a civic group alleges. (more…)

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Arts professor, Oni, turns 60

The professor will mark his 60th birthday with a series of art events. (more…)

Centre for Contemporary Art to hold Arts luncheon in Lagos

There will be a discussion on the artistic landscape in Lagos. (more…)

A review of the documentary ‘fueling poverty’

The documentary which will be premiered in January 2013, takes up a serious issue – corruption in governance. (more…)