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Emelife Chinelo Stella, who recently won 20 medals for her outstanding performance in the University of Mysore, India

INTERVIEW: Unlike Nigerians, Indians celebrate academic excellence – Student who bagged multiple awards

“The educational reformation in Nigeria should start from the scratch. I honestly can’t pick up anything that is working very fine in the education sector in Nigeria at the moment, to the best of my knowledge.”

Mr Nse Ntuen on hospital bed after the fracas at Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly

Patients’ Bill of Rights: Making health a human right in Nigeria

The Nigerian government launched the Patients’ Bill of Rights about eight months ago, many do not know how to put the instrument to use 

INTERVIEW: How marriage, fatherhood has helped my footballing career – Simon Moses

Simon Moses also speaks on Mikel Obi, the Super Eagles at AFCON and other matters.

Drying of the Akpu chaff

Inside the thriving ‘akpu’ business in Abuja

Akpu sellers speak of the profits they make from the business.

Wupa River at Gosa Kpanyi Kpanyi community in FCT

Inside Abuja community without electricity, water, other basic amenities

Residents of the Abuja community say they have never had electricity.

First-year college students frequently report being stressed [Photo: pixabay.com]

What parents should do to help students prepare for the first year of college

As the school year begins to wind down, high school seniors – and those who care about them – typically have their eyes on two prizes: getting into college and graduating from high school.

Dogs get all the love [Photo:www.petspyjamas.com]

Why Americans value dogs more than cats

Dog owners spend US$240 a month caring for their pets, compared with $193 for cats, according to the 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey from the American Pet Products Association.

Raymond Dokpesi

INTERVIEW: I strongly suspect NIA, SSS behind my Immigration Ordeal — Dokpesi

The AIT boss speaks to PREMIUM TIMES after his arrest at the Abuja airport.

Inside the Sainte-Famille Church which was the scene of killings during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. {Photo: The Conversation - EPA/Ahmed Jallanzo]

Portraying Rwanda’s genocide as an encounter with hell

As many as 800,000 people, mainly Tutsi, were killed in a 100-day orgy of brutal murder and rape by members of the majority Hutu in Rwanda.

Fela Durotoye speaking at the presidential debate. [PHOTO CREDIT: CHannels Twitter handle]

ANALYSIS: Why ‘Third Force’ failed in 2019 elections

Analysts say the third force did not have the structure and funds to oust the APC and PDP.

Federal Secretariat Complex, Abuja

Can new minimum wage increase inflation in Nigeria?

The National Assembly has approved a N30,000 minimum wage for workers.

People walk through floodwater near Beira, Mozambique, in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, March 23, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Health perspective of Cyclone Idai

The WHO estimates that at least $38 million is needed over the next three months in Mozambique, to cover health responses to Cyclone Idai.

Building collapses in Lagos have become common in recent years. BBC

Why buildings keep collapsing in Lagos and what can be done about it

Building collapses in Lagos have become common in recent years.

Kannywood actress Maryam Booth

INTERVIEW: How I landed two endorsements in three months – Maryam Booth

“Kannywood industry is not as it used to be. Patronage is low,” she says

Gen. Tunde Idiagbon [Photo: Pulse.ng]

Remembering Idiagbon, the “no-nonsense” military general who ran Nigeria with Buhari

Tunde Idiagbon died on March 24, 1999 at the age of 56.


When is the right time to take drugs: Before, after or with meal?

Experts speak about the appropriate relationship between drugs and food.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo casting his ballot at Ward 11, Unit 022, Olusomi Compound, Totoro/Sokori, in Abeokuta on Saturday (9/3/19). 02033/9/3/2019/Babatunde Atolagbe/BJO/NAN

ANALYSIS: Obasanjo and the humbling of Nigeria’s number one kingmaker

Mr Obasanjo has endorsed the presidential ambitions of at least three successive presidents.

Obi Adigwe, Director-General of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD).

INTERVIEW: Over 10,000 Nigerian indigenous plants have ethno medicinal value – Adigwe, DG, NIPRD

The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development conducts research on indigeneous plants for development of drugs, biological products and pharmaceutical raw materials.

Karishi General hospital

PEP: The HIV ‘prevention drug’ many Nigerians don’t know about

Despite the availability of these preventive drugs in hospitals, many Nigerians continue to get infected with the dreaded ailment.

Sniper Insecticides used to illustrate the story (Photo Credit: Haleemah Yahaya)

Sniper-related Suicides: Death prowling on the streets?

Sniper, an insecticide, has, unfortunately, become a tool of choice for Nigerians contemplating suicide.

Ward 1, unit 1 at Ogboko Village in Ideato south, Imo state, Election process yet to start.INEC officials are still setting up the Centre, addressing the voters.

Reporter’s Diary: Imo governorship election was between electorate and Ohaji Boys

It may take Mr Okorocha and his allies many election cycles to fully recover.

INEC office signpost

What to know about the inconclusive elections in six states

Violence, over-voting, hijack of electoral materials are the main reasons elections were problematic in many places.

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

ANALYSIS: INEC, PDP’s lead and the burden of inconclusive elections

Of the six states where elections were declared inconclusive, the PDP was leading in five.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

ANALYSIS: How Nigerian political ‘godfathers’ were humbled in 2019

The aspirations of at least six notable political godfathers were defeated during the elections.

Taiwo Oyerinde

INTERVIEW: My life as a woman firefighter in Nigeria

Mrs Oyerinde also speaks on sexual harassment and the challenges of her job.