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Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed

Nigeria’s Hate Speech fine raises fear of licensed intimidation of dissent

The Nigerian government increased the fine for hate speech 10 times to five million Naira in the reviewed National Broadcasting code, drawing widespread criticism.

Boko Haram has killed some Nigerian citizens

Why terrorism continues in Nigeria and how to turn the tide

Some successes have been recorded against groups such as Boko Haram and the Islamic State in West Africa. But, they keep coming back with renewed vigour

NIPC Headquarters, Abuja

CAMA 2020: 15 business-friendly provisions in Nigeria’s new Companies and Allied Matters Act

The amended law replaces CAMA Act 1990 after 30 years. It is geared towards enhancing ease of doing business in Nigeria.

Electricity station used to illustrate the story.

Why Nigeria’s electricity supply remains poor despite privatisation – CEO, Century Power

Chukwueloka Umeh, an engineer and power company executive, speaks about Nigeria’s broken power value chain and suggests the way forward for the industry.

A woman breastfeeding her child. [PHOTO CREDIT: Mama Glow]

How COVID-19 threatens Nigeria’s exclusive breastfeeding target

Misinformation about COVID-19 has now joined the mix of factors impeding exclusive breastfeeding.

Dosu Joseph in action for Nigeria

INTERVIEW: Nigeria has never lacked good goalkeepers — Dosu Joseph

The former Nigeria goalkeeper also speaks about his very good friend Sunday Oliseh

A well used to illustrate a story

ANALYSIS: Sub-Saharan Africa must pay more attention to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene

Available statistics for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) show that non-availability of water, sanitation and hygiene continues to haunt our development efforts through avoidable deaths and diseases.

Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons forward [Photo: FIFA]

Spain turning major destination for Nigerian women footballers

Since Francisca Ordega paved the way with a loan move in 2017 to Atletico Madrid, Spain has become a major destination for Nigerian female football stars.

The hut-like Community Primary School in Ilupeju, Oja Odan

How COVID-19 deepens education crisis in Ogun communities already ravaged by armed herdsmen

Students and parents, already worried by armed herdsmen and inadequate government support, now have to worry about COVID-19.

Mike Omotosho; President of Hepatitis Zero Nigeria Commission.

INTERVIEW: Low awareness hampering elimination of hepatitis in Nigeria – Expert

In Nigeria, over 22 million people are infected with hepatitis B and over 4 million with hepatitis C.

54 goals conceded so far show Kepa is not Chelsea’s major defensive challenge

When Lampard led Derby into the Championship playoffs last season, his team scored 69 goals and conceded 54.

Congressman John Lewis

Obituary: John Lewis, Civil Rights icon and longtime Congressman passes on at 80

Congressman Lewis was a true champion for change. He battled and sacrificed for black people to have the right to vote.

INTERVIEW: My life after retirement from football – Sam Sodje

Sam Sodje also speaks on his European experience and playing for the Super Eagles.

The Niger Delta Development Commission [Photo Credit: Nsima ekere]

NDDC vs National Assembly: How an investigation got messy

Most of the commission’s budget defence sessions in past years have been filled with discrepancies and controversies.

Oby Ezekwesili (Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria)

ANALYSIS: Edo, Ondo Polls: Poor women representation in politics persists

Since 1999 when Nigeria transitioned from military rule to democratic rule, women are yet to occupy up to 50 per cent of elective positions.

LATE FLYING OFFICER TOLULOPE OLUWATOYIN SARAH AROTILE - (1995 - 2020). [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of the Nigerian Air Force]

OBITUARY: Tolulope Arotile: Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot dies in accident

Tolulope made history in October 2019, when she was winged as Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot.


INTERVIEW: Why I’m not ready to collaborate with my brother now – Burna Boy’s sister, Nissi

The London-based artiste says female musicians are not given the same level playing ground as their male counterparts

Some members of Rotary Club at the ground breaking ceremony for a Primary Health Care Centre located at Kpaduma community

Abandoned Abuja community to finally get health centre

Rotary Club is building a primary health care centre for the people of Kpaduma in Abuja


INTERVIEW: Why it’s difficult for goalkeepers to win awards — Ike Shorunmu

Shorunmu also speaks on other issues affecting the Super Eagles as well as limitations for goalkeepers.

Bolaji Abdullahi

INTERVIEW: My struggles between Jonathan, Saraki; and why Otoge movement succeeded — Ex-Minister

Bolaji Abdullahi explains why the Otoge movement swept the Saraki political family out of power in Kwara State.


ANALYSIS: Libya is staging ground in renewed big power swoop on Africa

Both armies consist largely of proxies and tribal militias

President Muhammadu Buhari and Chairman, APC Caretaker Committee, Governor of Yobe State, Mala Buni, today at the State House, Abuja. [PHOTO CREDIT: @BashirAhmaad]

Buhari sets record, holds party meeting in State House Council Chambers

The Council Chamber normally hosts the meetings of the Federal Executive Council, National Council of State, National Economic Council and National Security Council, all of which are purely governmental affairs.

Bashir Are

INTERVIEW: How we’re tackling underage betting in Lagos – Are Bashir

“We make sure all our operators are bonded, so if an operator cannot pay the winners, the board can redeem the bond.”

Dr Edith NKWEMBE, Microbiologist using laboratory reagents to identify COVID-19 [PHOTO CREDIT: WHO African Region - World Health Organization]

INTERVIEW: What to know about COVID-19 strains in Nigeria – Molecular Biologist

We realised that the virus has changed, a mutation.

Abiola Ajimobi [PHOTO: Oyo State Govt.]

Obituary: Abiola Ajimobi: Oyo’s ‘Constituted Authority’ and record maker

Mr Ajimobi earned a few foes for his confrontational mien and aggressive style of leadership, politics.