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Hadiza Balarabe, Kaduna State Deputy Governor

FOR THE RECORD: Full Speech by Kaduna Acting Governor on Presentation of 2020 budget

Hadiza Balarabe, acting governor of Kaduna State, says the 2020 budget will put the people first. She labels the estimate a budget of progressive renewal.

Uche Eke [Photo: UcheEke.com]

INTERVIEW: How I became Nigeria’s most successful Gymnast – Uche Eke

Uche Eke won Nigeria’s first-ever gold medal in Gymnastics at the last African Games in Morocco.

plenary

ANALYSIS: Important things to know about Nigeria’s ‘new’ Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill

The bill also stipulates who can complain of sexual harassment and how it can be done.

Dele Agekameh, a well-regarded Nigerian journalist and writer. [PHOTO CREDIT: Opinion Nigeria]

TRIBUTE: Dele Agekameh: Exit of the Detective Journalist, By Yinka Fabowale

Dele Agekameh was one of Nigeria’s best crime, security and investigative journalists. He passed on in Lagos.

MC Oluomo

SATIRE SATURDAY: In defence of Mc Oluomo, Lagos anointed “Menthol”, By Oladeinde Olawoyin

“All hail Mc Oluomo, the one and only Lagos anointed “menthol”. May the gods of the land allow him “pepper” them…”

A picture of a parent beating up a child used to tell the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Magic Crate]

ANALYSIS: Hitting children is not an African Tradition

The imported colonial practice of hitting children spawns social violence.

William G. Kaelin, Jr. talks to a reporter after being awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. AP Photo - Josh Reynolds

Why ‘Discovery of How Cells Sense Oxygen Levels’ earned 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine

Oxygen is vital for life, so much so that cells can sense when there isn’t enough and adapt almost instantly. The winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology figured it out.

Danfo buses in Lagos

How traditional beliefs and systems are used to fight crime in parts of Lagos

As the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria, Lagos naturally draws lots of people to it – good and bad.

Agba Jalingo [Photo: TVC]

ANALYSIS: Agba Jalingo In Handcuffs: The Unlawful Beyond The Immoral

At the court appearance for his bail ruling, Agba Jalingo was brought and taken away in handcuffs, by the prison officials.

Suicide rope used to illustrate the story.

Medical experts speak on high suicide rate in Nigeria, suggest solutions

WHO’s 2016 Global Health Observatory Data Repository estimates that 9.5 suicides per 100,000 occur in Nigeria.

Vice President Yemi-Osinbajo

SATIRE SATURDAY: On VP Osinbajo, 2023 and urgent need for another election

Since we already know what our politicians prioritize, we could avert major disasters by conducting elections every year.

Ndubuisi Ekekwe

How technology in agriculture can reduce extreme poverty — Nigeria’s Robotic Engineer

Ndubuisi Ekekwe holds four master’s degrees and two doctorates in electronics engineering, and has designed a new technology that can improve farming.

Nyaknno Osso was the Librarian and later Editor of the celebrated “Newswatch's Who Is Who In Nigeria.

INTERVIEW: I ‘sold’ idea of presidential library to Obasanjo – Nyaknno Osso

The journalist also speaks about his roles at Newswatch, his relationship with ex-President Obasanjo and other matters.

The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Ufot Ekaette. [PHOTO CREDIT: The News Nigeria]

OBITUARY: Ufot Ekaette: Nigeria’s longest-serving SGF

Mr Ufot Ekaette was the longest serving SGF in Nigeria; served between May, 1999 and May 2007.

Ramon Azeez credit Brila.net

PROFILE: Ramon Azeez, former Nigerian youth captain, returns to Super Eagles

Azeez has not played club football outside Spain in his career.

Kristalina Georgieva, New IMF Managing Director (Photo Credit: Emerging Europe)

PROFILE: Kristalina Georgieva, new IMF Managing Director

Kristalina Georgieva is the second woman to become the Managing Director of the IMF.

Sade-Olatoye Photo Credit Makingofchampions

INTERVIEW: What winning African Games gold medal means to me – Oyesade Olatoye

Oyesade Olatoye won a gold and a bronze medal at the African Games.

SATURDAY SATIRE: Nigerians and the fallacy of ‘moderate criticism’

It’s a shame that folks who rode to power on the wings of mindless insults and scathing—even if deserved—criticism of Jonathan have become most intolerant of similar rebuke. 

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

INTERVIEW: How Buhari’s refusal to sign electoral amendment bill affected 2019 elections (1) – INEC Chairman

The INEC chief speaks on diverse issues affecting Nigeria’s elections, including electoral laws, card readers and diaspora voting.

This undated photo provided by Carleton University shows Pius Adesanmi. Adesanmi, a Nigerian professor with Carleton University in Ottowa, Canada, was one of the victims who died Sunday, March 10, 2019, when an Ehtiopian Airlines jet crashed shortly after takeoff in Ethiopia. (Josh Hotz/Courtesy of Carleton University via AP)

SATIRE SATURDAY: Pius Adesanmi, Xenophobia and the tragedies home and abroad

Ultimately, if socio-economic stability is achieved, Nigerians would need not migrate to dangerous climes.

Oil and gas is the lifeblood of Nigeria’s economy. Wikimedia Commons

EXPLAINER: How Nigeria got hit with a $9.6 billion judgment debt in London

P&ID claims it invested $40 million in the project even though it had not built any facilities for gas processing.

Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD, Barr. Sharon Ikeazor [Photo: icpc.gov.ng]

INTERVIEW: Payment of 33% arrears to over 180 agencies uncompleted — Ex-PTAD Boss

Sharon Ikeazor, who is now a minister, says she transformed the pension agency but work remains to be done.

The National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, and Governor Yahaya Bello

INTERVIEW: Why APC will win Kogi governorship election – Oshiomhole, Bello

APC chairman and Governor Bello express confidence ahead of the November 16 poll.

Pictures of Adejoroh Adeogun, House of Representatives deputy chairman, committee on national security and intelligence.

INTERVIEW: How Nigeria can tackle insecurity – Lawmaker

The former officer of the State Security Service explains how Nigeria can effectively address its security challenges

Copyright issues, unprofessionalism killing photography business in Nigeria – Kelechi Amadi-Obi

Amadi-Obi For over two decades, he has remained at the forefront of his career while inspiring a new generation of photographers.