Category: Special Report

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Betting on Africa to Feed the World (SPECIAL REPORT)

This is a lecture Delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank, World Food Prize Laureate 2017, at Norman Borlaug Lecture at Iowa State...

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Obiano: An Outstanding First Half (SPECIAL REPORT)

By James Eze• In the game of football, the First Half might be a mix bag of results. Sometimes, great coaches show their hands early enough with sound tactical...

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Murder In the Meadow Provokes Abia Community

The recent cold-blood murder of a 60 year-old man, Chief Chikezie Okeigwe in his orchard by a yet to be identified killer has struck a sharp blade in the hearts of the...

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ADB: Tribute in Memory of Ex-AfDB President Babacar Ndiaye

•PRESS RELEASE• “Goodbye, Papa, farewell to the ambassador for Africa’s development, rest in peace.” In an intensely emotional tribute, the...

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Nigeria in Search for Another Jay Jay Okocha (SPECIAL REPORT)

BY BUNMI BLAIR• Great footballers don’t just appear from nowhere, the best footballers in the world be it Neymar, Mbape, Leo Messi, or Cristiano Ronaldo learned...

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Clipping the Wings of Violence in Anambra Community (SPECIAL REPORT)

Certainly, all is not well with the once sleepy town of Nkerehi, Anambra State. A reign of terror has surprisingly gripped the land over the years and the people are no...

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Reality of Nigerian Girls Forced to Drop out of School (SPECIAL REPORT)

Nigerian girls often still drop out of school to work, despite the country’s increasing wealth. When their mother was well and in their home in Lagos, Nigeria,...

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Going Global with Made in Aba Goods (SPECIAL REPORT)

•By Enyinnaya Appolos/ If you do not say I am here, nobody will say there you are. When a church wishes to expand its membership it embarks on evangelism outside its...

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Children Born with Cleft Lip Still being Killed in Nigeria

Millions of children in developing countries, including Nigeria born with cleft lip deformity are still being discriminated, isolated and in some cases killed. ROLAND...

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Military As Nigeria’s Democracy Stabiliser (PERSPECTIVE)

•By Emeka Nwankpa/ A view fast gaining ground in informed circles is that Nigeria’s fledgling democracy owes its continued stability to the commitment of the Armed...

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How US-based Nigerian Men Kill their Nurse Wives

“Yes, I have killed the woman that messed up my life; the woman that has destroyed me. I am at Shalom West. My name is David and I am all yours.” Those were...

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Chibok and the Mirror in Our Faces: Some Reflections on Gender in Our Society

BY MUHAMMAD SANUSI Being Text of Speech given at the first Chibok Girls Annual Lecture, Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, Nigeria, April 14 It is a great honour for me to have...

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Evaluating US’ Rating of Nigeria’s Counter-terrorism Stratagem (SPECIAL REPORT)

By Emeka Nwankpa Boko Haram’s dreaded enclave in the Sambisa Forest, estimated at over 60,000 sq. km fell finally over three months ago when the Muhammadu Buhari...

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Benin: Prophetic Analysis of the 14th Biennial Conference of 2017

By Ladi Thompson/ The 14th Biennial Conference of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) held in Benin has come and gone but I am minded to say that its impact will...

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NIGERIA: Rice Farmers Enjoy Growth Amidst Economic Recession

Young men, ageing widows and local chiefs — even civil servants — have taken to the fields to work in rice paddies that stretch for miles around Tarasa, a village in...

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INT’L WOMEN’S DAY: Leaders, Organisations Speak on State of Nigerian Women

Amnesty International Seeks Passage of Gender, Equal Opportunity Bill Amnesty International has called on the National Assembly and other stakeholders to ensure the...

A bombing by the Nigerian Army has occurred in an internally displaced person camps in Rann, Nigeria. MSF teams have seen 120 wounded and at least 50 dead following the bombing. Teams are trying to provide emergency first aid in its facility and are stabilizing patients to evacuate wounded. We are asking the authorities to put all measures in place in order to facilitate the emergency evacuation of wounded (by air and land). Our medical and surgical teams in Cameroon and Chad are ready to treat wounded patients.

NIGERIA: Counting the Cost of Anti-terror

 •By Emeka Nwapa/ When President Muhammadu Buhari appointed General Abayomi Olonishakin as the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) in June last year to lead the Armed Forces...

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Why Does Nigeria Import So Much Rice?

BBC NEWS–A long line of customers queue along a glass divide separating them from a rice food station at an eatery in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital. Diners...

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PERSPECTIVE: My Take on Osinbajo’s Peace Visit to Niger Delta

 By Emeka Nwankpa/ In what appears as a repeat of history, the lot has fallen on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo under the Muhammadu Buhari administration, as it did on...

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NNAMDI KANU: Fighting for Independence of Biafra from a Council Flat in Peckham

It has been nearly 50 years since Biafra’s bitter independence struggle, the inspiration for Frederick Forsyth’s bestselling The Dogs of War. Now a south London...