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Debt-servicing may affect COVID-19 financing in 2022

By Theophilus Abbah and Daniel Adaji Capital expenditure for COVID-19 in Nigeria's 2022 annual budget looks slow to be released, 10 months into the year,...

Deconstructing Buhari’s Democracy, Independence Day speeches, their reflection on state of economy, security

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has delivered his final Independence Day address to Nigerians. This year's address on June 12 also is his final Democracy Day...

Insecurity: A look at government recent attempts to curb unlawful firearms in Nigeria

THE proliferation of small arms in Nigeria is an issue that the government  and several Inspector General of Police (IGP) have attempted to checkmate...
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[ANALYSIS] East African footballers are a rarity on the global stage: we analysed why

By Christian Ungruhe, University of Passau When Tanzania’s national football hero Mbwana Ally Samatta signed with Aston Villa in 2020 this was far more than...

Trapped funds: Why airlines can’t repatriate money out of Nigeria [EXPLAINER]

TWO months ago, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) accused the Nigerian government of preventing foreign airlines from repatriating the sum of $450 million...

Nigeria’s next president faces a collapsing security situation: five things s/he can do

By Al Chukwuma Okoli, Federal University Lafia Election season in Nigeria is an interesting time. It is, expectedly, characterised by heated contestations and conversations that...
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[INDEPTH] Eight Nigerian artistes that turned up late for their shows

THE lackadaisical attitude of some Nigerian artistes in honouring contracts to perform at live shows has become a matter of serious debate globally. The trending...

Patriarchy persists in Nigeria – and men aren’t the only ones who keep it that way

By Egodi Uchendu, University of Nigeria Chrisland Schools on Victoria Island in Lagos was recently in the news for the wrong reasons. Nigerian newspapers –...

Christians in Nigeria feel under attack: why it’s a complicated story

By Jideofor Adibe, Nasarawa State University, Keffi NIGERIA has a long history of religious tensions against which the current spate of violence against Christians must...
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