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Russia invasion of Ukraine threatens food security in Nigeria

By Theophilus Abbah & Daniel Adaji IN December 2021, the price of family size Grand loaf, one of the popular breads in Abuja, Nigeria, was...

Cannabis policy changes in Africa are welcome. But small producers are the losers

By Clemence Rusenga, University of Bristol; Gernot Klantschnig, University of Bristol; Neil Carrier, University of Bristol, and Simon Howell, University of Cape Town Cannabis is...

Oil hazards aren’t the main worry of Nigeria’s coastal residents: toilets are

By Seun Olowoporoku, Obafemi Awolowo University NIGERIA'S coastal areas are known to present environmental hazards and risks. Oil exploration and exploitation is one source of...
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Monkeypox is endemic in Nigeria. But surveillance isn’t what it should be

Oyewale Tomori, Nigerian Academy of Science There has been an outbreak of monkeypox cases in a number of countries that are not endemic for the...

Nigeria’s police work under terrible conditions: what needs to be fixed

*This was first published in March 2022. By Lanre Ikuteyijo, Obafemi Awolowo University JUNIOR officers of the Nigeria Police Force are planning to embark on a...

In time of crisis:  Civilian and Soldier

By Wole SOYINKA (Address at the launching of the memorial publication on the late General Ibrahim Attahiru at Ladi Kwale Hall, Abuja on Saturday, May...
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Restrictive abortion laws put Nigerian women in danger

Friday Okonofua, University of Benin The word “abortion” is used to describe two types of pregnancies that end before 20 weeks, which is now regarded...

Blasphemy in Nigeria’s legal systems: an explainer

AbdulRazzaq A. Alaro, University of Ilorin A court in Kano, northern Nigeria, recently convicted an atheist for making social media posts it found to be...

Was Deborah guilty of blasphemy?

By Saidu Muhmmad Lawal THE murder of Deborah on May 12, 2022, by a mob in Sokoto state, can neither be excused nor justified under...
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