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TIMELINE: Nigeria records 1,300 percent increase of COVID-19 confirmed cases in one week

THE pandemic Coronavirus is fast spreading in Nigeria more than expected—the spread is unprecedented — the country has recorded over 1,300 percent increase of...

Jack Ma’s medical supplies donation arrive Africa

ABIY Ahmed Ali, Ethiopian Prime Minister on Sunday evening received medical supplies from China, donated by China’s billionaire, Jack Ma and the Alibaba Foundation...

Co-founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma donates masks, test kits, protective suits to African countries

CHINESE billionaire and co-founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma, says he will donate masks, test kits and protective suits to all countries in Africa to...
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Time to silence the guns

By Ayodele AKINKUOTU  Last month, in Addis Ababa, the Heads of State and Governments of the Africa Union, AU, held their annual meeting. The theme...

170m children are endangered in conflict zones across Africa—Save the Children

AFRICA has highest number of children in conflict globally as a total of 170 million children live in conflict zones across Africa, Save the...

Nigeria and disease outbreaks. Better prepared, but still weak spots

By Folasade OGUNSOLA, University of Lagos EARLY this year, China confirmed the first case of a new strain of coronavirus (2019nCoV) isolated from a cluster...
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50 years after Biafra: Human becomes mere statistics when power intoxicates, says Soyinka   

NOBEL Laureate Wole Soyinka has advised the Nigerian government to deploy wisdom in addressing the clamour for secession. He spoke on Monday at the ‘Never...

Europe spends billions stopping migration. Good luck figuring out where the money actually goes

Maite Vermeulen, Ajibola Amzat and Giacomo Zandonini How much money exactly does Europe spend trying to curb migration from Nigeria? And what’s it used for?...

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IATA slams Nigerian government over Emirates’ blocked funds

THE International Air Transport Association (IATA) has slammed the Nigerian government over its failure to help Emirates Airlines in...

Lagos State government extends ‘okada’ ban to four LGAs, five LCDAs

THE Lagos State Government has extended the ban on the activities of commercial motorcycles, popularly known as okada, to...

Opponents spreading fake news, blaming LP – Peter Obi

LABOUR Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi has accused his opponents in the 2023 presidential election of spreading misinformation...

Meedan offers grants to combat climate misinformation

MEEDAN is accepting applications for the Check Global Independent Media Response Fund, which addresses global challenges with hyperlocal communities.  The fund aims...

NLC slams Akwa-Ibom CJ, demands Inebehe Effiong’s release 

THE Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked the Chief Judge of Akwa-Ibom State, Justice Ekaette Obot, to immediately release...
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