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ANALYSIS: Why Nigeria’s border closure may spike price of local rice

SINCE the Federal Government launched a border closure policy in late August, the decision has triggered mixed reactions from Nigerians, neighbouring countries and regional...

Pushed beyond borders: Rice, foreigners are easily smuggled into Nigeria when Immigration and Customs officers receive bribes(3)

With Nigeria’s porous borders and corrupt law enforcement officers, anyone can conveniently cross into and leave the country or smuggle in goods without having...

Pushed beyond borders: Why Nigeria’s worsening economy isn’t stopping young Beninese migrants from seeking a better life (2)

Though Nigeria’s economy is yet to fully recover from the 2015 recession, young Beninese immigrants seem not to mind. For them, any life away...
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Pushed beyond borders: A peek into the dark world of child trafficking between Benin and Nigeria (1)

When Beninese parents are pushed to the wall due to poverty and the burden of caring for too many children, they often send their...

Over 20,000 Nigerian girls stuck in Mali

NOT Less than 20,000 Nigerian girls have been trapped in Mali for sex business. The victims of the sex trade are kept in appalling conditions,...

FACT CHECK: Has Buhari reduced rice importation by 90%? NO!

  President Muhammadu Buhari apparently considers the huge cut to rice importation from Thailand one of his administration's greatest achievements. During his ongoing visit to...
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Suspected Ebola Case Reported In Benin Republic

Benin Republic, Nigeria's eastern neighbour, has reported its first suspected case of Ebola. The suspected victim is however said to be a Nigerian and is...

Asari Dokubo Arrested In Benin Republic

Human rights lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has raised an alarm over the arrest of Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, in neighbouring Cotonou, Benin Republic, by the country’s police. Keyamo...

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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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