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Under the Radar: People with Albinism in Eastern and Southern Africa

An albino girl smiles in Mitindo Primary School in Nyawilimilwa, Mwanza region of Tanzania, November 21, 2009. (Reuters/Katrina Manson) Nathan Birhanu is an intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. He is a graduate of Fordham University’s Graduate Program in International Political Economy & Development. Albinism is a hereditary condition from birth where

Cultural Diversity in Nigeria: A Blessing or a Curse?

Cultural diversity is a phrase generally used in describing a society with people of different ethnic roots which manifest in their languages, mode of dressing, arts, as well as other traditional practices which are either similar or distinctively different from each group. Such traditional practices are highly valued and held with great admiration among people

TA Child Protection Specialist at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is recruiting to fill the position of: TA Child Protection Specialist (Violence Against Children and Child Protection Systems Strengthening). The position is located in Abuja. Interested candidates should possess an advanced university Degree, preferably in Law, Social work or related field, with at least 5 years work experience.Read more

EFCC moves to arrest Fani Kayode

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have laid siege at the residence of former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, for receiving N840m from the Director of Finance, Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Senator Nenadi Usman. According to reliable and authoritative sources, the operatives in company of mobile policemen numbering more than 10, stormed

Family Of Woman Killed By Nigerian Army Seeks Justice As Commanding Officer Offers N200,000 As Compensation

The family of a woman killed by a Nigerian military officer on Saturday in Warri, Delta State demanded that the perpetrators are brought to justice.   The son of the deceased, Shedrack Aktarobi, appealed to the State and federal governments to immediately intervene in the matter and ensure that the culprits are held accountable for their actions.

Beyond Reasonable Doubt: A Day In The Temple Of Justice Observing Ex-Governor Suswam’s Corruption Trial

Today I woke up with my Reporter’s state of mind. I felt the compulsion to practice a skill I had abandoned in the search of the proverbial golden fleece. And what greater opportunity is out there than the resumption of the trial of  Gabriel Suswam, the former Governor of Benue State?   I must confess

Buhari signs 2016 budget

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally assented to the 2016 Budget. He signed the final copy in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja in the presence of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, Budget Minister, Udo Udoma, All Progressive Congress Chairman, Odigie Oyegun and other…

Fashola unveils FG’s road map for solving Nigeria’s power crises

Babatunde Fashola, Minster for Power, Works and Housing, says the Federal Government’s road map for solving the country’s power crises is to attain incremental power wherever it can be found, thus achieving steady power and ensuring uninterrupted power supply. Fashola stated this while delivering a lecture titled: ‘Nigeria’s electricity challenges, a road map for change’, …

EFCC Detains Buhari’s Former Lawyer, Mike Ahamba, Quizzes Senator Anyanwu, And C’River PDP chairperson Over N1.2bn Election Slush Fund

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Chairman of Cross River State Chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Ntufam John Okon, in connection with alleged N23.29 billion poll bribery scandal.   The agency has also quizzed Senator Chris Anyanwu and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mike Ahamba, on the bribery

Expedite Repatriation Of Our Stolen Funds – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari urged the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to accelerate the recovery of Nigeria’s stolen assets stored abroad on Thursday in Abuja.   Speaking to the Executive Secretary of the UNODC, Yury Fedotov, the president stated that the recovery process has been “tedious” and drawn-out. He pressed the international community to cooperate

The Role of Oil In Nigerian Economy

It would be difficult to exaggerate the role of oil in the Nigerian economy. Since the first oil price shock in 1974, oil has annually produced over 90 percent of Nigeria’s export income. In 2000 Nigeria received 99.6 percent of its export income from oil, making it the world’s most oil-dependent country. Oil production has