Climate Change: The end time myth

By Ezinwanne Onwuka That the natural world is degraded from what it once was is indisputable. Our planet’s climate has constantly been changing over geological time, with significant fluctuations of global average temperatures. Many of us share some dim apprehension…

Sharubutu, ARCN and the challenges of food security

By Edwin Ekene There is no doubt that agriculture is at the heart of President Muhammadu Buhari’s led Federal Government. This is why there are several agricultural intervention programmes like the Anchor Borrowers Programme, Presidential Fertilizer Initiative, Youth Farm Lab,…

Niger Delta, NHRC and PIB

By Jerome-Mario Utomi I never had expected that opinion articles about the Niger Delta, a region bedeviled by tremendous odds with an improbable chance of survival, will precisely in a space of four days come from me  in this quick succession…

The world never welcomes or needs the so-called “lecturers in human rights”

By Zhong Sheng At the 46th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that concluded on March 24, a few countries in the west were condemned by a large number of international organizations and developing countries for infringing…

SMEDAN, BOA target MSMEs with matching fund programme

By Mashe Umaru Gwamna The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) and the Bank of Agriculture (BOA), as partners, continue their synergy towards boosting the capacity and output of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) across the country…

Niger Gov’s wife calls for devt of literature

From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna The wife of Niger State Governor, Dr Amina Abubakar Sani Bello has stressed the need to adequately pay the required attention to the development of literature in Nigeria. She made this known during the launching of…

Family planning gains more acceptance during COVID-19 pandemic in Asaba -Experts

By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba   M rs Patience Abudu, a Family Planning expert has said that the number of clients for family planning programme in Asaba, increased new acceptors  during Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic lockdown. Abudu, who works with the Federal…

2023: Lawan denies plotting 3rd term for Buhari, backs Constitutional term limit

By Musa Baba Adamu The Office of the President of the Senate has noted a tweet by one Cmr Mayor attributing a fabricated statement to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. A statement issued yesterday by the Special Adviser on Media…

Gov Wike sacks Commissioner for Environment

By Ikechukwu Okaforadi with agency report Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has sacked the State Commissioner for Environment, Igbiks Tamuno. This is contained in a statement by Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant on Media to the Rivers State Governor. “The Governor…

Senate suspends FG’s $1.5b, €995m loans request

•N8.5b 2021 FCT-IRS budget also in limbo By Ikechukwu Okaforadi Sequel to lack of explanatory details, Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts yesterday suspended consideration and approval of the foreign loans being requested by some of the federal government…