It’s still an unjust world

September 21, 2023 Dan Agbese 0

The world talked to itself this week from September 18-22 in the most famous talk shop in the world – the annual UN General Assembly. This important annual global political ritual is rooted in the belief of the founding fathers of the UN 78 years ago that jaw-jaw triumphs war-war. The man with his finger on the trigger will be Read More

The World Bank’s poverty benchmark

August 2, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

Reports that the World Bank has raised the poverty line to $2.15 (N936.32) from $1.90 (N827.45), effective September 2022 should, everything being equal, be a cause to cheer, especially by the poor and vulnerable across the word, particularly Nigeria, where hyperinflation has eroded the purchasing power of the citizenry and worsened the poverty situation. The new poverty benchmark by the Read More

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023: NFF top official hails Nigeria’s Super Falcons

First Vice President of Nigeria Football Federation, Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu has declared that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is proud of the Super Falcons’ outing so far at the 9th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals, while expressing confidence that the team will get to the latter stages of the tournament. After two matches at the global showpiece in Down Under, Read More

NATO: Dinosaur that menaces the world

July 24, 2023 Charles Onunaiju 0

In its 90 points communique at the end of the meeting in Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, NATO, claimed that it “is a defensive alliance… unique, essential and indispensable transatlantic forum to consult, coordinate and act on all matters related to our individual and collective security.” The 31-member military alliance, looking forward to welcome Sweden shortly, as Read More

Marking 2023 World Population Day

Today, Nigeria joins the international community to mark this year’s World Population Day. The Day is observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The theme for this year’s commemoration is: “Unleashing the Power for Gender Equality”. It is carefully chosen to ensure a level playing ground for both sexes in all spheres Read More

Tinubu’s romance with World Bank’s policies

July 3, 2023 Ibrahim Mustapha 0

Since his inauguration as Nigeria’s 16th president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has tailored his policies towards neoliberalism. Under neoliberal or capitalism, the state allows a market driven economy, embraces deregulation, non-subsidy, privatisation of public enterprises and above all devaluation of its currency. Proponents of neoliberal policies such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, IMF, believe that the state Read More

Ex-Scrabble Champions for Gov. Diri prize ahead World tourney

July 1, 2023 Joy Emmanuel 0

Former World and African champions are among top Nigerian players that will slug it out at the third edition of the Governor Douye Diri National Scrabble Championship. The two-day event hosted by the Bayelsa State Scrabble Association (BYSA) in Yenagoa, the state capital, is slated for July 8 and 9 at the DSP Alamieyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall. The governor’s tournament Read More

FIFA World Cup: Waldrum sidelines home-based players, picks Oshoala, others

Nigeria’s Head Coach Randy Waldrum has listed European Cup winner Asisat Oshoala, dainty attacking midfielder Rasheedat Ajibade and history-making captain Onome Ebi in his list of 23 Super Falcons for this year’s FIFA World Cup finals in Australia and New Zealand. There is also first choice goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, as well as defenders Osinachi Ohale and Oluwatosin Demehin, midfielders Halimatu Read More

The 2023 World Malaria Day

April 27, 2023 Admin III 0

Last Tuesday was observed by the global community as World Malaria Day (WMD). This year’s commemoration came on the heels of the introduction of the first malaria vaccine into the drug market in some parts of Africa. The theme for this year’s commemoration is: “Time to Deliver Zero Malaria: Invest, Innovate, Implement”. The WMD was established in May 2007 by Read More

Africa in emerging multipolar world

April 9, 2023 Chubado Adama 0

The second edition of the summit for democracy recently took place simultaneously across five nations of the world between March 29 and 31 this year. The United States, Costa Rica, the Netherlands, Korea, and the Zambia co-hosted the event at a time when democracy is said to be under threat in Africa with increasing poverty that is fueling political instability Read More

Effect of climate change in Nigeria

April 5, 2023 Imam Maiyaki 0

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. The world is already seeing the effects of global warming, including rising sea levels, more frequent and severe weather events, and a decline in biodiversity. The scientific consensus is clear: human activities, such as burning fossil fuels and deforestation, are the main drivers of climate change. The United Read More

FIVB U19 World Championships: Nimrod upbeat of Nigerian teams group qualification

April 1, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

President of Nigerian Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engr. Musa Nimrod, has expressed belief that the Nigerian U19 male and female national teams will qualify from their various groups at the FIVB Volleyball World U19 Championships. The draw in Lausanne, Switzerland for the FIVB Volleyball Men U19 World Championships slated for San Juan, Argentina between August 2 and 11, 2023, saw the Read More

Breaking: World Athletics stop transgender athletes from competing in female events

March 23, 2023 Admin III 0

World Athletics has confirmed it will exclude male-to-female transgender athletes who have gone through male puberty from female competition. World Athletics president Lord Coe said: “We have also taken decisive action to protect the female category in our sport, and to do so by restricting the participation of transgender and DSD athletes. “Decision taken in consultation with a number of Read More

World Water Day: Perm Sec calls for more investment in water infrastructure

March 23, 2023 John Oba 0

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the 2023 World Water Day, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources Mrs Didi Wackson-Jack, has called for more investment in water infrastructure, saying investment in water infrastructure produces significant multiplier effect on several other sectors with tremendous impact on overall national development and must be well managed by all. Read More

Revealed! Nigeria’s ranking among World happiest countries

March 22, 2023 Moribirin Rosemary 0

Nigeria has ranked 95th happiest nation in the world with 4.981 points, according to the latest ranking of the World Happiness Report. This was disclosed on Monday by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), in commemoration of the United Nations’ International Day of Happiness on March 20, 2023. Finland maintained its lead as the world’s happiest country for the six Read More

Dr. Jennifer Douglas, others, honored at the House of Lords, UK

March 20, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Nigeria’s Dr. Jennifer Douglas has been awarded with the Excellence In Leadership Award by Wintrade Global at the House of Lords, United Kingdom. Dr. Douglas, an international lawyer with over 25 year experience working in finance, law, education and the non-profit sector, in the United Kingdom, Nigeria and the UAE, made the list of 100 Most Reputable Africans earlier this Read More

World Leprosy Day: NTBLCP, others task FG, stakeholders on awareness to curb diseases

February 15, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The National Tuberculosis, Leprosy & Control Programme (NTBLCP) on Wednesday tasked the federal government, stakeholders, CSOs that all hands must on deck to create awareness in curbing leprosy diseases across the country. The National Coordinator, Dr Chukwuma Anyaike who noted this in Abuja at the One-day symposium on World Leprosy Day said Nigeria needs to join the global community to Read More

World Hijab Day: Muslim women harp on dignity, self-esteem of hijab

February 7, 2023 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

 A coalition of Nigerian Muslim women has enjoined religious adherents to celebrate and adore women in hijab, saying wearing it is a mark of dignity, self-esteem and confidence.     The women stated this during this year’s 2023 World Cancer Day/World Hijab Day  celebrations with the theme –  “Hijab: More Than Just A Covering,” organised by a coalition of Muslim non-governmental Read More