4th February 2023
  • 9:11 pm Through the Eyes of Ides Ofune – Women Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Motherhood and Higher Education
  • 11:32 am Meet the 2022 shortlisted authors for the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing.
  • 5:13 am 6 African startups among World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers 2022 cohort
  • 1:01 pm Canadian Based NGO GoldenKes Foundation holds First Empowerment Program in Nigeria 
  • 5:38 am Meet the 6 Africans shortlisted for 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize
  • 7:49 am Facebook invests in fibre optic cables to improve internet access in Edo State

As Humans, we are known to constantly alter the world we live in. We do this by reshaping our world both externally and internally. Thus, we alter our brain chemistry for all kinds of reasons, using substances recreationally, socially, medicinally and ritually. This is how drugs and alcohol became part of human existence since the […]

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In 2021, when pictures of children wearing fila and playing chess surfaced on the internet, Chess In Slums, the organization behind the initiative, was suddenly thrust into the limelight. The story of this small organisation however did not start with these pictures. Chess in Slums started with Babatunde Onakoya—the boy who had to stay home when […]

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Moderna, on March 7, 2022 revealed its plan to develop a site in Kenya to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines. The company holds much of the key intellectual property relating to the messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines. Due to their higher efficacy, mRNA vaccines are the preferred option in developed countries. They account for 92% of all vaccinations […]

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On February 20, Russia invaded Ukraine. Over the past one week, Ukrainians and foreigners alike have been trying to leave the country. Many of them make the trip of over nine hours out of the country into Poland. Ukraine, according to the government information, is home to 76,000 foreign students. The East European country is […]

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2021 was a big year for startups in Africa. By the end of the year, start-ups in Africa received over $2 billion dollars investment funds. Countries such as Kenya, Egypt, South Africa and Nigeria made the top 4 nations which received the most investments. Nigeria gained almost half of the total investment made on the […]

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The theme for the World Cancer day 2022 is “close the care gap”. Globally, cancer remains one of the major causes of deaths. There are almost 20 million cases worldwide, with half of them resulting in death. Sadly, the lack of a cure exacerbates the problem. The causes of this condition have not been identified […]

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Have you listened to music to calm your nerves? Ever wondered why people listen to music when they are sad? Well, the answer lies in the therapeutic power of music. It is used as a form of treatment known as music therapy.   What is music therapy?  Music therapy is an established health profession in which music […]

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After 222 days, the Nigerian government finally lifts the ban on Twitter. The action which took place by the midnight of January 13, 2022 elicited mixed reactions from Nigerians.  Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, the Director-general of Nigeria’s technology agency, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), made the announcement via a statement. He was earlier appointed […]

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Almost one million expired COVID-19 vaccines in Nigeria will be destroyed. According to Reuters, these vaccines were brought into Nigeria from Europe via COVAX. However, the remaining shelf life of these vaccines, made by AstraZeneca was four to six weeks—hardly sufficient time for the Nigerian government to disburse them. The Nigerian Health Minister, Dr Osagie […]

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The United Nations Climate Change Conferences has existed since 1995. These yearly conferences are guided by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The aim of these meetings is to assess the progress in dealing with climate change, and to establish legally binding obligations for developed countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. At […]

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