10th December 2019
  • 9:11 pm Through the Eyes of Ides Ofune – Women Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Motherhood and Higher Education
  • 4:56 pm Mosquito sterilization offers new opportunity to control diseases
  • 4:24 pm Togo partners with Dangote cement to transform phosphate into fertiliser
  • 3:25 pm Follow the Money wins Council of Europe Democracy Award
  • 3:17 pm Can we really afford not to be interested in Politics? Watch how to encourage politics in the family
  • 1:59 pm Apply for the Commonwealth Split Site Scholarship for Africans
politics and life

One thing I find very interesting is political discussions. Now, I know some people may say politics is divisive and don’t like talking about it. In Nigeria, we say politics is too dirty. But politics is everything! Politics is what determines the kind of education available to your children, the type of jobs you work […]

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Singapore Lee Kuan Yew

One of my Lecturers recommended Lee Kuan Yew’s Book “From Third World to First.“ It’s a very big book of about 700 pages. It took me a whole month to finish it which usually is a long time for me. I get bored easily reading lengthy books so I try as much as possible to […]

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The two-day Horn of Africa trade forum ended Friday in Addis Ababa with participants agreeing that with the African Continental Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) now in force, it was time for the continent to increase domestic production of pharmaceutical products and end over dependence on imported medicines. The AfCFTA, they agreed, provides an opportunity for economies […]

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In Nigeria the campaign promise is a complete contrast from what the elected personnel works achieve. The inconsistent is abysmal. This author has no intention of criticising a particular administration in Nigeria but asking for a holistic view of the Nigerian state in the light of the issue discussed thus far.

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Keep Girls in School

When Diarra (now aged 23) became pregnant, she asked her head teacher – Yaye Kandia – to help her stay in school. This was met by a wave of negative reactions from the community. Diarra, from Senegal, was initially pressured to marry the father of her child and forget about her education. Through persistence and hard […]

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The World Data Lab recently published data showing that poverty in Africa is falling. As at March 2019, more Africans are falling below the extreme poverty line. According to this data, at the rate of 267 people per day, more people will not be born in poverty. By the end of this year, this number is […]

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Source In 2015, I was making a presentation for the first time before an international audience. For weeks, I prepared for this presentation as I was excited and nervous at the same time. I worried if I would stumble on my words or if my content was going to be captivating. On the day of […]

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As a Nigerian living in the United Kingdom, I have followed and still following the Brexit process. First and foremost, as a former colony of the United Kingdom, Nigeria has always looked up to Britain. Our laws are almost a replica, English is our National language and recently, our Minister of Agriculture complained bitterly about […]

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According to the World Bank, there are 700 million people living in extreme poverty. Poverty is worsened by fragility, conflict, violence, climate change, natural disasters, health crises, pandemics and debt. This has led to a lack of: jobs, medical care, financial access schools/teachers, clean water, roads and electricity. What is Needed to Reduce Poverty? Development […]

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Do you know that Diaspora remittances continue to support the Nigerian economy? According to the 2019 Nigeria Economic Outlook by PWC, the Nigerian diaspora sent an estimated US$25 billion in remittances to the country in 2018, representing 6.1% of GDP. This was an increase from US$22 billion in 2017. The 2018 figure translates to 83% […]

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