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June 12: Journey to recognition as Democracy Day

Before the now historical June 12, 1993 presidential election, Nigerians had patiently looked forward to the time the military government that made an incursion into the political space of the country via a coup de tat of December 1983 would leave power and the return of democracy to the country. The events that led to […]

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Respite for citizens on Lagos-Sagamu expressway

The reconstruction of the major roads in the South-West – Lagos-Sagamu, Lagos-Badagry, Sagamu-Ikorodu expressways – which began in 2010, involves a widening from four to 10 lanes for vehicles, and a new mass transit line that will operate in the median. Some of them will be completed in 2022, the House of Representatives Committee on […]

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SUDDEN DEATH: How hypertension is silently killing Nigerians

Hypertension or elevated blood pressure, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), is a serious medical condition that significantly increases the risks of heart, brain, kidney and other diseases. Today, it is, according to medical reports, a leading cause of deaths in the country. But, what are the causes or risk factors, common symptoms, and […]

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Agonies of mothers of special needs children

• I was called mother of a Python –Akinlosotu Doris   The daily life of a mother is often described as tedious, complicated and filled with unending tasks. Everyday life of a new mother, nurturing a new baby is like a repetition of unfinished tasks carried over from the previous day.   The silver lining […]

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Three oil firms, NNPC in talks to buy stake in Dangote refinery

Four oil firms including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) have reportedly approached Dangote Industries to acquire a stake in Africa’s largest oil refinery, a senior executive told Reuters on Friday.   Devakumar Edwin, group executive director, said the firms from Western and Middle East countries and involved in trading and crude production were looking […]

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Nigeria’s population is third highest growing in the world

If the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reports that approximately 20,210 babies were born in Nigerian on the New Year’s Day is anything to go by, the country will be adding 7,376,650 births in year.   The births, represented third largest population of newborns in the world on January 1, 2020, which means that […]

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Report: Deep-rooted racism, discrimination permeate US military

  For Stephanie Davis, who grew up with little, the military was a path to the American dream, a realm where everyone would receive equal treatment. She joined the service in 1988 after finishing high school in Thomasville, Georgia, a small town said to be named for a soldier who fought in the War of […]

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ELIZADE UNIVERSITY: A unique citadel of academic excellence

A visit to Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State, Nigeria, without visiting Elizade University (EU), is like travelling to the city of New York, without a glimpse of the famous Statue of Liberty. The unique ‘University of Bricks’, founded on the vision and patriotism of an international business magnet, Chief Michael Ade.Ojo, (Mr. Toyota), is becoming an entity […]

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Finance: How thrift collectors are rescuing low income earners

    With millions of Nigerians still excluded from the formal financial system, the traditional means of savings via thrift bridges the gap even in the metropolitan state of Lagos. SAMSON AKINTARO reports.   It was a sunny Monday afternoon at the ever-busy Outer Marina CMS Bus Stop in Lagos. Amidst the deafening noise of […]

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37 APC, PDP, APGA aspirants jostle for Obiano’s job

As the June countdown for all party primaries for the coming November 6, 2021 Anambra State governorship election kicks off, and with the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), the Labour Party(LP) and others parading more than 37 capable aspirants, a top favorite, Dr. George Nnadubem […]

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