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Depression: The ignorance, the stigma

‘It’s mental illness, nothing to be ashamed of– Gureje, professor of psychiatry People are being controlled using an African traditional technique, says Ifa priest While medical experts seem to agree on depression as the possible cause of most suicide incidents, Ifa priests, perhaps unsurprisingly, maintain a different stance from the arguments canvassed by orthodox experts. […]

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Marginal Fields: How Russia-Ukraine war can improve upstream petroleum sector –NUPRC

Having ensured that it concluded the 2020 marginal oilfield bid round by insisting on strict adherence to the rules guiding approvals and issuance of licenses in the upstream sector of the nation’s oil and gas industry, the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) says it is gearing up to issue Petroleum Prospecting Licences (PPLs). TONY […]

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How low immunisation threatens future of children in Kano communities

‘It’s difficult to achieve my dreams. I feel sad each time I see others go to school’ Despite efforts to ensure high uptick of routine immunisation in Kano State, a community under Fagge Local Government Area, is experiencing a high rate of childhood deaths and new preventable diseases due to zero vaccination. REGINA OTOKPA, who […]

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DMO: Budget deficits’ funding liable for rising debt

Managing Nigeria’s debt stock and its associated risks have been simplified in the last five years by Debt Management Office (DMO). ABDULWAHAB ISA reports   Debt Management Office Nigeria’s   Debt Management Office (DMO) established on October 4, 2000 has the constitutional mandate to centrally coordinate the management of Nigeria’s debt, hitherto being done by […]

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Analysts: Nigeria’s debt unsustainable, costly

As Nigeria’s public debt rose by 20.2 per cent to N39.56 trillion ($95.77 billion) in 2021, up from N32.92 trillion ($86.392 billion) in 2020, it is said that 98 per cent of the nation’s revenue was spent in the same year on debt servicing. That was even as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects that […]

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One year to go: Mixed grill as Buhari’s tenure winds down

Today, May 29th, President Muhammadu Buhari has done seven out of his eight-year double tenure as the President of Nigeria. It is therefore not out of place for one to hazard an analysis of his performance with a view to ascertaining the impact of his administration on the people and attempt to identify his achievements […]

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Top contenders for pdp, apc presidential primaries

14 aspirants are in contention for the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) ticket, with the contestants cutting across all the six geo-political zones in the country. On the other hand, 23 aspirants are jostling for the presidential ticket of the ruling All Progressives (APC)). The primaries of the two leading parties […]

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Edo PDP primaries: Obaseki, Orbih, others in battle of supremacy

It is commendable that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) conducted its primary elections for nomination of candidates for the 2023 general elections last weekend in various centres of the three Senatorial districts with strict adherence to INEC guidelines. However, primaries were factionalisation in a number of the zones, but the results coming from some of […]

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Most infrastructure at Nigerian ports outdated, need modernisation, says NPA DG, Bello-Koko

The chaos in the Lagos Ports access roads has reduced in recent times with the introduction of the truck electronic call-up system, also known as ETO. In a recent media chat, the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Muhammed Bello-Koko, addressed this and other developing issues in the port sector. PAUL OGBUOKIRI reports     Nigerian […]

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Lekki Port: Turning Nigeria into West, Central Africa’s load centre

• To generate $361bn revenue, business impact on economy in 45 year –Lai Mohammed   All looks set for inauguration of phase 1 of Lekki Deep Seaport in Q4 2022. The port, which has 16.5 meters draught and 1,523 meters quay wall when on stream, would change the narrative of shipping business in the West […]

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