How Christian Denominations Are Distributed Across Nigeria

Christians across Nigeria on September 24 2012, marked the 170th anniversary of Christianity in the country. Though according to available records, the religion is said to have been introduced and practiced in the then southern protectorate before 1842. DAYO EMMANUEL writes on the distribution of some early mainline churches into various regions of the country. […]

Betty with children on a Christmas day

The Christmases I Remember

The Christmases I Remember By Betty Abah   I remember especially the rice, the stew-saturated and meat laced-rice that arrived our home shortly after dawn, as the special morning breaks into a toothless smile. They were borne on the bent heads of fellow kids or in the hands of beautiful maidens. We would suspend our work […]

Nurudeen Owodunni

‘I Sold Mum’s Shop, Dumped UNILAG For Europe Through Libya’

For Nurudeen Owodunni, traveling abroad was the surest way to a successful life. A former Law student at the University of Lagos, Owodunni had abandoned his studies in part three to seek greener pasture in Europe. While some Nigerian youths are still crazy about traveling to Europe through any means including the desert option, Owodunni […]

Committee For The Defence of Human Rights and Controversial NGO Bill

Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has maintained that the Bill for an Act for the Establishment of the Non-Governmental Organisations Regulatory Commission, proposed by the House of Representatives, to regulate Non-Governmental Organisations, is apparently orchestrated to repress the voice of the people and subjugate Civil Society groups in Nigeria. The Bill is […]


IITA Chief Thumbs Up IITA Cassava Weed Management Project For Research And Delivery

In a 30-minute presentation to more than 300 researchers including members of the Board of Trustees of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr Kenton Dashiell acknowledged the efficient mechanism of the IITA-managed Cassava Weed Management Project (IITA-CWMP) in the core areas of partnership creation, research, and dissemination of innovations to farmers.   Dr […]

Akeredolu Wants Special Budget For Cancer Control

Tayo Olanipekun The First Lady of Ondo State, Arabirin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has again called for the establishment of a National Policy on Cancer Control in Nigeria. Speaking in Abuja at the International CSOs Cancer Conference (ICCC) 2017, an event by Civil Society for Cancer Eradication in Nigeria, Mrs. Akeredolu stressed the need for medical practitioners […]

2018 Budget Speech: Budget Of Consolidation

 Delivered by:   His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari President, Federal Republic of Nigeria At the Joint Session of the National Assembly, Abuja Tuesday, 7TH of November 2017 PROTOCOLS I am here to present 2018 Budget Proposals. Before presenting the Budget, let me thank all of you Distinguished and Honourable Members of the National Assembly, and […]

Capital Market scam: Okumagba absent as Case adjourned to January 25

  Chief Magistrate Chinyere  Elewe Nwecheonwu of Chief Magistrate Court Zone 6, Abuja on Monday adjourned till January 25, 2018, further hearing on the matter between the Federal Government and the BGL Group and its officials, this is even as Managing Director of the Company, Albert Okumagba was again absent in court.   The adjournment became […]