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What’s Next? Aisha Buhari Re-posts Videos of Senators Criticising Her Husband

Aisha Buhari

Just a few days after reports of Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari re-election bid, his wife, Aisha Buhari in a rather shocking manner on Friday re-posted videos of senators criticising her husband. And this has got a lot of Nigerians talking, especially Twitter.  In the video posted on Twitter, Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi-central and Ben Murray-Bruce, Bayelsa-east senator, criticised her husband’s ...

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Nigeria is Facing Population Problem Due to Poor Policy Implementation. What Next?

Population boom is dwarfing Nigeria (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

On Jan. 1, Nigeria welcomed 20,210 babies and accounted for the third highest number on newborns on the first day of the new year behind only India and China. That statistic has proven yet another reminder of the population boom in Africa’s most populous country. Much of the current data suggests the population growth spurt isn’t slowing down anytime soon. ...

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New Year Mass Killings in Nigeria: Who Will Fix This Mess?

Barely 24 hours after 2018 was ushered in with aspirations and hope for a better year, people of Tse Igbudu Taraka community, Benue State woke up on Tuesday, January 2 to an invasion by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Many were reportedly massacred, with several people fleeing the community. James Gbudu, a resident of the area told DAILY POST, “As of now, ...

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Africa: World’s Youngest Continent is Being Ruled by its Oldest Men

Nigeria's incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari just clocked 75, with the country's median age put at 18.4.

When former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, 93, was unceremoniously marched out of the office he held for 37 years, hope remained that the moment last month (November 2017) could be a turning point in Africa’s long history of “old men” running the continent. Well, Mugabe was replaced by Emmerson Mnangagwa, a 75-year-old onetime loyalist to the ex-president. This month in ...

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Nigeria Set to Pass a Law Against Mob Lynching. Will It Make a Difference?

Nigerians don't trust their criminal justice system, so they result to lynching

  “Ole, ole!” (thief, thief!) is all that needs to be shouted in Nigeria before large crowds gather to beat, and often burn, the accused to death. Although there are no official statistics on the prevalence of mob lynching in Nigeria – referred to as jungle justice – media reports suggest it’s a regular occurrence. A 2014 survey revealed that ...

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Busted! 40% of the World’s Reported Fake Medicines are Being Dumped in Africa

There is more to finding money to buy drugs; their authenticity is a big headache too (Photo: UN)

Access to basic healthcare is already out of reach for so many in poor countries, now a new study reveals that the medicines people are able to get hold of may be making them sicker. One in ten medical products in developing countries are either substandard or completely falsified, the World Health Organization revealed on Nov. 28. Many of these ...

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Like Household Items, African Migrants Are Auctioned. Here’s Why You Should Speak Up

Terrific! In 2017, African migrants are auctioned off as slaves for as low as $400

Fleeing their home country to have a better life in Europe, many young people from West African countries like Nigeria, Eritrea, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Senegal, Sudan and Somalia are auctioned as slaves for as low as $400 in Libya. In a November 17 broadcast, CNN released a terrific video showing the ordeals of African migrants; young people who failed ...

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What the Heck! NUC Budgets N8m for Research, N85m to Purchase Vehicles

When there's no adequate research, education is paralysed.

The National Universities Commission has budgeted N8m for research and development in 2018, while N85m is also earmarked for the purchase of motor vehicles at the commission’s secretariat in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. These figures were obtained by our correspondent from the 2018 budget proposal totalling N8.6tn, which was presented by President Muhammadu Buhari about two weeks ago. Our ...

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Scandals and Denials: OAU Graduate School of Controversy

OAU graduate school of controversy.

All is not well with the Post-graduate College of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Osun State. Students have accused the leadership of exploitation and sharp practices in the running of its programmes. The school denies the allegations, saying no student is exploited. The last two months have been a period of bickering and arguments between post-graduate students of ...

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Take Note! 130/80 is the New Hypertension, Latest Research Reveals. Here’s Why

The new hypertension is 130/80 (Photo: Very Well)

If your blood pressure is 130/80 and you have been feeling safe, the latest guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) will give you high blood pressure. For decades, a measurement of 140/90 mmHG has been the standard to define pre- and borderline hypertension. Anything below that and you walk away with a caution on sedentary lifestyle and diet. Anything above ...

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