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CSOs urge govt to halt water bill and privatisation of public infrastructure

A coalition of civil society groups have called on the federal government to implement the resolution of the July 28, 2010 United Nations General Assembly, which recognizes the human right to water and sanitation and the importance of clean drinking water and sanitation. They called on government to remove every …

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A CONVERSATION WITH MOLEFI ASANTE, PART 1

  Molefi Asante: Breathing Africa, Living Blackness   By Toyin Falola     Em hotep nefer weret!   I have listened to his lectures. I have served on committees with him. I have read his books. I have adopted many of his ideas reworked into Black liberationist thoughts. He has …

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NCDC’s Ihekweazu gets WHO appointment

Chikwe Ihekweazu, the director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has been appointed as an assistant director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in charge of health emergency intelligence. A statement by Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, said Ihekweazu will lead the work on strengthening pandemic and epidemic intelligence …

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Afolayan’s new film out October 1

Kunle Afolayan’s new feature film is to be released on Netflix on October 1. The celebrated filmmaker’s new film is an adaptation of Sefi Atta’s best-selling novel, Swallow, which he is directing. The screenplay is by the writer. The film will feature Ijeoma Grace Agu, Deyemi Okanlawon, Eniola Badmus, Chioma …

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A CONVERSATION WITH DR. OBADIAH MAILAFIA, PART 5

Dr. Obadiah Mailafia on Nigeria’s Plague of Policymaking     By Toyin Falola     Several factors contribute to the condition a country or a state finds itself. Some of these factors include the beliefs and values of a nation-state’s people, its economic strength, population, and government. One other seemingly …

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EFCC Asks Banks To Investigate Customers’ Source of Wealth

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC)  has asked banks to investigate their customer’s source of wealth. The chairman of the commission, AbdulRasheed Bawa said this on Tuesday when members of the Association of Chief Audit Executives of Banks in Nigeria (ACAEBIN) paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja. Bawa said …

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FirstBank’s Sponsored “First Class Material” Continues To Empower And Celebrate The Nigerian Youth

  First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial services provider has again reinforced its commitment to Youth Empowerment and Entrepreneurship through its sponsorship of the docuseries ‘’First Class Material’’ from the stables of Linda Ikeji TV Arguably Nigeria’s most valuable bank brand, FirstBank continues to pride itself …

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Descent from humanism: Literature, music, and the media

By Professor Olu Obafemi Many would agree that when the core principles and values inherent in humanism–rationality, reason, compassion, human dignity, fellow-feeling, freedom, love, and kindness–are in deficit in society, a vacuum is created and all manner of dogmas, doctrines, superstitions, theories, and abstractions hold sway. Human values are required …

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It’s time for our universities begin to serve us

By Emmanuel Onoja Education liberates the mind. It illuminates the mind. Whoever is not literate is to thought to be in the dark. The beauty of education is that, it is not a one-off event. This is why they say ‘learning never ends’. The reason learning never ends I guess …

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NIMR has exceeded our expectations, says Mamora

*Minister lauds MTN Foundation By Emmanuel Onoja Following the indispensable role, the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) is playing in combating Covid 19 and other diseases ravaging the country, the Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Adeleke Mamora, has described it as an institute that has surpassed the …

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