Editorial

Beyond Abuja’s operation sweep

Beyond Abuja’s operation sweep

In a proactive move, the Federal Capital Territory Command of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, swept through some outliers of Abuja recently and nabbed 85 criminal suspects from their hideouts in the Durumi and Dei-Dei sections of the city. These are some of the numerous slums that have developed to accommodate the poor who erect […]
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Mobilising effectively against hunger

Mobilising effectively against hunger

GOVERNOR Mohammed Umar Bago of Niger State reacted very poorly to the protests that rocked Minna, the state capital, and other areas recently over rising hunger and hardship. He blamed the “opposition” for allegedly “sponsoring” them. Some women who were part of the protests were arrested but later released with public apologies from the Governor. […]

After AFCON, what next (2)

After AFCON, what next (2)

PRESIDENT of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Ibrahim Gusau, practically counted Nigeria’s eggs before they were hatched when he told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abidjan that “the Super Eagles will win the AFCON trophy for Tinubu”. Gusau claimed that the Super Eagles’ 1-0 quarter-final victory over Angola was as a result of President Bola […]

Valentine’s Day: True love involves self-sacrifice

Valentine’s Day: True love involves self-sacrifice

TODAY, February 14, is Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Valentine. Ironically, some Christians scoff at it, not knowing that Valentine Day actually originated as a Christian feast that honours a martyr named Valentine. As it evolved through the years, Valentine Day became a “significant cultural, religious and commercial […]

After AFCON, what next (1)

After AFCON, what next (1)

LAST Sunday, Nigerians went to the soccer battlefield against Côte d’Ivoire with multiple dead weights of grief on their minds. Having been buffeted by hunger, insecurity and sundry harsh economic conditions for quite some time, two tragic incidents befell the nation during the 2023 African Cup of Nations, AFCON semi-final and final.  Shortly after the […]

Tackling food poisoning in Nigeria

Tackling food poisoning in Nigeria

In Nigeria, having a meal is always a joyous moment. But beneath the surface of that joy lies the spectre of food poisoning that often results from chemical contamination. The typical Nigerian cuisine can therefore be joyous one minute, and threatening the next. Pregnant women, for instance, face the risk of toxins silently infiltrating their unborn babies […]