Universal Health Coverage Day – So Much More Than ‘Health for All’

Toyin Ojora Saraki is the Founder and President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, a pan-African maternal health and gender rights organisation, headquartered in Nigeria. The Wellbeing Foundation Africa has trained thousands of midwives across West Africa, and provides basic education to expectant mothers via its Mamacare programme. Mrs. Saraki is a longstanding advocate for gender equality, and has dedicated much of her life to improving maternal outcomes in Africa. Read more…

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Political Alliance Of Southern States For 2019: Igbo As President And Yoruba As VP

For 2019, it’s not going to be predictable like before. It has become politically imperative for the Southern States – South West, South East, South South plus Kogi, Kwara, and Middle Belt – to unite and form an alliance to save this dying nation. The alliance will be for common agenda for purposes of contesting 2019 presidential elections with a joint ticket of a younger generation of Igbo as presidential candidate and Yoruba as the vice-president that will clear election thresholds. Read more…

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Isiaka Adesola Abolurin: My childhood Was Neither Rosy Nor Tortuous

I’m Ambassador Isiaka Adesola Abolurin. I was born in Ipokia, in Ipokia Local Government, Yewa, Ogun State on 7th April 1952. I attended Local Authority Primary School, Ipokia, from 1959 to 1964 and I had my secondary school education at Iganmode Grammar School, Otta, from 1965 to 1969. From 1975 to 1978, I attended the University of Ibadan, from where I obtained a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Political Science. In 1991, as part of in-service training at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, I attended the University of Lagos for a Master’s Degree programme in International Law and Diplomacy. Read more…


Before We #EndSARS

This is what advocates of #EndSARS should be agitating for: a more effective and friendlier SARS. It is possible! We cannot cut off our nose to spite our face. To end SARS, we must first of all end armed robbery! As long as there is still armed robbery in our society, we shall continue to have a need for SARS! Read more…

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Seyi Shay Advocate of Female Empowerment

“I’m not a feminist, I just believe in the principles of human rights so I fight for it”, Seyi Shay the often outspoken, hardly demure Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua, who neither fits a stereotype nor gets pulled down by slips or letdowns. Read more…

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Democracy, Biafra And A Sense Of History

Today, democracy has given the Nigerian people, voice. There is a greater consciousness of the power of the people, as well as the need to hold persons in power accountable. The electoral process is still imperfect, but the people are now supremely confident of their right to choose. But not all our problems have been solved. For example, exactly 50 years ago today, the late Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, hero of the Biafran Revolution, led the people of the Bight of Biafra on a secession move out of Nigeria Read more…

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Biafra: The History

Igbos doubted that Nigeria’s oppressive military government would allow them to develop, or even survive, so on May 30, 1967, Lieutenant Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu and other non-Igbo representatives of the area established the Republic of Biafra, comprising several states of Nigeria. After diplomatic efforts by Nigeria failed to reunite the country, war between Nigeria and Biafra broke out in July 1967. Read more…

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Boko Haram: The Nigeria Islamist Group

Nigeria’s ongoing battle with insurgent groups and continued government corruption threaten the stability and political integrity of Africa’s most populous state. Since 2011, Boko Haram—one of the largest Islamist militant groups in Africa—has increased terrorist attacks on religious and political groups, local police and military, as well as indiscriminately attacking civilians in busy markets and villages. The kidnapping of over two hundred schoolgirls in April 2014 drew international attention to the ongoing threat from Boko Haram and the government’s inability to contain it. Read more…

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The Fulani New Game Plan: Buhari And Atiku For President

he price of nepotism causes a complete failure of any country, or an organization. Nigeria political history is replete with such horror story. We need a new political party by youths and for youths that will produce a government by youths and for all Nigerians that will sent packing the old recycled politicians with no utilitarian value. The two Fulanis – Buhari and Atiku – are the wrong people for 2019. Read more…


Okezie Ikpeazu’s Willingness and ACCIMA’s Weakness to Develop Enyimba Hotels

There is no hiding the fact that since assumption of office, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, executive governor of Abia State, has demonstrated unwavering commitment to partnering with good spirited investors to attract investment into the state and move it to the path of growth and development. This is really a sad development because Ikpeazu had thought that the hotel would bridge a gaping gap between investors thronging Aba for business and their accommodation and leisure needs. Read more…


The Atiku Abubakar Conundrum

And you know what? If Mr Atiku secures the PDP ticket to contest for the Presidency in 2019 (in a few months’ time in 2018, this will be sorted out), there will be a bit of panic to the fainthearted and finicky former PDP deserters who went to the APC and they will troop back to the PDP again. At least, this is what in my opinion, the current PDP members will be counting on. They will be welcome back, their numbers and resources utilised, but they will not be forgiven for defecting in the first place, after losing the Presidency in 2015. The exception to this rule, of course, is Mr Atiku Abubakar himself. Read more…

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Zainab Balogun: I Work Extremely Hard, a Little Too Much Sometimes

Zainab Balogun says: “I gave my parents what they wanted which was a degree. I had dipped my feet in the creative world at an early age of 16 through modeling, therefore, it wasn’t a complete shock to them. It took a while to understand but the moment they could see my work on TV every night, boast to family and friends, I knew I was free!” Read more…

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Anambra State Election Finally Over, The Time For Building is Now

The Anambra election is remarkable in so many ways. All the elections conducted in some states across the federation have been marred with serious contentions. The experience in Rivers State is particularly noteworthy. The success of the Anambra poll has made Governor Nyesom Wike to call on the INEC to replicate the same feat in Rivers State. INEC is encouraged to adapt its Anambra model in future elections. Read more…

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Alex Ekwueme: His Life, Politics, Struggles, Visions for Nigeria

Alex Ekwueme said: “One of the traits of your government is that the President and his deputy were men of proven integrity but the government was accused of massive corruption. When the military came in and they set up military tribunals, the first people to be jailed for corruption were those taking kickbacks from the Great Nigeria Insurance which went up in flames a few days ago. My vision for Nigeria is that Nigeria should become a nation rather than a country.” Read more…

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Can #BringBackOurGirls Bring Back Our Girls?

Nigeria is on the verge of change. The current president Muhammadu Buhari is tackling corruption– known as Buhari’s anti-corruption war. During his election campaign, he declared that one of the things he will accomplish is to fight corruption. Some of the recent cases have seen politicians and people in power arrested for extortion. They had the option to transfer all the laundered funds back to the economy or risk being imprisoned if they did not adhere to the rules. This is a big step to ensure that the threat posed by Boko Haram will begin to have less of an impact in the country. It will also help to restore Nigeria’s lapsing economy and infrastructure. Read more…

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Nigeria’s D-8 Membership Editorial: We Disagree With The Punch

It is most disappointing for Punch to toe the line of narrative of those whose penchant for using religion to promote discord and disaffection is not only known but also legendary. Editorials should be objective enough not to join the fray nor lend itself as a tool for divisive narratives. Punch must therefore have a rethink on that editorial. Read more…

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Nigerians Celebrate The End Of War On Corruption

Today I make good on my promise to you two years ago that I’ll kill corruption before corruption kills us. Corruption is dead! The crowd erupted with thunderous applause: “God bless you Baba! Long may you reign!” Beaming with smiles and nodding his head the president replied: “Thank you and God bless Nigeria.” Read more…

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Author and Feminist Powerhouse

How have your family reacted to your growing profile, because things have dialed up a notch?

My family [Adichie is one of six children] has always been supportive. I think because even as a child I was slightly unusual. I was the child who asked questions, who pushed back a bit more, and so there’s always been room made for me in my family to be a little [explorative]. So I feel as though sort of having become this public person is something that they are proud of. [But] when it comes to gender, I don’t think my being a public face for feminism is their favourite thing; I don’t think they have an enormous enthusiasm. Read more…

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‘Lagos Has its Own Indigenes’: Alhaji Olufemi Okunnu (SAN)

Alhaji Olufemi Okunnu (SAN) former Federal Commissioner for Works, says, “There is no place called ‘No Man’s Land’ in the world. Every parcel of land has its own history. Lagos has its own history and the original inhabitants of Lagos – the Aworis – settled over 500 years ago. I have said it many times recently that Lagos has its own indigenes. The Aworis were the first group of settlers who inhabited Lagos city and suburbs.” Read more…

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Farida Mzamber Waziri: EFCC and Her Stewardship

Then the president called me and was fuming. He said Farida, sit down, Americans can’t come and teach us our job. I said ‘of course sir,’ I didn’t know what was coming after that, and then he said ‘Mrs. Clinton said she will see all anti corruption agencies except Farida Waziri,’ to show you the extent of damage that this people have done. Only God knows what she may have read that made her decide that she didn’t want to set her eye on me. This is a woman I respect so much, this is a woman who is the Secretary of State of the most powerful nation in the world. Read more…

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Vivian Sonny-Nsirim Has Passion to Inspire and Empower Women and Children

The people I come in contact with and the groups I belong to, both abroad and in Nigeria, inspired me to create a forum whereby Nigerian women especially mothers can come together to educate, inspire, motivate and share ideas and experiences from other women outside Nigeria. Young Moms Forum was birthed. Mrs. Vivian Sonny-Nsirim, Founder and Chief Executive officer of Young Moms Support Foundation \ Young Moms Forum, a social networking platform for mothers and soon to be mothers from all works of life, is no doubt multifaceted. Read more…