Nigeria’s unwholesome correctional facilities

The StoryAttention has again been drawn to the ills in Nigeria’s Correctional Service facilities, as about 20 inmates have reportedly died of pulmonary tuberculosis in the Katsina custodial centre, with hundred other inmates also infected. In the same facility?Yes, and to make matters worse, Premium Times reports that there had been an attempt by officials

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Nigerians freed from Poland detention camps

The StoryThirteen Nigerians who crossed to Poland after the invasion in Ukraine and were held in detention camps have been released. Why were they detained?They were held on the grounds of being undocumented immigrants, after crossing into Poland while trying to escape from the horrors of the Russia-Ukraine war. While the Nigerian government offered to

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Demoralizing pardon

The StoryUnnamed officials of Nigeria’s anti-corruption agencies, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) have expressed dismay over the recent presidential pardon of convicted ex-governors Dariye and Nyame. How did the pardon affect them?Premium Times reports that the officials noted that their morale and commitment to work have

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A standard African bailing

The StoryStandard Chartered says it will fully exit operations in seven countries in Africa and the Middle East (AME) region as part of plans to upscale its businesses. Which countries?The countries include Angola, Cameroon, Gambia, Jordan, Lebanon, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe. In a statement, the bank said it would also exit its consumer, private and

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Not Russian to decide

The StoryIndia’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has yet to make a commitment to the effort to cut off Moscow’s energy income after the Ukraine invasion. What’s the value of the India-Russia energy trade?Even though India receives little of its oil from Russia, and against Washington’s suggestion that the India-Russia energy trade is not in India’s

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Cooking danger in the eyes

The StoryWhen celebrity chef José Andrés accepted a $100m award from Jeff Bezos last summer, he said he would use the money to advance the work of his nonprofit World Central Kitchen. What does the nonprofit do?The World Central Kitchen aides in areas around the globe affected by natural disasters, setting up community kitchens that

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Libya’s production halt

The Story Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has suspended production at a major oil field in the country as it declared a “force majeure.  What happened?The corporation said the suspension is due to the entry of a group of individuals [protesters] into the oil field and the prevention of the field’s workers from continuing production. The affected Al-Fil

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A week of carnage

The Story Four persons were killed on Saturday in an attack in the Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, marking the end of one of the worst weeks under the President Buhari administration.  Another attack? Yes, sadly. Salisu Mohammed Sabo, the spokesperson for the Coalition of Shiroro Associations, said the attack lasted for more than 4 hours and

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Kukah knocks Buhari

The Story The outspoken Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, decried the reality of Nigeria under president Mohamadu Buhari, and said that the president has destroyed every aspect of life in the country.  Did he say that? Absolutely. Kukah stated this during his Easter sermon on Sunday, in which he described Nigeria as “one big emergency national hospital

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Charles Darwin’s notebooks have been found!

The Story During a routine artifacts check in January of 2001 at Cambridge University, two key treasures were found to be missing – Charles Darwin’s Notebooks B and C, dating back to 1837 and documenting some of his earliest theories of evolution. How did they get missing? Some thought the notebooks had been stolen, while

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