November 29, 2023
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By Daniel Adaji Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has condemned the arrest and detention of Ilorin-based broadcast journalist, Mr. Dare Akogun, by the Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Police Force in an effort to coerce him to retract an allegation of corruption he reportedly made against an official of the State Government. Mr. Akogun was […]Continue Reading
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By Daniel Adaji President Muhammadu Buhari says the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will succeed if African governments demonstrate a higher level of commitment to tackle the slow pace of physical integration, political cooperation and tariff barriers that inhibit business integration.   Addressing the second African Sub-Sovereign Governments Network (AFSNET) Continue Reading
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By Theophilus Abbah   In the years and seasons that I farmed and cultivated sources under torrential rains and harsh sunshine for seductive headlines that would turn the heads of newspaper adherents and squeeze few hundreds of Naira from the pockets of those who could part with money for stories, I hunted for Father Mathew […]Continue Reading
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By  Daniel Adaji The robbery of First Bank Plc and Zenith Bank Plc branches in Ankpa, Kogi East last Tuesday, September 6, 2022, has caused severe cash shortage in the geopolitical zone. An eye witness, Julius Adukwu, who is a resident of Ankpa,  told The Insight that “The robbers invaded Ankpa at about 1pm on […]Continue Reading
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The Federal Government has failed to complete the payment of its counterpart fund for Family Planning activities in the 2019 health budget, investigations have revealed. Family planning is a component of health strategies to encourage child spacing, promote the health of women of child-bearing age, and to reduce financial pressures on households in Nigeria. Since […]Continue Reading
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This piece summarizes my contribution to an African debate. From Johannesburg to Lagos, Cairo to Dakar, Kinshasa to Kigali, Nairobi to Accra, etc the debate on how Africa should respond to the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is raging. At an African regional policy platform, I had expressed some of these (personal) views some weeks ago […]Continue Reading
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In the last decade I’ve been haunted by an opaque expression: ‘the oil and gas sector is opaque.’ What is opaque? What is oil and gas? The simple definition of opaque is “not transparent,” and it has synonyms like “cloudy,” “blurred,” “dirty,” “muddy,” “hazy,” etc. Is the word, opaque, not a synonym of the phrase […]Continue Reading