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PEOPLE IN NIGERIAN PRISONS ARE TWICE MORE LIKELY TO LIVE WITH HIV

HIV prevalence in Nigerian prisons is twice higher than in general population, according to an assessment conducted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), under the leadership

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NIGERIA’S ELECTION SHOWS THAT TECHNOLOGY WON’T SAVE BROKEN DEMOCRACIES

In the run-up to the recent elections in Nigeria, an article in Quartz Africa declared that “it’s become much harder to rig elections in Nigeria thanks to technology.” Looking on

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THE ROLE OF MANUFACTURING IN AFRICA

Manufacturing plays a prominent role in Africa’s economic development made evident by how industrial growth positively affects the overall GDP and productivity of the nation. Manufacturing activities promote development in

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18 PEOPLE DIE FROM TUBERCULOSIS EVERY HOUR IN NIGERIA

By Kingsley Nwezeh and Kuni Tyessi Abuja — The United States Centre for Disease Control (US-CDC) has declared that no fewer than 18 people die in Nigeria every hour as

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TRAFFICKERS USED RUSSIA’S WORLD CUP TO ENSLAVE US, SAY NIGERIAN WOMEN

Blessing Obuson thought Russia’s soccer World Cup would be an opportunity to find a job and flew into Moscow from Nigeria last June on a fan ID. Instead, she found

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DEMOCRACY IN NIGERIA HAS STALLED

On February 23, President Muhammadu Buhari was elected to a second term, defeating the chief opposition candidate and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar. As always, there was more violence associated

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#NigeriaDecides: MUHAMMADU BUHARI RE-ELECTED AS PRESIDENT

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been re-elected for a second four-year term, the election commission says. The 76-year-old defeated his main rival, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, with a margin of

IS DEMOCRACY THE ANSWER TO NIGERIA’S WOES?

Millions of voters in Nigeria finally get to choose a new leader on Saturday after the election was postponed by a week. Whoever wins will have to address at least

SOUTH AFRICAN NIGERIAN ELECTION OBSERVERS DEMAND VISA EXTENSIONS

Johannesburg – The Pan African Women’s project, a South African-based international election observer group, has appealed to Nigeria’s federal government to extend the visas of all foreign observers to enable

NIGERIA ‘ AFRICA’S TOP OIL PRODUCER’ WORLD’S EXTREME POVERTY CAPITAL

LAGOS – In the Ago Egun Bariga area of Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, there is no road, no electricity, no running water and no rubbish collection. Now that high grass