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TIME TO END THE ‘NIGERIA IS RICH’ MYTH

Nigeria has a smaller national budget than Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and South Africa. All these countries have fewer citizens, yet significantly more money to spend on them. While

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ARE THERE ‘100 MILLION GENERATORS IN PRIVATE HANDS’ IN NIGERIA?

Claim Nigeria has 100 million generators in private hands. Source: 702 radio host Bongani Bingwa (March 2019) Verdict Explainer: While electricity supply is erratic, there is no data on generator

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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

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

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

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

#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