Tag: Nigeria

  • WHO Report Ranks Nigeria Low in Global Tuberculosis Index

    A recent reports by the World Health Organisation, WHO, ranks Nigeria 4th among six countries with the highest Tuberculosis cases. Vanguard reports that WHO’s findings indicate that Nigeria, India, Indonesia, China, Pakistan and South Africa account for 60 percent of the world’s tuberculosis cases in 2015. “Although global TB deaths fell by 22 percent between […]

  • Rewarding the Paralympians

    Three world records. One Paralympic record. Eight gold medals, two silver medals and two bronze medals. Nothing tells the story of Nigeria’s Paralympians’ performance better than a look at the medals table, the records they broke, the ones they set and, most of all, their commitment while preparing for the games. Nigeria’s contingent at the […]

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  • Will Nigerian’s in Diaspora make better leaders?

    Nigerian Twitter had their hands full yesterday, when Afrovii wrote a thread on why Nigerians who lived in developed countries will make better leaders. That reminds me of the movie, Osuofia in London– trying to think of the changes he brought to his community. But hey that’s fiction. Here’s how she put it: Oyinbo man […]

  • Emefiele Says the Nation is in Recession because we didn’t plan for the future

    Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, say not saving for the raining day, lack of diversification and global crisis combined to bring about the nation’s economic crisis. He said this over the weekend in Lagos at a meeting with the major media proprietors. “I must confess that what is happening today is a result of a […]

  • Rio 2016 Paralympics: Team Nigeria Extends Gold Haul

    The Nigerian contingent at the Paralympics extended its medal haul by two gold medals. The first came through Ndidi Nwosu in the -73kg event. She equalled the Paralympics Games record of 140kg to clinch gold. Bose Omolayo won the women’s -79 kg category by lifting 138kg, setting a Paralympics Games and world record in the […]

  • Here’s how the FG Plans to Revive the Economy

    I’m not a financial analyst and I won’t pretend to be one. Just a Nigerian concerned about the turn of events. The reality of the recession hits home and the Federal Government recently approved plans to borrow funds from the World Bank and a few others. Then a few days after this, former CBN governor […]

  • Rio 2016 Paralympics: Team Nigeria is all the way up

    The Paralympics is on and Nigerian is 12th on the medals table with four gold medals, two silver and one bronze- so far. But that’s just one half of the story. It started on Friday, Ronald Ezuruike won gold medal in the men’s 54kg powerlifting category. Then Paul Kehinde also in the powerlifting category, clinched […]

  • The Sub-Saharan Eclipse

    While I decided to hands off writing any more story on Mark Zuckerberg’s Lagos visit . I found an article that touched on the issue of labelling Nigeria and 45 or 47 other African nations (depending on who you ask) as sub-Saharan Africa. Thereby denying unique nationalities more precise identifiers. Zuck’s visit brought that up […]

  • On Mark Zuckerberg’s Trip to Nigeria

    Nigerian youths celebrated Marks Zuckerberg’s trip to Lagos and earlier today, Abuja. So many talked about how the 6th richest man in the world could relate with people with such ease. As against rich folks within our community.But that doesn’t point to the purpose of his trip to Nigeria and his opinion on the technological […]