– House of Rep is considering passing into law ‘toxic’ NGO bill – The bill according to activists is a danger to Nigeria’s democratic setting – Bill proposes creation of NGO commission to be headed by Exec Secretary, and 17 member governing board all appointed
Triggered by Poverty & Fear: Maiduguri Mother Willing To Donate Her Daughter To Boko Haram By Mercy Abang
Over 134 suicide bombings have occurred since 2009 when Boko Haram unleashed a campaign of terror on Nigeria’s northeast region. According to research by Combating Terrorism Center at West Point and Yale University, at least 244 of the 338 attacks since 2011 where gender is identifiable, have been
Rebuilding The Berlin Wall: How Europe’s Anti-migration Agenda Threatens Stability In Africa-By Mercy Abang
On August 13, 1961, the Communist government of the German Democratic Republic built a wall between East and West Berlin. The intention of that action to build a wall was to keep “fascists” from entering East Germany but importantly, it stemmed mass defections from East
1. You cannot have more than a Sidechic. 2. A standard, starched white caftan must be ready at all times and in some cases 2 in case of an emergency. 3. You must be a trained “cock-blocker” to your female counterparts especially during wedding
A Special Report by Freelance Journalist, Abang Mercy contributed to the Tobacco-Free Nigeria Campaign #ClearTheAir Musa, 14, is a student of Government Secondary School Wuse, Abuja, He has been smoking for five years, starting out at the tender age of 9, at the time when
1) Women talk to their nipples when they’re bored. They say things like: ” Why do you keep standing?” It’s true…we will never tell you. 2) Women compare there nipple lengths to women with smaller boobs. 3) Try to type on their phones with them.
1). Adults look forward to holidays just as much as kids 2). Adults hate going to school just as much as kids. 3). Growing up doesn’t necessarily mean getting more intelligent. 4). What we are taught at Shorthand will hardly be used in your life.
These celebs are astonishingly similar in appearance to prominent figures in the 19th and 20th century. Let’s have a look. 1.Left: Enzo Ferrari, founder of Ferrari, died in 1988. (Wikimedia Commons) Right: Soccer player Mesut Özil on Dec. 10, 2013; he was born in
Classy, suave and velvet-voiced, EME front man Olubankole Wellington aka Banky W is every inch the poster boy for Nigerian R&B music. From the moment he burst into public consciousness in 2008 with the release of ‘Ebute Metta’, a remix of Rihanna’s then hugely popular
Superhighway Threatens World’s Biodiversity Hotspot To Displace 185 Communities With 50,000 Inhabitantsby Mercy Abang
The southern Nigeria state of Cross River used to be known as an area with some of the oldest tropical rain-forests in the West African region, with mangrove swamps on the coastal zones and some of the rarest species of organisms to boot. However, that
Body language is a great gauge of how a relationship is faring. An outsider can analyze your private relationship if they study a couple’s gestures and movements. Body Language can tell you a lot about what is happening in a relationship in so many ways.
I am loving the vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo right now and for good reasons too. In the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari, Pastor Osinbajo-led the Executive Council of the Federation’s meeting and ministers were forced to deliberate for seven hours! It is the longest
Nigeria’s president is missing in action by David Pilling For two weeks, Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s septuagenarian president, has been out of action, receiving medical treatment in London for an undisclosed illness. His absence has sent the rumour mill of Africa’s most populous nation spinning, with frequent
“I have been making up to N60,000 per day for many years on sales of ponmo, ” a seller, who simply identified herself as Alhaja Risikat at Laketu Foods Market in Ikorodu, Lagos, said. Skins of cows, goats and sheep (hides and skin), popularly known