FACT CHECK: Can COVID-19 vaccine injection site light a bulb?

By Emiene Odaudu-Erameh At first look, it might appear like a prank or some kind of social media challenge, but it is not. A TikTok video which has been shared numerous times on WhatsApp showed a man who claims that the Covid-19 vaccine site on the human arm can be[Read More…]

Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex write about Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

The Director General of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was announced TIME Magazine’s most influential person in the world late Wednesday along with other influential world leaders. Mrs Iweala, Nigeria’s former Finance Minister during the administrations of Goodluck Jonathan and Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, was honored by Prince Harry[Read More…]

‘E go better’: A vision of Tony Tetuila’s Nigerian dream

By Oge Obi  It’s 7:25 in the morning and I have arrived the station just in time to catch the next train to my office in Victoria Island. I look up to the board to see that the next train is due in exactly 10 minutes. Efficient is an understatement[Read More…]

Harvest of Death: Over 3000 Nigerians killed by insurgents in the first half of 2021

By Steven Kefas Armed attacks and killings in Nigeria reached a disturbing height in the first half of the year 2021 according to a report from the International Foundation for Peace Building and Social Justice. Data contained in the report revealed that 3,186 people were killed between January and June[Read More…]

#AbujaRaid: Court rules in favour of women harassed and assaulted by Police

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ruled in favour of six women who were harassed and abused during raids by the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), police and other law enforcement agents in April 2019. The six women, through a team of lawyers comprising of Deji Ajare, Moji[Read More…]

Who is Nnamdi Kanu? Everything you need to know about the Biafra separatist extradited to Nigeria

The leader of the Independent People of Biafra separatist group Nnamdi Kanu was extradited to Nigerai on Sunday, June 27 to face trial.  The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami told journalists on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, that the IPOB leader was arrested based on a[Read More…]

Investigation: Democracy, media practice and the future of investigative journalism in a repressed state like Nigeria

Perhaps more than any time in history, ordinary Nigerians came to realise their political power after the 2015 elections. Social media, Twitter and Facebook, in particular, had been employed to mobilise and expand political participation to the point that an incumbent president had been voted out of office. Despite Peter[Read More…]

Inclusiveness in Nigeria’s school system: Navigating new paths

In 2017 while working as a fixer for Regency Foundation on a documentary about the Centre for Girls Education, I saw Amina. She was standing beside the walls of a classroom in Tudun Wada Zaria, listening to and repeating the words from the voices of other children inside a class. [Read More…]

Citizen-driven procurement reform: How PPDC is changing the playing field

At the end of 2019, Nigeria’s parliament passed a record 10.59 trillion Naira ($35bn) budget for 2020. The goal was to fully shake the country out of the impact of a four-year recession. This did not go as planned. In 2020, the world was hit by a coronavirus pandemic upsetting[Read More…]

Vaccine distrust is one legacy of unethical Big Pharma practices in Nigeria

Vaccine Hesitancy – The Pfizer Kano Case Vaccine distrust is one legacy of unethical Big Pharma practices in Nigeria Written by Mahdi Garba and Modupe Abidakun Edited by Mercy Abang Illustration by Antoine Bouraly   The story was published by our partner Unbias the News. In Kano State, Nigeria, vaccination[Read More…]