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A short bio about yourself My name is Joseph Adeyemi. I am 28 years old, Nigerian by birth and British by nationality. I hold a degree in financial economics – covering investment banking, micro- and macro-economics, and development economics. My professional background is in technology – I have worked in cloud technology, SaaS, and GenAI, …

A Year of Youth Spotlight Series – Joseph Adeyemi of Nigeria Read More »

by Chimaobi Omeye Eight years ago, I authored an article assessing the first year of former President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure, titled “A Year of Sorrow or Positive Change?” and after eight years, some consider Buhari’s government to be the worst in the history of the West African country. As a patriotic Nigerian, I feel obligated …

Nigeria’s Tinubu – Shettima Administration at One Year Read More »

by Ruhamah Ifere Insecurity issues have bedeviled a country where peace formerly reigned supreme. A land that flowed with milk and honey now flows with the blood of innocent citizens, whose lives have been taken unjustly. The novel corona virus (Covid-19) in 2020 not only disrupted, but also brought to fore the issues that border …

Food Insecurity: Contributory Factors, Implications and Solutions Read More »

by Similoluwa Ifedayo Youth activism is a powerful force for addressing pressing societal issues. Nigeria faces a multitude of challenges, from corruption and unemployment to inequality and political instability. In response, a new generation of young activists and change-makers has risen to the occasion, driving impactful initiatives to effect positive change. The roots of youth …

Nigeria’s growing challenges call for more youth activism Read More »

by Adedoyin Ajayi Across Nigeria, it is a heartbreaking, yet common phenomenon to see children tug at the hands and clothes of travelers in motor parks in a bid to get some Naira notes. Constant rejection from travelers rarely fails to dampen the resilience of these children, as they scamper about, trying to scrounge enough …

Poverty: A Root Cause of Child Labour in Nigeria Read More »

by Victor Okechukwu Chimezie Nigeria, with a population of over 220 million, is a highly diverse nation with more than 250 ethnic groups practicing various religions. While this diversity can be a positive attribute for any nation, it can also be detrimental to growth and development without ethno-religious tolerance. In recent years, Nigeria has witnessed …

Fostering Ethno-Religious Tolerance in Nigeria Amongst Youths Read More »

University students in Nigeria have had no classes for the last six months. The closure of their university campuses is not because of COVID-19 but as a result of a dispute between the government and the university lecturers represented by The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). This round of industrial action comes after a 10-month-long …

Still no Classes for University Students Read More »

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable types of cancer, yet 300,000 women across the world lost their battle against this cancer in 2018 alone. The World Health Organisation’s global strategy for eliminating cervical cancer as a public health concern by 2030 progress has also been slow. 28-year-old Commonwealth Correspondent from Nigeria, …

Five Ways to Beat Cervical Cancer Read More »

Ritual-related killings are not new to Nigeria in recent times more of these incidents have been covered by the media. There were 185 ritual-related killings in Nigeria between January 2021 and January 2022 alone. Adedoyin Ajayi, a 25-year-old Commonwealth Correspondent from Nigeria believes that these ritual-related killings are due to the jostling for wealth, power …

Get-Rich-Quick Mentality Fuels Ritual Killings Read More »

After seven months, a ban on Twitter in Nigeria was finally lifted in January 2022. Mubeen Azeez, a 25-year-old correspondent from Nigeria, argues that the ban may have been a calculated effort by President Muhammadu Buhari to accomplish a goal he has always had in mind – limiting some of Nigerians’ freedoms. But while there …

Nigeria’s Twitter Ban: A Needless Burden Read More »