Nigeria fell from 111 in 2015 to 116 in 2016 and has fallen again to 122 in 2017, entering the “red zone” for press freedom.
According to Amnesty International, death sentences in sub-Saharan Africa “rose from 443 in 2015 to at least 1,086 in 2016, mainly due to an increase in Nigeria which handed down more death sentences this year than any other country except China.”
Over 22 million children are left hungry, sick, displaced and out of school in four crisis-torn countries including Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen as a result of drought occasioned by armed conflict, the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has said.
Remittances to Nigeria from the diaspora rose every year over the last decade from $16.93 billion in 2006 to $20.83 billion in 2014. And in 2016, remittances by Nigerians abroad were over $35 billion, the highest in Africa and the third largest in the world.
The Senate resolved to among other things lead a delegation of Nigerian Legislators to the South African parliament to address the issue of Xenophobia.
The United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, has said that almost 1.4 million children are at risk of death from severe acute malnutrition this year in Nigeria and three other countries.
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged African leaders to ensure socio-political stability in their countries to help achieve peace and speedy regional and sub-regional integration in Africa. Buhari stated this…
By Chikezie Omeje Nigeria may continue to lose about 177,000 infants below age five annually due to poor administration of pneumonia vaccines. On Tuesday, November15, 2016 Ramat Useni was getting…
A new global impunity index has revealed that Nigeria is the 12th out of 13 countries where journalists are murdered without their killers being brought to justice.
Mr. Lee Kuan Yew (1923-2015) was the first Prime Minister of Singapore and he governed Singapore from 1959-1990. In January 1966, he visited Nigeria as part of the Commonwealth delegation to discuss Rhodesia’s unilateral declarations of independence. Rhodesia is now called Zimbabwe. He stayed in Lagos like all the Commonwealth leaders for three days. It was after their departure that Nigeria’s Prime Minister, Alhaji Tafawa Balewa, was assassinated.