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Academics reflect on books on topical issues in Nigeria that they read in 2021.
A delegate gets accredited during the last All Progressives Congress presidential primary.
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Nigeria’s legislators have no constitutional right to force political parties to adopt direct primaries.
Maternal mortality is still major concern in sub-Saharan Africa.
There is growing evidence that when poor-quality oxytocin is used, it fails to prevent post-partum haemorrhage.
Malaria is endemic in Nigeria.
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A combination of herbs in Nigeria should be evaluated further as it offers potential to treat malaria, which is endemic in the country.
The consumption of alcohol and drugs can be linked with the increase in crime, violence and public disorder.
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In general, intoxication is not a defence against criminal charges. There are, however, a few circumstances under which intoxication can be used as a defence.
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Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria cannot be by oral proclamation, but must be based on legislation or regulation on public health and safety.
History is better taught to young, impressionable minds from an early age.
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Nigeria should stop showing contempt for history as a subject, profession or topic of discussion.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari shows his COVID-19 certificate after receiving his first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine in March 2021.
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Experts assess Nigeria’s response to COVID-19 so far and express worry that the country does not appear to have learnt much; it isn’t prepared for the next pandemic.
Some Nigerians protesting against a proposed social media bill.
The Nigerian government has no legal capacity to unilaterally regulate or police borderless social media platforms.
A teeming number of Nigerians of working age are unemployed.
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Nigeria’s economy is in bad shape. This has affected its ability to create jobs.
Appointment of vice-chancellors is problematic in some Nigerian universities.
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Transparent selection processes and merit should be emphasised more in appointing vice-chancellors in Nigerian universities.
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Nigeria’s academic community is mourning the death of engineering professor and university administrator, Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe.
The lower global oil price hit Nigeria's economic mainstay. The country has seen job losses, a slowdown in production and health challenges to the workforce.
Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates after scoring in a European football game.
While player transfers offer the chance for financial rewards, the pursuit of career progress takes a toll on footballing families.
Nigerian rapper Falz sings in his home studio in Lagos.
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Young Nigerians are protesting bad governance and police brutality. Where is the music to assist them?
Lagos state officials disinfecting roads in the state.
A continuous lock down is detrimental to Nigeria’s large population of people living below poverty lines, but lifting the restrictions without a proper plan is equally dangerous. Here’s what to do.
Many African researchers feel they should do research that would be acceptable for publication in Western outlets.
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The desire of scholars and universities in Africa to fit into a model imposed from elsewhere may hinder development in Africa.
People receiving food handouts in Lagos, Nigeria.
The Nigerian government must adopt a process that is open in implementing its social assistance programmes.
An aerial view of a waterfront slum in Lagos, Nigeria.
The Lagos state government must go beyond food packages as stimulus, and build capacity for poor people.
Nigerian universities should ensure their journals are of a high standard.
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The proliferation of sub-standard journals may be attributed to the proliferation of universities in Nigeria and this demands urgent attention.