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SERAP takes legal action against CCB over ‘claim on personal privacy...

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit in the Federal High Court, Lagos against the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) over the CCB’s claim that it could not disclose details of asset declarations submitted to it by successive presidents and state governors since 1999 because doing so “would offend the right to…

Casual sector will raise pension market beyond N9.03 trn possessions size–...

By Peter Egwuatu, Assistant Business Editor Director General, National Pension Commission (PenCom), Mrs. Aisha Dahir-Umar, in this interview, speaks on Micro Pension Plan (MPP) and how informal sector would lift pension industry through the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS). She also speaks on the commitment of Pencom in attracting more investible funds into the economy among…

How gewurztraminer might let loose a beast within us!

By Bunmi Sofola What better way to have a good time at a party than with a glass of well-chilled sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio or chardonnay? Unfortunately, after a couple of glasses of white wine, we can start acting a little crazy. According to medical expert, Dr. Rosalind Haire: “White wine often unleashes a monster…

How Guv Abdulrazaq has actually brought brand-new lease of life to...

By Demola Akinyemi Ilorin…Anyone entering Kwara state in the last twenty four days since Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq assumed office as governor of the state of harmony would clearly feel the new lease of life being enjoyed by the residents. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq   With the two key appointments of the Chief of Staff and Secretary to…

Twenty years after

By Francis Ewherido I have since crossed the 20 years mark in marriage. Within this period too, I have been involved in the preparation of new entrants into marriage (15 years) in my parish;I have interacted with and counselled many people on marital issues, and I have also kept this column for almost six years now.…

EDO ASSEMBLY: Improving the old order

By Orobosa Omo-Ojo IT is raining actions (bizarre and usual) in the Edo polity as actors take positions, leaving in trail victors and victims. This commentary is about the 24 men at Chief Anthony Enahoro’s Complex. It is about their tactical moves and very flawed actions. While a set relied on the old order, a…

Stressing cautions

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, FCO, has just issued one of its periodic recommendations for those who wish to travel to Nigeria…which it regards as a hotbed of violent criminal activity. These documents are produced for UK citizens but read by prospective visitors of several nationalities, and the latest advice cautions against all trips…

EDO HOME OF CRISIS: Speaker Okiye combines as G-15 demands correct...

By Ozioruva Aliu THE crisis in the Edo State House of Assembly continued yesterday with the 15 lawmakers-elect, who were absent during the Monday night inauguration insisting on proper inauguration of the assembly and the members allowed to choose their leaders. Okiye Oshiomhole attacked in Benin(Opens in a new browser tab) They insisted that they…

Thursday’s Daily Short: World Refugee Day, Middle East peace spoiled, Epilepsy...

Fill teacher training gaps to tackle trauma, psychosocial challenges, urges UN cultural agency on World Refugee Day On World Refugee Day, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is calling for more support to fill the gaps in training for teachers on trauma and psychosocial assistance for migrant and refugee students. A new policy…

First-ever WHO international report on epilepsy highlights care space in poorer...

According to the first global report on epilepsy from the UN World Health Organization (WHO), this treatment gap exists even though medicines can cost as little as $5 per year, per patient. In addition to a lack of available medicines to treat sufferers, many poor countries have far too few specialist medical professionals to help.…

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