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Oyebanji unveils plan to make Ekiti a tourist destinatination

Oyebanji unveils plan to make Ekiti a tourist destinatination

Background The act of wood carving and metal work to create dimensional representation or abstract forms to showcase the cultural heritage of the Black race is said to be as old as creation. Africans have…

Lagos trumps Dubai, Miami, others to rank 19th as world best city

Lagos trumps Dubai, Miami, others to rank 19th as world best city

Lagos, noted as the ‘City of Excellence’, has continued to enjoy positive ratings globally, with the latest ranking of cities by TimeOut, a British publication, placing it as 19th on the global city ranking for…

Travails of 103-year-old Kwara monarch

Travails of 103-year-old Kwara monarch

I t is indeed a sad commentary on the society that the traditional ruler of Jebba community in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State, Oba AbdulKadir Alabi Adebara, despite being duly appointed by the…

Street Beggars: Undying menace denting Abuja’s image

Street Beggars: Undying menace denting Abuja’s image

Background Abuja is the capital of Nigeria, is located with the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Known as the City of Unity, it is eighth most populous city of Nigeria. Conceived in the early 1980s as…

Marijuana: Impacting students on campus

Marijuana: Impacting students on campus

Marijuana, popularly known as ‘weed’, ‘gbana’, Indian hemp or Cannabis Sativa, is frequently abused by students in tertiary institutions, and like most abused substances, it affects them, impacting negatively on their academic performances. A 300Level…

Commuters, residents lament poor state of Idi-Oro–Mushin Agege Motor Road

Commuters, residents lament poor state of Idi-Oro–Mushin Agege Motor Road

Background Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s Kalakuta Republic was a symbol of resistance against military dictatorship and a hub of artistic and political expression. It was raided and burned down by state security forces described as ‘unknown soldiers’…

How poaching, trafficking endanger pangolins in Nigeria

How poaching, trafficking endanger pangolins in Nigeria

Pangolins are one of the most threatened animals on earth, yet most people have never heard of them. Not only are pangolins being poached at an alarming rate but their fragile habitats are being rapidly…

When journalists learnt enhanced sexual reproductive health and rights’ reporting

When journalists learnt enhanced sexual reproductive health and rights’ reporting

Vision Spring Initiatives (VSI), a not-for-profit, national human rights organisation, recently held training for selected reporters and editors drawn from different media organisations and states across Nigeria. The training was held in Lagos, with the…

Chinese invasion, collapse of Nigerian textile industry pushing adire into extinction

Chinese invasion, collapse of Nigerian textile industry pushing adire into extinction

Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, is the home of beautiful, elegant and colourful locally handmade adire/kampala fabrics and Kemta Adire International Market in Itoku is the production hub. Over the years, the adire industry has…

When journalists learnt how to report suicide, trauma more humanely

When journalists learnt how to report suicide, trauma more humanely

Nigerian media professionals were recently equipped with new skill sets on how to report issues relating to trauma, and suicide without glamorising it, causing others to want to copycat or revictimising survivors. The unique workshop…