Nigeria’s Endangered Children

By Oji Odu With an estimated 13.2 million children out of school in Nigeria, 69 percent of who are from the Northern region, a figure that is the highest in the world today according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is there hope for Nigeria’s future? And with the inability of the Nigerian child to access quality education and health services, is the country not under threat of destruction and disintegration? As Nigeria celebrates Children’s Day today, UNICEF has raised alarm that in spite of many advances in the…

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Aisha: A First Lady’s Frustration

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi I don’t know if the Presidency and the  leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, are nervous about First Lady, Aisha Buhari. And if they are wringing their palms in helplessness. But in their shoes I would, each time she dares out.  Nothing captures the  helplessness in the Presidency over Mrs Buhari’s unpredictability  than this cartoon in The Punch newspaper of Thursday, December 6. President Muhammadu Buhari,  Aisha’s husband, was busy at his desk when the newscaster began to read the news. He looked up, and it was the First Lady’s…

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Yusuf Buhari Returns

It will be recalled that Yusuf was involved in a bike accident in Gwarimpa, Abuja on December 26, 2017. He was subsequently admitted at Cedarcrest Hospital, Abuja where he was discharged on January 12. Not impressed with the health state of Yusuf, he was flown to Germany for proper medical treatment. Yesterday, there was funfare at the presidential Villa as Yusuf returned from Germany, hale and hearty. On land at the airport, he was received by the Minister of Health (State) Dr. Osagie, while at the Villa he was welcomed…

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