Author Archives: Anayochukwu Agbo

ICIR at 10: African Media Urged to Look Inwards for Sustenance

ICIR at 10: African Media Urged to Look Inwards for Sustenance

The biggest challenge facing African media today is lack of adequate finance to fund their operations and hold power accountable to the people. Media Sustainability therefore appropriately took the centre stage as the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, ICIR, marked its 10th anniversary at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Dayo Aiyetan,

Female Students Kidnapped in Kebbi State

22 Farmers Kidnapped in Abuja

The rural community of Rafin Daji, Gurbe Ward, Abaji Local Government Area Council, Abuja, has been thrown into turmoil as terrorists kidnapped 22 farmers on Wednesday, June 22. They were said to be farming when the terrorists swooped on them. Ibrahim A. Barde, an engineer, and a family member of some of the victims, said

How Atiku Survived the Wike Scare

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, confirmed his staying power and knowledge of Nigeria politics by dusting 12 other gladiators to pick the coveted presidential ticket of the party. He spoke little, from a carefully prepared script that avoided volatile faultlines and emphasized national unity. He burrowed deep into the national

The original result sheet of the Isiuzo Local Government state constituency seat bye-election.

Approaching PDP’s Night of Long Knives

Intra-Party Intrigues hot up as PDP presidential aspirants scheme to outdo one another. The die is cast. The opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP, will elect their presidential candidate for the 2023 election today at the party convention in Abuja. David Mark, chairman of the convention organising committee, said Friday, “We are prepared for the exercise,

Before Zoning Tears Us Apart

Primaries: INEC’s Six-Day Extension Gives Advantage to APC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Friday extended the deadline for party primaries by six days, from 4 to 9 June. This gives considerable advantage to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, over the opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for last minute manoeuvres in the selection of their presidential flag bearer. That, however, is provided


The War in Ukraine will bring Economic downturn to Sub-Saharan Africa, Says IMF

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, says the war in Ukraine will lead to economic setback for sub-Saharan Africa, including Nigeria, as it brings “a new shock and little room to manoeuvre.” The Fund had forecasted a promising regional recovery for sub-Saharan Africa with economic activities on the upside in 2021. However, the Ukraine war precipitated

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