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“Our country is a little country but it has faced illicit capital flight,” said L’Alternative’s Domegni of his home country of Togo. “We are rich in mineral wealth as we suffer from the resource curse. Go to a mining area and you find very poor communities. “The most important question...

OPINION PICK OF THE WEEK

Gender is a social concept brought about by society which often refers to the male and female species. Gender is also a cultural concept based on traditions and beliefs of a society or community. It can be best understood when both the female and male species are being mentioned while...

Editorial Pick of the Week

That a faithful implementation of the Whistleblower Policy of the Federal Government has to be challenged in court by supposed benefactors or beneficiaries barely a year after it was instituted poses a threat to the  continued  effectiveness and, therefore, usefulness of the  policy. Even worse,  the  credibility of the Federal...

Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions with deadlines in December. Each is open to journalists worldwide. Associated Press seeks interns  Deadline: Dec. 10 The Associated Press is seeking interns for its Global...

OPINION PICK OF THE WEEK

The #Nottooyoungtorun bill recently passed by the National Assembly as part of the amendment to the constitution is a welcome development to the growth of democracy in Nigeria. As laudable as it might seem, there are however requirements like knowledge, competence, legal campaign funding amongst others needed for any young...

MHNG Editorial Pick of the Week

ALTHOUGH some religious cultures and state systems rooted in religion are still generally tolerant of practices that verge on slavery, the recent exposé by the CNN of thriving slave markets in Libya confirmed, to the shock of the civilised peoples of the world, the existence of this long abolished abominable...

Just a few days ago, I witnessed an “Instadrama.” A famous blogger with more than 500,000 followers lost access to her Instagram account, which was evidently hacked with malicious intention. Hundreds of personal videos – years of artistic work – were lost in a matter of hours. It was a...

MHNG OPINION PICK OF THE WEEK

As a young Nigerian who has lived to see politics in our country go from average to worse with regard to good governance, I felt it was necessary to look through the history of politics in Nigeria to track where its citizens and leaders got it wrong and also focus...

MHNG Editorial Pick of the week

The heated debate over the incompetence or otherwise of the Nigeria Police Force will not subside anytime soon. At the weekend, three global think tanks confirmed the worst fears of Nigerians yet again  with a report that rated the country’s police as “the worst globally.” In response, the police authorities...

A lot of work has gone into creating tools that make working with data much more accessible. Here are some to wet your feet with. There is no such thing as a data journalist. But you do get journalists who work with data, however. The fundamentals of journalism have not...

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