Opinion Journal: MHNG Opinion Picks of the Week

The late Professor Abubakar Momoh   …I believe that the greatest tribute that Professor Abubakar Momoh deserves from us is a renewed commitment on the part of ASUU and other progressive forces to mobilise the Nigerian people to campaign for the actualisation of the Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy in the Constitution, which is only feasible under a socialist Nigeria. The late Professor Abubakar Momoh was a celebrated polemicist. Looking at the…

Opinion Journal: MHNG Opinion Picks of the Week

It is my privilege and honour to give the give the keynote speech at the maiden edition of CKN News Annual Lecture which thematic focus requires us to reflect on the role of the social media in the social, economic and political development of Nigeria. As a global phenomenon and platform for knowledge, information and person to group communications, the social media has come to shape our lives in very fascinating and remarkable ways. Scholars…

Opinion Journal: MHNG Opinion Picks of the Week

“How was your May 29?”   “There was no celebration. We just siddon dey look.” “But the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo addressed the nation.” “I know. I know. But there was no programme in place for celebrating two years of the Buhari government. In the past, we used to have a week-long programme, with military parades, prayers here and there and then a national broadcast to remind the people of how democratic rule has been so…

Opinion Journal: MHNG Opinion Picks of the Week

I hovered around the patched precincts of the magistrate court, Zone 2, Abuja on November 23, 2015. It was tumultuous day. A stomping and surging crowd massed around the court, just as a phalanx of gun-toting security agents planted itself in the sanctuary of justice. Why? Nnamdi Kanu was being expected! After weeks of feeding him mute, misery and torture, the Department of State Services (DSS) eventually brought him before a court. It was a…

Opinion Journal: MHNG Opinion Picks of the Week

France recently made a history by electing 39-year-old Emmanuel Macron as its president. Since Macron became the president, many people, especially Nigerians are also calling for young and vibrant person to become the next president of Nigeria.. In a Facebook user, Omololu Omotosho, writes on the prospect of Nigeria having young president in the next general election. Nigerian youth need to stand up and be counted. Power is never given but earned. Spending valuable time…

MEDIA RESOURCE ON SUICIDE

WHY IS THIS RESOURCE NECESSARY? More than 50 research studies worldwide have found that certain types of news coverage can increase the likelihood of suicide in vulnerable individuals. The magnitude of the increase is related to the amount, duration and prominence of coverage. Risk of additional suicides increases when the story explicitly describes the suicide method, uses dramatic/graphic headlines or images, and repeated/extensive coverage sensationalizes or glamorizes a death. Covering suicide carefully, even briefly, can…

Opinion Journal MHNG Opinion Picks of the Week

Undoubtedly, the last thing President Muhammadu Buhari wants to put up with now are blunders that will bring unnecessary attention to how well he should be performing in managing the country. But it really appears some of the president’s aides are oblivious of this fact; and of the danger of the failure to oversee the affairs of citizens that are almost completely disillusioned with the government. The recent report on the expulsion of the state…

Why Africans worry about how Africa is portrayed in western media by Remi Adekoya

On a Polish TV station last weekend, I was asked to comment on a documentary depicting life in the slums of Katanga, Uganda, aired in the context of what was described as a “demographic ticking bomb” facing the east African nation. The documentary was a Polish journalist’s take on the latest UN projections, which forecast an impending population boom in Africa. The number of people on the continent is expected to double from 1 to…

Opinion: Ikoyi loot is my money; Please return to me by Bayo Olupohunda

Editor’s note: The recent discovery of the mystery money in Ikoyi Lagos totaling N13billion by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has sparked outrage among Nigerians. A new twist was however added to the unfolding drama when Governor Wike and the Nigeria Intelligence Agency both lay claim to the money. NAIJ.com editor-in-chief, Bayo Olupohunda, in this sarcastic piece also claims the recovered loot belongs to him, asking the EFCC to return his money. Dear Nigerians,…

Lagos slums are being razed to make way for luxury properties. That’s Nigeria Remi Adekoya

This month, thousands of Nigerians have been rendered homeless after police stormed Otodo-Gbame, a riverbank community in the country’s commercial capital, Lagos, razing homes and chasing away residents with bullets and teargas. This comes after 4,700 people in the settlement had their homes demolished in March, and 30,000 were evicted last November, so altogether tens of thousands of people have been systematically chased off lands that they have inhabited, in many cases, since the colonial era….

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