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Dangote Doesn’t Need This Kite

Image Credits: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja. WHEN THE HEADLINES caught fire with news that four oil firms including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) were planning to acquire a stake in Dangote refinery which goes into operation soon, many tongues started wagging. The interest of international companies is understandable, after all Dangote himself has interests in other Read More…

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#EndSARS: Anger over slow progress, size of rewards at Nigeria’s police brutality hearings

Image Credits: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja. By Alexis Akwagyiram Ndukwe Ekekwe was furious when he heard how much compensation a judicial panel had awarded him after finding that members of an elite Nigerian police unit tortured him in custody following a raid on his phone accessories shop worth 7,500,000 naira ($18,000). The night after his arrest, he Read More…

Featured Notes Owei Lakemfa

Bob Marley’s first 40 years of leaving us

Image Credits: Denis O’Regan/Getty Images. In picture above: Bob Marley in 1979, before the Reggae Sunsplash concert in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Photograph: Denis O’Regan/Getty Images One day I shall always remember is May 11, 1981. Nigeria was in turmoil. There were protests across the country while some cities were deserted. Factories were closed as were Read More…