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Editorial: A failure of leadership in Nigeria

For as long as there has been an independent Nigeria, its government has been killing its people.

The private plane, the minister and the $1.3-billion scandal

A private plane and a Nigerian minister are at the centre of a $1-billion corruption scandal

Nigeria’s plan to redistribute recovered corruption money needs a rethink

The money is being returned to Nigeria at a delicate time. President Muhammadu Buhari has announced that he will be seeking reelection next year

The day that fate went on a date with history

Newly crowned Afcon champs' date with destiny fulfiiled.

Zuma blasts Nato’s campaign in Libya for ‘lasting scar’

President Jacob Zuma has said at an AU panel that Nato's campaign in Libya left a scar on the continent that will take a long time to heal.

Son of hated dictator Abacha runs for office in Nigeria

Nigerians were reminded of a grim period in their history when the son of hated dictator Sani Abacha qualified as a candidate for state governor.

Nigerians lose millions to phoney investment funds

Aduke Komolafe, a 58-year-old Nigerian civil servant, put an end to her life by swallowing rat poison, mortified at the loss of her savings to a phoney investment fund. Lured by the promise of 100% returns in two weeks, the mother of five put 1,3-million naira ($10 000) into Pennywise, one of dozens of self-styled "wonder" investment firms.

Mandela, Abacha to solve row personally

PRESIDENT Nelson Mandela and Nigerian military dictator General Sani Abacha will personally resolve the latest diplomatic row between the two countries, presidential spokesman Parks Mankahlana said on Monday.

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Gender-Based Violence

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Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

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Festive Reading

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Centre for Women & Gender Studies

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