Nigeria’s Damp Squib
Jul19

Nigeria’s Damp Squib

By Kede Aihie As the 2019, general election is fast approaching, Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy is currently facing its worst economic recession in a quarter of a century, coupled with a multi-layer cake of challenges, which seem not to be abating. In light of poor budget implementation, there is the need to have a look at proper policy initiatives on efficient borrowing, inclusive growth and optima utilization, financial...

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Zika Is Not the New Ebola
Feb01

Zika Is Not the New Ebola

A rise in birth defects in the Americas is increasingly linked to Zika virus, previously undetected in that part of the world. Regardless of the underlying cause for these congenital abnormalities, the key to success lies in strong global health leadership. While some lessons from the Ebola outbreak can be applied, this new threat presents a different challenge and needs a different response. Origins of Zika In December 2015, the...

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Nigeria:2015 in Review
Dec21

Nigeria:2015 in Review

By Kede Aihie, Editor in Chief, Nigeria Magazine January 2,000 feared killed in Boko Haram’s ‘deadliest massacre in Baga, Borno State, North East Nigeria Run up to the elections, Buhari certificate saga, (Form 1998), Nigeria Army denies being in possession of Buhari’s cert, credentials. Nasty adverts Calls by NSA for shift of election date causes stir and resisted by opposition, Kerry visits Nigeria holds talks with GEJ...

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Nigerian farmers cleared to sue Shell in Dutch court
Dec18

Nigerian farmers cleared to sue Shell in Dutch court

The Hague, Netherlands Nigerian farmers will have the chance to sue oil multinational Shell in a Dutch court for pollution they blame on leaking pipelines, a Dutch appeals court ruled Friday. Activists said the ruling sets a landmark legal precedent that clears the way for Dutch-based companies to be sued for alleged negligence of their subsidiaries elsewhere in the world. “There is now jurisprudence that means victims of human...

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Breast cancer breakthrough as Cambridge University finds gene behind killer disease
Jul17

Breast cancer breakthrough as Cambridge University finds gene behind killer disease

Cambridge University and the Wellcome Trust’s Sanger Institute have discovered the gene responsible for triple negative breast cancer Scientists have identified the gene behind one of most aggressive forms of breast cancer in a breakthrough which could bring life-saving new treatments. Triple-negative breast cancer is one of the most deadly forms of the disease and nearly one quarter of patients diagnosed will not survive for more...

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New anti-malaria drug developed at Dundee   University
Jul03

New anti-malaria drug developed at Dundee University

Scientists said new malaria drugs are “urgently needed” as parasites develop resistance to current ones Researchers at Dundee University have discovered a new compound which could treat malaria while protecting people from the disease and preventing its spread, all in a single dose. The compound, DDD107498, was developed by the university’s Drug Discovery Unit and the Medicines for Malaria Venture. Scientists said...

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