Recently, the Economist Intelligence Unit published its Global Liveability Index, rating the 10 most liveable and least liveable cities around the world. Of the 10 least liveable cities, six are in Africa. This finding has generated debate. Patrick Egwu takes a look at the realities on the ground.
Nigeria was jubilant recently when five Nigerian high-school girls were announced world champions at a tech competition in the US. Most importantly, this feat is sure to motivate and awaken a new generation of young tech champions in the country, writes Patrick Egwu.
Following the signing into law of the Not Too Young To Run Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s youth will be hopeful of electing one of their own in the 2019 general election, writes Patrick Egwu.
In remembrance of those killed during the Biafran War from 1967 to 1970, and others who died over the years in the struggle for an independent state of Biafra, the secessionist Indigenous People of Biafra organised a sit-at-home protest, which shut down economic and social activities in the South-East and South-South regions of Nigeria, writes Patrick Egwu.
51 years ago, the federal government of Nigeria engaged in a bloody civil war with the secessionist Republic of Biafra. In this exclusive interview with This is Africa, Christopher Ejiofor, a former top military adviser during the war recalls the bitter memories of the war and how they lost everything. He talks about how the British colonial set-up caused the war and the current agitation by the Indigenous Republic of Biafra
When a cluster of villages in Senegal publicly announced their decision to end the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in 2008, many thought it was just a theoretical gesture. Today, the country stands as an example of how to eradicate genital cutting, writes Patrick Egwu.
Counterfeit medicines have killed thousands in Nigeria because manufacturers placed a higher premium on profitability than saving lives. But NAFDAC and technology have come to the rescue, writes Patrick Egwu
When Nigeria’s State Security Service arrested Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the modern secessionist group Indigenous People of Biafra, many thought that agitation for the defunct Republic of Biafra would be silenced. Instead, the struggle has been re-awakened.