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The Rivalry between US and China Will Hinge on South-East Asia

China’s advantages in the tussle are not as big as they seem During their 45-year feud, America and the Soviet Union fought proxy battles all across the world. But the cold war was at its most intense in Europe, where the Soviets constantly worried about their satellites breaking away, and America always

From Chibok To Jangebe: A Timeline Of School Kidnappings In Nigeria

By Emmanuel Egobiambu Suspected gunmen on Friday morning attacked a school in Zamfara State, abducting scores of students in the third mass abduction in the past three months in Africa’s most populous nation. The attackers stormed the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe in the wee hours of the day. Hours later, the police

Confusion, Drama as Hunter Kills Migratory Bird from Finland in Nigeria

Bird wrongly believed by locals in Nigeria's Delta State as ‘espionage’ eagle Jude Johnson There was confusion in Ofagbe Community in Delta State, South-South Nigeria, on Sunday, November 22, 2020, when a hunter shot down an Eagle belived to be on a spy mission on the Nigerian space. However, this was actually

These countries spend the most on research and development

By Sean Fleming This article is part of the Pioneers of Change Summit World Bank data from 2017 and 2018 shows which countries invest heaviest in R&D.Some smaller countries are out-spending much larger economies in this area.R&D can help usher in a new, post-pandemic era of sustainable economic growth. Investment in research and

How popular is China in Africa? New survey sheds light on what ordinary people think

By  Folashade Soule, University of Oxford, and Edem E. Selormey, Centre for Democratic Development Ghana It’s been 20 years since the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation was first held. Another summit is planned for September 2021 in Dakar, Senegal. Meanwhile, Chinese and African officials are reviewing and reflecting on their two-decade relationship. China’s growing engagement with Africa has

Media Aide to Sen Amos emerges NASSLAF Spokesperson

John Anyim Abdul Lauya, the Senior Special Assistant (Media) to the Senator representing Gombe South Senatorial District, Sen Bulus K. Amos, has been elected the Spokesperson for the National Assembly Legislative Aides Forum (NASSLAF).  NASSLAF is an association of Legislative Aides that provide legislative and administrative support to federal lawmakers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Over 129 Killed, Four Kidnapped in Nigeria in One Week–Security Tracker

Jude Johnson Over 129 people were killed in Nigeria in various conflicts across the country last week. Those killed include civilians, security agents, Bandits and terrorists, which is reflected in the weekly Nigeria Security Tracker by Ambassador John Campbell and published in Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Most of the culprits are Boko

COVID-19 Local Herbal Treatment: My August Birthday Gift to the World

Various authors have reported the antiviral, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiplasmodial, anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant, among other properties of the plants listed below. The phytochemical analysis on each plant has also been reported by various authors. Further analysis is needed on the crude aqueous extract and column fractions for isolation, identification and characterisation