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National Security: NCDC Launches Free COVID-19 Online Course for Nigerians

Senator Iroegbu The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has launched a course on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), in the context of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  According to the statement made available by the NCDC Communications Department, the online course is available to the general public but targeted at health care

Plagiarism: Ezeilo, Others Don’t Own Copyright of the Works I Used–Prof. Ladan

•No, you copied over 13 pages of the book, others without direct reference or attribution--Source Senator Iroegbu The Director General of Nigerian Institute for Advance Legal Studies (NIALS), Prof. Mohammed Ladan, has clarified that the works he copiously borrowed from Dr. Joy Ezeilo and other authors' books were never their Copyrights. Ladan

Record 29 Million Africans Are Forcibly Displaced

By the Africa Center for Strategic Studies An additional 4 million Africans were forced from their homes due to conflict and repressive governance in the past year, continuing an upward trend since 2011. There are 29 million people in Africa who have been forcibly displaced from their homes (internally displaced, refugees, and

Why Nigeria has Failed to Deliver Development since 1960–Sam Amadi, Okigbo

Jude Johnson By whatever development measure, Nigeria has failed to deliver the promise she had at her Independence in 1960, this was the highlight of the June 2020  Nextier 'Development Discourse' by Dr. Sam Amadi with Patrick Okigbo III. The story is not much different across Africa except for a few countries.

Red, Gold and Green: A pan-African History of Flags and the Remarkable Woman Who Inspired It

By Shola Lawal Acasual glance at the flags of Africa, makes it seem as if dozens of her countries hired a single, lazy designer who, instead of coming up with a bespoke flag for each nation, simply arranged the same few colours in slightly different shapes and configurations. Guinea: vertical stripes in red,

China’s Central Bank Unveils Digital Currency, in Challenge to US Dollar

Summary:  As an early adopter of new payment networks, China could set standards for a transformative change in the global financial system. By Rajesh Bansal While the rest of the world is focused on recovering from the coronavirus pandemic, China has made another powerful move in the realm of global finance that

Interesting Findings on How Americans Envision a Post-COVID 19 World Order–Report

By Mara Mordecai Many Americans are anticipating changes in the global balance of power and the importance of international cooperation even as the coronavirus outbreak continues to rage across the United States and around the world, according to three recent Pew Research Center surveys. Americans are divided in their outlooks, mainly along

Democracy Day: 11 Key Remarks on National Security By President Buhari

In commemoration of Democracy Day, on June 12, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari reeled out a list of his administration’s achievements. It was his third national broadcast since his administration designated the day as a public day. Buhari had in 2018 declared June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day, in place of

What it takes to get a Marginal Oil and Gas Field in Nigeria

PRESS RELEASE Nigeria’s marginal fields licensing rounds have been the cornerstone of Nigeria’s upstream local content development strategy since the early 2000s Following its marginal fields licensing rounds in 2001 and 2013, the Nigerian Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) recently released guidelines on the 2020 licensing round. Under the 2020 licencing round,

Pentagon Wants Cyborg Implant To Make Soldiers Tougher

By David Hambling DARPA, the Pentagon’s research arm, has long been exploring technology for ‘super soldiers’ with extraordinary capabilities and to maintain Peak Performance. Their latest effort, known as ADAPTER, involves cyborg implants to toughen soldiers against two of the commonest health issues in modern warfare: limited access to safe food and water,

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