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Insecurity: Nigerian Media Divided Along Ethno-Religious Lines, Threatens National Security–Dambazau

•Attacks on media, free speech eroding Nigeria's democracy - Experts  Godsgift Onyedinefu Former Chief of Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), has lamented that the growing division within the Nigerian media along ethno-religious lines is a threat to national security. This is even as experts  expressed concerns over the fate of Nigeria's

China’s Relations with the African Continent: Three Elephants in the Room

•How racism, the media and local realities could shape the future of migration between China and Africa By Abdul-Gafar Tobi Oshodi From the landmark $200m African Union secretariat building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which is the meeting place of African leaders, which was a gift in 2012, to the roads, airports, railways, universities and libraries, China’s visibility

Like in Africa, Chinese Are Buying Up America

Editors Note: There is growing concern in Africa of gradual but sustained encroachment of China into the socio-political and economic structures of the continent. In Nigeria, there was also apprehension over the controversial clause inserted into the Chinese loan that allegedly threatens the soeveringty of the country. It however, seems

The media needs a bailout now!

By Fredrick Nwabufo The primacy of the media in any society is indubitable. The media is the iron curtain between tyranny and democracy. It is the bastion of the ethos, truth and spirit of a people. And it serves no interest but the public’s. Cliched as the fourth estate of the realm,

Nigerian military seeks stronger media Collaboration to tackle insecurity

Tasks journalists on responsible security reportage Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Military have called for stronger, cordial relationship with the media to tackle insecurity across the country and advance new strategies in its Peacebuilding efforts. The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Gabriel Olonisakin made this call at a one day seminar for

Herdsmen killings are act of terrorism, blame yourself not the media – HURIWA tells Buhari

A prominent pro-democracy and non-governmental organization , Human Rights Writers Association Nigeria, HURIWA has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to blame himself and not the Nigerian media over the escalating terrorism of armed Fulani herdsmen against mostly northern Christian farmers. According to the national chairman HURIWA, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko "the prevarication and