Why we need vocational education in Nigeria
25 March 2017 | 5:36 am
No nation can compete effectively in today's global marketplace with an unskilled workforce. While that is no longer news, the question is, how Africa's largest economy is positioning for success in the global market.
20 Feb 2020
Nigeria is stronger at a community level than as a nation, says Rochas Okorocha
7 Jun 2020
So what exactly is holding Japan back when it comes to promoting gender equality? We take a look at how the Asian nation lags way behind other developed nations in regards to promoting women's rights. Also how a pilot program in Zimbabwe is offering women electric bikes to make their lives easier while giving them greater autonomy. Plus we meet one of Afghanistan's first female filmmakers who's a voice for Afghan women in one of the world's worst places to be one.
22 Sep 2020
On the 10th of September, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc held its 60th annual general meeting in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital. Attendance at the event was by proxy and live streaming due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions on large gathering.
13 Nov 2020
Christina Aguilera has reportedly signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation for management. The news comes after she parted ways with her manager of 20 years, Irving Azoff.
19 Nov 2020
Although India is fulfilling its climate goals, its efforts still fall short of the Paris Agreement's long-term goal of limiting global warming by 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to the 2020 Climate Transparency report.
3 Jan 2021
India finds six people - now being kept in isolation - who had recently returned from Britain positive for the new and more infectious strain of Covid-19. India joins a growing list of nations to report the mutant strain, with flights to and from the UK temporarily suspended since last week.
14 Jan 2021
Authorities say the darknet platform had half a million users, where drugs, counterfeit money, stolen credit card data, anonymous SIM cards and malware were traded. The suspected operator was arrested in Germany.
15 Jan 2021
Irish papers react to a much-awaited report on systemic abuse in the country's Catholic homes for unwed mothers. The Irish Examiner's front page lists the names and birthdays of some of the 9,000 children who died in the institutions between 1922 and 1998. We also look at reactions in India to the Supreme Court's suspension of controversial farming laws. Plus: "Sex and the City" fans struggle to imagine a reboot without Samantha and a woman in France struggles to convince authorities she's still alive!
15 Mar 2021
In an exclusive interview with GuardianTV, Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, discussed, amongst other issues, the state of insecurity in the country and comments credited to some northern leaders, particularly Sheikh Gumi and Sen. Ahmed Lawan on insecurity in parts of the country. He also explained what he meant by “a centre that no longer exists.”
18 Mar 2021
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa expresses his condolences to the Zulu nation for the passing of King Goodwill Zwelithini, the late leader of South Africa's largest ethnic group, saying: "It is a difficult day because a huge tree has fallen. ... Our nation is indeed in mourning."
29 Mar 2021
Thailand kicks off the 'Flag of the Nation' relay run, led by the country's first Olympic gold medallist Somrak Kamsing who achieved the feat in boxing at the 1996 Atlanta Games. The event will see more than 4,000 Olympic medal-winning athletes, amateur athletes, celebrities and volunteers take turn running with the Thai flag for 61 days, covering 4,581 kilometres and passing through 35 provinces in the country till reaching Suvarnabhumi Airport. The flag will then be flown to Tokyo alongside the Thai Olympic contingent.
22 May 2021
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he feels the pain of all Indians battling the pandemic, in a televised address following weeks of largely avoiding public comment on his country's devastating coronavirus wave. The Hindu nationalist leader's government has been stung by criticism of its handling of the virus, with his address coming as the country of 1.3 billion reported 4,000 deaths for a third straight day and 343,144 new infections.
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Camilla Becket's "The Seeds of Vandana Shiva" tells the story of the Indian eco-activist and her international crusade for more sustainable agriculture.
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A violent brawl broke out in Senegal's parliament on Thursday after a male opposition lawmaker slapped a female politician in the face, television pictures showed.
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The brawl occurred during a budget presentation. One female MP was stuck, sparking a melee between lawmakers.
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Thursday saw the giants of football fall at the World Cup in Qatar. First, Belgium were eliminated after a goalless draw with Croatia. Morocco's 2-1 victory over Canada saw them top Group F in stunning fashion. The Atlas Lions will face Spain in the next round after another shock result saw La Roja lose to Japan 1-2, meaning that the Samurais top the group.
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Fears of violence are surging ahead of Nigeria's 2023 general elections. Widespread insecurity as well as economic and environmental challenges represent a threat to the upcoming polls.