IN THE ANALYSIS

Video: FRSC officers need better training, not guns

Recent moves to give road safety officials guns is a bad idea. In nine years there have been only 14 incidents of violence by road users against road safety officials. Arming road safety officers will only escalate these numbers, and add to Nigeria's pandemic of extrajudicial killings ...
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ANALYSIS

The week ahead – Withdrawal syndrome

Petrol prices in Nigeria will hit their highest ever in ...
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Beggar thy neighbour: Between Nigeria and Ghana

In the last few months, Nigeria and Ghana have engaged ...
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The week ahead – Reality shift

Nigeria expects to spend a record ₦12.65 trillion ($33.20 billion) ...
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Through the roof: A look at inflation and unemployment

One of the economic legacies of the Buhari administration will ...
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Turkey expands to Nigeria’s borders

Over the last few years, Turkey has continued to consolidate ...
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Video: Nigeria’s jobs problem

The latest report on unemployment by the NBS makes for ...
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The week ahead – A thousand piece jigsaw

An Islamic court in northern Nigeria has sentenced a 22-year ...
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Video: The risks of PAGMDI

The Presidential Artisanal Gold Mining Initiative (PAGDMI) officially kicked off ...
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The week ahead – Exodus

The FG on Tuesday raised the fine for hate speech ...
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Chart of the week: Petrol in West Africa

Of the 18 countries in West Africa, nine, including Nigeria, ...
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The week ahead – Please break glass

A large number of Nigerian households could not afford to ...
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Libya: The struggles within and without

On 20 July 2020, Egypt’s parliament, in a unanimous decision, ...
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The week ahead – A thousand knives

In recent security news, the 333 Artillery Barracks in Maiduguri, ...
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The SBM Jollof Index – Fishing for good prices

Since 2016, SBM Intelligence has curated the Jollof Index by ...
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The week ahead – Missing a trick

Ibrahim Magu, who has acted as the chairman of the ...
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Ndayishimiye: Is the new boss the same as the old boss?

In 2015, Burundi lurched into its worst economic and political ...
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Chart of the week: Comparing COVID numbers

Testing remains an issue in Nigeria. Last week, the government ...
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The week ahead – Tales by moonlight

Nigeria lifted the ban placed on interstate travel on Wednesday, ...
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The week ahead – Fault lines

President Buhari has backed Victor Giadom as acting National Chairman ...
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Rivers of blood: Gang violence in Nigeria’s garden state

Since military rule ended in Nigeria in 1999, gang activities ...
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The week ahead – Time out

Members of the National Association of Resident Doctors have embarked ...
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Video: 8 May 1945 and Africa

This video is an excursion through the history of the ...
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