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Two Nigerian journalists killed, 12 assaulted in 2017 – IPC

Two Nigerian journalists killed, 12 assaulted in 2017 – IPC

At least two Nigerian journalists have been killed in 2017, according to data collected by the International Press Centre, IPC. Another 12 journalists and media organisations in the country suffered various forms of assault including from state actors, the centre which tracks the situation of journalism in Nigeria said. In a statement to mark the

Nwankwo Kanu Launches N1 Billion Jackpot Lotto to Support Kanu Heart Foundation

Legendary Nigerian footballer and philanthropist, Nwankwo Kanu, is launching the biggest lotto in Africa to raise funds for the Kanu Heart Foundation (KHF) ( and help build a specialist cardiac hospital in Abuja. The KHF lotto offers a jackpot starting at N1 billion and will be run in conjunction with AfroMillonsLotto ( It offers twice-weekly

Nigerian govt has abandoned us, NDDC scholarship beneficiaries

Some beneficiaries of the scholarship scheme put in place by the Nigerian government through the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, have alleged that the commission has abandoned them. In several chats with PREMIUM TIMES, the scholars who craved anonymity, said they had been subjected to unfair and inhuman treatment by the commission since 2016. The

Will Nigeria treat drug addicts any better?

By Eseosa Cole Nigeria is a place where we choose to believe that drug abuse/dependence is alien to our culture. The prevalence of drug abuse is actually very high in Nigeria and it is an epidemic that is ravaging Nigeria. I personally carried out a research and found out drug use OF cocaine, cannabis, tranquillisers

Life expectancy in Nigeria now 63, up from 56

Life expectancy in Nigeria has increased to 63 years for men and 66 years for women according to a recent study by researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Despite this increase, the study claims that lives lost to communicable diseases like malaria and HIV are still