OP-ED Opinions 

#EndSARS: Might Becomes Right, By Cheta Nwanze

A year ago today, at least 44 people were killed in nine separate incidents around the country, most infamously at least nine killed at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. One year on and justice still eludes the peaceful protesters who were brutally cut down. It is a bitter irony that the very security services whom were the subject of the protests, and in many cases, would have been beneficiaries of the very reforms sought by the protesters, were deeply involved in perpetrating the violence on the people they are…

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OP-ED Opinions 

#EndSARS: Might Becomes Right, By Cheta Nwanze

A year ago today, at least 44 people were killed in nine separate incidents around the country, most infamously at least nine killed at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. One year on and justice still eludes the peaceful protesters who were brutally cut down. It is a bitter irony that the very security services whom were the subject of the protests, and in many cases, would have been beneficiaries of the very reforms sought by the protesters, were deeply involved in perpetrating the violence on the people they are…

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OP-ED Opinions 

#EndSARS: Memorialization or Fanfarization? By Adebayo Raphael

It is only human to acknowledge, first, the unfortunateness of those whose lives suffered untimely dispatch a year ago in Nigeria. These were indeed unfortunate deaths, and the burden of life in a cannibalistic society as Nigeria, I think, imposes a most daunting responsibility of remembering the dead on the rest of us. But I now suspect that we are yet to grasp the profundity of this responsibility which, like a jangling knell, bellows into our collective minds a reminder, to reflect a little more deeply, on the ascendancy of…

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OP-ED Opinions 

#EndSARS: Memorialization or Fanfarization? By Adebayo Raphael

It is only human to acknowledge, first, the unfortunateness of those whose lives suffered untimely dispatch a year ago in Nigeria. These were indeed unfortunate deaths, and the burden of life in a cannibalistic society as Nigeria, I think, imposes a most daunting responsibility of remembering the dead on the rest of us. But I now suspect that we are yet to grasp the profundity of this responsibility which, like a jangling knell, bellows into our collective minds a reminder, to reflect a little more deeply, on the ascendancy of…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Law students in Ghana demonstrate over mass failure

– – Hundreds of law students in Ghana on Wednesday hit the streets of the capital Accra to protest the mass failure in entrance exams into the Ghana School of Law. This year some 499 students who sat the entrance exams were not admitted into the law school to further their studies towards becoming lawyers. In previous years, the pass mark in the entrance exams was 50% in both sections. But this has now been reviewed to 50% in each section. The protesters under the National Association of Law Students (NALS) are now…

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Africa Investments 

Webinar for CSOs on IRM 2.0: Improving Accessibility and Equitability for Communities in Africa

Who:  The African Development Bank’s Independent Recourse Mechanism (IRM) When: 2 November 2021, 11:00 to 12:30 GMT Where: Virtual   We are pleased to invite you to the IRM webinar for civil society organizations, with the theme: IRM 2.0: Improving Accessibility and Equitability for Communities in Africa. This outreach event will take place virtually on 2 November 2021 from 11.00 am to 12.30 am GMT and will bring together CSO representatives from across Africa that have engaged with the Independent Recourse Mechanism (IRM) of the African Development Bank Group over the…

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Africa Business South Africa Southern Africa World 

Municipal Payments Essential for South Africa’s Future Cities

– – The urban population in Africa has swelled from 15% of the total population in 1960, to over 40% in 2010 and is set to exceed 60% by 2050. It is anticipated that South Africa will follow suit. In fact, current projections indicate that an additional 19 to 24 million people will be added to the national population over the next three decades, and that the vast majority of this growth will be confined to cities and towns. But what is needed by the country’s municipalities to cope with…

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Africa Investments 

Salon de l’énergie d’Abidjan : les énergies renouvelables, moteurs du développement en Afrique

La Banque africaine de développement, en partenariat avec les Fonds d’investissement climatiques et d’autres partenaires, a apporté son soutien à l’association Light On pour l’organisation du Salon de l’énergie et du développement durable, tenu en même temps que la deuxième édition de la Semaine malienne des énergies renouvelables. Le Salon, organisé les 15 et 16 octobre derniers à Abidjan sur le thème de « l’innovation au service du secteur de l’énergie pour améliorer les conditions de vie des populations », a compté plus de 700 participants, dix-huit stands d’exposition, quatre conférences et…

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OP-ED Opinions 

One Year After Lekki Massacre, Nigeria’s Devil Still Lives Within By Ibrahim B. Anoba

It is laughable that the ruling elites hiding face in Abuja and across state capitals will tell their children that they love them while praying to the Heavens that those children live to fulfill their dreams. Yet, those same elites have gone about their political businesses as though October 20, 2020, EndSARS Lekki Massacre never happened. Only a foolish person would beg for the Heavens’ protection for their children while having a hand, in whatever way, in the massacre of others’ children. But we must leave the act of judgment…

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OP-ED Opinions 

October 20: The #EndSARS Memorial By Reuben Abati

“Credible intelligence at the disposal of the Command has revealed clandestine plans by some youths, individuals or groups to embark on a protest today in commemoration of one-year anniversary of ENDSARS… In view of the volatility of the situation in the country, and the breakdown of law and order which the planned protest might cause, the Lagos State police Command sternly warns against any form of protest… To forestall breakdown of law and order, the police will use legitimate means within their constitutional powers to suppress the planned protest. Therefore,…

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