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COVID-19: Clinical psychologist warns against false information, theories

A Clinical Psychologist, Dr Perpetua Chia, has warned that high consumption of false information and conspiracy theories about COVID-19 could lead to mental health breakdown, severe illnesses and death.   Chia, Head of Department, Clinical Psychology, Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Lagos.   She said the rate at […]

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JICA awards scholarships to 13 Nigerians for human resource development

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has awarded scholarships to 13 Nigerians to obtain their Masters degrees and Internship Programme under the auspices of the African Business Education Initiative for youth (ABE initiative) and SDG’s Global Leader Program under the Japanese government’s Official Development Assistance.   Mr Takayuki Nakagawa, Chief Representative, JICA Nigeria Office, in his […]

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FG has identified, blocked terrorist financiers in Nigeria – Malami

The Federal Government has suceeded in blocking terrorism financing in Nigeria, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said.   Malami told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York that the federal government had also succeeded in identifying and detaining “high profile individuals” responsible for funding […]

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Nigerians refer to violence as ‘intergroup conflict’: what’s actually at play is xenophobia

Nigeria, a country of over 208 million people, is made up of more than 250 ethnic groups. Its history is littered with ethnic rivalry and competition.   Throughout history, preference and preservation of one’s kin or kind has been evident. The sense of ‘weness’ and ‘theyness’ has been behind devastating wars and conflicts. These conflicts […]