Life expectancy in the Niger Delta averages just 40 years, compared to between 53 and 55 within Nigeria as a whole. Yet, the Nigerian state and the multinational corporations operating in the Niger Delta have refused to address the historical processes that led from a ‘usable’ Niger Delta of the 1950s, to a current population … More The Niger Delta and the Politics of Usable Nigerians | by Omolade Adunbi
None feel a nation’s interest like they who must live and die in it.
“From 2012 to 2015, Nigeria’s health budget consistently remained at around a paltry 6 per cent of the national budget; with a decrease to 4.64 per cent in 2016. This is despite pledging to commit 15 per cent of the national budget to the health sector at the Abuja declaration in 2001. One of the … More Overlooking Women’s Health in Northern Nigeria| by Aisha Mukhtar Dodo
“After Mr. Trump’s election, after Brexit, and after the multiplicity of far-right agendas across Europe, it has become dishearteningly clear that there will always be those who when the time for action is near, instead resign themselves to forgetting the pledges they made before the storm.” At the start of 2016, the UK’s exit from … More in Light of the Death of the Liberal Left | by Danielle Purifoy
WEEKEND MUSICAL INTERLUDE
... because everyday should refresh our souls. But in our world, we will have to settle for the weekend.