“The local governments in Rivers State don’t even exist” a caller claims.
Anti-natalism, a belief that the act of procreation is wrong or unjustifiable, was the conversation on Nigeria Info’s Sunnyside.
This disillusioned caller has given his take on the Rivers State Government’s plan to begin the employment of five thousand civil servants.
There is the assumption that corruption and corrupt leaders are the key and only factors responsible for the poor state of things in Nigeria.
Nigerians have been talking about the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, asking some of his party members to answer questions he was asked at Chatham House.
President Muhammadu Buhari recently indicated that governors steal from allocations of local government councils.
A caller suggests massive awareness of Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, CPR amongst Nigerians in order to manage health emergencies as first responders before taking the individual to the hospital.
National Legal Adviser, Committee for the Defense of Human Rights, CDHR, Henry Ekine says a court judgment ordering the arrest and remand of Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Farouk Yahaya is a pointer to the fundamental rule of law of equality.
The clearest indication yet as to why politics in Nigeria is generally regarded as corrupt and many more may have been revealed if the words of a Chief of the Electoral College Nigeria are to be believed.
Studies show that social media seems to be changing the tone of politics.
The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, has revealed that there is an average of about 9,000 to 10,000 resident doctors currently in the country.
There is an assumption that a couple's financial standing influences its child-bearing decision when faced with the choice of having a child soon after getting married.
In the past one-month, three local government offices of the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC have been attacked in three states of the federation.
The Federal government on Monday announced approval for the commencement of fourteen days of paternity leave for federal civil servants to allow them to bond with their newborns.
As more Nigerians react to the arrest of Aminu Adamu Mohammed, a student of the Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State, civil society organisations including the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Projects, SERAP have demanded the release of Aminu who was allegedly arrested on the orders of the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari over a tweet.
Broadcast journalist, Angela Ajetunmobi has shared her thoughts on Jimi Disu’s ‘No Debate, No Vote’ campaign.
Comments made recently by the Association of Resident Doctors in Nigeria (NARD) in a seeming explanation for the huge migration of doctors outside the country have been further backed by a Public Health Chief.
There has been a never-ending debate over going through your partner's phone.
The Federal Road Safety Corps Commander in Rivers State, Salisu Galadunci, has revealed that road crashes in the state have reduced.
Ahead of the yuletide season, residents of Rivers State have been encouraged to report cases of road emergencies or malfeasance to the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC.
Secretary of IPMAN in Rivers State, Chibuike Ejike, has said gas is a better option than kerosene.
A caller has suggested a reduction in the cost of obtaining tertiary education in Nigeria instead of access to a student loan.
"Mr President is being misled by certain incompetent managers that he appointed."
The spokesperson of the Atiku campaign council, Kola Ologbondiyan, has expressed concern over recent comments of the Rivers State governor.
Constitutional Lawyer, Dr. Chukwuma A.J Chinwo says the Rivers State Executive Order 21 and 22 which restrains political parties from using buildings and structures in urban and non-urban areas as campaign offices without approval is in direct conflict with the constitution.
A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Bode George, says he’s yet to decide if he will vote for his party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the 2023 presidential elections.
According to the United Nations, the world’s population has hit eight billion, with Nigeria being the 6th most populous country in the world.
Three Nigerian Civil war veterans have lamented unpaid pensions to Jimi Disu on Daily Digest
Environmental activist, Fyneface Dumnamene, believes adopting pipeline surveillance contracts as a means of tackling crude oil theft is not sustainable.
Security expert, Smith Dibia, has blamed the ‘era of social media’ for the seeming failure of people to connect and get to know their neighbours.
Peter Obi's comments at the commissioning of the Nkpolu Oroworukwo flyover in Rivers State have continued to generate reactions.
The Rivers State government has clarified that the recently signed Executive Order 22 is not a new law but a directive based on existing law in the state.
Factional President of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, (MOSOP) Prince Biira, says the United Nations Environment Programme, (UNEP) recommendations for the clean-up of Ogoni are yet to commence.
Following the conclusion of the mid-term elections in the United States of America, the country now hopes for credible elections in Africa's most populous nation come 2023.
Who really is family?
It is not a sine qua non for landlords to issue a quit notice to tenants before they can evict them from their property.
President of the Ogoni Youth Federation, Legborsi Yamaabana says there would be no need for a protest on the Ogoni axis of the East-West Road.
A sign, a warning, or just pure coincidence? What really are dreams?
Spokesman of the Atiku /Okowa campaign council in Rivers state, Dr. Leloonu Nwibubasa says calls for the resignation of the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, by some aggrieved members of the party came at the wrong time.
APC governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, has expressed confidence that his party will participate in the 2023 elections in the state, despite the court judgment nullifying the party's state primaries.
A caller on Nigeria Info’s Sunnyside has given his two cents on how all forms of street begging mostly engaged in by children can be eradicated in Nigeria.
The United States Consul General, Will Stevens, has given some insight into the US’s position on the 2023 general elections, US visa applications, and Nigeria’s trade potential.
The United Arab Emirates' decision to issue a visa ban on Nigerians continues to split opinions.
Chairman of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, Rivers state chapter, Rev. Minaibi Dagogo-Jack, says the church is poised to participate actively in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
National Union of Rivers State Students’ President, Precious Monmon, has suggested that Rivers State University enable students to pay their fees in installments instead of the ‘No school fees, no exams’ policy.
Some callers on Nigeria Info’s Morning Crossfire with Ifiemi Andrew have shared their position on the Rivers State University’s No Fee, No Exams’ policy. For many of them, the policy is unacceptable.
Experts have suggested interventions that the federal government should implement as solutions to the flooding in the country.
Victor Osimhen made it three goals in as many games as he struck the winner for Napoli against Roma.
One of the world's biggest problems today is the battle to keep the high rate of depression cases and suicide ideation under control .
An #EndSARS protest organizer in Rivers State, KO Baba, has warned erring security officials to desist from harassing youths in the state.
Fears; we all have them. They leave our minds in doubt, our souls weary, and our next move second-guessed.
A caller on Nigeria Info’s Hard Facts says Labour Party Presidential candidate, Peter Obi’s call to other presidential candidates to halt campaigns for the 2023 general elections and support flood victims is ‘hypocritical’.
The National Investment Secretary of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Dr Austen Sado says the eight-month-old strike embarked on by the Union was ‘suspended’ for two reasons.
More reactions follow Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike’s endorsement of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State, and the governorship candidate of opposition party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.
President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, Olusegun Mojeed, has advised Nigerians to properly consider migrating to other countries before doing so.
A caller on Nigeria Info’s Morning Crossfire with Ifiemi Andrew has described Governor Nyesom Wike’s appointment of 50,000 political advisers as an aberration.
Rivers State Civil Society Organisations' Spokesperson, Solomon Lenu, has said Governor Nyesom Wike's recent appointment of advisers is “politically motivated” and unrealistic.
Environmentalist, Evaristus Nicolas, has described as irresponsible, the attitude of government at all levels in Nigeria to the flood crisis in the country.
The fears of a young girl or the naivety of a smitten young man?
President, Engene Youth Assembly, Ahoada-West Local Government Area, Onem Okenya is worried that a recent effort by the Rivers State Government to support flood victims in the state may be botched.
Gender development advocate, Prof. Heoma Nsirim-Worlu, has explained why it is important to have a day for the girl child.
Michael Chibruoma of Graduate High School, Agip, clinched the last semifinal spot at the ongoing Nigeria Info Port Harcourt’s 'I Beg To Differ' student debate tournament.
The second quarterfinal match-up of Nigeria Info Port Harcourt’s ‘I Beg To Differ’ debate tournament saw 15-year-old Sado Favour of Jesus Offspring Modern International School advance to the semifinal.
If there is one thing Lagos is known for and easily identified with, it is its big and renowned markets.
‘We were told that all the monies meant for this program have been paid upfront by former President Goodluck Jonathan’.
African Action Congress (AAC) presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore has no plans of removing fuel subsidy if elected president of the country.
15-year-old Oluwabunmi Oseni of Federal Government College, Port Harcourt, has advanced to the semifinals of Nigeria Info Port Harcourt’s ‘I Beg To Differ’ debate tournament.
The quarterfinals of Nigeria Info Port Harcourt’s ‘I BEG TO DIFFER’ debate tournament kicked off with 14-year-old Kem Grace Chizarum of Eliada International School, Ozuoba, and 14-year-old Francis Azibayen Godgift of Carrington International Academy, Rumuodara, competing for a chance at the semifinal.
Lawyer and political analyst, Barr. Innocent Ekwu, has explained that what was done in the ‘euphoria of affection’ for Celestine Omehia when he was recognised as a former Rivers State governor cannot be undone.
"It seems as though you allowed fate choose for you; and now that you have been chosen for, something else has to determine the outcome."
Former Public Relations Officer, PRO of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, Fortune Obi says the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, NNPC, is to answer for the discovery of an illegal oil pipeline connection operated off Forcados.
The Rivers State Civil Society Organisation, RIVCSO has described a statement from the Rivers State University refuting an online publication allegedly from the university management as an “Afterthought” and “damage control”.
'I do not know why the take-home pay of somebody whose job is just to say ‘yea’ or ‘nay’ will be better than that of a teacher who takes time to research.’
The primary objective of rallies in the build up to elections in Nigeria appears to have been defeated.
As the world marks teachers’ day 2022, A caller by the name Akere, who identified as a teacher and Deputy Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, Kana branch, Rivers state, has lamented alleged neglect by the Rivers State Government.
Nigeria Info's radio debate tournament for teens, I Beg to Differ kicked off in Port Harcourt.
The federal government has approved the registration and certification of two breakaway factions of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
The National Emergency Management Agency has listed factors responsible for the recurrent floods in parts of the country.
Money. It always seems to be at the epicenter of everything in life.
An online video showing All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu working out as he reassures Nigerians he is "healthy, strong, and ready" to serve has stirred reactions from Nigerians.
In commemoration of Nigeria’s 62nd independence anniversary, Callers highlighted what it meant to show true patriotism as citizens of a nation.
A caller and a guest on the Morning Crossfire have shared divergent views about Nigeria's challenges and who should be held accountable for them.
Some e-hailing taxi drivers in Rivers State have called for some explanation from the government about a planned tax drive and plans to impound their cars from October 1, 2022.
You would reckon there is only one universal and morally acceptable way of choosing a wife for all those (men) saddled with that responsibility, huh?
The purpose of football has always divided opinion. Is it more of a business than entertainment or is the entertainment value more important than the business side of the game?
It's been 62 years since the Independence of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and some citizens reflect on the journey so far.
“Why don’t they just go ahead and campaign and leave the religious leaders alone?”
The Police should not always be blamed for infractions that occur during campaigns, Former Police AIG, Felix Ogbaudu, has said.
As campaigns for the 2023 presidential elections begin, Nigerians have started sharing what they hope politicians and political parties would focus on during their campaigns.
A caller tells Denise Dennis Worlu on Nigerian Info’s Sunnyside that God disapproves of euthanasia also known as mercy killing.
Over time the debate about eloquence as an indicator of good leadership capacity has made top conversations for many Nigerians.
Spokesperson of the Civil Liberties Organisations, CLO, Sunny Dada has emphasised the importance of issued-based campaigns as political parties commenced campaigns yesterday, September 28, 2022, ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Nigeria's ranking by the global Terrorism Research/Analysis Organization as the second most terrorised nation in the world after Iraq may not be a true reflection of things globally, but its unending fight to combat insecurity leaves precious little in the way of defence to that report.
A caller on Nigeria Info’s Hello Port Harcourt has blamed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control in Nigeria, NAFDAC, for the activities of ‘unscrupulous’ Nigerians who import, distribute, or sell unregistered tomato pastes.
A stalwart of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Rivers State, Hon. Samuel Nwanosike has joined calls for the resignation of Senator Iyorchia Ayu.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has called on political parties to conduct their campaigns and rallies “with a certain level of civility” as campaigns for the 2023 general elections officially start on Wednesday, September 28.
A caller on Nigeria Info’s Sunnyside is of the opinion that hardship is the reason why most Nigerians have become complicit in encouraging fraudulent sources of income without questioning or reporting to the appropriate authorities.
A caller who claims to be a close friend of suspected kidnapper, John Lyon gives more details about him.
Former Rivers PDP Publicity Secretary, Darlington Orji, has explained how former PDP national chairman, Uche Secondus, was ousted as the party chairman, and how the current chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, emerged.
Corporate and Commercial lawyer, Jubilee Nwokoro, has clarified what the law says about refunds, cancellation of orders for goods and services, as well as advance bookings and reservations.
"The grass is not as green on the other side but there is structure.” a caller says as he shares a personal experience of his time overseas as a youth.
Security analyst, Achinike Owhomka, has suggested that ahead of the 2023 elections, community leaders need to take measures that would mitigate any form of violence before, during and after the elections.
The Rivers State Chairman of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Jokiel Gideon, has posited that the federal government’s decision to drag the Academic Staff Union of Universities to court smacks of incompetence.
This caller shares his thoughts on recent comments attributed to the Police Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, about assaulting policemen.
A Niger Delta Stakeholder, High Chief Lucky John has clarified that oil-bearing communities with oil pipelines running through it will be involved in the surveillance contract awarded to ex Niger Delta agitator, Government Ekpemukpolo also known as Tompolo.
An online story of a woman who got into an accident while chasing her husband over an alleged side chic has got many Nigerians revisiting the conversation on cheating spouses.
The decision of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to disrupt economic activities at the Murtala Mohammed Airport on Monday in protest of the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is receiving mixed reactions from Nigerians.
Socio-political commentator, Chief Emmanuel Iruayenama, is of the opinion that the political rallies taking place ahead of the 2023 elections will not translate to victory at the polls.
Journalist and public affairs analyst, Ogbonnaya Nwuke, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to focus on its objectives and not give in to distractions.
Former Chairman, Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PEGASSAN, Port Harcourt Zone, Azubuike Azubuike says the association wrote several letters to notify the government of its displeasure in the oil and gas sector before embarking on a protest against oil theft in Nigeria.
An online video which emerged on Wednesday, 14th September, had the Spokesperson of the Coalition of United Political Party, CUPP, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere alleging that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC registered 10 million fake voters in the suspended Continuous Voter Registration CVR, exercise in Imo State.
A statement by President Muhammadu Buhari on his administration's achievements continues to generate reactions.
Political parties are setting up campaign councils but the question is where are the funds coming from?
Following the commencement of a new academic session for primary and secondary schools in Nigeria, Educator and National Transformation Agent, Sir Ikechi A. Nwogu, has emphasised the importance for parents to monitor their children’s academic performance.
"No leader in this country will be permitted to get healthcare outside of this country."
Queues have returned to petrol stations in some parts of Rivers State. While some of the stations are closed, those open have a crowd around their pumps and long queues of vehicles trying to get petrol.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC says double or multiple registrations are responsible for the delisting of over 1.1 million newly registered voters ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Educationist, Dr Ben Nyewusira, has decried the absence of synergy between the local and state governments in ensuring basic infrastructure at the primary school level.
Callers on Nigeria Info’s Morning Crossfire have reacted to the state of the primary and secondary schools, and education in Rivers State, as schools resume for the 2022/2023 academic session.
A school teacher, Grace, has stressed that students should not be excused from doing manual labour in schools because it “would help them in life”.
A lawsuit by the Federal Government against the Academic Staff Union Of University, ASUU is generating reactions from Nigerians.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike is unrelenting in his stance that Iyorchia Ayu must vacate his position as National Chairman of the People's Democratic Party, PDP.
The Director of Operations, Neighbourhood Watch, Rivers State, Mathew Iheanyi, has taken a swipe at the dangers posed by street and estate gates.
An Ogoni stakeholder, Dr Douglas Fabeke, has queried the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, over its current stance on the Ogoni clean-up process.
Strikes and protests are gradually becoming a trend in Nigeria as various unions, sectors, and associations including some government agencies have resorted to industrial action or protest to register their displeasure over varying demands.
Does keeping things and people private really protect them?
The National President of the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, Godiya Ishaya has countered a statement by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire that Nigeria has enough doctors while defending brain drain in the health sector.
A Niger Delta Chieftain, Chief Anabs Sara-Igbe, has expressed fears that the pipeline surveillance contract given to the former leader of the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, Government Ekpemupolo also known as ‘Tompolo’, might “escalate the crisis in the Niger Delta”.
Professor of Politics and Governance, Professor Kenneth Nweke, has recounted how two Nigerian female lecturers were denied US visas because of their ‘meagre' salaries.
As the drums of the 2023 presidential election get louder, supporters of some presidential candidates have begun crediting their principals with some developmental successes.
Political analyst and Professor of Politics and Governance, Prof. Kenneth Nweke, has listed ways through which the cost of governance in Nigeria can be reduced.
Street lights are essential elements put in place during road construction, not only because of their aesthetic contribution but for safety purposes.
The state of the Emohua-Kalabari Road has remained a source of concern for commuters and stakeholders in the Emohua and Kalabari regions.
Embattled former Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Abba Kyari, has been hit with a fresh suit, as the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA filed fresh charges against the dismissed super cop over non-disclosure of assets.
13-year-old Fabian Chigbundu of Cayley College is the winner of the August edition of Nigeria Info's 'I Beg to Differ' student debate tournament.
A caller has raised concern about marriages not bounded by the law. He believes this is why most widows suffer abuse and are often times denied inheritance rights.
"The Nigerian government knows that crude oil theft in Nigeria without the connivance of the gatekeepers, cannot happen."
The reason(s) why former governors in Nigeria are eager to become senators may not be far fetched to the average Nigerian, but one particular answer could easily pass for a general consensus.
Estate surveyor and valuer, Dinah Opulah, has explained that “government does not pay for land” while paying compensation to owners of properties demolished during construction projects.
A lecturer and public affairs analyst, Dr Emmanuel Wonah, has revealed that the Academic Staff Union of Universities strike has had a devastating impact on him and his family.
The strength of a family lies in the unbreakable bond that they share, so it is often said.
The Lagos State Government has advised riders of commercial motorcycles (okada) affected by its ban to stop complaining and "go learn a trade."
The Director of Operations, Neighbourhood Safety Corps in Rivers State, Mathew Iheanyi says aside from uniform kits provided by the Rivers State Government upon inauguration, the agency has received nothing from the state government.
On a scale of 1-10, how many of the things that you did when you were much younger would you do all over again if you could travel back in time?
15-year-old Musa Okhuoya Nicholas of Fureh College School, Ketu has secured the last semifinal spot at the ongoing 'I Beg To Differ' student debate tournament on Nigeria Info.
Public affairs analyst, Olalekan Ige, has backed calls for the creation of a commission to handle electoral offences.
Comments made by the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire regarding the availability of doctors in Nigeria continues to be received with heavy criticisms.
The second quarterfinal matchup of the ‘I Beg To Differ’ debate tournament on Nigeria Info’s Hard Facts saw 13-year-old Emmanuel Busari of Ifako International Secondary School advance to the semifinal.
The place of leadership in Nigeria’s political space as the forthcoming elections approach has again been brought to the fore.
Business analyst Ignatius Chukwu has given reasons why he thinks the agreement for the repatriation of the $23m Abacha loot should not be celebrated.
15-year-old Stephanie Ehi Ameh of The International School, University of Lagos is through to the semifinals of the ‘I Beg To Differ’ debate tournament.
The quarterfinals of the ‘I BEG TO DIFFER’ debate tournament kicked off with 14-year-old Praize Offormezie Onuchi of Newhall International School and 13-year-old Fabian Chigbundu of Cayley College competing for a chance at the semifinal.
It is hard to say throughout the course of your life until now, you haven't been faced with the one pickle that is pretty much synonymous with the city of Lagos.
The National Investment Secretary of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Dr. Austen Sado has refuted claims by the Federal Government that its no-work-no pay policy is all that is prolonging the ASUU strike.
The effort of the government in putting to an end the increased rate of building collapse in the country has come under fresh flak.
Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, says no presidential candidate in the 2023 general election can take Rivers State for granted.
15-year-old Musa Okhuoya Nicholas of Fureh College School, Ketu and 16-year-old Oluchi Akwarandu of The Apostolic Church Grammar have each secured a quarterfinal spot at the ongoing 'I Beg To Differ' debate tournament.
Spencer Osaro, brother to a victim of a tanker explosion which happened on Sunday, near Trailer Park Junction, Eleme road narrates the events that led to the fire explosion.
A lawyer, Jubilee Nwokoro has restated that it is “entirely illegal” for the Police to arrest anyone over civil matters such as debt recovery squabbles.
An explosion happened in Eteo community in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State on Sunday, August 14, 2022, leaving some persons dead.
15-year-old Deborah Ajike Joseph of Wellspring College and 13-year-old Emmanuel Afolarin Busari of Ifako International Secondary School, are the latest quarterfinalists in the Nigeria Info ‘I Beg To Differ’ student debate tournament.
Day Two of the ‘I Beg To Differ’ tournament on Nigeria Info’s Hard Facts saw contestants compete for a chance to progress to the next round.
Nigerian socialist and Secretary of Joint Action Front, Comrade Abiodun Aremu, has reiterated that the face-off between the federal government and ASUU is in the country's interest.
The fourth edition of the 'I Beg To Differ' tournament which began on Monday has seen its first quarterfinalists.
A caller reacts to Senator Magnus Abe's call for a security summit over statements made by Governor Nyesom Wike alleging that some politicians in Rivers State are recruiting thugs, ex-convicts, and cultists to destabilise the state ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
Chairman, Eleme Local Government Area, Hon. Obarilomate Ollor has expressed displeasure with the state of work done at the Eleme, Akpajo axis of the East-West Road.
Forgiving and forgetting; these words are almost always used in the same sentence.
Ever wanted something bad but are afraid of the baggage that comes with it?
The second and final playoff discourse of the ‘I Beg To Differ’ debate tournament saw 13-year-old Chigbundu Fabian of Cayley College secure a spot at the knockout stage after defeating 12-year-old Akinfende Oluwademiladeife of New Estate Baptist Secondary School.
The growing insecurity in Nigeria has led to calls in some quarters for President Buhari's government to step aside.
The fourth edition of 'I Beg to Differ' Student Debate has begun with two contestants battling for a spot in the Round of 16 and a chance to win N1 million.
The Chief Economist and Partner of West Africa Financial Service at PwC, Andrew Nevin has proffered solutions to this economic burden that is Nigeria's weakening naira.
Going by the constitution, "if the president wants to spend N1 billion on SUVs for the government next door, he can only do it if the National Assembly specifically approves that expense in the budget."
A report by the credit rating agency Agusto & Co. notes that the federal government's borrowing from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will increase to N23.2 trillion by the end of 2022.
Chairman Ikwerre Local Government, Rivers state, Hon. Samuel Nwanosike says the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar made a Vice-Presidential offer to Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike just after the PDP presidential primary in Abuja.
"Don't pay ransom, but when you don't pay ransom, make sure that the security agencies are ready to deal with any case of kidnapping."
Free-fall, nose-dive, and rock-bottom; are some of the words that have been used in the same sentence as the Nigerian naira in recent times.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Company's recent conversion to a limited liability company has generated several reactions to how the newly formed NNPC Limited will operate.
A human trafficking survivor has shared how she was trafficked to Togo from Nigeria for prostitution.
Popular musician Aituaje Iruobe, well known as Waje, is adamant the current state of the nation will lead to a renewed effort from the populace to alternate/effect the future of the country starting in 2023.
There are two topical issues trending on Nigeria’s social media space this week: Tobi Amusan’s world-breaking record in 100m hurdles, and the naira depreciating to the dollar.
Security Expert, Dennis Amachree has asked the Federal Government to be on a red alert following a recent threat to kidnap President Muhammadu Buhari and Kaduna state Governor, Nasir El-rufai in a video released by the Islamic State of West-African Province, ISWAP, a terrorist group.
There is no gainsaying that one, if not the biggest problem gnawing at the growth and stability of Nigeria is insecurity.
Terrorists have again targeted the seat of governance, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Business analyst and regional editor of Business Day, Ignatius Chukwu, says Nigeria is getting close to a financial crisis as the government has failed to heed to warnings.
Students seeking a place in Nigerian tertiary institutions may not have to write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) every other year.
The Chairperson, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Rivers State, Beatrice Itubo says there will be a full-blown strike if nothing happens after its planned solidarity protest.
Reactions continue to trail the news of the Zamfara State Government's suspension of the Emir of Birnin 'Yandoto of Tsafe Local Government Area.
Life has got its beauty and its curves.
Driving a car knackered or damaged by bad roads is not an excuse readily accepted by officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).
The Chairman of Diobu Vigilante group, Amatari Prince Bipilade says community policing is the way out of reoccurring criminal activities in parts of Rivers state.
From 32 contestants to two finalists, Season 3 of FATG Fan Battle has been filled with everything: informative debates, outright arguments, banter, fun and all-round entertainment.
The news of the Dangote refinery commencing operations later this year is been greeted with uncertainty.
Nigerians will be paying more for petrol after the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited announced an official increase in the pump price of petrol from N165 per litre.
As commendations continue to pour in on the INEC's success in the just concluded Osun governorship election, INEC has said the success it achieved is tantamount to constantly reviewing previous elections.
Arguably one of the big challenges for parents is equipping their children with the needed information on sex education.
All the states in the country are relevant in their own right, but why does Rivers State seem to have much political relevance, especially during elections?
That good old commandment about giving to God by tithing is never far from controversy.
A hospital management consultant, Andy Akpotive, has broken down the importance of having steady power supply in Nigerian teaching hospitals.
There appears to be growing speculations over the petrol price in Nigeria.
Nigeria's commercial and entertainment capital, Lagos, ranks 171 out of 172 cities on the list of the world's most liveable cities in the latest Global Liveability Index.
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. Yes, that we have heard and come to know.
‘Go out and vote. If at the end of the day APC wins, it means a higher majority of Nigerians were actually not bothered about a Muslim-Muslim ticket.’
Reactions surrounding the selection of Kashim Shettima as the running mate to APC's Bola Tinubu appear not to be ending anytime soon.
A caller has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement that he is eager to go, describing his time in office as ‘tough’.
Good health; You can't really place enough premium on it.
What is required to win an election in Nigeria: popularity among voters or party structure?
There is a surge in the number of Nigerians trying to leave the country, seeking the proverbial greener pastures. People want to ‘japa’, but can they fall victim to human trafficking while at it?
The quest for a place in the quarterfinals continued on Thursday night as Kareem Itunu battled against Adenike Olusiku and Omonijo Success faced Olusegun Adedeji.
“They find joy in keeping people in prison custody...” A caller claims as he contributes to the conversation on why inmates are unlawfully detained.
Muslimah ‘Limah’ Malik and Tochukwu Maduekwe booked their places in the quarterfinals of the FATG Fan Battle after victories on Wednesday night.
Nigerians need to be circumspect with the information they consume and share using various social media platforms as the 2023 general elections draw close.
What really makes this city special?
Business analyst, Ignatius Chukwu, is of the opinion that the next Nigerian President should scrap fuel subsidy.
As the security situation in the country steadily deteriorates, Nigerians are showing their dissatisfaction with the assurances of President Muhammadu Buhari.
It is no news the level of difficulty Nigerians are dealing with at the moment.
The efforts of the Nigerian military in combating banditry in the country have suffered long-standing criticisms for its irreplaceable losses at war.
Chairman, Emohua Local Government Area, Dr. Chidi Lloyd has raised an alarm about a plan by some chiefs to constitute a factional vigilante security outfit in Emohua Local Government Area.
Associate Professor of Public Law, Rivers State University, RSU, Barrister Ritchard Nwokocha has reacted to a recent crisis rocking the nation’s Supreme Court over claims by 14 Supreme Court Justices of neglect and poor welfare at the Apex Court.
Security Expert, Leslie George says directing citizens to carry guns for self-defense amounts to causing anarchy.
It appears the Nigerian Constitution is not the national treasure one would have thought it was meant to be.
Nigerians await July 7, the day former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice will be arraigned in the UK, over organ harvesting and child trafficking allegations.
There is the good and the bad, the smart and the stupid, even a void has got its alter ego.
In the wake of the recent increase in fuel prices and their scarcity, the need for the diversification of the Nigerian economy has hit the fore again.
Who hasn't felt the pinch?
Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Obbo Effanga says June 30th remains the official deadline for the Continuous Voter Registration exercise, CVR.
Hard Facts host Sandra Ezekwesili has frowned at the fact that just one major road connects the Third Mainland Bridge to Epe.
Reports of vote-buying in Saturday’s Ekiti State governorship election stirred a stimulating conversation on Hello Port Harcourt with Jude Omamegbe.
The Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi's visit to Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has elicited reactions from many wondering what they could be up to.
'We should restructure the country before conducting any elections."
The inclusion of 'morality' in the draft Code of Practice for online platforms is just an attempt to ensure that the things we put out there comply with Nigerian local laws.
Epileptic, stuttering or maybe, non-existent.
Ever heard someone say, "I didn't lie to you, but I just didn't say the truth either"?
"There is nothing we (Nigerians) can do about the hike in the price of petroleum products."
Chairman of the new taskforce on sanitation in Rivers State, Isoboye Jack, has disputed claims that the Rivers State government permitted residents to dump their waste on the median strip of roads in the state.
As Nigeria marks the 2022 Democracy Day, there seems to be a surge of recent political consciousness among the people.
The presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Dumebi Kachikwu, says no coalition will succeed if Nigerians fail to exercise their right to vote.
Retired Police AIG, Felix Ogbaudu, has proposed the amendment of the section of the Nigerian 1999 constitution that says a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Following last week's emergence of party flag bearers ahead of the 2023 presidential election, attention has turned to the matter of the "Sheriff's Deputy" for Africa's most populous nation.
As more Nigerian youths queue up for PVCs ahead of the 2023 general election, the director of programmes of Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (Yiaga Africa), Cynthia Mbamalu, believes it is largely the result of "the conversations post #EndSARS protest."
Reactions continue to trail the emergence of Bola Tinubu as the 2023 presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress.
It is safe to say marriage is one of the many dreams of almost everyone.
As the 2023 general elections draw close, the call for citizens to get their Permanent Voter Card, PVC, and vote has intensified.
If you thought the Labour Party and her presidential candidate Peter Obi cannot compete favourably with the big wigs in Nigeria's political space, then you may need to have a rethink.
Former All Progressives Congress, APC Rivers State governorship aspirant, Tekena Iyagba says he left the party for the African Action Congress (AAC), not just because of a consensus but because the Rivers APC could not guarantee a free and fair primary.
Truth be told, one of life's biggest goals for almost every human is the complete life.
Public affairs analyst, Olalekan Ige, has opined that there is a possibility that President Muhammadu Buhari intends to “veer off criticisms that may trail his preferred candidate”.
The issue of making change during business transactions has resulted in many unwanted arguments between service providers and customers.
The gruesome killing of worshippers at the St Francis Catholic Church in Ondo state on Sunday has put the country's security structure under the spotlight again.
A survivor of Sunday’s horrific incident at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Owo has recounted her story to Nigeria Info.
Environmentalist and Former PRO Waste Management Society of Nigeria (WAMASON), Rivers State Chapter, Abu Kame Joseph has highlighted solutions the Rivers State Government can explore to tackle the waste management crisis in Port Harcourt.
A lot is known and has been said about life; its beauty, curves, and even principles.
Journalist and Sub-editor at HumAngle, Muhammed Akinyemi, has revealed that the illegal crude oil industry in River State has a community around it that does not want the illegal business to stop.
As the drums of the 2023 general election get louder, Nigerians are urged to ask critical questions to the candidates.
Former president Atiku Abubakar's emergence over the weekend as the flag bearer of the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 presidential race continues to generate reactions.
What would you say is the most difficult situation a man can ever find himself?
Ever had to choose between two things that you think you love dearly?
14-year-old Esther Bewaji is the winner of the May edition of Nigeria Info's 'I Beg to Differ' student debate tournament.
The invasion of the Abuja residence of former Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday continues to draw criticisms and commendations.
Choices; we all make them. Sometimes, they turn out to be a stroke of genius, and other times, they simply project us as utterly stupid and scar us for life.
14-years-old Esther Bewaji of Silversands Hall School has made it to the final of the "I Beg To Differ" debate tournament after a heated encounter with Kolade Stephen Afolabi of CMS Grammar School.
Governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC Rivers State, Hon. Bernard Mikko says he is not part of the party's decision to pick a consensus aspirant ahead of the forthcoming 2023 election in the state.
If you haven't seen it or heard of it, then you probably just landed on earth from planet mars. And I do not mean that literally.
With many of the passengers of the ill-fated Abuja-Kaduna train attack still in captivity 50 days and counting, there appears to be no closure yet.
14-year-old Esther Bewaji of Silversands Hall School, Lekki has secured the last semifinal spot at the ongoing 'I Beg To Differ' student debate tournament on Nigeria Info.
A protest at the APC secretariat in Rivers State went chaotic on Wednesday after some members of the party said to be supporters of Senator Magnus Abe alleged that the screening process for State Assembly aspirants, ward and state delegates had been hijacked.
14-year-old Qoowiyyah Wuraola Salam of At-Tanzeel Schools is through to the semifinals of the ‘I Beg To Differ’ debate tournament.
Conflicts are a part of everyday life. We don't want to live life with them, but we can't live life without them.
The last has not been heard of the killing of Deborah Samuel, the second-year student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, who was mobbed and burned to death on Friday for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.
Public affairs analyst, Dr Nsikak Ntia, has asked aspirants in the coming elections to talk more about their agenda for the office they are vying for and stop “jostling for electability”.
The second quarterfinal matchup of the ‘I Beg To Differ’ debate tournament on Nigeria Info’s Hard Facts saw 14-year-old Kolade Stephen of CMS Grammar School, Akoka advance to the semifinal.
Consider this; do people really get seduced or do they fall for the seduction because a part of them really wants it?
The quarterfinals of the ‘I BEG TO DIFFER’ debate tournament kicked off with 15-year-old Hameed Olarenwaju of Rainbow College Day School, Sururlere and 12-year-old Ebule Timothy Chukwuebuka of Bijamic Private Schools Ajah competing for a chance at the semifinal.
Understanding the principles of religion goes a long way in determining how religion can affect the development of a country.
The Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Obo Effanga has clarified the suspension of the Online Continuous Voter Pre-Registration exercise.
You would think the knowledge of the truth is easy to deal with, after all, even the Holy Bible says it - the truth - shall set you free.
14-year-old Qoowiyyah Wuraola and 15-year-old Artemus Pius-Omo, both of At-Tanzeel Schools are the latest quarterfinalists at the Nigeria Info ‘I Beg To Differ’ student debate tournament.
David Chukwuemeka Edwards of The African Church Model, Esther Bewaji of Silversands Hall School, and Hameed Olarenwaju of Rainbow College Day School have all qualified for the quarterfinals of the ongoing 'I Beg To Differ' debate tournament.
"The glory of my name increases my shame. Less known by mortals, I could better escape their eyes."
Chairman of Emohua Local Government Council, Chidi Llyod, has described the crisis in Obelle community as hydra-headed.
Opinions remain split as to the credibility of the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, following news of his political aspirations ahead of the 2023 elections.
Day Two of the ‘I Beg To Differ’ tournament on Nigeria Info’s Hard Facts saw contestants competing for a chance to progress to the next round of the debate tournament.
The National Association of Nigerian Students has directed Nigerian students to stage protests in their various states following the extension of the ASUU strike.
The calls for zoning in Nigeria continue to headline the political scene as the 2023 General Election edges closer.
Public affairs analyst, Achike Chude, has opined that some of the presidential aspirants who have purchased forms to run for the president of the country in the 2023 elections are only “contributing money to their parties”.
There have been increased speculations about whether former President Goodluck Jonathan will run for his old office in the 2023 General Election and there have been calls for him to do so.
The third edition of the 'I Beg To Differ' tournament which began on Monday has seen its first quarterfinalist.
Education is the way but schooling in Nigeria is a scam. This is the position of Godswill, a 400-level student of a public university in Nigeria.
Journalist and media entrepreneur, Ndume Green, has narrated how he almost lost his life following an investigative report he carried out on the ECOWAS border.
14-year-old Olaloye Toluwalase from Covet The Redeemer College is through to the knockout stage of the ‘I Beg To Differ’ debate tournament after defeating 14-year-old Qoowiyyah Wuraola Salam of At-Tanzeel Schools.
The battle to win N1 million at the third edition of the 'I Beg to Differ' Student Debate has begun with two contestants battling for a spot in the Round of 16.
The usual march-past at the Isaac Boro Park in Port Harcourt saw civil servants under the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC Rivers State, make gestures of dissatisfaction and sadness over their working conditions as they wore black for the May Day celebration on Monday.
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Rivers State, had warned about an imminent flooding in some local government areas of Rivers State during the rainy season.
Federal lawmaker and PDP governorship aspirant in Rivers State, Farah Dagogo, has been arrested after the Rivers State governor declared him wanted for allegedly hiring cultists to disrupt the PDP State and National Assembly screening in Port Harcourt.
I can bet my bottom naira that the scenario I am about to paint is synonymous with all seven billion people in the world. Well, maybe not all.
As the 2023 general elections are fast approaching, not much has not been heard about female aspirants for the various elective positions.
Nigerians are still reacting to the news that former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan may join the race for the presidency.
Steven Biko once said, "The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed." Martin Luther King Jr. (not in response) also said, "Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed."
There is a school of thought that says some abusers are victims themselves, having been abused at some stage of their lives.
Ahead of the 2023 general election, Nigerians across various socio-political groups are beginning to make clear their positions on where the presidency should go.
The National Investment Secretary of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Dr. Austen Sado, has reacted to the Federal Government’s plan to halt the salary of striking varsity workers.
"Sometimes we try to project ourselves on our children, and we don't see the repercussion of the disrespect we show to them."
Voter apathy; some analyst argue is a major challenge the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC may have to deal with largely as a result of distrust in the electioneering process to produce a winner that reflects the people's choice.
The feeling of guilt can be overwhelming, but should it be forcefully disregarded?
Public affairs analyst, Olalekan Ige, has explained that the emergence of consensus candidates does not stop other members of a political party from contesting in party primaries.
It is often said that when it rains it pours. Sadly for Johnson, (not his real name) he is getting drenched by his current predicament.
The APC during its National Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday announced the cost of nomination and expression of interest forms for members of its party.
Chances are you must have heard the word about a thousand times, but what do you understand "patriarchy" to mean?
Civil society activist and executive director of We The People, Ken Henshaw, is of the opinion that the major political parties in the country are cynical.
Hard Facts host Sandra Ezekwesili has frowned at the online sharing of video footage of students of Chrisland school on their trip to Dubai.
The Nigerian internet space for the past few days has been flooded with a viral sex tape involving some underage students alleged to be students of Chrisland School in Lagos.
The state of insecurity in the country continues to generate reactions from Nigerians.
This was the question Jude Omamegbe posed on Nigeria Info’s Hello Port Harcourt, during a conversation about women being financially independent.
A riot had erupted at the Port Harcourt Correctional Center on April 11th after an inmate was confirmed dead. The inmate reportedly died after punishment from a senior inmate.
The UEFA Champions League has gotten to it’s final 4 stage, with Liverpool, Villarreal, Manchester City and Real Madrid set to battle it out for a place in the final.
A caller who joined the conversation on Nigeria Info’s Morning Crossfire with Enoh Ogbevire, is convinced that men have not been questioned enough for their contribution to maternal mortality.
The free-for-all that happened at the Port Harcourt Correctional Centre on April 11, after the death of an inmate has again raised questions about the state of Nigeria’s prisons now referred to as correctional centers.
The zoning debate in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) isn’t going away soon.
Nigerians are still reacting to the presidential declaration of transport minister, Rotimi Amaechi.
The publicity secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Chris Finebone believes the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi will emerge the presidential flagbearer of the party.
"You need to leave to live" - Gabriella on domestic violence
With the calibre of presidential aspirants who have declared to join the presidential race come 2023, the question about who will eventually emerge at the party primaries of the different political parties remain on the lips of many.
Nigeria Info’s Sandra Ezekwesili wants parents to stop pushing their daughters into marriage, as it could prevent them from recognising signs of abuse in a partner.
Karim Benzema scored a hat trick as Real Madrid emerged victorious against Chelsea in their Champions League quarter-final encounter at Stamford Bridge 3-1.
The head of intelligence at Stears Business, Michael Famoroti thinks the Nigerian Senate has no business regulating the subscription prices of Digital Satellite Television (DStv) and GOtv.
Reactions continue to trail Will Smith's slapping of comedian, Chris Rock at the Oscars.
The UEFA Champions League returned this week as Manchester City hosted Spanish champions Atletico Madrid and Benfica faced Liverpool.
All over the world, it is a crime to use someone else's identity.
Former federal lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani wants the federal government to arm volunteers and local vigilantes so they can fight the bandits plaguing the northeast and northwest of Nigeria.
There is no gainsaying the fact that there is a way to "get things done" in Nigeria.
Participants of the Lagos State Monthly Rent Payment Scheme will be required to verify that not more than 33 percent of their monthly income is used for rent.
"If you face it and accept it, you begin to heal, and the moment you are healed, you have dealt with it."
Gynaecologist, Dr Abayomi Ajayi says that menstrual pain that interferes with your normal chores is not normal and could be Endometriosis.
Everything assumes a different meaning in the 21st century, so they say, and marriages are no exception.
Broadcast journalist and Hard Facts show host Sandra Ezekwesili has reacted angrily to the response Dr Chinelo Nwando Megafu received when she tweeted, “I’m in the train. I have been shot. Please pray for me.”
Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Monday reiterated that the government's fight against insecurity in the country has produced positive results.
Life really is hard, and it gets even harder without the love and support of family I dare say.
Startling, if not bizarre events at the Oscar Awards Ceremony on Sunday continue to dominate headlines across the globe.
"My father warned me to stay away from other people's wives and not take someone else's property, so I can live longer."
14-year-old Ruth Okorocha emerged the winner of this year's edition of the 'I Beg to Differ' student debate tournament.
It's safe to say that hard times are upon us, by dint of the economic state of the nation.
The 14-year-old Ruth Okorocha from King's Way College is through to the finals of the I Beg To Differ debate tournament after a heated debate with Andrella Nnadi
Do we continue to sin that grace may abound?
The task of making a decision has almost always never been an easy thing to do, especially when the choice(s) made affects others.
The 'I BEG TO DIFFER' debate tournament semifinals kicked off with Deborah Pamzat, 15, and Oladipupo Ramadan, 15, competing for a chance at the tournament's finals.
Every Nigerian is responsible for the country's energy crisis.
Oga stop! Pull over! Heard those lines before, right?
Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, will officially declare to run for President on Wednesday.
How far would you go to displease yourself just to satisfy your family?
Could it be karma or good old conscience?
The impact of social media, especially on teenagers, has once again been highlighted.
Daily Digest host, Jimi Disu and Jumoke Fashanu, this week's guest on Dear Bunmi, discussed Funsho's dilemma in depth.
Defending Champions of the UEFA Champions League, Chelsea, qualified for the quarterfinals on Wednesday night after a comfortable 4-1 aggregate victory over French side, Lille.
14-year-old Ruth Okorocha is through to the semifinal stage of the ‘I Beg To Differ’ debate tournament after an intense debate with 14-year-old Abayomi Ogunleye.
You only need to listen to the story of this man to understand what "complicated" or a "conundrum" really means.
The crisis bedevilling the Lagos state chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) presents an opportunity for the Lagos State Government to take control of its motor parks and garages.
We may not have heard it all regarding the five rejected women inclusivity bills at the National Assembly.
Chief Economist and Partner, West Africa Financial Services, Andrew S. Nevin PhD has warned (Nigeria) against being cajoled into taking sides in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
The second quarterfinal matchup of the ‘I Beg To Differ’ debate tournament on Nigeria Info’s Hard Facts saw 14-year-old Andrella Nnadi advancing to the semifinal stage of the debate tournament.
The quarterfinals of the ‘I BEG TO DIFFER’ debate tournament kicked off with 15-year-old Debrah Pamzat and 16-year-old Clement Braimoh going head-to-head for a chance at the semi-finals.
The death of Bamise Ayanwole, the 22-year-old, who was allegedly raped and murdered in a Lagos Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) continues to generate public outcry.
Suicide ideation is on the rise, especially in Nigeria recently. The reason for this ranges from bullying to economic hardship, barbaric cultural rights and depression too.
Iyala, a caller on Nigeria Info’s Hello Port Harcourt, has queried the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHED, for being “hypocritical” about electricity supply in his area.
16-year-old Oye Titioluwa secured the final quarterfinal spot at the ongoing I Beg To Differ student debate tournament.
The call for gender equality and the need to break stereotypes in society, has once again been highlighted in the wake of this year's celebration of International Women's Day.
Ever wondered why American singer, Faith Hill sang the song "A baby changes everything?"
From "men are not supposed to cry" to "women are not meant to be tough", these "social constructs" have become cliché.
PSG crashed out of the UEFA Champions League losing to Real Madrid 3-1 on the night. The Parisiens conceded 3 goals in the second half as they let a 2 goal advantage slip.
14-year-old Abayomi Ogunleye is through to the quarterfinal stage of the ‘I Beg To Differ’ debate tournament after an intense debate with 16-year-old Kelechi Deborah Ikoro.
Day Two of the ‘I Beg To Differ’ tournament on Nigeria Info’s Hard Facts saw contestants competing for a chance to progress to the next round of the debate tournament.
The second edition of the 'I Beg To Differ' student debate began on Monday on Nigeria Info's Hard Facts.
The ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) enters its fourth week with still no resolution in sight.
The co-founder of ImpactHer, Efe Ukala wants women in entrepreneurship to consider running a business as a marathon and not a sprint.
"It is extremely important for women to stick together and continue to leverage each other's strengths."
Life is full of auspicious occasions. From the moments that bring joy and happiness to the moments that draws sadness and regret, we go through life garnering experiences that sum up our lives.
In the wake of mounting negative societal vices, the need for better relationships between families and their communities - which consists of other families - has once again been highlighted.
The battle to win =N=1,000,000 at the second edition of the 'I Beg To Differ' student debate tournament began with two contestants battling for a spot at the round of 16.
Leeds United announced the appointment of Jesse Marsch as their new head coach replacing Marcelo Bielsa after an abysmal run of results.
Winner and first runner-up of the maiden edition of 'I Beg To Differ' student debate tournament are advising contestants of the second edition to keep their heads high and put in their best in the student debate tournament
"The customer is always right", remember that old saying? It can be difficult to deal with sometimes, especially if you are on the other end of the table.
In case you have been pondering, if you should stop washing your vagina, the answer is a resounding yes!
The state and effectiveness of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), formerly known as Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) has been called to question once again.
You can't deny the fact that in this part of the world especially Nigeria, you don't just get married to your partner, you marry their entire family too, literally.
It is a lease of life for the nation's electoral system for some Nigerians, as President Muhammadu Buhari finally signed the reworked copy of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into Law today.
Veteran singer Bankole Wellington (aka Banky W) has come to be known as a man of many talents.
Several academic research indicates that between 10% and 18% of women in Nigeria have been diagnosed with Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Teen coach and child advocate, Ibelema Greene, has suggested ways in which child abductions can be curbed.
Love is a beautiful thing. It is a force that pulls down barriers, builds bridges and ultimately unites people, even rivals.
Veteran singer Bankole Wellington (Banky W) says he would rather the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme be made optional.
A popular definition of culture is that it is the way of life of a group of people. It is what defines them and makes them unique.
A security and safety expert is advocating for the establishment of a taskforce to monitor children, after recent reports of child abductions in Rivers State.
In a move to end completely the increasing rate of ritual killing amongst young Nigerians, the Federal Government on Monday, Feb 21 2022, announced plans to commence a sensitization campaign against ritual killing through the National orientation agency.
Public affairs analyst, Achike Chude, believes the Federal Government is teasing Nigerians by not signing the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.
Constitutional Lawyer Liborous Oshoma has questioned the integrity of the average Nigerian when faced with a difficult situation.
As the world marks International Mother Language Day, Hard Facts host, Sandra Ezekwesili asked callers on Nigeria Info to say in their mother tongue, her notable show startup phrase; "Hello Lagos, I am Sandra Ezekwesili and these are your Hard Facts."
Questions are still being asked as to whether there will be consequences and punishment for those responsible for allowing the imported adulterated petrol into the Nigerian market.
Gbenga Adewoyin, a social media activist is throwing open a challenge to anyone who can prove the existence of juju for a price of N2.5 million.
The East-West Road has been one of the most talked-about roads in Nigeria, not only because of its relevance but also because of the condition in which the road which cuts across various states has been left.
Business Development Coach, Ezekiel Solesi says "If you are not helping your business or organization make money, save money or improve the quality of the product, service or brand, then you should be fired."
It was a Premier League classic as Tottenham defeated Champions Manchester City at the Etihad.
As the fight against illegal refining of crude oil in Rivers State continues, residents have expressed concerns about the sustainability of the fight and the possibility of completely bringing the menace to a halt.
As more Candidates announce their decision to contest for the number one position in Nigeria, ahead of the 2023 general elections, A 102 years old woman is the latest to have joined in the 2023 presidential race. 102-year-old Nonye Josephine Ezeanyaeche, popularly known as Mama Africa made the announcement on Thursday.
Living as a tenant in Nigeria comes with varying challenges, which are dependent on location. These challenges vary from state to state, come in different forms and for various reasons.
The one-month warning strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU on Monday, have continued to elicit reactions from Nigerians.
There is no doubt that animal lovers exist in Nigeria, and there are certain animals which are commonly domesticated like cats and dogs, but what about goats?
The development of nations requires skilled manpower and vocational education prepares them for the job. Also, the demand for skilled labour has increased manifold in both the business and government sectors.
When thinking about prison, one's thought of prison can be dominated by images of iron bars, dark hallways, sub-par food and general overall dismay in the air.
“There is corruption everywhere in the world, but there is always an overreaction in Nigeria.” This is the view of a caller who spoke to Joyce Onyemuwa on the Sunny Side show.
John, a caller on Nigeria Info's Hard Facts, says if the Federal Government is serious about prosecuting Abba Kyari, he should be extradited to the U.S. over his alleged connection to Raymond Abass (HushPuppi).
After years of clamouring, Nigerians may be about to see one of their many wishes come to pass, thanks to Mr. Sergius Ogun, a lawyer and politician.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU on Monday announced a one-month warning strike over the Federal Government’s failure to honour an agreement reached in 2020.
The Vice-Chairman of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria in Rivers State, Tochukwu Nwanne, has blamed the fuel scarcity in Port Harcourt on panic buying and the shortage of "pure" petroleum products in the state.
While recent data suggests that renewable energy has a share of the world’s power production, stable power supply for years, has remained big on the list of demands for many Nigerians.
The Rivers State Government is taking a step further in its war against the activities of illegal oil refiners
As the race for the 2023 general elections draws closer, conversations have centred on the ideal qualities the next president of Nigeria should embody.
As the race for the 2023 general elections draws closer, conversations have centered on the ideal qualities the next president of Nigeria should embody.
Love... the most powerful emotion they say. A feeling that leaves you breathless and captivated, it takes control of you and leaves you anything but the same.
Ani Nnamdi clarifies registry wedding alone to his satisfaction, plans no further ceremony.
Everyone wants a job, right? There are jobs and there are "jobs", so they say. However, have you ever thought some jobs are not just meant for you?
Unless you married the first person you dated, your partner is probably not your first love.
So picture this: you wake up one fine morning after a good or not so good night rest following a hectic day at work the previous day, and while getting set for the day's usually busy routine, your three-year-old son walks up to you in the kitchen and says; "Chidnma, where is my back pack? I am late for school."
The Director of Population Management at the National Population Commission(NPC), Margaret Edison says more attention should be given to the quality of children and not the number of children.
“The product NNPC said it was over blended or whatever...How did it come into the Nation? …” -Francis Dimkpa
Reactions continue to trail the recent crash of the National Identity Management Commission(NIMC) portal.
Workers don’t believe that if they pipe down and make sacrifices, their sacrifices will lead to visible economic consequences.
Environmental activist, Fyneface Dumnamene, has expressed doubts about the effectiveness of the government's fight against the soot pollution in Rivers State and its environs.
The AFCON 2021 final kicks off tonight as the Teranga Lions of Senegal take on The Pharaohs of Egypt in Yaounde.
Public displays of affection, otherwise known as PDA, can be explained as when a couple publicly kisses, hugs, or shows any sign of physical touch to an uncomfortable amount; almost like no one else is there.
Enoh Ogbevire speaks to Chairman, Diobu Chiefs and Elders Forum, Chief Gift Otannah, about the demolition of shanties at waterfront communities in Port Harcourt.
As online money loan apps/agencies continue to rise, it goes without saying that the strategies by some of these loan agencies in getting back their monies from defaulters is anything but appropriate.
There is no doubt that the advent of technology and social media has been of significant benefit to mankind, but has it come at the cost of relationships and family bonding?
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are in a dilemma at the moment. After getting knocked out of AFCON 2021, all focus is now on the 2022 World Cup playoffs against the Black Stars of Ghana in March.
As the 2023 general elections draw closer, conversations surrounding the emergence of ideal candidates to occupy different political offices across the country have become more frequent.
Head of Transparency International Nigeria, Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, believes progress can be made on the fight against corruption if the federal government refuses to be selective in its fight against corruption.
A deep search into the facts book reveals that there are not many women in positions of power in Nigeria.
A caller, Gabriel says he hates he is the provider in his family because ” the load” is too much on him.
As the 2023 General Elections in Nigeria draws closer, political parties are beginning to size up one another on the abilities and prospects of potential candidates.
Family, they say, is sacred and the most important thing in the world. However, what is the worst you can do to a family member who caused you pain?
As the 2023 General Elections in Nigeria draws ever closer, the abilities and manifestos of running candidates are being assessed by Nigerians.
The decision of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to place a ban on alcohol in sachets and pet bottles has received more commendations than criticism from Nigerians.
It is not uncommon for couples to live together before getting married, but has that altered the original concept of marriage over time?
The last has not been heard of the protest of some staff of the Emohua Local Government Council
"Nigerians have disoriented values such that whenever they see a rich man, they applaud without knowing the source of their wealth."
The decision by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to impose a rolling ban on alcohol in small pet bottles or sachets has led to several reactions from some Nigerians.
The Nigerian Fintech space is growing exponentially, attracting the attention of both foreign and local investors and drawing new entrants into the diverse sub-sectors within the ecosystem.
As the country prepares to head to the polls next year for the general elections, inquiries into the quality and credibility of the candidates of various political parties are headlining conversations.
The reason why the average Nigerian youth may be not so "refined" in the employment market today is because the people view university education as the only road to success.
As concern continues to mount over the growing rate of Nigeria's foreign debt and it's implication on the economy, Lead Economist and Partner, West Africa Financial Services, Dr. Andrew S. Nevin (PhD) has moved to allay fears, stating that the country has a "growth problem", not a debt and revenue problem.
According to a recent report by the Economic Intelligence Unit, the city of Lagos is the second worst city in the world to live in, ranking 139th of 140 cities. Shocking, right?
It is often emphasized on in this part of the world that 'you don't just marry your husband or wife alone, you marry his/her entire family'. Hence, you must also try to please them as you would your spouse.
The factors that unite Nigeria and Cameroon are way more than those that try to bring differences between both nations. This is according to Mrs. Manga Bessem, Cameroon Consul General.
As the quest for a solution to the lingering soot pollution in Rivers State, which has been attributed to illegal crude oil refining otherwise known as ‘kpofire’ continues, some artisanal refiners have demanded for an alternative source of income.
The New Year broadcast of the Rivers State government which announced the ban on nightclub activities, night-time trading, and street prostitution around Abacha Road has continued to generate reactions.
Barely 24 hours after the Lagos State Government cleared five students and five employees of Dowen College of any role in the death of Sylvester Oromoni Junior, his sister, Anabel, insists the family is not aware of a second autopsy report conducted by Lagos State Government.
It is often said that discipline is a mode of correction, and that sparing the rod will spoil the child, according to the Holy Book. However, when does trying to enforce discipline on a child become an abuse on him/her?
A caller, Temple Okere, on Thursday, told Andrew Ifiemi on the Morning Crossfire that OSPAC is constituting a nuisance in the state and should be scrapped.
An environmentalist, Kani Bature, has revealed how dangerous the soot pollution in Rivers State is to residents and the environment.
Reactions continue to trail the face-off between Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and a yet to be identified Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP).
The Rivers State Governor in his New Year broadcast said the state government has decided to take over abandoned plots and uncompleted buildings in the Old and New Government Reservation Areas (GRA), as well as some parts of Port Harcourt city and Obio-Akpor Local Government Areas.
Political analyst, Dele Odoyin, believes illegal refining of crude oil has continued unabated because there is a profitable market for it.
Budget analyst, Ken Henshaw, says it is disturbing that new projects were “illicitly” inserted into the 2022 budget.
'The Commissioner of Police cannot just enter anywhere without a warrant.'
Money has been at the centre of many conversations, especially conversations that dwell on marriage and family.
This is one question that remains controversial, especially for vehicle owners who have either had their cars stolen or broken into after they parked them at the parking lot and proceeded to conduct transactions in certain establishments.
Cutting ties with family members is one hard decision we may face in life because we are conditioned to believe that terminating relationships with "family" is morally and inherently wrong.
“They said he stole plantain… the charge they gave him is armed robbery, and it was not even him, it was his brother but when he got to the police station to find out what happened to his brother, he was included in the charge and they were brought to the correctional centre”
The Chairperson of the Legal Care Advocacy Foundation, Barrister Jane O. A. James, says inadequate manpower is a major contributor to the slow pace of justice delivery in Rivers State.
A former inmate who says he was charged for a crime that he did not commit has narrated how he found himself in prison.
Segun Opikara, the father of two children killed by a vehicle reportedly conveying taskforce officials in Port Harcourt, says he wants justice to take its course.
Infertility is most often seen as a woman’s issue and they often endure being blamed for not bearing a child.
Callers on Nigeria Info's HardFacts had diverse reactions to the invasion of Magodo by Shangisha Landlords.
An environmentalist, Nnimmo Bassey, says the government has to show leadership by creating jobs for the teeming youths in the Niger Delta, in order to address the soot plaguing the region.
A court cannot give an order that is incapable of enforcement.
Political analyst, Professor Kenneth Nweke, has reminded Nigerians to go beyond focusing on elections, to knowing persons with the ability to lead and govern them.
As reactions continue to trail the announcement by Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg that the social media company will now be "Meta" first, the idea behind the seismic technological innovation (the metaverse) continues to split opinions.
It's quite puzzling how the sweet, romantic "I do" suddenly turns into a nasty, ill-tempered "I don't" in marriages. Certainly not the fairytale many envisaged most times, but what to do?
The recent decision of the Federal Government to increase, by 20 percent, the salary of police personnel in the country has been met with mixed reactions by Nigerians.
It is often said that one's family name and background is the key to open doors and ultimately future success. However, how sustainable is that success?
The glory of the African woman has once again been emphasized.
Occupational health physician, Nsikak Ntia, has reiterated that there is a possibility that any malaria ailment that defies malaria medication is COVID-19.
The need to acquire basic skills (soft skills) in a densely populated unemployment market has once again been highlighted.
Children are no longer assets but have become a burden to some parents.
There are more pressing matters for the Nigerian government to address rather than focus on the regulation of social media use in the country. This is the stand of a caller who doesn’t see this move by the Federal Government as a positive one
According to Wikipedia, Bride price, bride wealth, or bride token, is money, property, or other form of wealth paid by a groom or his family to the woman or the family of the woman he will be married to or is just about to marry.
Public Affairs Analyst, Achike Chude, has called on state governments to intensify efforts to get residents vaccinated, in order to prevent wastage of the Covid-19 vaccines.
Professor of Political Science, Eme Ekekwe, has argued that the United Kingdom’s travel restriction on Nigerians due to the Omicron coronavirus will affect the economy of both nations but will affect the UK more.
“It has come to a point where the government can force people to take the vaccine.” This is the position of a caller who wants compulsory vaccination enforced.
As inquests into the death of 12-year-old Dowen College student Sylvester Oromoni continue, the role of parents and teachers especially, in aiding and preventing bullying has been highlighted.
Trust they say is fickle and can 'only' be invested in someone you have deep affection for, and once broken, can almost never be fixed. So what to do when that trust is put to the test by someone you love?
Truth be told, we have all at some point found ourselves in this position, and that is; looking for a means to discharge our guest.
The year 2021 may be near its end, but that hasn’t stopped advancement in technology and innovation from reaching new heights. To that end, enthusiasts in the field of science and technology are excited about what lies ahead in 2022 and beyond.
Legal practitioner Tunde Kolawole believes the action of the Lagos State Government is in sync with past antecedents of elites when it comes to implementing panel reports.
"...she was making arrangements to lure my girls to these boys ...they even bought iPhone 7 for my girl who was in SS2 at the time." - Caller
Public affairs analyst, Achike Chude, has expressed worries that the emotions of Nigerians may build up again and worsen if recommendations of the #EndSARS Judicial Panel of Inquiry are not implemented.
Occupational health physician, Dr Nsikak Ntia, has advised the Nigerian government against being distracted by Omicron, but to be focused on increasing the number of persons vaccinated against COVID-19.
The recent decision of the Federal Government to remove the subsidy on petroleum products has been met with mixed reaction by Nigerians.
Do you know that just by having electric power around you puts you in danger of electrocution?
13-year-old Tanvita Koushik emerged winner of the first edition of the I Beg to Differ' student debate tournament.
As the debate over the strictness/flexibility of family values continues, the enforcement of these values itself has been highlighted by parents who have had their say on the matter.
12-year-old Emmanuella Nnadi is through to the finals of the 'I Beg To Differ' debate tournament after an intense debate with 15-year-old Uchechukwu Golden.
The Rivers State Commissioner for Energy and Natural Resources, Dr Peter Medee, has revealed that the Rivers State government cannot stop illegal crude oil refining in the state.
As the world continues to battle with climate change, the preparedness of Nigeria and the African continent as a whole for this fast approaching reality has been called to question by an attendee of the recently concluded Conference of the Parties (COP26) - a global climate summit - in Glasgow
The semifinals of the 'I BEG TO DIFFER' debate tournament kicked off with 13-year-old Tanvita Koushik and 12-year-old Emmanuel Afolarin Busari competing for a chance at the finals of the tournament.
The strength and bond of a family can pretty much be said to be embedded in its values and principles. It is not just what knits them together as individuals, it is also what sets them apart from other families
Nigerian music artist, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido has been described as one of the most interesting artists in Nigeria in recent times.
The Federal Fire Service in Rivers State has highlighted some of the challenges it faces in the course of attending to fire emergencies in the state.
12-year-old Emmanuella Nnadi secures the last semifinal spot at the ongoing 'I Beg To Differ' student debate tournament on Nigeria Info.
A driver with one of the e-hailing service providers in Port Harcourt has revealed how some clients who ordered a ride which he picked, almost strangled him to death around the Rumuola axis of Rivers State on Tuesday.
Marriage, they say, is a beautiful thing. It is the legally or formally recognized union of two people as partners in a personal relationship, according to the Oxford Dictionary. However, ever wondered the reason behind people getting married?
12-year-old Emmanuel Afolarin Busari is through to the semifinal stage of the 'I Beg To Differ' debate tournament after an intense debate with 15-year-old Oluchi Akwarandu.
Greed is the biggest reason why Nigerians are seeking a better life anywhere but in the country. This is the position of a caller who sought to give flesh to the burning question on the motivation behind the mass exodus of citizens outside Africa’s most populous nation.
The second quarterfinal matchup of the 'I Beg To Differ' debate tournament on Nigeria Info’s Hard Facts saw 13-year-old Tanvita Koushik advancing to the semifinal stage of the debate tournament.
The most important thing in the world is family and love. This is according to John Wooden. However, how far is one supposed to go to protect their family?
The Bishop of the Diocese of Etche Anglican Communion, Reverend Okechukwu Nwala, has come to the defence of churches that allow politicians to speak during church services.
The quarterfinals of the 'I BEG TO DIFFER' debate tournament kicked off with 11-year-old Timothy Ebuka Ebule and 15-year-old Uchechukwu Golden going head-to-head for a chance to reach the semi-finals.
The 'I Beg To Differ' debate tournament on Nigeria Info’s Hard Facts, saw 12-year-old Emmanuella Nnadi qualifying for the final quarterfinal spot.
Day 4 of the 'I Beg To Differ' debate tournament on Nigeria Info’s Hard Facts, saw contestants squaring up for a chance to advance to the quarterfinal stage.
The second debate session on day 4 of the 'I Beg To Differ' debate tournament on Nigeria Info’s Hard Facts saw 12-year-old Afolarin Emmanuel Busari advancing to the quarterfinal stage of the debate tournament.
15-year-old Hameed Olarenwaju and 13-year-old Tanvita Koushik emerged winners of day 3 of the 'I Beg To Differ' tournament on Nigeria Info’s Hard Facts.
"We don't have this culture of getting to legal practitioners to review agreements."
It is not uncommon for people to mistake one thing with similar characteristics, for another, but the need to put daylight between two very important issues - Sadness and Depression- has been emphasized by Certified Mental Health Counsellor, Olaiwola Abiola.
Day 2 of the 'I Beg To Differ' tournament on Nigeria Info’s Hard Facts, saw contestants competing for a chance to progress to the next round of the debate tournament.
The secondary school students edition of the 'I Beg To Differ' tournament began on Monday on Nigeria Info's Hard Facts.
Nobody can come to Ogoni and drill oil without proper consultation – Ogoni Stakeholder
According to the American Psychiatric Association, Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. It causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease your ability to function at work and at home.
The Central Bank of Nigeria will not take responsibility for cyber security issues with the E-Naira. This revelation was made by Tech Reviewer Fisayo Fosudo on the Techie Talk segment of Whaats Up Lagos with the Tekes.
Nigeria's economic system is structured to put the employee at a disadvantaged position.
Lack of citizen participation and citizen inclusion in governance, are major factors behind abandoned projects across the country.
Beautification, scarification, or identification; the purpose of tribal marks remains diverse. However, there are also reservations as to the need, especially in these modern times.
After Governor Ayade of Cross River State names his state's budget, Budget of Conjugated Agglutination, callers and Dayo give their opinions on naming of budgets.
As far back as 2007, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) reports that there were 197,000 domestic workers in Nigeria.
Ahead of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra state, the federal government is expanding its Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program in the state.
Michael Ogbaa – CEO/MD of Sytiamo Technology Limited joins Dayo on Hard Facts to discuss the eNaira. He says "the principle liability is on the Federal Government through the Central Bank of Nigeria."
The E-Naira, introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria is still dominating conversation on the country’s financial space.
"If we raise more millionaires, there will be less praise-singing...sycophancy will reduce" - KO Baba
How can the NBA strive for credible elections in the country when its own elections are never credible? - Professor Nnamani-Ogbu.
The concept of marriage seems to be evolving these days, especially when it comes to the issue of roles and leadership.
The co-founder of BudgIT, Oluseun Onigbinde Onigbinde has urged the federal government to revive its tax architecture to better fund its budget.
Widow of late Joe Blankson, Mercy Blankson, has described her late husband as one who was naturally disposed to helping persons in distress.
The upcoming National Convention of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, is around the corner, but whether it will hold or not is yet to be determined.
There is no doubt that the left hand is shrouded in controversy. It is often regarded as the ‘weaker hand’ and also seen as the one associated with disrespect in some African culture.
There was a mild drama between some Ogoni stakeholders and the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, during the visit of Ogoni leaders to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday.
According to Good Spa Guide, massage is a treatment that uses different kinds of physical contact to relax, revive and heal the body. It is used to treat a wide range of emotional and physical health problems and is one of the most popular treatments on a spa menu.
They say a family that plays together stays together, but has that changed over time because of the internet age?
An Ogoni traditional ruler has expressed dissatisfaction with the bureaucratic bottlenecks which he says are responsible for the delay in the Ogoni cleanup process.
Spirituality, prophecies and common sense, where to draw the line?
A fixed exchange rate regime where the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) controls the supply of foreign currency in the market is needed in a commodity-exporting country like Nigeria.
Effective policy, effective budget, and effective implementation are made possible when there is an open government principle in a tailored engagement which will make development blockades give way to reformation.
Parenting they say is both bliss and a burden, and in the words of American Singer Faith Hills, ‘A baby changes everything.” Guess that line best explains the inspiration for The Tekes on today’s Family Talk segment of Whats Up Lagos.
"Love is not stupid and there is no justification to subject love to abuse." These were the words of Sunny Side Show Host Joyce Onyemuwa to a woman (caller) who said her husband subjects her to abuse in their marriage.
The average Nigerian youth does not have the kind of education required to make a change in the country.
Constitutional Lawyer, Libororus Oshoma has called for a review of the country’s Policing system in the wake of continued reports of Police Harassment across the country. He made this known on Sunny Side.
If you've ever wondered if it is right, if not safe, to capture a scene of Police Brutality with your phone, Constitutional Lawyer, Liborous Oshoma says it is perfectly within the law to do so.
International Development Professional on climate change, Blessing Allen Adebayo joins Gabriella Anyanwu on The Sunny Side as they discuss Climate Change.
The University of Uyo Student Union Government's Vice President's office recently released a circular, announcing the appointment of eighteen aides for the Vice President, Blessing Jaja.
As the price of foodstuffs continues to increase, some industries are gradually feeling the brunt of the increase.
Leaders are judged and measured by the sophistication of a people. - Caller
As the 2023 general election draws close, the question of who should lead and the age of those who end up as leaders is gradually getting loud amongst Nigerians as they prepare to decide who governs them.
The politicians know that your votes count, that's the reason they do...
Wednesday, October 13, 2021, made it one year since Rivers residents joined the #EndSARS protests which rocked the country in 2020. On that very day last year, scores of young people took to the streets, lending their voices to the campaign against police brutality and other excesses of the Nigeria Police.
Dayo had callers call in to share their opinions about the Nigerian government's plan of paying students studying education in public universities ₦75,000 per semester.
'After serving as a teacher for 35 years in level seventeen, my monthly pension is less than 70,000.'
11th of October, 2021 is the International Day Of The Girl Child.
"Taking out that unit of the Police, one would have expected a rise in armed robbery incidents and extrajudicial murder... but the numbers are not the same as we used to have before the #EndSARS movement..."
Nigeria Info Sports Analyst Adaeze Michael says "a drab draw or a stalemate would have been better than defeat to the Central African Republic (CAR)."
"until every agency knows that they are independent of their own, they work for the country and their family, Nigeria will not work" - A Caller
President of the National Association of Resident Doctors, Dr Godiya Ishaya, has given in detail the extent to which the federal government has met the demands of doctors in the country.
In the wake of comments made by former Super Eagles midfielder Victor Ikpeba regarding the national team, questions as to the strengths and weaknesses of the three-time African champions have continued to rise.
Osiri Wisdom, Senior Pastor, The Wisdom Place, believes that an extraordinary man bounces back after a failure.
An Analyst at SBM Intelligence has blamed insecurity, the ban on some food items and forex restrictions for skyrocketing food prices
Cancers caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) which is transmitted sexually can be prevented by avoiding anal and oral sex.
Being assaulted and robbed must have been quite an ordeal for Kelly Oni, a Bolt Driver who encountered OSPAC members.
A professor of Politics and Governance, Kenneth Nweke, says the demand of southern governors that the NDDC forensic audit report be made public is not as important as ensuring real development for the Niger Delta people.
Developmental Psychologist, Dr Ruth Goma has faulted parents and caregivers who raise children based on gender.
A mother’s sacrifice many years ago is making it possible for children in slum communities to play chess.
Socio-political analyst, Loveday Okere, is of the opinion that states that are known for cattle rearing can "exploit" the Anti-Grazing law to their advantage.
What is a woman to do when she no longer enjoys the company of her partner?
Today’s episode of Family Clinic with the Tekes’ is a reminder of Tony Tetuila's classic, “Two Women”.
Gianluigi Donnarumma produced seven saves against Manchester City
These things should be taught in school.
The question really is quantity or quality?
Legal Practioner and good governance advocate, Chioma Choko, has agreed with comments of the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, describing the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as a 'cash cow' for politicians, but has a critical question to ask.
Conversations around domestic violence often center on women being victims.
PSG's performance in their 2-0 win over Manchester City is their "best so far this season." This is the view of Nigeria Info Sports Analyst, Anthony Dimwaka.
Barrister and Guardian, Ifeoma Agbo, believes that this act will have psychological effects on the pupils whose parents can not afford the uniform.
Corruption has eaten neck-deep into literally every sector we have in Nigeria.
Johnson Osi, Zonal Coordinator, FCCPC, believes that in the power play, the consumer is weaker so they stay on the side of the consumer to ensure that transactions are fair and where it's unfair, they will clamp down the producer or service provider.
The controversy rages on as to which region of the country will produce the next Nigerian President come 2023.
Dayo rants about IPOB banning Nigerian Flag in South East and declaring sit-at-home come October 1.
'I have no sympathy whatsoever for pensioners. They are aware the system is faulty, yet they continue to hobnob with politicians' Alex, a caller on Hard Facts says.
Doing business in Nigeria is still difficult.
If you grew up in a typical Nigerian family, chances are a lot of things were never discussed in front of you as a kid.
Financial analyst, Tunji Andrews, has advised the Central Bank of Nigeria on how best to tackle the challenges it is facing with the foreign exchange market.
PSG sit on top of the Ligue 1 table with maximum points after seven games.
This is certainly not the usual reason you would expect but here we go.
A lot of scepticism in the air about the idea of China operating its banks in Nigeria.
Which is most important to you?
''...I was suspended from the church'', a caller tells Gabriella on the #SunnySide.
Effiong, a retired Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) said the Contributory Pensions Scheme (CPS) is "making us die younger than our age."
Journalist at CoinDesk, Sandali Handagama, says The E-naira is to improve financial inclusion, speed up transactions and aid sending and receiving funds to help streamline financial services.
A 5-year-old boy tells his father.
Liza is facing a dilemma.
Manchester United's Norwegian manager Solskjaer must win a major title this season.
The 'VAT war' between states and the Federal Government seems far from over, as more details about the complexities associated with the collection process of Value Added Tax are being revealed.
You may liken Dr Henry's (not his real name) story to that of the proverbial grass that suffers when two elephants fight.
Every human is special.
Dr. Chukwumeka Agi, Chairman of MDCAN, UPTH discusses the ongoing NARD strike and MDCAN's intended actions with Dayo on #HardFacts.
The Head of Edo State COVID-19 Enforcement Team, Haruna Yusuf says the vaccination order by the state governor is yielding positive results.
The singer also quipped that music consumers also “have a right not to listen.”
Sting Men Association is so last year. Welcome to the new school; The Mumu Men Association (MMA).
"...six persons were shot, one is dead, others in hospital ...the world needs to hear what Julius Berger is doing to staff." - Anonymous
"...yes, we are checkmating some of your excesses... we just want to improve the governance process; so you shouldn't see us as antagonists."
In THE VANGUARD Newspaper on Tuesday, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwo, was quoted to have said that there will be no peace in Yoruba land if idol worship continues.
Public analyst, Jimi Disu has blasted both anti and pro-Buhari protesters for the demonstrations they held in the United States on Monday.
"Most of those who are security agents here are not from this state. They do not have any affinity to this state." - Chidi Llyod
Fiscal Policy Partner and Africa Tax Leader at PwC, Taiwo Oyedele says States will not suddenly become creative if allowed to collect Value Added Tax(VAT) but will instead become aggressive.
Public affairs analyst, Achike Chude, says the Nigerian government has allowed the resident doctors’ strike to linger because the government does not see the health of Nigerians as a priority.
The ancestors just rolled in their graves at the topic above, along with a few village elders on this side of life.
Callers on the Sunny Side react to the UK government's recent changes to travel policy.
Must you forget when you forgive a person?
What is happiness to you? How do you measure your level of happiness? Are you truly happy?
On #HardFacts with Dayo, Hon. Chisom Dike, Lawmaker representing Oyigbo/Tai/Eleme constituency was of the opinion that more defections from the PDP may be underway.
Samuel Nwanosike, Chairman of Ikwerre LGA in Rivers State says that the APC has been deceiving the country and is about to deceive former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Fiscal Policy Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Taiwo Oyedele says Value Added Tax (VAT) is not included in the constitution.
Nothing had “trended” in Nigeria in the past 100 days.
Birth control refers to any method, medicine or device used to prevent pregnancy.
"They have no power to arrest for domestic matter, they have power to mediate where willing parties permits them to do so." - Barrister Richard Wokocha
An anonymous caller has narrated how he abandoned cultism while studying at the university.
Dr Alfred Oladapo, has opined that the problem of out-of-school children in the country is partly because married couples do not have activities to engage their minds, except "beer and sex".
Yahoo, Yahoo Plus and Yahoo Minus!
Depending on who you ask, there are various factors to consider when it is time to choose a life partner.
Business analyst, Ignatius Chukwu, is of the opinion that the naira will continue to bleed, as long as local manufacturers are not given the needed attention to produce quality and affordable goods that can be exported.
The prison has a capacity of 803 but is housing almost 4000, and most of the persons who make up this number are awaiting trial - Barr. Nasiru Ibiloye
Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa reached 100caps for the national team against Cape Verde
Radio host Collins Teke shares a very personal story.
This caller is worried her past will disrupt her life as she prepares to get married.
This caller is worried her husband's doting over their 7-year-old daughter is too much.
Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, has alleged that the NDDC forensic audit report is aimed at discrediting the Niger Delta.
"Let us restructure this country and make the federating units strong" Paul, a caller on Hard Facts says.
The Presidency has said the ongoing construction work at the Akpajo-Eleme Road is not as a result of the protest held on the road recently.
The Lagos State Police Command have arrested a woman, Jennifer Madueke, over a missing service pistol belonging to the Denton Divisional Police Officer, CSP Adegoke Akinlade.
Worries amidst Delta variant.
Government should say something even if it means lying to them, instead of ignoring them like they aren't human beings - Mike, a caller on Hello Port Harcourt says.
I believe I was still in primary school the last time someone threatened to report me to my mother.
A come from behind 1-2 win overCape Verde sees the Super Eagles of Nigeria top Group C of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
The Director for Disease Control & Immunization, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency(NPHCDA) Bassey Okposen says pregnant women and persons with HIV can get the COVID vaccine.
It is not civilised for officials of Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA) to chase after individuals to get permits before building.
'Minister of Defence, Head of DSS, Head of NSA and the Head of DIA should also be sacked' Maleek, a caller on Hard Facts says.
Joyce had to ask after receiving an interesting text.
Emotional abuse in families and relationships.
Callers on Nigeria Info’s Sunny Side have expressed their frustration with Nigeria’s electoral process.
The National Association Of Resident Doctors (NARD) have alleged that the Minister of Health, Osagie Enahire is clueless about the one-month-old strike of Resident doctors in the country.
Mutiu Adepoju has backed the Super Eagles to perform well against Cape Verde.
Super Eagles finished third at the last AFCON tournament
Gernot Rohr's Super Eagles side face Liberia, Cape Verde and Central Africa Republic in Group C
A soon-to-wed woman, Morayo(not her real name), was shocked by a revelation from a friend that her Fiance has a new baby mama that stays close to them.
Analyst, Jimi Disu has criticized talks by the Federal Government that they may make vaccines compulsory in the country upon availability.
The Presidency has defended the federal government's borrowing culture saying it is better to take loans for infrastructural development than to take loans that will be stolen.
Former Deputy Director, Department of State Services, Dennis Amachree says the activities of those we refer to as bandits, indicate that they are indeed terrorists.
Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Manchester United is a "wrong move.
Fighting fire with fire is an expression many are familiar with and that is what the Coalition of Northern Groups has suggested to the government in its fight against insecurity in the North.
Imagine spending loads of money to adopt a child and it all comes to nothing.
If colonization did not happen, Africans would majorly still be into their traditional way of worship.
Rohr now has to prosecute both games without the services of his England-based players
Head, Speech Pathology and Special Education department, Federal Neuro-psychiatric Hospital Yaba, Temitope Amodu has mentioned hearing problems, amongst others as one of the causes of delay in language and speech amongst children.
Former captain of D'Tigers Ben Uzoh has expressed concerns over the team's chances of winning the Afrobasket Championship
How much private information do you give out unconsciously when you download an app or fill a form online?
Paul, a caller on Nigeria Info’s Hard Facts says no one can camouflage and penetrate Nigeria's Defence Academy without an insider.
Nigerians have continued to react to Tuesday’s attack by gunmen on the facilities of the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna State
Nigerian rapper Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, popularly known as Vector, says he does not care about streaming numbers as much as he cares about making an impact with his song.
Ever wondered what living in a haunted house feels like?
No law stops the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from effecting arrest on any premises.
D'Tigres lost all three group games to the USA, Japan, and France
Nigeria's Super Eagles are in Group D alongside Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau.
Public Analyst, Jimi Disu has said he will be disappointed if Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo eventually declares to run for the presidency in 2023.
House hunting in Lagos is not for the faint of heart.
All those who are sick should be "treated in front of Aso Rock" Dr Aino, a caller on Hard Facts says
What is a man to do when his wife says no to sex?
At some point in life, everyone experiences a life-changing event; something that influences how they view and interact with the rest of the world and humanity.
One very popular stereotype is that short people are angrier than tall people.
CEO, Enej Insights, Osato Guobadia believes the focus of the Federal Government should be to improve the income and purchasing power of Nigerians as against focusing on the affordability of petrol.
If you saw your friend's spouse in a place he or she ought not to be, what would you do?
Blessing or curse? The jury is still out on where civilization falls.
Have you ever wondered why people cheat? Well, according to Clinical Counsellor, Dr. Tolulope Oko-Igaire, “people cheat because they want to.”
Being in a relationship means you are open to both positive and negative emotions associated with the human experience.
There are various opinions on this issue.
Reactions have trailed the call by the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit, urging the government to put stop to the reality TV show Big Brother Naija A.K.A (BB Naija)
Former Minister for Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung says achievements made at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are nothing compared to those made at the event in Rio i2016 when he was in charge.
Nigerian human rights lawyer, Abdul Mahmud says an extradition request by the United States will not in any way violate the rights of suspended DCP Abba Kyari under the African Charter.
“What is on the moon that you’ve not seen, what is about the honey that you have not tasted?” Malik asked on Nigeria Info’s Whaatsup Lagos with the Tekes.
As the world on Thursday marked International Youth Day, stakeholders have advised on the challenges and solutions to political participation amongst Nigerian youths.
The good book says “time and chance happeneth to them all” but how much role does chance play in determining success?
You just told your colleague you need a break from work and are thinking of going on a vacation. You log on to your computer and the first ad that pops up is of a travel company offering a special discount on a trip to the Caribbean. Coincidence?
On Dear Bunmi edition of Daily Digest, host, Jimi Disu, examined the case of a woman who is worried by her ex-husband's impending marriage.
Nigeria Info Sports broadcaster has given her thoughts on what she believes is the way to go if Nigeria wants to better her performances at the just concluded Tokyo Olympics 2020 in subsequent competitions.
In many traditional family structures, it is generally accepted that women marry into a family, therefore it is not uncommon to hear expressions like: our wife, iyawo wa, nwunye anyi, awan yin, amariya mu and so on.
Public Analyst, Jimi Disu has called for the resignation of the Minister Of Sports, Sunday Dare, over the disqualification of athletes at the Tokyo Olympics 2020
Christiana Akinrinmade, a visually impaired entrepreneur has narrated how she transforms mechanical waste into furniture.
Is there an ideal age for children to start school, or should it differ from child to child? That was the discussion on Nigeria Info’s Whaatsup Lagos with the Tekes. There was no consensus but a few callers shared pointers that parents might want to look out for before sending their wards off to school.
Political analyst, Kenny Okokugbo has explained why he would rather zones be considered before competence in picking Nigeria's President.
Nigeria Country Director Amnesty International, Osai Ojigho says the Federal Government as a matter of urgency, should set up an investigation on the killings happening in the SouthEast.
The increase in violence in the Southeast is due to the failure of the Nigerian justice system to bring perpetrators to book. This is the position of the Nigeria Country Director Amnesty International, Osai Ojigho, while speaking on Hard Facts.
Oncologist, Dr Nneka Nwobbi has listed some signs and symptoms of cancer parents and guardians should look out for in children.
It seems the world isn't getting rid of COVID-19 and its ensuing drama anytime soon.
President, National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, says it is rather obvious the priority of Nigeria as health workers are paid 5,000 naira as Hazard Allowance as against the 1.2 million naira Hardship Allowance for senators.
It is a painful thing to get scammed by an internet fraudster but have you ever outsmarted one? The feeling is priceless.
The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have outlined the reasons why indirect primary is preferred over direct primaries.
The Nigeria Centre For Disease control has explained why people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 can still contract the virus.
As the Doctors' strike continued nationwide on Tuesday, analyst, Jimi Disu, has sympathized with the plight of doctors in the country but believes that they may have to come up with another strategy to get the required result.
"Going by Abba Kyari's record, we can't say he is not a good police officer" - those were the words of a police officer who called on the Sunny Side with Joyce.
Communications Manager, Stand To End Rape Initiative (STER), Bisayo Aderibigbe, says the rise in cases of workplace sexual harassment is majorly a result of underreporting.
Sexual abuse data suggests that victims more often than not, know their abusers.
The statement credited to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari on alleged connection with Ramon Abbas(Hushpuppi), is simply "an insult to Nigerians," Chinedu, a caller on Hard Facts says.
Financial Journalist at Stears Business, Gbemisola Alonge has stated that the Central Bank of Nigeria's crackdown on Bureau De Change operators will in the short term lead to an increase in the exchange rate.
As the Academic Staff Union of Universities threatens to resume its strike action over the government's failure to meet up with its demands, students calling Nigeria info's Sunny Side told Joyce just how much another strike action by the academic union would affect them.
Ever had that awkward midnight conversation with your partner? You know the one where the missus wakes you up at 2am in the dead of the night and says: we need to talk. No man wants to have that but we all eventually do.
In a reaction to the Presidency's decision for the State House staff to swear an oath of secrecy in a bid to protect classified information, Jimi Disu considers the swearing of oath protocol before taking office as a wasteful exercise.
On today's episode on the Sunny Side, it was quite a surprise welcoming Small Doctor, the popular music star, in the voice of our callers, as they hint on different angles of a popular line of his song "if you no get money, hide your face" in series of reactions to Joyce's million-dollar question, "Does everyone love money?
Arranged marriages are evident in many cultures across the world though its practice is becoming less popular these days. We sampled the opinion of callers on Whaatsup Lagos with the Tekes and we got a couple of interesting responses, here are some:
Following the low voter turnout in the just concluded local government election in Lagos, Nigeria Info callers discuss the reasons behind the voter apathy on Hard Facts.
Public Affairs analyst has explained why he believes there was voter apathy at the recently concluded Lagos State Council Polls which was held on Saturday.
Medical expert, Dr Fred Unuigbokhai has revealed that Hepatitis B is a very infective disease, even more, infective than the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
...it is absolutely impossible for the ministry of information to impose a code of conduct for the media
...economic liberalism is the economic ideology of the PDP.
....Decision is a gang-up by the political elite - Liborous
Hell hath no fury as a woman scorned. That is what comes to mind as this anonymous caller narrates to Joyce how she punished her husband after she discovers he was cheating on her with not one but four side-chicks.
Today on the Family Clinic, Matthew is the 'patient' Collins and Andrea Teke are trying to help. He says he is married to a fighter but can't leave her because they have a set of beautiful twins. What do you suggest he does?
Technology no doubt has impacted the way we live and the course of history. But if you were asked what technological innovation has been most impactful in your life, would you say?
Of all the things that could eliminate, you probably wouldn't say poverty. But this caller made Joyce consider it for a minute. Can her argument convince you?
I have been married for 22 years and it has been filled with pains...
"Spending what little revenue we have to look for oil in places that it doesn't exist is a waste of money...
Morning Crossfire Callers Share Interesting Provisions The National Electoral Offence Commission Bill Should Have.
Have you ever encountered a false prophet? I mean someone who pretends to wield some religious or spiritual authority only to discover they were in it to swindle you?
Is it possible that in the billions of people on planet earth, just one person is made for you? And if this is true, how do you identify that one person or should I say, your soulmate?
Some Lawmakers are a threat to our democracy by wanting to retain the old system that manipulates the electoral process...
Callers on Nigeria Info's What's Up Lagos share their opinion on single-sex and mixed schools.
Every now and then, the question about having single friends while being married pops up. But should getting married change your friendships and other relationships?
Policy and Development expert, Rotimi Sankore has explained how critical education is in keeping Nigeria's explosive population in check.
PDP and APC disagree over defections
What do you do when you cannot get over a teenage crush after marriage and with two kids?
Do you ever felt guilty about something you did a long time ago? This advice from Joyce might just be what you need.
Former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) in the 2019 elections, Professor Kingsley Moghalu, says it is ‘’unconstitutional” for Nigerians to be restricted from expressing themselves on Twitter.
An anonymous caller has explained how her gambling addiction has had an adverse effect on her.
We should be buying a bag of maize if...
The Dunamis Church has said the church is not an activism ground “but a centre for the projection of truth against all forms of evil.”
Any regulation of the media should uphold media freedom and freedom of expression
LASTMA officers do not need consent to get into your car - LASTMA GM
Public affairs analyst, Chike Achude has condemned the significant increase made to the limits for election expenses in Clause 88 of the Electoral Bill.
Civil society group, Electoral Hub has condemned any attempt to stop the inclusion of electronic transmission of votes in the electoral bill amendment.
So says a former commissioner of the Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (DESOPADEC).
Even though humans get older as the days go by, getting old still scares most people. Four callers on Whaatsup Lagos talk about getting old and caring for older people.
Family is the basic unit of society and generally the support structure for a lot of people but sometimes that support structure can unintentionally wreak havoc.
As the National Assembly moves to outlaw transmission of votes by electronic means, Nigerians speaking on the Sunny Side with Joyce Onyemuwa have said is a step in the wrong direction.
And that's the submission of Lawyer and Human rights activist Jite Ogunye.
I am married with kids but I cannot get over my teenage love after 20 years
As the Continuous Voter Registration starts today, Joyce asked listeners on the Sunny Side if they would be registering to vote in the 2023 general elections.
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