Patsy Nwogu

A writer focused on data journalism, health and data analytics.

Freedom Of Expression, The Infeasible Concept In Nigeria

On June 1, 2021, Nigeria’s 78-year-old president via Twitter referenced the Nigerian Civil War of 1967-1970 while threatening fire and brimstone on alleged clamourers of secession in Nigeria. In his words, ” We would treat them in the language they will understand”. A few hours later, the tweet was deleted for violating Twitter’s guidelines on […]Read More

Number of IDPs In The World Reaches 55 Million

According to new reports published on Thursday by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), 40.5 million people became displaced within their countries due to Intense storms, persistent conflicts and violent attacks in 2020. This is the highest number of newly displaced persons in 10 years, which brings the total […]Read More

ECOWAS, AU Suspends Mali Over Second Coup In 9 Months

The African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have suspended Mali’s membership with immediate effect following a second military coup in nine months. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was the first to suspend Mali from the regional bloc on Monday, May 31, 2021. The decision was announced […]Read More

Shoprite Leaves The Nigerian Market After 16 Years In Business

South Africa-owned chain of stores, Shoprite, has bid its final farewell to its biggest market Nigeria after 16 years of operation in the country. The grocery retail brand first announced its plans to exit the Nigerian market in 2020 after recording a decline in sales since 2018. According to the report, its international supermarkets (excluding […]Read More

Oil Demand Shows Signs Of Recovery As Nigerian Rig Counts

Going by the increase in rig counts in May, the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) in Nigeria have revealed the oil market demand may be showing signs of full recovery in no time. Chairman of IADC, Nigeria chapter, Chuks Enwereji, of Shelf Drilling Offshore Services, disclosed at the 2021 HSE Awards & Technical Session […]Read More

CBN To Loan $70,000 To SME’s And Households Affected By

 The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), through NIRSAL Microfinance Bank, has announced the reopening of its portal for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as well as households affected by COVID-19 to access up to $70,000. According to the Central Bank of Nigeria, household owners whose livelihood was affected by the Coronavirus and business owners […]Read More

Nigeria To Ground COVID-19 Travel Advisory Violators For A Year

The Federal Government has promised to enforce penalties, including deactivating the travel passports of Nigerians involved in the violation of recent travel advisory for travellers from India, Brazil and Turkey. Nigeria recently imposed a travel advisory, mandating travellers from India, Brazil and Turkey, or who had visited any of these countries 14 days before arrival in […]Read More

1 Killed, 200 Students Kidnapped In Niger State

Over 200 students have been kidnapped by armed gunmen in an Islamiyya school located at Tegina in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State. Zayyad Mohammed, a witness and a resident of area, confirmed the incident to Channels Television on the phone. The government of Niger state have also confirmed the report. The Secretary […]Read More

FG To Equip 40 Million Children With Reflective Jackets

The federal government of Nigeria has promised to equip 40 million schoolchildren across the country with reflective jackets, as part of its efforts to prevent accidents. The minister for state education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba made this known at the launch of the accident prevention initiative, organized by the ministry of education in Abuja on Thursday, May […]Read More

South Africa Opens Drive-Through Vaccination Centres

Following criticism for the slow pace of the vaccination campaign, the South African government has set up drive-through vaccinations centres to allow for faster, easy and safe services. The country which recently expanded the campaign to cover people over the age of 60, has now introduced the drive-through system which citizens agree fosters the sense […]Read More