Thursday, December 2, 2021


Hillary Essien is a reporter with Peoples Gazette focusing on special reports and critical national news. She is a lawyer with 2 years of writing and reporting. Prior to working with The Gazette, Hillary served as an administrative assistant at a non-profit organisation focused on food security for children of low income households. She is on Twitter @Hillary_essien
December 1, 2021

IPI urges Philippine government to let Maria Ressa attend Nobel ceremony

“We…call on the government of the Philippines to allow our fellow board member and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa to attend her Nobel ceremony….”

December 1, 2021

Nigeria confirms cases of Omicron in passengers from South Africa

NCDC director-general Ifedayo Adetifa announced the two Omicron cases were discovered through genomic sequencing…linked…to two passengers from South Africa.

November 30, 2021

Abuja-Kaduna train fare jumps from N2,000 to N15,000 amid online ticketing shutdown

“Train from Kaduna to Abuja is now 15-20k. Online booking is also down,” a Twitter user posted on Tuesday morning.

Abuja-Kaduna train (Credit: Twitter)
November 30, 2021

Barbados drops British rule, swears in first president

Barbados has become the latest country under British rule to drop the monarchy and become a republic, replacing Queen Elizabeth as its head of state.

Queen Elizabeth and Sandra Mason
November 29, 2021

Botswana upholds law decriminalising same-sex relationships

The court ruled that outdated laws “serve only to incentivise law enforcement agents to become keyhole peepers and intruders into the private space of citizens.”

LGBTQ+ activists/supporters in Botswana
November 29, 2021

All white people are racists: Twitter CEO Agrawal

In the tweet, the Indian-American stated there was no difference between white people and racists.

November 29, 2021

Buhari regime destroying Nigeria’s economy with reckless forex policies: World Bank

The global bank said the FG’s exchange rate management policies “continue to discourage investment and fuel inflation.”

CBN Godwin Emefiele (credit: Bloomberg)
November 29, 2021

Royal Ballet’s Natalia Osipova releases world’s first ballet NFTs

Bids for Giselle starts at £3,000, while Left Behind’s starting bids are pegged at £8,000.

Natalia Osipova
November 29, 2021

Omicron Variant: Japan to ban travellers

A growing number of countries are responding with bans on travel from southern Africa. The WHO has called for restraint when it comes to travel restrictions.

November 28, 2021

Louis Vuitton director Virgil Abloh is dead

Mr Abloh died at 41 after a long battle against cancer.

Vigil Abloh