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  • Government urges public to Stop! Think Fraud April 6, 2024
    Against the backdrop of data which shows that: fraud accounts for approximately 38% of all crime in England and Wales, the UK Government has launched ‘Stop! Think Fraud’ - a new national campaign against fraud which urges everyone to stop and think
  • The Gambia may allow female genital mutilation again – another sign of a global trend eroding women’s rights April 2, 2024
    The Gambia’s ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) since 2015 is under threat. Proposed changes before parliament could permit medicalised female genital cutting and allow it for consenting adults.
  • The casualties of Okuama March 19, 2024
    No one is safe. When a people turn against the same men who have been assigned to protect them, there can be no stronger proof of the failure of the State. The murder of four officers and 13 other ranks in Okuama is as President Bola Tinubu has
  • Why children are prime targets of armed groups in northern Nigeria March 19, 2024
    Due to growing insecurity, Nigeria is gradually becoming one of the most dangerous places to live. The 2020 Global Terrorism Index identified the country as the third most affected by terrorism. There was a sharp increase in Boko Haram’s targeting of
  • Recovery of 19-year-old’s body from River Thames sparks public outcry March 14, 2024
    Following the recovery of a body from London’s River Thames believed to be that of missing Samaria Ayanle, there has been a public outcry about how the University she attended - School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London,
    Femi Okutubo
  • Ningi’s “mischief” and Budget 2024 March 12, 2024
    Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi (PDP, Bauchi Central) is a ranking member of Nigeria’s National Assembly. He has been a member of that Assembly since the return to democratic rule in 1999, first as a member of the House of Representatives - elected in 1999
    Reuben Abati
  • Vatika Naturals launches #ROOTFORME campaign to inspire workplace inclusivity March 12, 2024
    House of Dabur’s flagship brand - Vatika Naturals has launched its #ROOTFORME campaign - a digital campaign to mark this year’s International Women’s Day. #ROOTFORME addresses intersectionality in the workplace which affects women of colour,
  • The Trumpet Newspaper Issue 618 (March 6 - 19 2024) March 6, 2024
    Africa needs China for its digital development - but at what price?
    Femi Okutubo
  • New Justices of the Supreme Court March 5, 2024
    When Justice Olukayode Ariwooola, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) retires from the Bench in 2024, upon the attainment of the statutory, mandatory retirement age of 70 years, he would be able to count among his legacies, as CJN, the singular fact that
    Reuben Abati
  • Minimally invasive weight loss procedure now available on NHS March 5, 2024
    Updated guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) indicates that people living with obesity in the UK can now be offered Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) - a minimally invasive treatment for weight loss.