Losing your memory and the sudden onset of idiosyncratic behaviours are just some of the characteristics that are associated with the natural ageing process. “It’s just age,” many would say to explain changes that we might typically attribute to mental decline. But when do these behaviours become a disease? Read More
The 10th of September is globally recognised as World Suicide Prevention Day. This day was introduced by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) alongside the World Health Organisation (WHO). The day is intended to raise awareness and in so doing, support advocacy for suicide prevention. By dedicating an entire day to suicide prevention, the IASP and WHO aim to change the narrative around mental health, counter misconceptions and address poor understanding surrounding this highly stigmatised condition. Read More
In order to mark the celebration of World Press Freedom Day amidst the lockdown on May 3, 2020, the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) organised a tweet meet to discuss the ‘Economic impact of COVID-19 on the media industry’ with the CEO, Women FM 91.7 MHz, Toun Okewale Sonaiya and Executive Director of the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, Dayo Aiyetan, as the panellists. Read More
The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), through its Agricultural Journalism Project and Natural Resource Program in partnership with Association of flowers Nurseries And Landscaping Practitioners Abuja (AFNALPA), will be embarking on a two-day outreach scheduled to hold from the 20th to 21st of March 2020 to commemorate the International Day of Forests. Read More
The Coalition for Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF) notes the alarming trend of media censorship by state authorities in Nigeria. We observe that public officers and influential individuals are increasingly intolerant of critical reporting and fair comments by journalists. They, therefore, resort to the use of instruments of state criminal justice system to suppress freedom of expression and free press. From January 2019 till date, we have recorded 71 attacks on the media, including arrests, intimidation, detention and killings. We, as a coalition, totally condemn this abuse of power by state actors and security agencies. Read More
In April 2018, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari gave a speech where he described Nigerian youths as “lazy,” sparking a social media revolt from both the young and old citizens of the country.
Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) once said: “A woman is like a teabag– you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”
December 9, has been set aside by the United Nations, to bring our attention to an issue I believe is always on the mind of Nigerians, and that is Anti-Corruption. The Cankerworm to any sort of definitive progress, even the UN had admitted that it would be the greatest challenge to the implementation of its Sustainable Development goals as seen in UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres’ statement: Read More
To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity” Nelson Mandela.
The International Day of the girl child falls every year on the 11th of October and the 2018 theme is “With Her: A Skilled Workforce”. According to the United Nations, this year like the previous six years marks the commencement of a year of work that will be done by collaborating with partners and stakeholders to bring awareness, advocate for and invest in challenges and opportunities imperative for girls to achieve the skills they need for their employability. Read More
The United Nations has proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga, with the aim to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practising yoga. The theme for the 2018 International Day of Yoga organized by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations is “Yoga for Peace”. The International Day of Yoga continues to grow in popularity because it is now, more than ever, regarded as more than just an exercise but as a great tool for staying healthy. Read More