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 Coalition for Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF) condemns the sack of Mr Joseph Ameh, Head of Physical Planning Division of Federal College of Education, Asaba by the institution based on his decision to report mismanagement within the College of Education. 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
The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) is set to hold a webinar on global laws upholding the freedom of press and related challenges.
The webinar, which is expected to come up on August 27, will have in attendance, major press freedom fighters as speakers, activists and would be moderated by PREMIUM TIMES’ publisher, Dapo Olorunyomi. Read More
In the view of on-going efforts to tackle corruption at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the Premium Times Centre for Investigation (PTCIJ) will be launching a 70-page-long research paper to expose the pattern of corruption and financial recklessness of the agency. Read More
PTCIJ’s Natural Resource and Extractives Programme (NAREP) is pleased to invite journalists to apply for a virtual around Nigeria’s Natural Resource and Extractive Sector Reporting in Nigeria.
The coronavirus pandemic has not only forced states to shut down economically, unfortunately, it has also forced humanitarian responses around the world to come to a grinding halt. With Boko Haram (BH) campaigns still very much alive – tragically claiming over 70 people recently in Gubio (Borno State) – Shekau’s new call to bandits in the North West of Nigeria, asking them to join his cause, provides a worrying perspective to the decades-old insurgency. Lately, particularly since January, Nigeria has witnessed a spike in the level of insecurity. There has been a significant rise in banditry, kidnapping and farmer-herder clashes defining the BH insurgency as a resilient force despite the efforts of the Nigerian military. Indeed, the insecurity across the north has forced the Nigeria Police to withdraw in some areas for the military to take over. Read More
The Premium Times for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) in collaboration with the Olive Prime Psychological Services on Tuesday organised a psycho-social webinar to discuss the ‘Psychological effect of Reporting in Difficult Times’ for reporters. Read More
Journalists have been at the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic to receive first-hand information for the consumption of the general public as they have done throughout the course of their work. However, the psychological impact of this on journalists has remained largely unreported. Read More
Civic groups will on Wednesday hold a town hall meeting to discuss how voting will be done in governorship elections to be held in two states.
The electoral commission, INEC, had announced that governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states will proceed despite the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed over 200 lives in Nigeria. Read More
The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), through its fact-checking project, DUBAWA, is now accepting applications from journalists and researchers to the second edition of her fact-checking fellowship. Read More