Yoshihiro Hattori: The door knock that killed a Japanese teenager in US

In October 1992, Yoshihiro Hattori knocked on the wrong door. Yoshi, as he was known, was a 16-year-old Japanese exchange student on his way to a Halloween party in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was with his friend Webb, and they were lost. “I didn’t know that part of town too well, and I guess I took a couple wrong turns,” Webb recalled in a recent More...

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By Peoples Daily On Friday, October 18th, 2019

When FCT Minister, Aliyu stormed Lokoja amid funfair

Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu By Stanley Onyekwere For many political watchers, October 5, 2019, was a day popularity and clout of the FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu was put to test as her people of More...

By Peoples Daily On Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Eradicating Poverty, Promoting Human Rights

Zhou Pingjian By Zhou Pingjian Today, October 17, is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. In his message for the Day 2019, the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres stresses, More...

By Peoples Daily On Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Yasuke: The mysterious African samurai

Almost 500 years ago, a tall African man arrived in Japan. He would go on to become the first foreign-born man to achieve the status of a samurai warrior, and is the subject of two films being produced by Hollywood. Known More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, October 14th, 2019

Thai elephant deaths: Do elephants risk their lives to save each other?

Two survivors of the tragedy face an uncertain future in the jungle now Last week, Thailand suffered one of its biggest ever single elephant tragedies, when 11 animals in one family died in a swollen river. At first More...

By Peoples Daily On Friday, October 11th, 2019

When Famaks British schools celebrated Independence

By Usman Shuaibu On the 30th of September, 2019, the management of Famaks British schools as well as the teachers gathered at the school’s hall to celebrate the 59th Independence Day event. The independence celebration More...

By Peoples Daily On Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Lecturer demanded sex in return for better grades, Nigerian student says

Monica Osagie When Monica Osagie got low marks in a course for her master’s degree, she says the professor gave her two options: Sleep with him, or fail the class. Faced with this stark choice, Osagie says she More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Cameroon’s conflict: Will the National Dialogue make any difference?

Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute (centre) was at the opening of the dialogue in the capital, Yaoundé Life in Cameroon’s two English-speaking provinces has been brought to a standstill by three years of conflict, More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, October 7th, 2019

Notre-Dame: How an underwater forest in Ghana could help rebuild a Paris icon

Wood from a vast underwater forest in Ghana could be used to rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral after its spire and roof were consumed by a blaze in April. Massive tropical trees have been submerged beneath Lake Volta More...

By Peoples Daily On Friday, October 4th, 2019

The awkward questions about slavery from tourists in US South

It was late in the summer of 1619 that a ship bearing “not anything but 20 and odd Negroes” docked at the fledgling port of Point Comfort, Virginia. Those Africans were among the first victims of the American More...