The village that just got its first fridge

By Sanjoy Majumder Three-quarters of the world’s homes have a fridge – an appliance that can revolutionise a family’s life. A tailor in one Indian village has just become the first person in his community to own one – something he has dreamed of for 10 years. Santosh Chowdhury is pacing up and down speaking into his mobile phone. “How More...

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By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Insurgency: How have Nigeria’s militants become so strong?

By Farouk Chothia Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram is waging the most brutal insurgency in Africa. It has seized vast amounts of territory, threatening Nigeria’s territorial integrity and opening More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, January 26th, 2015

Beleaguered, Nigerians seek to restore a general to power

Buhari in Kaduna By Adam Nossiter Kaduna, Nigeria — Boisterous crowds packed the streets for the retired general, while young men climbed lampposts, walls and billboards to glimpse his gaunt face. Others danced More...

By Peoples Daily On Sunday, January 25th, 2015

February polls: NUJ and the quest for objective reporting

By Evelyn Okakwu All over the world, political seasons or periods of elections are characterized with various happenings; many of which have been deemed harmful to the society. While information remains the key More...

By Peoples Daily On Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Boko Haram crisis: The victims who fled over Lake Chad

By Thomas Fessy Seven-year-old Fatima lies on her own in a big white tent, crying inconsolably and calling for her father who was killed by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria. She escaped with the rest of her family More...

By Peoples Daily On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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The African leaders who choose power before the people

As part of the BBC’s Democracy Day, Maud Jullien considers the African leaders who have refused to give up power and those who have been forced out by popular protests. The principle of government by the people More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Growing terrorism and Boko Haram’s threat to Sahara region

The kidnappings in Cameroon are evidence that the crisis caused by Boko Haram is increasingly a regional one which is spiralling out of control. It seems Cameroon is being punished for taking on the jihadists. In More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, January 19th, 2015

Girl-child marriages: Can it be stopped?

Child Marriage By Evelyn Okakwu According to analysts; Child marriage is a formal marriage or informal union entered into by an individual before reaching the age of 18. Studies have shown that while many countries More...

By Peoples Daily On Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Who will bear the brunt of Nigeria’s 2015 budget loopholes?

By Evelyn Okakwu Reports by various analysts have shown that the 2015 Budget Appropriation Bill as presented to the National Assembly on December 18, 2014 is not in consonance with the practice of austerity measures. While More...

By Peoples Daily On Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Boko Haram crisis: Why it is hard to know the truth in Nigeria

By Will Ross. It is not easy to find out the truth in Nigeria. The Baga killings last week are a case in point, with politicians and government officials offering vastly different information – from 150 dead More...