Op-ed: America Must Shape the World’s AI Norms — or Dictators Will
BY WILLIAM COHENFORMER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE LEON E. PANETTAFORMER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE CHUCK HAGELFORMER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ASH CARTERFORMER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE Four former U.S. defense secretaries issue a warning about China and a wake-up call to Americans on artificial intelligence. As Secretaries of Defense, we anticipated and addressed threats to our nation, sought strategic […]
Op-ed: Nigeria’s Efforts at Preventing COVID-
By Gloria Essien Since the outbreak of Corona virus on December 31st, 2019, the world is yet to contain its spread. The virus, now code named, Covid 19, by the World Health Organisation,WHO, originated from a Wuhan Seafood Market in China, which was known upon discovery as novel Corona virus. According to Medical experts, Corona […]
Baleria’s former Wife Speaks -alleges ex Hubby’s sisters break their marriage
Wife of ex football international, late Kabiru Baleria, Mrs.Tabitha Adamu Boyer, has accused Baleriya’s sisters of separating her with their brother. Baleria who was Kano Pillar’s Team Manager,died on Tuesday in a Kano hospital and was buried according to Muslim rites. Mrs.Boyer ,in a phone chat exclusively with select journalists on Wednesday, said newspaper reports […]
Op-Ed: Turkish-Syrian Confrontation in Idlib: What Next?
By Anton Evstratov The impressive successes of the Syrian army, which liberated 600 square kilometers in a few weeks (Idlib and Aleppo provinces) and the attempts of Turkey, supporting opponents of official Damascus, to stop this advancement, put the region on the brink of the beginning of a new stage of armed confrontation. This Syrian […]
‘The Private Sector’ as the new Panacea in Refugee Protection?
By Ulrike Krause Humanitarian and political actors are currently paying significant attention to the roles of ‘the private sector’. In light of difficulties such as limited funding, insufficient aid and the restrictive conditions often faced by refugees in host countries, global policies as well as discussion forums ascribe much potential for improvement to the private […]
Nigeria Plans Law to Ban Plastics
· To Eliminate Land-based Marine Litter Sources in 5 years · As NIMASA Launches Action Plan on Marine Litter, Plastics Management The National Assembly and the Federal Ministry of Environment are putting the finishing touches to a bill meant to prohibit the production of plastics, which pollute the environment. A member of the Senate Committee on Marine […]
Is Mohammed Bazoum the next President of Niger Republic?
By Olawale Rasheed with agency reports Niger republic ,Nigeria neighbour up north is preparing for new electoral circle.The incumbent leader,Muhammadu Issoufou will be completing his term of office by the end of 2020. A successor widely visible appears to be from the ruling party especially as the opposition is evidently in disarray. President Issoufou after […]
Exporters Brainstorm on Challenges of Business Environment
A Roundtable facilitated by Policy Development Facility has highlighted issues and challenges faced by exporters of agro commodities,making far reaching recommendations for regulators to become facilitators. At the event held at Fraser Suites with government and non-governmental stakeholders in attendance ,the current business environment was roundly adjudged to be discouraging and unhelpful to the exporting […]