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Thursday,May 16,2013
The miracle of science: Dead man brought back to life with new resuscitation procedure
A man cheated death through the help of science after he was pronounced clinically dead for 40 minutes but was brou..
By ynaija
Tuesday,May 14,2013
‘Lessons I Learnt From Blindness’ – Cobhams Asuquo
cobhams Asuquo gave the talk below recently at TEDxEUSTON where he was one of the speakers.I’m a dreamer, and..
By naij
Friday,May 10,2013
“If I’m arrested, Nigeria will be history” – Asari Dokubo dares House of Reps, insists on GEJ presidency
“Arrest me if you can,” the leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, Mujahid Dokubo-As..
By ynaija
Wednesday,May 08,2013
Horrific: 3 people brutally beaten and burnt to death over alleged witchcraft (VIEWER DISCRETION)
With the anniversary of the barbaric killing of four young students of the University of Port Harcourt by the Aluu ..
By Isi Esene
Tuesday,May 07,2013
Ekiti ACN chairman, 4 others charged with murder
Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar (Punch)The Chairman of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Ekiti Sta..
By Rachel Ogbu
Monday,May 06,2013
Angry Jonathan summons Israeli firm over Internet spy contract disclosures
The Nigerian government has summoned the management of Elbit Systems, an Israeli security firm contracted to spy on..
By premiumtimes
Monday,May 06,2013
Nigeria loses 50bn annually to fire incidence
The Controller- General of Federal Fire Service, Mr Olusegun Okebiorun has disclosed that the nation loses about N5..
By Chinonye Ndeokwelu
Friday,May 03,2013
“Petty thief”: UK court insists on 13-year jail term for Ibori
The Royal Court of Justice on the Strand in London today dismissed an appeal by former Delta governor, James Ibori ..
By ynaija
Thursday,May 02,2013
Married man dies with mistress in hotel pool (PICTURED)
inShare2 A couple who drowned at a luxury hotel were having an affair, it was claimed yesterday.Komba Kpakiwa, 31, ..
By uti james
Friday,Apr 26,2013
Yes I am Boko Haram: Immigration officer confesses, names other security personnel in islamic sect
Nigerians have consistently maintained that the dreaded sect Boko Haram must surely have sympathisers in government..
By Gistpage
Friday,Apr 26,2013
Can we really afford this democracy?
I can understand if, from the title of this piece, you conclude that I am nursing some nostalgia for military regim..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,Apr 25,2013
Why I Changed My Mind On Boko Haram Amnesty - Jonathan
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, gave reasons yesterday the Jonath..
By naij.com
Thursday,Apr 25,2013
Amazing Lewandoski Sinks Real Madrid 4-1
A day after Bayern Munich had beaten Barcelona 4-0 in a memorable first leg semi-final win, Borussia Dortmund prove..
By Jakky Bankong-obi
Tuesday,Apr 23,2013
Margaret Thatcher: We remember differently
The title of this piece is not original. It was borrowed from Nigeria’s nightingale of literature, Ngozi Chim..
By Jideofor Adibe
Monday,Apr 22,2013
“We will find you, and you will face justice” – Barack Obama tells Boston bombers
The US President, Barack Obama has assured the nation that “this time next year on the third Monday in April,..
By ynaija
Thursday,Apr 18,2013
There was NO assassination attempt on Dino Melaye – Abuja police commissioner [DETAILS]
The Commissioner of Police in the Federal Capital Territory, Olufemi Ogunbayo, has stated categorically that there ..
By Hauwa Gambo
Tuesday,Apr 16,2013
WHY WE WANT TO START KILLING MUSLIMS NOW - MEND SPEAKS
There is fire on the mountain top and its fallout may be spreading pretty soon. Just Yesterday, the MEND [Militant ..
By naijaloaded
Tuesday,Apr 16,2013
SNAPSHOT: Dino Melaye’s car allegedly shot at by unknown gunmen in Abuja – See Tweets
by Akan IdoFormer House of Representatives member, Dino Melaye was said to have been attacked by yet unidentified i..
By associate editor(ynaija)
Monday,Apr 15,2013
“To rescue Christianity from Boko Haram”: MEND announces plans to attack mosques and Islamic clerics [REPORT]
The Movement for Emancipation of Niger Delta, MEND have said they destroyed Oil Well 62 owned by the Shell Petroleu..
By Rachel Ogbu
Friday,Apr 12,2013
Former commissioner and wife arrested for fraud in Oyo
Former Commissioner for Trade, Investment and Cooperative in Oyo State, Kazeem Adedeji and his wife, Biodun were ar..
By Rachel Ogbu
Thursday,Apr 11,2013
On the contrary, it is we that should grant you pardon – Boko Haram
KANO (AFP) – The leader of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram has rejected the idea of any potential amnes..
By Vanguard
Tuesday,Apr 09,2013
“Forgive Boko Haram as my late husband forgave the Niger Delta militants” – Turai Yar’Adua tells Jonathan
The wife of former President Umaru Yar’Adua, Turai Yar’Adua, has implored President Goodluck Jonathan t..
By Rachel Ogbu
Monday,Apr 08,2013
Ekiti deputy governor, Funmilayo Olayinka dies of cancer at 52
Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Funmi Olayinka dancing during the special prayer session in her office to mark th..
By Y! City Editor
Friday,Apr 05,2013
Achebe and the ‘innocence’ of mortuary narratives
The recent transition of literary giant Albert Chinualumogu Achebe has led to an uncommon outpouring of encomiums. ..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,Apr 04,2013
Obama To Return 5 Percent Of His Salary In Solidarity With Furloughed Federal Workers
WASHINGTON -- Sharing a bit of budget pain, President Barack Obama will return 5 percent of his salary to the Treas..
By JOSH LEDERMAN
Wednesday,Apr 03,2013
mystical gate to hell discovered
A "gate to hell" has emerged from ruins in southwestern Turkey, Italian archaeologists have announced.A d..
By naij.com
Wednesday,Apr 03,2013

Mr Shem Obafaye, the Lagos state commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, the central figure in..
By Jakky Bankong-obi
Wednesday,Apr 03,2013
Mandela's Health Improving
 Former South African President Nelson Mandela is making "steady improvement" under treatment for pn..
By Reuters
Tuesday,Apr 02,2013
Kwam 1 christens child number 38 (PHOTOS)
God has been very good to K1 de Ultimate (aka KWAM 1, aka all the plenty other names he has had). Blogger Stella Di..
By hauwa gambo
Thursday,Mar 28,2013
Olusegun Adeniyi: Chinua Achebe and the parable of the snake and the toad
The vintage reaction to such an eventuality by a certain literary icon who has now joined his ancestors would proba..
By Oluesegun Adeniyi
Wednesday,Mar 27,2013
“Culture of patronising marabouts, prophets to stay in power is encouraging cultism” – Wole Soyinka
Writer and activist, Wole Soyinka, has criticized Nigerian leaders for consulting marabouts and prophets to the ext..
By Rachel Ogbu
Tuesday,Mar 26,2013
“I love you through all the blog headlines!”: Annie Idibia’s wedding vows are TOOOOO sweet (READ)
We’ll pretend we didn’t see that dig at the media and we will focus on how so sweet this is. Below are ..
By Hauwa Gambo
Monday,Mar 25,2013
Police save ‘hermaphrodite’ pastor stripped naked in Sapele from mob attack (PICTURED – GRAPHIC)
Yes, we are as baffled as you are. This unidentified middle-aged man was reportedly held hostage by a mob last Wedn..
By Akan Ido
Friday,Mar 22,2013
France's Sarkozy investigated in party-funding affair
Ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation on Thursday for "abuse of weakness&q..
By Reuters
Friday,Mar 22,2013
Putin Welcomes China's Xi for Landmark Talks
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and China's new leader Xi Jinping are to hold landmark talks on Friday in the hop..
By AFP
Friday,Mar 22,2013
“No minister will get cleared without a PDP membership card’ – Bamanga Tukur
Henceforth all ministerial nominees must be card-carrying members of the Peoples Democratic Party else they will be..
By Rachel Ogbu
Wednesday,Mar 20,2013
When ignorance and wickedness meet: Father nails his children to planks over witchcraft allegations
A forty-year-old father has been accused of nailing his two children to a plank because a herbalist told him they w..
By Rachel Ogbu
Wednesday,Mar 20,2013
We'll Fight Corruption... President Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan speaking at the Economists magazine’s Nigerian Summit 2013 yesterday in Lagos has..
By Jakky Bankong-obi
Tuesday,Mar 19,2013
30 Killed in Blast at Motor Park in Kano
Over 30 people were killed following a bomb blast in a motor park in the Sabon Gari area of Kano State at about 4.0..
By Jakky Bankong-obi
Tuesday,Mar 19,2013
Pope Celebrates Inauguration with Mass
Pope Francis inaugurated his papacy with a Mass in front of hundreds of thousands of people and foreign leaders in ..
By Reuters
Wednesday,Mar 13,2013
FG Rejects Video Clip as Proof of Foreign Hostages’ Death
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Olugbenga AshiruBy Ike Abonyi and Damilola  Oyedele
T..
By Ike Abonyi and Damilola Oyedele
Wednesday,Mar 13,2013
FG Rejects Video Clip as Proof of Foreign Hostages’ Death
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Olugbenga AshiruBy Ike Abonyi and Damilola  Oyedele
T..
By Ike Abonyi and Damilola Oyedele
Wednesday,Mar 13,2013
FG Rejects Video Clip as Proof of Foreign Hostages’ Death
The Federal Government Tuesday still reserved some hope of rescuing the seven foreign hostages kidnapped in Jama&rs..
By Ike Abonyi and Damilola Oyedele
Wednesday,Mar 13,2013
I was in London on official assignment: Amaechi explains his absence from PDP Governors’ Forum meeting
He was suspiciously missing from the Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum that took place in Abuja on Mo..
By Rachel Ogbu
Tuesday,Mar 12,2013
We Would Love to Design for Obama…
Frank Udo Amanze and JohnBosco Ahuama are the dynamic duo behind the fast growing brand of FnB Designs, the fashion..
By Jakky Bankong-obi and Nneka Emejulu
Tuesday,Mar 12,2013
‘It’s not confirmed yet, the 7 foreigners could still be alive’ – Minister of Interior, Abba Moro
Abba-MoroThe Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, has said the government was still working to free the seven foreign c..
By Rachel Ogbu
Monday,Mar 11,2013
Radical Islamic fighters killed seven foreign hostages in Nigeria, European diplomats said Sunday, making it the worst such kidnapping violence in decades for a country beset by extremist guerrilla attacks.
Nigeria's police, military, domestic spy service and presidency remained silent over the killings of the constructi..
By hollerafrica
Thursday,Mar 07,2013
Disturbing: Will you go for an EYE-BALL tattoo? – See Photos (GRAPHIC)
Alkaline with eye tattooby Isi EseneYes, it’s good to stay ahead of the trend but a dancehall artiste, Alkali..
By ynaija
Wednesday,Mar 06,2013
VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ DEAD
The Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, 58 was declared dead yesterday Tuesday March 6 after a two-year battle with c..
By Jakky Bankong-obi
Wednesday,Mar 06,2013
Ladies rent out their bare thighs as advertising space in Japan (PHOTOS)
There’s a new way to make money and a good way to get your business noticed.The new trend is already making w..
By NIppon News
Monday,Mar 04,2013
Nigeria lacks good leaders – OBJ
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Saturday, said Nigeria lacks  good leadership to  administer her enor..
By Vanguard
Monday,Mar 04,2013
Papal vote preparations begin in earnest at Vatican
- Roman Catholic cardinals filed into the Vatican on Monday for preliminary meetings to sketch an identikit for the..
By Reuters
Tuesday,Feb 26,2013
You know that thing when you see something so cute that you just want to squeeze it?
You know that thing when you see something so cute that you just want to squeeze it? Well now there’s a scien..
By Huffington Post
Tuesday,Feb 26,2013
APC: Determination or desperation?
The recent announcement by the leading opposing parties that they were dissolving their parties in favour of a mega..
By Jideofor Adibe
Monday,Feb 25,2013
Nigerian girl may have poured acid on herself – UK Police
Police are believed to have seized a computer belonging to a young woman who was badly scarred in an acid attack am..
By YNaijia
Monday,Feb 25,2013
Why we’ve not paid salaries – Osun govt
A new payment method was cited as the reason the Osun State Government owes its workers salary. The government said..
By Chi Ibe
Thursday,Feb 21,2013
AC MILAN THUMPS FC BARCELONA WITH A 2-0 WIN
  Champions League favorites FC Barcelona were stunned with a 2-0 defeat by AC Milan on Wednesday, Februa..
By Jakky Bankong-obi
Thursday,Feb 21,2013
Bomb kills three in Nigerian Islamist stronghold
(Reuters) - Three people were killed on Wednesday when a bomb exploded in Nigeria's northeastern town of Maiduguri,..
By Reuters
Wednesday,Feb 20,2013
4 kids among French abducted in Cameroon
A group of seven French citizens, including four children, have been kidnapped in Cameroon, an official close to th..
By News24
Wednesday,Feb 20,2013
French hostages taken to Nigeria
Kidnappers who seized seven members of a French family, including four young children, in Cameroon, have taken them..
By News24
Wednesday,Feb 20,2013
Nigeria charges Russian 'gun dealers'
Fifteen Russian sailors have been charged in a court in Nigeria's main city, Lagos, with illegally bringing weapons..
By News24
Wednesday,Feb 20,2013
Nigeria seeks UK's help to tackle oil crime
 Nigeria has asked Britain for help to tackle a multi-million dollar oil theft business which is run by intern..
By Reuters
Wednesday,Feb 20,2013
Breaking News: Veteran Nollywood Actor Justus Esiri Is Dead
This is beginning to look like a not too pleasant year for Nigerian Entertainers as we’re still mourning the ..
By Niyi
Wednesday,Feb 20,2013
10-year-old Girl Writes to President Obama About Gay Marriage — and He Writes Back
Sophia Bailey-Klugh had already written to President Barack Obama once before, to invite him to dinner at her house..
By Information Nigeria
Wednesday,Feb 20,2013
Breaking News: Gunmen kidnap six foreigners, demand $1.3m ransom
LAGOS (AFP) – Gunmen who stormed an oil service ship in southern Nigeria have kidnapped six foreigners and de..
By Vanguard
Wednesday,Feb 20,2013
Meet The Serial Record Breaker; 20-yr-old Nigerian Girl Who Bagged A Combined Masters Degree From Oxford
Anne-Marie Imafidon, 20, has joined the league of youngest students to receive a Combined Masters Degree in Mathema..
By www.prlog.org
Monday,Feb 18,2013
7 foreigners kidnapped in Nigeria
Seven foreign workers were kidnapped late Saturday from a construction company in northeastern Nigeria, police said..
By Hassan John
Monday,Feb 18,2013
Soldier kills taxi passenger, injures driver in Jos
A soldier with the Special Task Force on Jos crisis, STF, on Saturday shot dead a passenger travelling in a commerc..
By Andrew Ajijah
Monday,Feb 18,2013
Polio Robs Children Of Their Future – Atiku
Atiku said in the last six months alone there have been 38 reported cases and one case recently over the border in ..
By Daily Trust
Monday,Feb 18,2013
African moms: Be patient with your unmarried daughters
Moms everywhere like to ask their unmarried daughters dreaded questions like: Why are you still single? Are you mar..
By China Okasi
Friday,Feb 15,2013
Report: Singer, Goldie goes into coma, reported dead
Terrible news yesteday evening.We have received reports that singer and reality TV star, Goldie Harvey ha..
By Hauwa Gambo
Friday,Feb 15,2013
The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI
The entire world, especially Catholics, have been simultaneously shocked and dismayed by the recent announcement by..
By Jideofor Adibe
Friday,Feb 15,2013

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Thursday,Feb 14,2013
READ: Pope Benedict’s full resignation letter
Pope Benedict XVI earlier today announced his resignation to Catholic faithfuls all over the world. In an announcem..
By Akan Ido
Thursday,Feb 14,2013
Alcohol and Cell Phones Are to Blame for the Majority of Accidents in FCT
 On the 13th of February 2013 at the Sensitization Rally held in Abuja’s Jabi Motor-Park co-organized by..
By Nneka N Emejulu AMCTH
Wednesday,Feb 13,2013
Sports ministry confirms Keshi’s resignation
With the rumours making the rounds that the Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has resigned, our sources close to th..
By Isi Esene
Wednesday,Feb 13,2013

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Wednesday,Feb 13,2013
“I have reconsidered my position…” – Keshi makes a U-turn [FULL STATEMENT]
After a series of discussions back and forth between the Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi and the Sports ministry,..
By Isi Esene
Wednesday,Feb 13,2013
“Super heroes”: President Jonathan rewards Super Eagles team with national honours, land, cash
Each member of the Super Eagles team is to receive N5m for their victory at the just concluded African Cup of Natio..
By Rachel Ogbu
Tuesday,Feb 12,2013
3 lessons I learnt from blindness- Cobhams Asuquo’s inspiring speech at TEDxEuston(WATCH)
 Musician, producer, and songwriter Cobhams Asuquo, 32, gave an outstanding speech at the TEDxEuston 2012.Read..
By Rachel Ogbu
Monday,Feb 11,2013
The moment we won: President Jonathan and wife celebrate the Super Eagles victory (SNAPSHOT)
President Goodluck Jonathan and wife, Patience, celebrate the Super Eagles’ victory at the African Cup of Nat..
By Chi Ibe
Friday,Feb 08,2013
BREAKING: Finally, BON reaches agreement to broadcast AFCON final match on local TV
The Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) has reached an agreement to broadcast the final match of the African..
By Isi Esene
Friday,Feb 08,2013
Naira rain! Dangote rewards Super Eagles with N130 million for reaching the Finals
President/Chief Executive of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has splashed the sum of N130 million on the Nigerian nati..
By tribune
Thursday,Feb 07,2013
Tweet about Jesus Christ: “El-Rufai is playing this dangerous and deadly game of Russian roulette” – CAN
  The war of words between the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the former Federal Capital Terr..
By Isi Esene
Tuesday,Feb 05,2013
El-Rufai cannot be a religious bigot because he worships in my church – Tunde Bakare fires back at CAN
Pastor Tunbe Bakare has reacted to statements describing former FCT Minister, Nasir el-Rufai as a religious bigot s..
By Isi Esene
Monday,Feb 04,2013
Jonathan congratulates Super Eagles; He watches all the matches – Presidency
Following the well-deserved victory of the Nigeria Super Eagles over the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire, Presiden..
By Isi Esene
Friday,Feb 01,2013
“Death by hanging”: Appeal court delivers verdict on Rev. King today
Today, February 1, the Court of Appeal in Lagos is scheduled to announce its decision on the death sentence passed ..
By Rachel Ogbu
Thursday,Jan 31,2013
Confusion: “There is no cease fire” – ’2nd-in-command’ Boko Haram leader claims
There is confusion over the ceasefire announcement purportedly made by a faction of the Boko Haram Islamic sect whi..
By Isi Esene
Wednesday,Jan 30,2013
It’s real this time? Boko Haram declares ceasefire
New reports have claimed that the Jamaatul Ahjlil Sunna lidawati wal Jihad otherwise known as Boko Haram, on Monday..
By Rachel Ogbu
Monday,Jan 28,2013
“What did you do with the N8.3 trillion given to you?”- Ribadu tasks Northern governors
Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has asked governors of 19 Northern States to account for the N8.3 trillion given to their state..
By Rachel Ogbu
Friday,Jan 25,2013
“Nigerians are pleased with the progress we’ve made on electricity supply,” Jonathan tells CNN’s Amanpour
In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday, President Goodluck Jonathan answered a series of..
By Rachel Ogbu
Wednesday,Jan 23,2013
These guys are serious: Health minister says medical treatment abroad will soon be banned
The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu recently announced plans to stop Nigerians from travelling abroad for medi..
By Rachel Ogbu
Tuesday,Jan 22,2013
Same sex marriage is evil – Pastor Adeboye
Foremost cleric, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has condemned same sex marriage that has been made legitimate in som..
By leadership
Monday,Jan 21,2013
“His words sent me to another world” – Annie Idibia can’t stop talking about her love for 2face
That 2face and Annie Idibia are elaborately planning a wedding is no more news, but very few people know how the in..
By Akan Ido
Monday,Jan 21,2013
Police College: Heads may roll after Jonathan’s unscheduled visit
  There are indications that president Goodluck Jonathan might be considering a major shake-up in the Nig..
By Akan Ido
Friday,Jan 18,2013
I didn’t give the 10 commandments for single ladies – Tiwa Savage (but they’re interesting anyway)
by Akan Ido‘The 10 commandments for single ladies‘ which has basically gone viral online was initially ..
By Akan Ido
Friday,Jan 18,2013
“We may have problems…”: ACN, CPC, ANPP merger runs into trouble
As the three major opposition parties in Nigeria come together to fight the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), ..
By Hauwa Gambo
Friday,Jan 18,2013
the lance amstrong confession
just about 1hr ago lance amstrong a cycling legend made a confession on an interview with oprah winfrey in fro..
By hollerafrica
Thursday,Jan 17,2013
2015 election: I will run again if I’m asked to – Buhari
Former president Muhammadu Buhari yesterday revealed that only the outcome of the opposition merger-talks can deter..
By Isi Esene
Thursday,Jan 17,2013
“My mum almost killed me!” – Wizkid, Toke Makinwa, Toju Foyeh and others share their most memorable Christmas
We conclude the piece fro m #YMagazine10 asking some celebrities and media personalities for their most memorable C..
By Adedoyin Jaiyesimi and Ifeanyi Dike Jr
Thursday,Jan 17,2013
“My mum almost killed me!” – Wizkid, Toke Makinwa, Toju Foyeh and others share their most memorable Christmas
We conclude the piece fro m #YMagazine10 asking some celebrities and media personalities for their most memorable C..
By Adedoyin Jaiyesimi and Ifeanyi Dike Jr
Wednesday,Jan 16,2013
He’s done: Pastor Chris Okotie rules out future marriage plans [DETAILS]
Pastor of the Household of God church, Oregun and former pop star Chris Okotie has ruled out any further wedding be..
By Daniel Essien
Tuesday,Jan 15,2013
7 suspects arrested for defrauding billionaire, Folorunsho Alakija’s NGO
The EFCC has announced the arrest of seven employees of ‘The Rose of Sharon’ organisation for alleged a..
By Akan Ido
Tuesday,Jan 15,2013
Press release: New Fiction series for ‘Generation Y’
 We are happy to announce the launch of a new fiction series for young adults for the Nigerian market. To be c..
By Adonis & Abbey Publishers
Tuesday,Jan 15,2013
Press release: New Fiction series for ‘Generation Y’
 We are happy to announce the launch of a new fiction series for young adults for the Nigerian market. To be c..
By Adonis & Abbey Publishers
Tuesday,Jan 15,2013
One down: PDP crisis deepens as Tukur replaces Oyinlola with Onwe
The internal wranglings within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) intensified yesterday as the party chairman, Bama..
By Isi Esene
Monday,Jan 14,2013
PDP crisis: Jonathan considers dumping Tukur
There are indications that president Goodluck Jonathan may have decided to accede to the demands of Peoples Democra..
By Isi Esene
Friday,Jan 11,2013
“I will kill you”: An American mother shares the gripping story of her 11-year-old mentally ill son
"Michael," the author's sonFriday’s horrific American national tragedy — the murder of 20 children and six adults a..
By Liza Long
Thursday,Jan 10,2013
A touch from heaven
A routine C-section turned memorable for an Arizona doctor when his tiny patient reached out of her mother’s abdome..
By ynaija(www.ynaija.com)
Wednesday,Jan 09,2013
The conjoined twins who were born to Safiya Sani on January 3 at Mararaba Medical Centre, Mararaba Gurku in Nasarawa State have died.
The twins who were who were connected in the heart, down to the abdomen and the upper side of the intestines died a..
By Akan Ido
Wednesday,Jan 09,2013
MESSI AGAIN!! : Messi wins Ballon d’Or four times in a row
Statistics and figures prove that Messi is the best player of his era. PHOTO: REUTERS 2013 couldn’t have star..
By holler africa
Tuesday,Jan 08,2013
'I'm tired of doing my hair and make-up': Pensioner, 75, who became a woman in sex change operation 23 years ago wants to be a man again
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By www.mailonline.com
Monday,Jan 07,2013
Gen. Abubakar, Amaechi, Ngige, T. A. Orji in Imo as Gov Okorocha’s daughter weds state commissioner (PHOTOS)
Governor Okorocha giving his blessingsby Akan IdoImo State was agog with dignitaries and well wishers on January 3 ..
By akin(associate editor-www.ynaija.com)
Friday,Jan 04,2013
Mercy Johnson Gives Birth To Baby Girl
 one of Nigeria’s star actress Mercy Johnson on the 2nd of january delivered a bouncing baby g..
By hollerafrica
Friday,Dec 21,2012
The Fuel Subsidy Conundrum (Part 2)
I ended the first part of this piece last week by asking on whose side President Jonathan was on the fuel subsidy d..
By Chido Onumah
Thursday,Dec 20,2012
The Subsidy Conundrum (Part 1)
 If you are confused about the assurance by President Jonathan during his recent media chat that “Subsid..
By Chido Onumah
Wednesday,Dec 19,2012
Memo to Doyin Okupe: What is President Jonathan Hiding? (1)
 I refer to your press conference of Thursday, December 6, 2012, in which you tried, albeit unsuccessfully, to..
By Chido Onumah
Thursday,Dec 13,2012
A Governor, Three Ministers and their Burden
Chido Onumah  The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, created a m..
By Chido Onumah
Friday,Oct 19,2012
Abuja Indigenes: The Fire Next Time?
There are two emerging features of the Nigerian condition, which appear to complicate efforts to redress the percei..
By Jideofor Adibe
Monday,Aug 27,2012
America’s Greatness Through President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Positive Bond With Young Americans: The Emancipation of the Children of Undocumented People in the United States by President Barack Obama
I have found myself in a very unique position at a very historic moment in the world. Long before Kenyan American, ..
By Amadu Jacky Kaba, Ph.D
Thursday,Jul 05,2012
The ‘Failed State Index’ as a tool of imperialism
The 2012 edition of the Failed State Index published by Funds for Peace, an independent research and educational or..
By Jideofor Adibe
Monday,May 07,2012
Between General Azazi and his critics
Reports that the National Security Adviser General Andrew Owoeye Azazi blamed the PDP’s zoning and power rota..
By Jideofor Adibe
Saturday,Apr 28,2012
Lessons from the Titanic
I had actually wanted to publish this piece last week to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic du..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,Mar 22,2012
Between Oteh and Hembe
The salacious revelations at the probe of the Securities and Exchange Commission by the Capital Markets Committee o..
By Jideofor Adibe
Friday,Mar 09,2012
The North, Revenue Allocation and the Games they Play
The call by Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State for a review of the current system of revenue allocation, which..
By Jideofor Adibe
Sunday,Jan 15,2012
Political protests, protest policing and other matters
The tragedy which attended the nationwide strike against the ‘ambush’ removal of subsidies on premium p..
By Jideofor Adibe
Wednesday,Oct 19,2011
Jonathan’s Job Creation Agenda: Matters Arising
A visit to the web portal created by the national committee on job creation of the national economic management tea..
By Shafiu Ibrahim Abdullahi
Wednesday,Oct 19,2011
Why Nigerians Must Resist The Next “Fuel Subsidy” Withdrawal
I have never seen a country run so fraudulently as is Nigeria. The rulers have been criminal liars and there don't ..
By Tony Ishiekwene
Tuesday,Oct 18,2011
Islam v Christianity: A Shocking History By Ibraheem Dooba
Fourteen hundred years ago, two groups of Arabs stood before the Ethiopian Christian king, Negus. Both groups had u..
By Ibraheem Dooba
Tuesday,Oct 18,2011
The politics of de-subsidisation
The plan by the federal government to remove fuel subsidies, effective from January 2012, is the latest in the seem..
By Jideofor Adibe
Tuesday,Oct 18,2011
Nigeria @51: Has this House Really Fallen?
When Karl Maier published his book This House Has Fallen: Midnight in Nigeria (2000), I was probably among the firs..
By Jideofo Adibe
Tuesday,Oct 18,2011
NIGERIA’S DWINDLING ECONOMY AND THE CHINESE EXPERIENCE
“There has been a shift from Asia-Pacific which was largely about the U.S and Japan to ‘East Asia&rsquo..
By Ugwumba Egbuta
Thursday,Oct 13,2011
BEHIND THE FIGURES
If there is one privatisation transaction that should be of interest to the public, it is that of the sale of Egbin..
By Ijeoma Nwogwugwu
Wednesday,Oct 12,2011
On Fuel Subsidy Removal: Facts And Falsehood
The recent revelation of the avowed intention of the Nigerian federal government to remove fuel subsidy and devalue..
By Leonard Karshima Shilgba, PhD
Wednesday,Oct 12,2011
On Nigeria’s Jobless Growth
postgraduate students, including yours truly, at Oxford University. An Indian politician on a campaign tour had whi..
By Sa’ad Jijji
Wednesday,Oct 12,2011
Unlocking the Potential in Solid Minerals
In search of answers to the perennial question of jobs in the society, our ancestors appear smarter than our leader..
By Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai
Friday,Sep 09,2011
The Nigerian (Un)chattering Class
Readers will have to excuse the liberties I have taken with the title of my article today, but I can’t think ..
By Ijeoma Nwogwugwu
Friday,Sep 09,2011
The Nigeria’s Broken Political Party System And What Can Be Done About It.
It’s trite to state that Nigerians are disenchanted and dissatisfied with how the political parties of this 4..
By Ibiynka Solarin
Friday,Sep 09,2011
Nigeria’s foreign policy faux pas
That the Nigerian government has formally recognized the National Transitional Council (in Libya) is not only disap..
By Sabella Abidde
Friday,Sep 09,2011
SWF: What they are not telling us
 The recent call by the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF)  for the suspension of the implementation o..
By Jideofor Adibe
Friday,Sep 09,2011
Beyond Boko Haram
The bombing of the UN Office in Abuja on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, is one of several spates of ..
By Jideofor Adibe
Friday,Jul 22,2011
Adokefs Attacks on EFCC/ICPC: Matters Arising
The damning verdict by the off and on Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, o..
By Ifeanyi Izeze
Wednesday,Jun 29,2011
Obasanjo: A re-reading
Obasanjo, a popular hate-figure, has once again been boxed into a corner, painted as a bugaboo and turned into a me..
By Jideofor Adibe
Wednesday,Jun 29,2011
Characteristics of Players in the 2005-2006 U.S. National Basketball Association (NBA)
The 2010-2011United States National Basketball Association (NBA) season is now over, with the Dallas Mavericks winn..
By Amadu Jacky Kaba, Ph.D. Seton Hall University
Wednesday,Jun 29,2011
Demographics and Publication Productivity of Ivy League Political Science Professors: Harvard, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania and Yale
From September 13, 2005 to October 2005 just for the sake of my own personal understanding and book learning, I con..
By Amadu Jacky Kaba, Ph.D. Seton Hall University
Wednesday,Jun 29,2011
Another take on June 12
June 12 has come to mean different things to different Nigerians. For some, it is a celebration of a triumphal mome..
By Jideofor Adibe
Saturday,Jun 11,2011
Whose Freedom?
st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) }  There has been a lot of euphoria in the media over the signing into law on..
By Jideofor Adibe
Saturday,Jun 11,2011
AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN
Dear President Jonathan,On April 16, 2011, the Nigerian people officially and overwhelmingly elected you as their P..
By Dr. Onyema G. Nkwocha
Saturday,Jun 11,2011
Beyond a Sovereign National Conference
There was something strange about the inaugural lecture delivered on behalf of President Goodluck Jonathan on Thurs..
By Jideofor Adibe
Saturday,Jun 11,2011
Our democracy project: the journey so far
The Governorship elections of April 26 (April 28 in Bauchi and Kaduna) drew a curtain on the current election seaso..
By Jideofor Adibe
Saturday,Apr 09,2011
Reducing the cost of governance
At a recent conference in Abuja on the forthcoming general elections, one of the key speakers, a professor of histo..
By Jideofor Adibe
Saturday,Apr 09,2011
Jega on trial
The abortion of the April 2 2011 parliamentary elections, which were already well underway in several polling booth..
By Jideofor Adibe
Saturday,Apr 09,2011
Princewill Saw 2011 Elections Before Jega Came
Monday, 28th September 2009, Prince Tonye Princewill, then the Rivers State Action Congress (of Nigeria) leader, sa..
By Odimegwu Onwumere
Saturday,Apr 09,2011
An Open Letter To Okada Riders (Motorcyclists)
Good  day and compliment of the season to you all my dear brothers riding motorcycles to make a living. We jus..
By Adewale Akande
Friday,Mar 18,2011
The lure of protest politics
Why do candidates who know they have absolutely no chance of winning an election insist on contesting? Why do some ..
By Jideofor Adibe
Friday,Mar 18,2011
Revolution and Nigeria’s ‘economy of affection’
In a very influential work, Beyond Ujamaa in Tanzania: Underdevelopment and the Uncaptured Peasantry (1980), Swedis..
By Jideofor Adibe
Friday,Mar 18,2011
Amaechi: My Own House Rent!
It was commendable to note that the ebullient Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State had on 4th March 2011, in O..
By Odimegwu Onwumere
Tuesday,Jan 04,2011
‘Auntie’ Dora: The Resignation of a Minister
The recent announcement by Professor Dora Akunyili that she was resigning as Minister of Information and would cont..
By Jideofor Adibe
Tuesday,Jan 04,2011
The Campaign Strategies of Jonathan and Atiku
As the PDP primaries draw near, it may be worth reviewing some of the campaign strategies deployed by the two main ..
By Jideofor Adibe
Tuesday,Jan 04,2011
When a society loses its values
Just exactly when there was a declaration by Christian religious leaders in Mbaise area of Imo State, Nigeria, to d..
By Odimegwu Onwumere
Friday,Dec 10,2010
The notion and politics of ‘consensus candidacy’
Since Atiku Abubakar was declared the ‘consensus’ candidate of the Northern presidential aspirants in t..
By Jideofor Adibe
Friday,Dec 03,2010
Atiku’s drumbeaters & the sound of their talking drum
 Before Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President Federal Republic of Nigeria emerged the Northern Politica..
By Odimegwu Onwumere
Friday,Dec 03,2010
Obasanjo 2: Atiku 6
The recent report that Obasanjo caricatured the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the consensus candidate of the North..
By Jideofor Adibe
Tuesday,Nov 23,2010
I am Proud of Naija
The year was 1914. The Right Honorable Frederick John Dealtry Lugard, 1st Baron of Abinger in the County of Surrey,..
By Chika Ezeanya
Tuesday,Nov 23,2010
PPA Celebrates Chinua Achebe @ 80
The Princewill Political Associates (PPA) has done it again, just as they did in 2008, when they were in the Rivers..
By Odimegwu Onwumere
Tuesday,Nov 23,2010
The affliction of being a writer in Nigeria
Since the first printing outfit was established in Calabar, the capital of the present day Cross River State in 184..
By Odimegwu Onwumere
Tuesday,Nov 23,2010
Nigeria’s call for AU not to interfere in its internal affairs
The recent report that the Nigerian government has cautioned the African Union, (AU), not to interfere in its inter..
By Jideofor Adibe
Tuesday,Nov 23,2010
NEC was wrong on new foreign policy proposal
The recent report that the National Economic Council (NEC) has taken a decision that Nigeria will no longer play &l..
By Jideofor Adibe
Tuesday,Nov 23,2010
Re-thinking our university education system
The recent decision by the federal government to establish six more ‘specialised’ federal universities ..
By Jideofor Adie
Saturday,Oct 30,2010
Between Majority Tyranny, Democratic Space and PDP’s Zoning
Alexis Tocqueville, the French political thinker and historian, developed the phrase ‘tyranny of the majority..
By Jideofor Adibe
Tuesday,Oct 19,2010
Lying With Statistics – Nigeria As The ‘Third Fastest Growing Economy’
In a very influential book, How to Lie with Statistics (1954), the American writer, Darrell Huff, discusses the fun..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,Oct 14,2010
Random Quotes: In their own Words
North is determined to stop Jonathan“There is a direct correlation between moves by President Jonathan to con..
By Kingsley Omose
Thursday,Oct 14,2010
Orji Kalu’s Braggadocio
There is something about Orji Uzo Kalu, (OUK), former governor of Abia state, which sticks to your face, making it ..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,Oct 14,2010
Jos Poster War
It was with a rude shock to note that barely a week Nigeria regretted or rejoiced to announce the deaths of her 12 ..
By Odimegwu Onwumere
Thursday,Oct 07,2010
The (Aborted) Meeting of the Igbo Political Forum
 The recent blocking of a planned meeting of the Igbo Political Forum (IPF), which was to take place at the Ba..
By Jideofor Adibe
Wednesday,Sep 29,2010
As Soyinka Joins Partisan Politics
The recent news that Wole Soyinka has decided to join partisan politics made headlines. The Nobel laureate, who was..
By Jideofor Adibe
Wednesday,Sep 29,2010
Nigerian Cultures and Traditions: Full of policies but lack of direction @ 50
It has become a culture and tradition that every October 1st Nigeria will celebrate her Independence Day from the g..
By Odimegwu Onwumere
Thursday,Sep 23,2010
Ribadu’s Quest to Be President
The recent declaration by Nuhu Ribadu, former boss of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, that he would r..
By Jideofor Adibe
Tuesday,Sep 21,2010
A New Nigeria, Our Time Is Now
My Brothers and Sisters: It is with deep humility and a profound sense of responsibility that I am writing to infor..
By Nuhu Ribadu
Tuesday,Sep 21,2010
Let's Get It Done!
On October 1st, 2010, our country will turn 50.  Whilst we thank those who have contributed positively to the ..
By Bukola Saraki
Tuesday,Sep 21,2010
Jega's demand for shift in election dates
With Attahiru Jega, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission seeking an extension of time from..
By Kingsley Omose
Wednesday,Sep 15,2010
Jonathan and the Igbo question
The Igbos, grudgingly respected for their entrepreneurial skills, are often derided for their perceived lack of uni..
By Jideofor Adibe
Wednesday,Sep 15,2010
Between Jonathan, Babangida and Atiku
As the drumbeats of the political season reverberate through the entire public space, we are once again reminded th..
By Madaki Ekeh, PhD
Saturday,Sep 11,2010
The Politics of ‘Generation Shift’
The idea of power shift to the younger generation has moved up the agenda of political discussion since former mili..
By Jideofor Adibe
Tuesday,Sep 07,2010
Why Mercy Johnson’s marriage didn’t hold
She is one of the ingenious innards in the Nollywwod, the theatrical and delectable damsel from Kogi State. Mercy J..
By Odimegwu Onwumere
Saturday,Sep 04,2010
Oritz Wiliki: A Prophet in music, a Poet in writing
When I saw the title, “But for my dad, I would have been a gangster” I ignored reading it. This is Orit..
By Odimegwu Onwumere
Saturday,Sep 04,2010
Atiku in Solidarity with Ndigbo
GOODWILL MESSAGE TO THE 16TH WORLD IGBO CONGRESSI am very pleased to send my fraternal greetings to Ndigbo worldwid..
By Alhaji Atiku Abubakar
Wednesday,Sep 01,2010
Marketing Jonathan’s probable presidential candidacy
The anticipated presidential candidacy of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GEJ) has become a big business trapped in high w..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,Aug 26,2010
Babangida was wrong to apologise for ‘June 12’
Former military Head of State Ibrahim Babangida has reportedly apologised for annulling the June 12, 1993 elections..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,Aug 26,2010
Atiku’s Wavering Presidential Ambition
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who formally declared on August 15, 2010 for his 2011 presidential ambition on..
By Odimegwu Onwumere
Wednesday,Aug 18,2010
Jega's Appointment as INEC Chairman Probably a Mistake
Since the appointment of Professor Attahiru Jega as INEC Chairman, there has been a certain euphoria that at long l..
By Jideofor Adibe
Wednesday,Aug 18,2010
Things fall .....?
Four years from the centenary celebration of the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern Protectorates by the Bri..
By Kingsley Omose
Wednesday,Aug 18,2010
Obasanjo’s ‘Fatal Embrace’ of Buhari and Babangida
Three former Heads of State, Olusegun Obasanjo, Mohamed Buhari and Ibrahim Babangida were reported to have ‘s..
By Jideofor Adibe
Wednesday,Aug 04,2010
Buhari's Quest for a Second Chance
There is something about Muhammadu Buhari that seems to appeal to many Nigerians. This, perhaps, has something to d..
By Jideofor Adibe
Wednesday,Aug 04,2010
Protecting Your Reputation from Nigeria’s ‘Internet Warriors’
One of the numerous benefits of the internet is the democratisation of the publication of opinions. No matter what ..
By Jideofor Adibe
Monday,Jul 26,2010
Why the Government May Be Wrong on The New ‘Minimum’ Wage
The recent 63.7 percent increase in the national minimum wage, from N11,000 to N17,000 (or is it N18,000?) has gene..
By Jideofor Adibe
Monday,Jul 26,2010
Letter to Professor Jega
Dear Attahiru, This letter is in direct response to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s request f..
By Chinedu Vincent Akuta
Monday,Jul 26,2010
African Voices and the Health Agenda in Africa
The big news in health this year is that the Obama Administration has launched the Global Health Initiative (GHI), ..
By Melvin P. Foote
Monday,Jul 26,2010
Pregnant with Possibility
The news of a pregnancy should ideally be met with joy – but all too often there is justifiable fear. The Afr..
By Asha Rose Migiro
Monday,Jul 26,2010
Lessons from Liberia 1
After the last civil war that resulted in the removal of Charles Taylor from power I made several visits to Liberia..
By kingsley Omose
Saturday,Jul 17,2010
Between Octopus Paul And Nigerian Juju Men And Pastors
One of the celebrities thrown up by the just concluded World Cup tournament in South Africa is the German Octopus P..
By Jideofor Adibe
Sunday,Jul 11,2010
Igboland: When Did Things Really Begin To Fall Apart?
That the level of insecurity in Igboland has reached unacceptable level is no longer news. In virtually all parts o..
By Jideofor Adibe
Sunday,Jul 11,2010
Nigeria vs. Ghana: The Challenges Ahead (Part 2)
Doing Business in GhanaGhana’s population totals approximately 22 million people. Having made the necessary i..
By Charles Malize
Wednesday,Jun 30,2010
Jonathan, Babangida and the Sword of Damocles
In the Sword of Damocles, the Roman politician and philosopher Cicero tells the story of Dionysius II, a king who r..
By Jideofor Adibe
Wednesday,Jun 30,2010
Letter To “Father No Shaking” On The September 2010 Festival Of Oath-taking In Umuagwu-Aro, Osuh-Owerre, Isi-ala Mbano Local Government Area (LGA), Imo State
Dear Rev. Father, Greetings! I have to address by the above name since it is the name you are commonly kn..
By Odimegwu Onwumere
Wednesday,Jun 30,2010
African Writers Series: The making and marring of British publishing industry
African Writers Series (AWS) was founded in 1962, by Heinemann’s Alan Hill – the Heinemann Publish..
By Odimegwu Onwumere
Wednesday,Jun 23,2010
Attahiru Jega and the Search for a Nigerian Hero
Nigerians seem to be in constant search for public heroes - competent little messiahs who will not hesitate to put ..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,Jun 17,2010
The Return of Mallam Ribadu
Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, the one time strongman of the financial crime buster EFCC, who sneaked out of Nigeria into self..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,Jun 17,2010
Da Grin: Made Popular by Death
The first time to hear that a young man called Olaitan Olaonipekun, popularly known as Da Grin was living was when ..
By Odimegwu Onwumere
Thursday,Jun 17,2010
Too Many Captains…
Two major attributes that have been quite easy to discern about President Goodluck Jonathan are: one, he seems to l..
By Ijeoma Nwogwugwu
Thursday,Jun 10,2010
Should Suspects Be Paraded?
The above question is generating increasing furore among our intellectuals, and ‘beer parlour’ politica..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,Jun 10,2010
Nigeria: A Two Party System By Legislation?
Perhaps enamoured by the seeming ease with which two dominant political parties trod the political landscape of, at..
By Joel Nwokeoma
Thursday,Jun 03,2010
David Mark and the Agitation for More States
The Senate President David Mark was recently quoted as saying that the demand for new states is "is right, leg..
By Jideofor Adibe
Monday,May 31,2010
Jonathan, ...luck Dey Finish O!
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is ..
By Prince Charles Dickson
Thursday,May 27,2010
Corruption: Time for General Amnesty?
The fight against corruption – the abuse of public office by officials – predates Nigeria’s indep..
By Jideofor Adibe
Wednesday,May 19,2010
Ensuring that African Voices on Climate Change are Heard
Global warming looms large as one of the factors set to negate the progress many African countries have made over t..
By Melvin Foote
Wednesday,May 19,2010
Mobil’s Lease Renewal Revisited
Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited, the Nigerian subsidiary of ExxonMobil - the world’s largest company by mar..
By Ijeoma Nwogwugwu
Wednesday,May 19,2010
Political Parties and Check List(s
I am sure that most political parties/political leaders in Nigeria, watched as Gordon Brown (Ex British Prime Minis..
By Chinedu Vincent Akuta
Wednesday,May 19,2010
Onovo and Rising Crime Wave in Igboland
At the last meeting held by the last Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mike Okiro, with senior police officers, on t..
By Joel Nwokeoma
Thursday,May 06,2010
Yaradua Dead: Speech by Jonathan as He is Sworn In As President
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By Our reporter
Wednesday,May 05,2010
Greece: A Resurgence of the Drachma
Fear that Greece may default on its debt obligations together with political uncertainty led to the rating agency, ..
By Charles Malize
Wednesday,May 05,2010
Jobs for the youths or fraud by another name?
 In a depressed economy like ours, characterised by job losses, closure of companies and mass youth unemployme..
By Joel Nwokeoma
Monday,Apr 26,2010
How Jonathan Can Fix Electricity (III)
Some readers had concerns with my article last week. In their opinion, I was in the habit of promoting friends and ..
By Ijeoma Nwogwugwu
Sunday,Apr 25,2010
BBC 2 Documentary: Welcome To Lagos
Please do not get me wrong, this documentary is a public relation(s) disaster for Nigeria, Nigerians and every thin..
By Chinedu Vincent Akuta
Sunday,Apr 25,2010
Benin-Ore Expressway: Beyond Daggash’s lame lamentation
It is often said that those who do not learn from history, more often than not, tend to repeat mistakes of the past..
By Joel Nwokeoma
Sunday,Apr 25,2010
PDP Zoning And Majority Rule In A Democracy
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has an arrangement for zoning elective political positions to specific geo-polit..
By Leonard Karshima Shilgba, PhD
Saturday,Apr 24,2010
EU & Greece: Is Time Running Out for Greece?
Challenges Greece is a member of the European Union. Its national debt currently stands at approximately 300bn euro..
By Charles Malize
Thursday,Apr 22,2010
Jerome Oputa Udoji: The Exit of a Titan
He was perhaps best known for the ‘Udoji Award’ of the mid 1970s, when many public servants received hu..
By Jideofor Adibe
Friday,Apr 16,2010
Thailand: Protest(s) Capital of Third World Countries
It will be very appropriate if the Save Nigeria Groups, various opposition groups/parties in Nigeria could undertak..
By Chinedu Vincent Akuta
Friday,Apr 16,2010
Abubakar Rimi’s humble end
In Alhaji Abubakar Rimi, Nigeria lost a true son.  He lived fighting for the development of Nigeria, especiall..
By Fidelis Onyedikam
Friday,Apr 09,2010
Babangida, Federalism, and 2011
Former military president General Ibrahim Babangida is reportedly consulting widely on whether to join the 2011 pre..
By Jideofor Adibe
Monday,Apr 05,2010
Yar'adua; Cock and Bull Stories
Has anyone noticed, every time the nation seems to be making some progress towards disengaging itself from Presiden..
By Ijeoma Nwogwugwu
Thursday,Apr 01,2010
Who will tame the state of insecurity in Imo State?
  Obviously worried by the disturbing state of insecurity in Igboland in recent times, governors of..
By Joel Nwokeoma
Wednesday,Mar 31,2010
American Delegation To Take Part In Senegal’s Celebration
 Heads of state and key representatives of the African Diaspora to join  three-day celebration of the fut..
By Constituency for Africa
Wednesday,Mar 31,2010
My Name is Nigeria, I am Fifty Years Old And....
My Name Is Nigeria, I am Fifty Years Old And...By Prince Charles Dickson, AbujaSome say it is impossible to kiss yo..
By Prince Charles Dickson
Thursday,Mar 25,2010
Burning Pot : So That Nigeria Does Not Become Nonsense And Ingredients
Burning Pot By Prince Charles DicksonSo That Nigeria Does Not Become Nonsense And IngredientsJos, Plateaupcdbooks@g..
By Prince Charles Dickson
Thursday,Mar 25,2010
Nigeria: Interpreting Times and Events
I saw a big snake coiled around itself on the side of a road. People started gathering at the spot; then, as attent..
By Leonard Karshima Shilgba, PhD
Saturday,Mar 20,2010
Jos: We are all to blame
The Nigerian Police and the Military have managed to arrest some of  the men who carried out the systematic ma..
By Kingsley Omose
Monday,Mar 15,2010
Jos: Slaughter Capital of Nigeria
The Federal Government of Nigeria owes Nigerians a serious apology for its failure to end the incessant Jos crisis...
By Chinedu Vincent Akuta
Monday,Mar 15,2010
It's Only Skin
The air was rife with an overwhelming stench. I paused mid-stride, thoughts of my impending appointment momentarily..
By Linda Nwokoye
Friday,Mar 05,2010
Goodluck: Acting v Substantive
The upheaval surrounding the dramatic midnight return of Umaru Yar'Adua from Jeddah to Abuja in an air ambulance is..
By Kingsley Omose
Thursday,Mar 04,2010
End This Political Crisis Before It’s Too Late
His Excellency,Acting President Goodluck Jonathan,The Presidency, Aso Rock.Abuja, Nigeria. Dear Goodluck Jonat..
By Chinedu Vincent Akuta
Tuesday,Feb 23,2010
Those National Assembly Resolutions
That some Nigerians are questioning and or challenging the actions of the National Assembly in declaring Jonathan G..
By Kingsley Omose
Friday,Feb 19,2010
Online Propaganda and Social Media
The battle ground has shifted. In an advanced society conflict is no longer resolved through the use of bows and ar..
By Yushau A. Shuaib
Thursday,Feb 18,2010
Reflections on the Anambra State Elections
The February 6, 2010 gubernatorial election in Anambra state has come and gone. Governor Peter Obi has been announc..
By Jideofor Adibe
Wednesday,Feb 17,2010
On the Grind - With Alex Wheatle MBE
Standing 5’7, give or take an inch or three, Alex Wheatle isn’t exactly the tallest gentleman. Shoulder..
By Ola Akanbi
Wednesday,Feb 17,2010
This time around: Kenya Stockbroker collapse, Report leaks, Credit Reference Live
Mars Group Kenya: The an anti-corruption watchdog group is the wikileaks for Kenya, re-publishing hitherto top-secr..
By Bankelele
Wednesday,Feb 10,2010
Yaradua’s AWOL and Ethnic Profiling*
Since President Yaradua vamoosed from Nigeria nearly three months ago, on medical trip to Saudi Arabia, without off..
By Jideofor Adibe
Wednesday,Feb 10,2010
The Sad Politics of Yaradua's Ill-Health
With the passage of concurrent motions by the two chambers of the Nigerian National Assembly on Tuesday 9th Februar..
By Madaki Ameh**
Wednesday,Feb 10,2010
That Unprecedented Political Act
Unprecedented is how the BBC described the efforts of Nigeria's political elites to address the leadership vacuum t..
By Kingsley Omose
Sunday,Feb 07,2010
Obi Wins In A Landslide
Governor Peter Obi has been declared winner of the February 6, 2010 gubernatorial election in Anambra state. He was..
By Our staff reporter
Thursday,Feb 04,2010
Adams Oshiomhole: A Labour Activist As Governor
The recent threat by the Edo State Governor ‘Comrade’ Adams Oshiomhole to arrest Chief Anthony Anenih, ..
By Jideofor Adibe
Tuesday,Feb 02,2010
Second Opinion Poll on the Anambra State Governorship Election
 Date: 1 February 2010Ref: Anampol02-cont Download Pdf file .Press Release Holler Africa! (www.hollerafrica.co..
By Holler Africa in collaboration with Dozie Anambra Professionals
Monday,Feb 01,2010
The Root of all Evil
The love of money it is said is at the root or origin or inception or starting point or beginning of all evil and t..
By Kingsley Omose
Monday,Feb 01,2010
War Against Electoral Fraud in Anambra State
I condemn the recent Jos crisis and the assassination of Dipo Dina (former Action Congress governorship candidate o..
By Chinedu Vincent Akuta
Monday,Feb 01,2010
Religious Crisis, Terrorism, and Our Security
This must be a very difficult time for Nigerians and Nigeria itself, especially with recent events such as; Bauchi ..
By Chinedu Vincent Akuta
Thursday,Jan 21,2010
Yellow Sisi: Revisiting the Light Skin/Black Skin Divide
The recent revelation that during the last US presidential election, Harry Reid, the current US Senate Majority Lea..
By Jideofor Adibe
Monday,Jan 18,2010
Opinion Poll on the Anambra State Governorship Election: A Reply to Critics
Since the publication of our opinion poll on the 2010 Anambra State Governorship election on 30 December 2009, cont..
By Holler Africa
Sunday,Jan 17,2010
Governor Fashola and the Nude Dancers
The recent report that the Lagos state government had shut down four strip clubs around Opebi Street and Allen Aven..
By Jideofor Adibe
Saturday,Jan 09,2010
The 7-Day Ultimatum To The United States By The Nigerian National Assembly: Nigeria As A Laughing Stock
In the aftermath of the recent Christmas Day 2009 attempted terrorist attack by Nigerian born Umar Abdulmutallab ov..
By Madaki O. Ameh**
Thursday,Jan 07,2010
Religious Crisis, Terrorism, and Our Security
This must be a very difficult time for Nigerians and Nigeria itself, especially with recent events such as; Bauchi ..
By Chinedu Vincent Akuta
Thursday,Jan 07,2010
The Burden of Being Vice President
It is not easy being a deputy to anyone, in particular being the Vice President of a country. On the face of it, it..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,Dec 31,2009
World Bank and Africa’s Quest for Growth
Governments in Africa face a major hurdle of addressing issues on good governance, transparency, accountability, an..
By Charles Malize
Thursday,Dec 31,2009
The Hypocrite in All of Us
We are probably all guilty of this. We constantly project beliefs, opinions, values, feelings, qualities and standa..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,Dec 31,2009
Anambra State Governorship Election: Opinion Poll
  Date: 30/12/09Ref: Anampol01Download PDF Press Release Holler Africa! (www.hollerafrica.com)&..
By Holler Africa in Association with Dozie Anambra Professionals
Thursday,Dec 24,2009
Dim Ojukwu and Peter Obi’s Re-election Campaign
Former Biafran leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, has reportedly vowed to return Peter Obi to the Government ..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,Dec 24,2009
Dim Ojukwu and Peter Obi’s Re-election Campaign
Former Biafran leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, has reportedly vowed to return Peter Obi to the Government ..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,Dec 17,2009
Don’t Cry for Me, Nigeria
It must have been around 1984 that Wole Soyinka declared his generation, ‘the wasted generation’. The 1..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,Dec 10,2009
On HIV/AIDS and Climate Change in Africa
The month of December is wont to be a busy one for Africa. The very first day of the month rather than be a day of ..
By Chika Ezeanya
Thursday,Dec 10,2009
A Nation in Coma: Beyond Constitutional Provisions
Nigeria is once again at one of those junctures where tripping over the precipice cannot be ruled out. At issue is ..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,Dec 03,2009
Uba’s Honorary Doctorate: Why UniZik Was Right
The recent award by Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UniZik), of an honorary Doctor of Public Administration (DPA), to An..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,Dec 03,2009
Embattled Deji Has Bought His Way Out Of Akure Crisis
I hope to make this article the last contribution I want to make from this end on the simmering crisis between this..
By Dr. Wumi Akintide
Thursday,Nov 26,2009
Sanusi: A Radical in a Conservative Job?
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is a very brilliant man.  He writes the English language with remarkable authority, and e..
By Jideofor Adibe
Monday,Nov 23,2009
Exchange Programmes
The greatest challenge will be how to raise the standard of education in Nigeria with minimal or no government invo..
By Chinedu Vincent Akuta
Monday,Nov 23,2009
Sanusi Debunks Olanihun Ajayi’s Hypothesis With Facts And Figures
Chief Olanihun Ajayi did a marvelous job by writing his new book and launching it in a big way. He made sure the pa..
By Dr. Wumi Akintide
Monday,Nov 23,2009
The Bond Between Tinubu & Fashola
Contrary to the rumours that were circulating in the newspapers after Barr Babatunde Fashola won the Lagos State 20..
By Suage Badey
Monday,Nov 23,2009
Saro-Wiwas vs. SPDC: Effect Of Disinformation In Ogoniland
The hallmark conception among many Nigerians, who want to be in a POSITION by magic or design, is to initiate subtl..
By Odimegwu Onwumere
Monday,Nov 23,2009
The Horrible Witch (book 1) - a short story
It was one of the scariest years of my life because I knew what was going on. Someone was invading my house. It was..
By Didi Adibe
Monday,Nov 23,2009
The Vampire Teacher (a short story)
“Mmmm.” Another bright and shiny morning I murmured. “Can I smell pancakes? What’s the spec..
By Udoka Adibe
Thursday,Nov 19,2009
Anambra State Needs Liberation
Anambra state has been in the news, often for the wrong reason, for much of the 4th Republic. It has in many ways b..
By Jideofor Adibe
Tuesday,Nov 17,2009
Gender and Economic Progress: The Contributions of Female Geniuses in the U.S
The United States is the richest country in the world today because of the enormous contributions of women. Among t..
By Amadu Jacky Kaba, Ph.D
Friday,Nov 13,2009
Andy Uba loses again
A five-man panel of judges led by Justice J. Sylvanus Ngwuta today unanimously dismissed the application by Emmanue..
By Staff reporter
Thursday,Nov 12,2009
Heroes, Democracy, and the ‘PhD’ syndrome
A nation that does not honour its heroes is not worth dying for –so goes the cliché.  This appear..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,Nov 12,2009
Makerere University And I: The Debt Between
Rt Hon. Prime Minister,Ministers,Chancellors,Chair of Council, Members of Parliament,Acting Vice Chancellor,Former ..
By Professor Ali A Mazrui
Monday,Nov 09,2009
Anambra Governorship Election: Incumbency, Credibility And Past Record As Deciding Factors
Following the charged political climate in Anambra State, it has become very easy to spot a new style of politickin..
By Omenife O Mbanefo, PhD
Monday,Nov 09,2009
Speed Limits
Ever since I wrote my article on: Alcohol And Road Accidents In Nigeria, published on my blog (http://briefsfromaku..
By Chinedu Vincent Akuta
Wednesday,Oct 21,2009
Between Ngige, Obi and Soludo
As the dust generated by the recent PDP ward congress in Anambra state and the subsequent emergence of Professor Ch..
By Jideofor Adibe
Wednesday,Oct 21,2009
Green Techniques
Climate change is real. There is no doubt that the earth is becoming warmer than it was. This is not a conspiracy t..
By Briefs From Chinedu Vincent Akuta
Monday,Oct 12,2009
Information and crisis management in Nigeria: Another fall-out
One vital issue Nigerian leaders, especially, the present day ones, never or refused to understand is; one need not..
By Abbas A. Dikko
Wednesday,Oct 07,2009
Anambra State: Shame of the Nation?
Anambra State has been very much in the national news even before the recent (ill-fated?) ward congress of the PDP ..
By Jideofor Adibe
Tuesday,Oct 06,2009
I.B.B. Should Lead This Struggle
Thisday newspaper of Wednesday 23rd September 2009, reported that former Nigerian military ruler, General Ibrahim B..
By Chinedu Vincent Akuta
Tuesday,Oct 06,2009
Nigeria @ 49: Still in the State of Nature
In the part of the world where this writer hails from, the worth of a woman/man is measured, mainly, by how she/he ..
By Joel Nwokeoma
Thursday,Oct 01,2009
Nigeria’s Date With China on October 1st
The People’s Republic of China does not need introduction. Co-incidentally both countries (China and Nigeria)..
By Chinedu Vincent Akuta
Thursday,Oct 01,2009
Nigeria and the MDGs: Beyond the question of funds
It is telling enough that five months after President Umaru Yar’Adua reportedly announced that Nigeria could ..
By Joel Nwokeoma
Thursday,Oct 01,2009
Anambra and the road to Dubai
In June 2006, I delivered the keynote address at the Anambra Development Summit, organised by Anambra League of Pro..
By Chukwuma C Soludo
Thursday,Sep 10,2009
Chief Gani Fawehinmi is Not Dead
“For those who know him, no word is necessary; for those who do not know him, no word is sufficient” W...
By Chinedu Vincent Akuta
Thursday,Sep 10,2009
Can Nigeria implement a social security scheme?
In what could be said to be a major paradigm shift in Nigeria ’s poverty reduction strategy, the Federal Gove..
By Joel Nwokeoma
Thursday,Sep 10,2009
Sanusi’s Bank Tsunami: Lessons from other ‘revolutions’
Since 14 August 2009 when Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Governor of Central Bank, sacked the chief executives of five banks..
By Jideofor Adibe
Monday,Aug 31,2009
Russia marches on as the global community watches
Vladimir Putin became leader of Russia in 1999. He had an impeccable record with the former Soviet Union national s..
By Charles Malize
Monday,Aug 31,2009
The US financial meltdown - What really happened?
Roots of the economic crisis in overaccumulation, financialisation and ‘global apartheid’ Introduc..
By Patrick Bond
Sunday,Aug 16,2009
On The Blues Scene!
For those with an eye for entertainment, here’s some news about our most exciting and entertaining up and com..
By Kerrie Braithwaite
Sunday,Aug 16,2009
Digital Cameras and Mobile Phones with Camera.
 The ideal situation would be  free, fair and transparent elections in Nigeria. Presently, except there i..
By Chinedu Vincent Akuta
Thursday,Aug 06,2009
Are We Trying to Pull Down Barrack Obama?
Since Barrack Obama announced a visit to Africa, his relationship with Nigerian Internet bloggers seems to have sou..
By Jideofor Adibe
Friday,Jul 24,2009
Africa, G8 and the ‘Compassion Industry’ in the West
Leaders of the G8, the group of eight most industrialised countries of the world, at the end of their three-day sum..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,Jul 16,2009
Will Africa's Obamas emerge from U.S president's Ghana visit?
From July 10 to 11, 2009, President Barack Obama was in the West African country of Ghana, assessed by the U.S gove..
By Chido Nwangwu
Thursday,Jul 16,2009
Obama Talks Shallow Simplistic Rubbish, Scolds & Lectured Africans As Expected!
Finally, Mr. Obama’s much publicized and much debated visit to Ghana has come and to pass and the world can n..
By Paul Adujie
Thursday,Jul 16,2009
Why Nigeria may not meet the MDGs
The assurances of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua notwithstanding, an indication of the possibility of Nigeria ..
By Joel Nwokeoma
Thursday,Jul 16,2009
Inconsistent Policies and High Rate of Abandoned Government Projects
Policy continuation is something that is lacking in Nigeria. Once a new government takes over power, they usually a..
By Chinedu Vincent Akuta
Thursday,Jul 09,2009
Forgiveness and the Culture of Cynicism
When Hannah Arendt, the late influential German political theorist, coined the phrase the ‘banality of evil&r..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,Jul 09,2009
Russia & Africa Part 1: It was all business for President Medvedev
No doubt the old Soviet Union ties with Africa were political and ideological. Africa was a key front line in the s..
By Charles Malize
Thursday,Jul 02,2009
On Life and Death
The news of the passing on of Michael Jackson, the ‘king of pop’, has sent shock waves across the world..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,Jun 25,2009
Nigerian Governors and the MOU with Harvard University: A Contrary View
For critics, the recent report of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Programme on Intrastate Conflict ..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,Jun 18,2009
Deconstructing Umaru Yar’Adua
Umaru Yar’Adua remains largely unknown despite occupying the most powerful position in Nigeria in the last tw..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,Jun 18,2009
Pervasive Kidnapping in Nigeria: Symptom of A Failing State?
Kidnapping, the taking away of a person against the person's will, usually for ransom or in furtherance of another ..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,Jun 18,2009
Democracy Day: Why Benue Celebrates
Since the inception of the current democratic dispensation on May 29th 1999 a decade ago, this day which was foiste..
By Madaki O. Ameh
Friday,Jun 12,2009
Explaining President Barack Obama’s First Visit to Africa (Egypt): ThreePhenomena of Africa and Africans as the Core of U.S.-Arab/Muslim Relations
On June 4, 2009 U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a highly anticipated speech on U.S.-Arab/Muslim relations in ..
By Amadu Jacky Kaba
Tuesday,Jun 09,2009
Nuhu Ribadu: Nigeria’s Next Obama?
It is difficult to meet Mallam Nuhu Ribadu without having some sort of likeness for him. I saw the embattled pionee..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,May 28,2009
Obama and the Politics of Africa Visit
The planned visits to Egypt and Ghana by President Obama on June 4, 2009 and July 10-11, 2009 respectively, have be..
By Jideofor Adibe
Friday,May 22,2009
Lessons from South Africa’s Third Election: It is a Power of Example to the Rest of Africa
“Every time history moves backwards or repeats itself, the price rises. Every time history moves forwards, ho..
By Mammo Muchie
Friday,May 22,2009
Who is an African?
At face value, the answer to this question seems obvious. Surely, everyone knows who the African is, it would seem...
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,May 14,2009
Ekiti Crisis: An Insight to 2011 Elections.
My concern on the Ekiti re-run election was the large scale violence recorded during the exercise. Guardian newspap..
By Chinedu Vincent Akuta
Thursday,May 14,2009
Anambra State Governorship Race: Should Ngige run again?
Some 50 candidates have reportedly indicated their interest in running to become Governor of Anambra state in 2010...
By Jideofor Adibe
Saturday,Apr 25,2009
Mega-party and the politics of the opposition
‘Mega Party’ has recently become the buzzword among Nigeria’s opposition groups, and the radical ..
By Jideofor Adibe
Saturday,Apr 25,2009
Dr Egwu’s Education Roadmap
Minister of Education Dr Sam Egwu deserves commendation for the roadmap for the Nigerian education sector, which he..
By Jideofor Adibe
Friday,Mar 27,2009
A Two-Party System: Panacea or Compounding the Problem?
The recent call by Abubakar Atiku, the country’s former vice president, for a two party system has animated t..
By Jideofor Adibe pcjadibe, PhD, LLM
Thursday,Mar 19,2009
From Abroad, with Love
“Ol guy please alert me of any opportunity while there.” “Of course, you can count on that”..
By Jideofor Adibe, PhD, LLM
Thursday,Mar 19,2009
Obafemi Oyeniyi Awolowo lives
 ‘It is not how long but how well’ ‘The fruit of love is service’ Obafemi Oyeniyi..
By Ibiyinka Solarin
Tuesday,Feb 24,2009
Agenda for JCCR: Merger of the States
The task of the Joint Committee on Constitution Review is not an enviable one. Reviewing the country’s consti..
By Jideofor Adibe
Monday,Feb 09,2009
The Goat-Man and the ‘other reality’ in Nigeria
The story of the goat (or was it really a sheep?), which was arrested recently for being an armed robbery suspect, ..
By Jideofor Adibe, PhD, LLM
Monday,Feb 09,2009
Africa Must Produce or Perish
Imagine that it is May 25, 2063, the 100th anniversary of Africa Day, a day for reflecting on Africa’s succes..
By Philip Emeagwali
Friday,Jan 30,2009
University of Nigeria Alumni Association (UK branch): Inaugural Meeting
The inaugural meeting of University of Nigeria (UK branch) takes place: Date: Saturday, January 31 2009. ..
By University of Nigeria Alumni Association (UK Branch)
Friday,Jan 30,2009
Atiku’s meeting with Obasanjo: 1+1 = 5
The old aphorism has come full circle: in politics, there are no permanent friends or enemies, only permanent inter..
By Jideofor Adibe
Sunday,Jan 25,2009
Maurice Iwu’s Faux Pas
Professor Maurice Iwu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), is constantly in the news,..
By Jideofor Adibe, PhD, LLM
Sunday,Jan 25,2009
An Open Letter to Martin Luther King
Walk with me down memory lane. The time: 1968. In 30 months, one million dead. The setting: a dusty camp in Biafra ..
By Philip Emeagwali
Friday,Jan 16,2009
Leadership Fundamentals: The What, Who and How?
To discuss the fundamentals of leadership is to answer the question: what is leadership, who is a leader and how to..
By Chidi Okemadu
Friday,Jan 16,2009
The Politics of Language
I have a great deal of sympathy for Rod Blagojevich, the embattled Democratic Governor of the state of Illinois in ..
By Jideofor Adibe, PhD, LLM
Saturday,Jan 03,2009
Obama: Waiting on the Black President
I have deliberately called Barrack Obama ‘the’ Black president, rather than ‘a’ Black presi..
By Jideofor Adibe
Tuesday,Dec 30,2008
The Ribadu Inquisition In Nigeria Is A Rebellion Against The Fight Against Corruption
  The Yar Adua Government in Nigeria is a big joke. If you think his coming to power symbolises..
By Dr. Wumi Akintide
Friday,Dec 26,2008
Ribadu: Comeuppance and Lessons from History
The current travails of Nuhu Ribadu, the former boss of EFCC, the dreaded anti-graft agency, have received extensiv..
By Jideofor Adibe, PhD, LLM
Thursday,Dec 18,2008
Towards Making Africa’s United Innovative Response to the 2008 Global Recession!
Inspiration! “We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking, if mankind is to survive.”&..
By Mammo Muchie
Monday,Dec 15,2008
How sugar began to taste as bitter and as sour as Agrimony Herbs
That morning, the rain forest woke up with songs. By noon the Atlantic flourished in its hoary and azure under the ..
By Konye Obaji Ori
Tuesday,Dec 09,2008
Electoral Violence and Post-Electoral Arrangements in Africa
The end of the Cold War and big power rivalries in the late 1980s coincided with and/or contributed to the restorat..
By Issaka K. Souaré
Tuesday,Dec 09,2008
'Kisimusi'
Alas, it was dawn. The roosters had already started their usual morning concerto, creating a sound so piercing that..
By Nigel Chikukwa
Tuesday,Nov 11,2008
Great Lions & Lionesses!! Inaugural Meeting of the University of Nigeria Alumni Association (UK branch)
All lions & lionesses resident or visiting the UK are invited to the inaugural meeting of the above association..
By Dr Jideofor Adibe
Monday,Nov 10,2008
Who says Obama's miracle cannot occur in Nigeria?
 Who says Obama's miracle cannot occur in Nigeria? I beg to offer a second opinion.  It, sure, can, ..
By Dr. Wunmi Akintide
Monday,Nov 10,2008
Conflicting Stories and Contending Images of Africa
  IntroductionOn January 30, 2007 the African Union, at the Eighth Ordinary Session of its Assembly in Ad..
By Marcel Kitissou
Friday,Jul 18,2008
Governments In America Compared To Governments In Nigeria: Viewpoint Of A Concerned Insider
Some readers reading this would simply conclude there is really no basis for comparison. Why? Because they would ar..
By Dr Wunmi Akintide
Friday,Jul 18,2008
The Failure of Leaders and Institutions: Reflections on the 2007 Election Malaise in Kenya
Introduction Kenya held historic elections on December 27, 2007, marking the fourth electoral exercise since t..
By Gilbert M. Khadiagala
Wednesday,Jun 11,2008
Marginalisation of women and the current food crisis in Africa
As far as I can remember, in Sub-Saharan Africa, there have always been cases of malnutrition, makeshift clinics fo..
By Claudine Inamahoro
Wednesday,Jun 11,2008
Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria: Which Way Nigeria?
ABSTRACTPoverty is an enemy of man, it humiliates and dehumanises its victim. The paper examines poverty alleviatio..
By Daniel Eseme Idowu Gberevbie, Moses M. Duruji & Bankole Ogundeji
Monday,May 26,2008
South Africa Burns. Yes, But Who is to be blamed?
Over the past few days, foreigners residing in South Africa have had a feeling of insecurity in what was, and still..
By Rino Kamidi
Sunday,May 25,2008
In search of answers to the ongoing xenophobic attacks in South Africa
South Africa has experienced a series of violent attacks on foreign nationals in Gauteng from last week. Many react..
By Claudine Inamahoro
Sunday,May 25,2008
Witchcraft and Magic in the Darfur Conflict
Introduction Wearing visible amulets and charms is as important as carrying fire-arms for the rebels fighting ..
By Cage Banseka
Monday,Apr 07,2008
The Graves Are Not Yet Full
Walk with me down memory lane. The time: 1968. In 30 months, one million dead. The setting: a dusty camp in Biafra ..
By Philip Emeagwali
Wednesday,Mar 26,2008
Kenyan Politics And The Pyramids Saga
 As poverty levels continue to surge in Kenya where the majority are living on less than a dollar per day, man..
By Sophie Kiwelu
Wednesday,Mar 26,2008
DEMOCRACY AND CULTURE: AN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE
INTRODUCTION DEMOCRACY AND CULTURE: AN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE Lioba Moshi and Abdulahi A. Osman Since t..
By Lioba Moshi and Abdulahi A. Osman (Editors)
Monday,Mar 24,2008
Witness To History? Interview with Ali Mazrui
In February 2008, Mwalimu Ali Mazrui became 75. On this occasion, I sat down with him recently with a bunch of &ldq..
By Seifudein Adem
Thursday,Mar 20,2008
KENYAN POLITICS AND THE PYRAMIDS SAGA
 Kenyan Politics And The Pyramids Saga Sophie KiweluAs poverty levels continue to surge in Kenya where th..
By
Thursday,Mar 13,2008
What is Afenifere?
The purpose of this article is two fold.1 The first is to contribute to the general quest to ‘reinvent’..
By Ibiyinka Solarin
Thursday,Mar 13,2008
Watermelon Politics in Sierra Leone: Hope amidst Vote Buying and Remobilized Militias
On Monday, September 17, the opposition party APC won the Sierra Leone election. The smooth way it was conducted an..
By Mats Utas
Wednesday,Feb 27,2008
IS KENYA HEADING FOR A CIVIL WAR?
 IS KENYA HEADING FOR A CIVIL WAR? Professor Ali Mazrui, who needs no introduction to any student of African p..
By Professor Ali Mazrui
Friday,Jan 18,2008
Winners and Losers from the Rise (or Recovery) of China
China is believed to be the oldest continuous civilization on earth. Unlike Egypt, its rival claimant to that &lsqu..
By Jideofor Adibe
Saturday,Nov 03,2007
Reflections on Chinua Achebe
About two decades have now passed since I first experienced the full extent of Chinua’s stratospheric ranking..
By Chike Momah
Saturday,Nov 03,2007
Chinua Achebe and Things Fall Apart – Fifty Years Later
On Friday 16 November 2007, along with our spouses, we will be privileged to join a select group of friends, admire..
By Oseloka Obaze and Chike Momah
Friday,Oct 26,2007
Issues in Nigerian Universities
Who is using whom? Who are the victims, who are the perpetrators? In any case, we’ve heard it all; most of us..
By Sabella Ogbobode Abidde
Friday,Oct 26,2007
SPEAKER ETTEH'S TRAVAILS HAVE LITTLE TO DO WITH HER QUALIFICATIONS AS A BEAUTICIAN
More grease to the elbows of Dipo Eniola, Seyi Olu Awofeso and Prince Asagwara for their very educative debate on w..
By Dr. Wumi Akintide
Friday,Oct 26,2007
CONSOLIDATION OF DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH AFRICA
Why is it important to look at the consolidation of democracy in South Africa at this stage? Are there any doubts a..
By Dirk Kotzé
Wednesday,Oct 10,2007
Opened Eyes, Opened Hearts: Three Students Share Their Experiences In South Africa
Biological beauty.  The sense of pride in family and country.  Racial turmoil.  Westernization. ..
By Rachel Boury
Wednesday,Oct 10,2007
Due Process and Procurement in the Nigerian Public Sector
Abstract: This article looks at Due Process and Procurement in the Public Sector. The article gives a brief ba..
By Dr Chika N. Oguonu
Monday,Sep 17,2007
Green Card and Other Realities
Applying for the Alien Registration Card, a.k.a Green Card, can be daunting for some. There is a lot of preparation..
By Sabella Ogbobode Abidde
Friday,Sep 14,2007
Memoirs of A Traveller
I had thought that I had lost my muss until I embarked on my return trip to Port Harcourt from Abuja (My 2 week hol..
By Nwanze Ngozi Lilian
Saturday,Sep 08,2007
The Olubada/nObasanjo/Adedibu/saga
The Olubada/nObasanjo/Adedibu/saga is an interesting development for the restoration of the prestige of tradit..
By Dr. Wumi Akintide
Friday,Sep 07,2007
Militarization of the Niger Delta is a Threat to Peace
According to Barry Buzan “the individual citizens faces many threats which emanate either directly or indirec..
By Sabella Ogbobode Abidde
Wednesday,Sep 05,2007
Obasanjo: Beyond the Demonisation
It is now common to see Obasanjo’s eight year-rule (May 1999 - May 2007) as representing everything that is e..
By Jideofor Adibe
Saturday,Sep 01,2007
That Binyavanga Wainaina Jibe
Businesses always seek to add value to their shareholder investments; at the same time, they aim to satisfy the int..
By Uche Nwora
Saturday,Sep 01,2007
Re-imagining the Horn
Re-imagining the HornDaniel E. AlemuIntroduction Africa’s history has been misread and misinterpreted bo..
By Daniel E. Alemu
Monday,Aug 20,2007
Of Bar Finals, the War in Port Harcourt, the New Minister for Works and My Choir
My exams were fine thank you (I did not get even one fan mail to ask me why I had not written in a while.. Is that ..
By Nwanze Ngozi Lilian
Thursday,Aug 16,2007
Where Are the Nigerian Intellectuals?
“There is a lot to be said for intellectual integrity” Intellectuals, along with others, are the l..
By Sabella Ogbobode Abidde
Sunday,Aug 05,2007
Help Comes From Unexpected Places
Mike woke up that particular Saturday morning feeling like he was carrying the weight of his country’s (Niger..
By Uche Nworah
Sunday,Aug 05,2007
The philosophical foundations of African Democracy
Could this be a basis for solving the current crises? IntroductionDuring the height of the Indian struggle against ..
By Garba Diallo
Friday,Jul 13,2007
Put Jokes Aside
Ironically, though Chief Adeniyi boasted of a happy marriage to his Igbo wife, he had a string of mistresses to pro..
By Sophie Kiwelu
Wednesday,Jul 11,2007
My Red Button
Pelu is screaming again. I am not surprised though I wonder what it is this time around. I reluctantly roll out of ..
By Jumoke Giwa
Monday,Jul 09,2007
YAR 'ADUA MAY SOON BE OVERWHELMED BY MANY OF THE PROBLEMS CREATED BY HIS GOD FATHER
  In Management parlance the outgoing holder of any position is considered a failure, if all his successo..
By Dr. Wunmi Akintide
Monday,Jul 09,2007
Somalia and The End of Mogadishu Syndrome?
The fall of Mogadishu on New Year’s Eve to the allied forces of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and..
By Mohamed Haji Mukhtar
Monday,Jul 09,2007
Uche Nworah in Conversations with Anne Mordi
Anne Mordi is not your typical interview subject, and so is her day job. She lives her life on the fast lane, a dif..
By Uche Nworah
Monday,Jul 02,2007
Umar Yar’ Adua and the Nigerian Political Labyrinth
 There appears to be a certain impatience in the land that President Umar  Yar'Adua is moving rather slug..
By Jideofor Adibe
Wednesday,Jun 20,2007
Who Speaks For Uwazurike And Ndigbo?
The politics of the stomach played in today’s Nigeria has redefined the concept of political correctness. The..
By Uche Nworah
Sunday,Jun 10,2007
Re-imagining the Horn
Introduction Africa’s history has been misread and misinterpreted both by European scholars and miseduca..
By Daniel E. Alemu
Sunday,Jun 10,2007
Revisiting the United Nations’ Intervention in Somalia:
Lessons for Future Africa-UN Partnership in Peacekeeping   In this paper, I look at the United Nations&rs..
By Issaka K. Souaré
Sunday,Jun 10,2007
BLACK PORTRAITURE IN HOLLYWOOD
 The 1950s and 60s ushered in a new era of awareness for Blacks in America as such inspirational speakers and ..
By Richard Robinson (Part 4)
Thursday,May 31,2007
A superb inaugural speech by our new president
   I criticize where criticism is called for, and I praise where I think encomium is truly dese..
By Dr. Wunmi Akintide.
Saturday,May 19,2007
Nigeria: Of death, PHCN, election and transportation.
I have not written a single article in nearly two months and I decided that I will write today come hell or high wa..
By Ngozi Nwanze
Sunday,May 13,2007
Will the office change Yar adua or will he change the office?
Reuben Abati's latest article titled, "Yar Adua, A New Man" is very interesting. The issue for me is whet..
By Dr.Wunmi Akintide
Sunday,May 13,2007
Somali Reconciliation Conferences: The unbeaten track
 Introduction  Since 1991 there has been 15 major national and an uncountable number of regional and..
By Professor Mohamed H. Mukhtar
Sunday,May 13,2007
The Role of Indigenous Medicinal Plants in Ethiopian Healthcare
Introduction     In today's world of evidence-based medicine, the old system of traditiona..
By Fekadu Fullas, RPh, PhD
Friday,Apr 27,2007
I am so toast!
I am done being mad (for now) at the bunch of raving hypocrites who are looking to make martyrs of five women who h..
By Jumoke Giwa
Friday,Apr 27,2007
The 2007 Elections in Nigeria: An Embarrassment to the African Continent
In terms of the preparations, the voting and outcome, the April 2007 Nigerian elections are nothing short of a trav..
By Sabella Ogbobode Abidde
Thursday,Apr 26,2007
Nigeria should rise up in support of the senate president
 The attack on the Senate President for expressing a view shared by the great majority of our citizens as well..
By Dr. Wunmi Akintide
Thursday,Apr 19,2007
The Senselessness of Twenty-Three Presidential Candidates
There are twenty-four Presidential Candidates for the 2007 Presidential Election. In other words, there are twenty-..
By Sabella Ogbobode Abidde
Wednesday,Apr 11,2007
OBASANJO MAY WELL BE NIGERIA'S BEST PRESIDENT TO-DATE
But a failed one, if judged by American or British standard In drawing this conclusion, I am excluding th..
By Dr. Wunmi Akintide
Wednesday,Apr 04,2007
Amazing Grace
 I went to see Amazing Grace the other day & thoroughly enjoyed it.  As an African, I thoug..
By Irene Ngowi
Friday,Mar 23,2007
Revisiting the United Nations’ Intervention in Somalia: Lessons for Future Africa-UN Partnership in Peacekeeping
 In this paper, I look at the United Nations’ military intervention in Somalia in 1992-95 following the ..
By Issaka K. Souaré
Friday,Mar 09,2007
African Renaissance Quarter 1, 2007
The Horn of Africa:From Crises and Wars to Peace and Stability From the Editor/Publisher Jideofor Adibe&n..
By Jideofor Adibe (Editor)
Thursday,Mar 08,2007
Little Mosque recognizes Nigerians
Since the beginning of 2007, Nigeria has been enjoying some attention on a weekly comedy that airs on Canada's nati..
By Jumoke Giwa
Thursday,Feb 22,2007
Bank of Uganda announces Forex Bureaux Closures
Eight Forex Bureaux closed under new regulations UK, February 2007:  In marking 40 years of banking ..
By Staff Reporter
Friday,Feb 16,2007
Ethiopia’s Trist With History
Introductory Note On July 10, 1999 at 8:10 I composed this statement in response to a misreporting of a key no..
By Mammo Muchie
Wednesday,Feb 14,2007
A Contribution to the Case for Somaliland’s Recognition
Introduction. Somaliland is an African success story, largely unknown in the West. From the carnage and chaos ..
By Franco Henwood
Wednesday,Feb 14,2007
Healthcare in Africa: Status Projection by 2020
HEALTH CARE IN AFRICA: STATUS PROJECTION BY 2020  IntroductionMany policy analysts have expressed fears t..
By Kenneth Simuyi and Aman Ali,
Thursday,Feb 01,2007

 The alert reader would’ve noticed that the headline above is in quotes. It is in quotes because I have ..
By Mohammed Haruna
Saturday,Jan 27,2007
NIGERIA’S POLITICAL LEXICON
 WORDS OR PHRASES YOU NEED TO KNOW TO UNDERSTAND NIGERIAN POLITICS AND POLITICIANS  This article ass..
By Ibiyinka Solarin
Saturday,Jan 20,2007
What is Babaism?
 Babaism is the Nigerian contribution to political thought and praxis in the 21st century.Babaism is not predi..
By Professor Ibiyinka Solarin
Wednesday,Jan 17,2007
The Coming Anarchy and Low-Intensity Conflict
 Events in, and the news coming out of Nigeria indicates two things and two things only: (1) President Obasanj..
By Sabella Ogbobode Abidde
Wednesday,Jan 17,2007
Corruption and Social Change in Nigerian Public Service and the Agency-Structure Debate
One name that has become topical in current Nigerian mass media and public discourse is Nuhu Ribadu. He is the chai..
By Uzochukwu J. Njoku,
Sunday,Jan 07,2007
‘Nigerian Nightmare’ Does it Again!
Floors Toney in 2 Hard-hitting Samuel Peters of Africa proved a point last night at the Seminole Hard Rock Liv..
By Jideofor Adibe
Monday,Jan 01,2007
In Memoriam: James Brown (May 3 1933 – December 25 2006)
Music superstar James Brown's influence was widespread.  Count me in as a longtime fan of his.  Brown's r..
By Seth Sandronsky
Monday,Jan 01,2007
Compradorism— the problem with African Leadership
Compradorism—the problem with African Leadership Fellow Black Africans of both our homeland and our glob..
By Chinweizu
Saturday,Dec 23,2006
Africa and the reform of the International Financial Institutions (IFIs)
Africa and the reform of the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) Introduction Among the most impo..
By Nhamo Samasuwo
Saturday,Dec 23,2006
When Ethnic Cleansing Becomes Respectable
“They are not carpenters or drivers. All they know is how to use a gun.” That was the view express..
By Col. DAN SMITH (US Army, Ret.)
Monday,Dec 04,2006
U.S. Prison Nation Locking Up Surplus labor
Does bigger mean better?  Yes, for the conventional wisdom on the U.S. economy, the world's largest in terms o..
By Seth Sandronsky
Wednesday,Nov 29,2006
Is it in our stars?: Culture and the current crisis of governance in Africa
From the PublisherJideofor Adibe, PhD In the September/October 2006 issue of the journal, we focused on Somali..
By African Renaissance (November/December 2006)
Sunday,Nov 12,2006
African Journal of Business and Economic Research (AJBER), Vol 2&3 Nov 2006
 Editorial CommentSome New Economic and Social Challenges in AfricaJohn KuadaEditor, AJBERContact email: kuada..
By John Kuada (Editor)
Sunday,Nov 12,2006
Somalia: A Failed State Governed by a Failing Government?
 Very few observers would argue against the notion that the crisis in Somalia is far from resolved. In fact re..
By Gerrie Swart
Thursday,Nov 09,2006
The Politics of Bitterness: Understanding the Zimbabwean Political Crisis, 1980-2005
The Zimbabwean Crisis Since the year 2000, Zimbabwean society has been facing enormous problems of a political..
By Norman Mlambo (Ph.D.)
Sunday,Oct 29,2006
The Hercules of Academia (poem)
The Hercules of Academia Here thus apparelled is the academia’s HerculesThe Providence has so fashioned ..
By Dr Angela M. Fubara
Saturday,Oct 21,2006
Does Peter Obi Really Deserve Our Sympathy?
The moves by the Anambra State House of Assembly to impeach Governor Peter Obi have recently dominated the news. Th..
By Jideofor Adibe
Tuesday,Oct 17,2006
Thomas Sankara: the quest for justice 19 years after his assassination
A few months ago, in April this year, I reported on the formidable event organised at the University of London by, ..
By Issaka K. Souaré
Saturday,Oct 14,2006
Women’s Liberation: key to ending child misery
As an African woman, I feel very much obliged to write about this rather sensitive subject and I'm hoping..
By Irene M Ngowi
Wednesday,Oct 11,2006
Africa and the world in 2004-2005
Introduction In 2005, the world focused on Africa through a number of developmental initiatives. Africa’..
By Bhekinkosi Moyo
Tuesday,Sep 26,2006
Reflecting on Assassinations and Destructions in Nigeria’s Socio-Political Culture
  This essay is a product of an anxiety, which wells up from the persistent re-occurrence of assassinatio..
By Uzochukwu J. Njoku
Tuesday,Sep 26,2006
Africa should recall its loans to the West
The dust has now settled on the G8 Forum. The jamboree is over, and the powerful leaders have gone away, to deal wi..
By Ken Kamoche
Thursday,Sep 21,2006
Somalia: Reconstituting a Failed State (African Renaissance September/October 2006)
From the Editor/Publisher Jideofor Adibe, PhD We devoted the July/August 2006 issue of the journal exclus..
By Jideofor Adibe (Editor)
Sunday,Sep 10,2006
African Aids and human rights
I think most of us probably grant a connection between African AIDS and human rights. The tricky thing is to decide..
By Raymond Downing, MD
Sunday,Sep 10,2006
If I were President…
I was a teacher of English and TOEFL preparation at a local language school in Mali, while conducting fieldwork for..
By Jamie B. Wallace
Thursday,Aug 24,2006
States without Nations: a Crisis of Legitimacy, not a Clash of Civilisations*.
States without Nations: a Crisis of Legitimacy, not a Clash of Civilisations. Franco Henwood This article..
By Franco Henwood
Thursday,Aug 24,2006
African Union and health care challenges in Africa: Strategies and Initiatives on Health Care Delivery
  Background/Introduction During the 70s, two major events occurred: the Declaration of Health for A..
By Bience Gawanas
Tuesday,Aug 08,2006
Directory of African Businesses and Organisations in the United Kingdom
Directory of African Businesses and Organisations in the UK, 2007-2008To the best of our knowledge, the first effor..
By Adonis & Abbey Publishers
Tuesday,Aug 01,2006
The Husband is Mine (short story)
THE HUSBAND IS MINE Sophie Kiwelu When Mize finished her one month’s jando (honeymoon) as it i..
By Sophie Kiwelu
Monday,Jul 31,2006
Conflicts and Transmutations in Traditional African Communalism
Conflicts and Transmutations in Traditional African Communalism IntroductionIgbo communities (as an example of..
By Uzochukwu J. Njoku
Saturday,Jul 29,2006
Help Promote Scholarship in Africa! Give a Journal to an Institution in Africa
Help Promote Scholarship in Africa: Subscribe to African Renaissance or AJBER for an institution in Africa For..
By African Renaissance/AJBER
Wednesday,Jul 19,2006
SA’s Foreign Policy under Scrutiny
SA’s Foreign Policy under Scrutiny Sanya Osha South African foreign policy during the apartheid era..
By Sanya Osha
Friday,Jul 14,2006
Healthcare Delivery in Africa: Issues, Choices, Challenges and Opportunities
 African Renaissance: July/August 2006 (special edition) Healthcare Delivery in Africa:Issues, Choices, C..
By African Renaissance, July/August 2006
Friday,Jul 07,2006
The AU Must Implement the Democracy and Governance Charter
“I am a firm believer in the people. If given truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. T..
By Professor Mammo Muchie
Monday,Jul 03,2006
Towards A Strategic Geopolitic Vision of Afro-Arab Relations
Introduction I have decided to put down on paper the gist of my thinking on the above matter, in order to avoi..
By Professor Kwesi Prah
Monday,Jul 03,2006
States without Nations: a Crisis of Legitimacy, not a Clash of Civilisations*.
This article examines the nature of the conflicts in two key borderland states, in Nigeria and Sudan. These conflic..
By Franco Henwood
Saturday,Jun 24,2006
His Invisible Diability: Greg Noack on His Dramatic Recovery from Brain Injury
“In the European Union, brain injury accounts for one million hospital admissions per year.” Internatio..
By Staff Reporter
Saturday,Jun 24,2006
Seth Sandronsky interviews Rhonda Erwin
A Mother's Cry in Sacramento: Grassroots Activism to Prevent Youth Homicide CrisisSeth Sandronsky interviews Rhonda..
By Seth Sandronsky
Wednesday,Jun 14,2006
Homicide Crisis Continues for Black Youth in Sacramento
On Saturday May 20, 2006 at 3 p.m. the north Sacramento-area funeral for 26-year-old Derek Franklin began. On Satur..
By Rhonda Erwin is an activist and mother who lives in Sacramento
Wednesday,Jun 14,2006
The Ratzinger Papacy
The white smokes from the chimney of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel rose, and the bells of St Peter’s Bas..
By Uzochukwu J. Njoku
Wednesday,Jun 14,2006
Nigeria’s Democracy Project: Lessons from the Abacha Regime
Wole Soyinka, Africa’s foremost dramatist, made a serious and disconcerting allegation about General Sani Aba..
By Sanya Osha, PhD
Wednesday,May 24,2006
Tensions in Africa's Borderlands: Conflict Between Pan-Africanism and Pan-Arabism?
African Renaissance, May/June 2006 (Vol 3 No 3)In the March/April 2006 edition of the journal, we looked at Zimbabw..
By Jideofor Adibe (Editor)
Saturday,May 20,2006
China’s Emerging Interests in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges for Africa and the United States
 China’s deepening integration into the global economy and emergence as an economic power has seen its i..
By Drew Thompson
Saturday,May 20,2006
Too much hype about Nigeria’s oil
The centrality of oil to Nigeria’s economy is obvious, given the fact that it accounts for over 95% of her fo..
By Madaki O. Ameh
Monday,May 08,2006
Glo: The Making of Nigeria’s First Global Brand
This must be interesting times for Otunba Michael Adenuga and his scions that run the Michael Adenuga business empi..
By Uche Nworah
Monday,May 08,2006
Zimbabwe: The Limits of Influence
The Dilemma The United States Secretary of State has labeled Zimbabwe an “outpost of tyranny.” Pre..
By Princeton N. Lyman
Tuesday,May 02,2006
Kwame Nkrumah: Still Remembered 34 Years On
Most of us come to this world and go without anyone remembering us after a few years, save a few close relatives an..
By Issaka K. Souaré
Tuesday,May 02,2006
Black Portraiture in Hollywood (part 5)
  Doing the Right Thing?  Spike Lee’s third feature Do The Right Thing (1989) moves close..
By Richard Robinson
Wednesday,Apr 19,2006
Black Portraiture in Hollwood
(PART 4) The 1950s and 60s ushered in a new era of awareness for Blacks in America as such inspirational speak..
By Richard Robinson
Wednesday,Apr 19,2006
Governance Failures in the 21st Century: A Precipitant to Emigration from Africa?
INTRODUCTION „What African countries have lacked during most of their history as independent states are ..
By Cage Banseka
Friday,Apr 07,2006
WTO and Africa: charity begins at home
When the recent WTO ministerial meeting in Hong Kong was being planned, optimists touted it as a triumph for free t..
By Ken Kamoche
Friday,Apr 07,2006
Black Portraiture in Hollywood (Part 3)
Communication Theory: Signs, Codes and Texts The importance and influence of these devices upon the audience, ..
By Richard Robinson
Sunday,Mar 26,2006
Fashanu Launches Western Union’s ‘Crack the Vault’
Sports and TV personality John Fashanu on Wednesday March 15, launched Western Union’s ‘Crack the Vault..
By Staff Reporter
Wednesday,Mar 22,2006
Feedback: Professor Helmi Sharawy on Bankie Forster's
 Bankie Forster Bankie’s “The Afro-Arab Borderlands:  A Conflict Zone in Africa”(Africa..
By Professor Helmi Sharawy
Monday,Mar 13,2006
The Blood and Family Relations between Africans and Europeans in the United States
  Introduction Apart from Native Americans, people of Black African (mostly Western and Central Afri..
By Amadu Jacky Kaba, Ph.D.
Monday,Mar 13,2006
IS GLOBALISATION CAPABLE OF RAISING LIVING STANDARD, THROUGH INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN NIGERIA?
IS GLOBALISATION CAPABLE OF RAISING LIVING STANDARD, THROUGH INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN NIGERIA? “Globalizat..
By Mahe Shehu Ahmed
Friday,Mar 03,2006
CONSIDERING AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES OF AIDS: A MATTER OF EQUITY
 As these are Global Health Equity seminars, I thought a good place to begin would be with the concept of &ldq..
By Raymond Downing, MD
Friday,Mar 03,2006
Africa: Two Nations, One Destiny?
Probably the most pressing issue today is the sense of urgency with which the Pan-African agenda must be addressed...
By Bankie Forster Bankie
Friday,Mar 03,2006
WOMEN WRITING IN AFRICA – VOLUMES 1 AND 2
  Women Writing Africa is a series begun in the early 1990s by the Feminist Press of the City of New York..
By Reviewer: Anne Serafin
Friday,Mar 03,2006
RHETORICS OF VIOLENCE IN ALEX LA GUMA’S NOVELS
Introduction In literature, violence has not always been portrayed physically or starkly especially in classic..
By Dr Blessing Diala-Ogamba
Thursday,Feb 23,2006
Black Portraiture in Hollywood (part 2)
Case studies - Birth of A Nation & Star Wars  The final archetype of the black character emerged in D..
By RICHARD ROBINSON
Tuesday,Feb 21,2006
The Revival of Pan-Africanism and its Inspiration for Museums in Africa
One argument is that Pan-Africanism has been an influencing factor in the formation of new experiments and projects..
By Jamie Wallace
Tuesday,Feb 21,2006
Community Development in Oil Producing Areas of Nigeria: Why Community Development?
As Nigeria begins its march to political transition in 2007, one of the major intractable problems facing the count..
By Chinua Akukwe
Tuesday,Feb 07,2006
The Color of Job Cuts in the U.S. Auto Industry
Ford Motor Company announced in late January that it is cutting 30,000 jobs and closing 14 factories in North Ameri..
By Seth Sandronsky
Tuesday,Feb 07,2006
FAIR, NOT FREE TRADE (commentary)
If ever there was a lie that has kept African nations in the shackles of debt and poverty while the rest of the wor..
By Lila Kiwelu
Thursday,Feb 02,2006
Tatu’s Swahili Translator: In Memory of Freddy Ernesto Ilunga Ilanga Yatii
Freddy Ernesto Ilunga Ilanga Yatii, Che Guevara’s Swahili teacher and translator in the Congo, accomplished p..
By Dr. Katrin Hansing
Wednesday,Jan 25,2006
Black Portraiture in Hollywood (Part 1)
Introduction The power of the media cannot be underestimated. Bell Hooks warns blacks to be vigilant and criti..
By Richard Robinson
Monday,Jan 23,2006
The new era of African Union Peacekeeping and the Culture Question
Introduction  Peacekeeping as an operational mechanism of the African Union (AU) is a recent innovation.&..
By Cage Banseka, PhD
Monday,Jan 16,2006
Race, Geography and Territorial Inheritance: People of Black African, European and Chinese Descent: A World Overview
Introduction By the middle of the first decade of the 21st century, it appears that any major discoveries of n..
By Amadu Jacky Kaba, Ph.D
Monday,Jan 16,2006
Migration and Diaspora: Craze, Significance and Challenges
Introduction As migration has become more formalized, it has developed into something of an international indu..
By Patrick IROEGBU
Monday,Jan 09,2006
Economic and Business Research in Africa: The Role of Africa-focused Journals
Economic and Business Research in Africa:  The Role of Africa-focused Journals  The design and implementa..
By John Kuada
Monday,Jan 09,2006
The Street Urchins
The City under the Sun where I was born and grew up, is exceedingly modern with tall buildings scraping the sky.&nb..
By Sophie Kiwelu
Thursday,Dec 29,2005
Seth Sandronsky interviews Professor David Roediger
Introduction David Roediger, a professor of history at  the University of University of Illinois, Urbana-..
By Seth Sandronsky (interviewer)
Thursday,Dec 29,2005
Book Presentation: twentytwelve (fiction)
The year is 2012. The global conflict that first manifested itself in the attack on the twin towers and broadened a..
By Andrew keogh
Saturday,Dec 24,2005
Book Preview: A Tale of Two Africas: Nigeria and South Africa as Contrasting Visions
Nigeria and South Africa provide the socioeconomic and political contrasts in the African condition. Some of these ..
By Ali Mazrui (edited by James Karioki)
Sunday,Dec 18,2005
Ethiopian Organisations in Europe call for a hunger strike
‘Mesfin Abebe, 15, an orphan who begs on the streets, was arrested, beaten and held at Dedesa for 15 days. &q..
By Network of Ethiopian Scholars (NES) - Scandinavian Chapter & Task Force of Ethiopian Civic and Political Organisations in Europe (press release)
Sunday,Dec 18,2005
Book Review: Colored White: Transcending the Racial Past by David R. Roediger
David Roediger's most recent book, Colored White: Transcending the Racial Past, is a gem.  This collection of ..
By Reviewer: Seth Sandronsky
Thursday,Dec 15,2005
Western Union Reduces Price, Announces a New 2-Day Service to Africa
UK, 15 December 2005:  Western Union Financial Services Inc., an international leader in money transfer servic..
By Western Union, Press Release
Tuesday,Dec 13,2005
Nungua Symphony
A rooster awakens the orchestra at 3 a.m. – I always thought roosters announced the dawn but Ghanaian rooster..
By Anne Serafin
Tuesday,Dec 13,2005
When I visited Addis Ababa - The Capital of Africa
It was the first time for me to visit Ethiopia, and particularly Addis Ababa, the capital of Africa. I was in the c..
By Issaka K. Souaré
Tuesday,Dec 13,2005
Chinweizu in Conversation with James Eze
Q: Sir I hope you don’t mind my recording this conversation.  Some of the things you have already said s..
By Chinweizu
Thursday,Dec 08,2005
Conversations with Ahmed Kathrada
On October 19, 2005, a unique event was held at the Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, entitled &..
By Anne Serafin
Thursday,Dec 08,2005
Ethiopian scholars in Scandinavia call on the AU, USA, and EU to impose sanctions on the Meles regime
Introduction Since the May 15, 2005 election, there has been a historic clash between the yearning by the Ethi..
By NES-Scandinavian Chapter
Monday,Dec 05,2005
Coherence and Contradictions in South Africa’s Foreign Policy in Africa
During Nelson Mandela’s presidency between 1994 and 1999, foreign diplomats noted wryly and South African com..
By Laurie Nathan
Monday,Dec 05,2005
Age Is But A Number
The seven o’clock television news was chilling.“I have never watched a horrifying scene like this,&rdqu..
By Sofie Kiwelu
Tuesday,Nov 29,2005
American Perceptions of Africa Based on Media Representations
  “Africa is special because there is little common understanding between Africans and Americans to..
By Jamie B. Wallace
Monday,Nov 21,2005
44 years of Cameroon’s reunification: has it been success?
Cameroon is a West African state, as far as English-speaking Cameroonians are concerned, but to their French-speaki..
By Elie Smith
Monday,Nov 21,2005
Sino-African Relations and Tibet
As China emerges ever more rapidly as a dominant economic force in the international arena, the global space for Ti..
By Renato Palmi
Sunday,Nov 13,2005
France: Unveiling racism and police brutality in the land of free
As I write this article, we have entered into the second consecutive week of civil strife across France. The distur..
By Issaka K. Souaré
Sunday,Nov 13,2005
France in conflagrations
Perhaps it would have been better to specify that, the chaos and rioting took place only on the outer edges of the ..
By Elie Smith
Sunday,Nov 06,2005
A retrospect that should earn Obasanjo some marks
  Though hackneyed, the phrase “Give the devi..
By Johnson Odesola, PhD
Sunday,Nov 06,2005
DETERMINING WHETHER THE GLASS IS HALF-FULL OR HALF-EMPTY: THE CONTINUING CHALLENGE OF MAKING POVERTY HISTORY
“We will spare no effort to free our fellow men, women and children from the abject poverty and dehumanizing ..
By Joe L. Washington
Sunday,Oct 30,2005
African Growth and Opportunity Act Assessment and Strategy Session,September 21, 2005 ( Summary of Discussion)
The purpose of the session, which was co-convened by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the Constituen..
By Conveners: Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and Constituency for Africa
Sunday,Oct 23,2005
Somalia: State reconfiguration and the role of the Diaspora and Civil society
Following decades of brutal dictatorship, internal conflict and oppression, the Somali military state finally colla..
By Abdulkadir Osman Farah
Sunday,Oct 23,2005
Is Nigeria a Regional Hegemon To Fear?
“It is …appropriate that the French-speaking countries should harmonise their views and coordinate the..
By Issaka K. Souare
Friday,Oct 21,2005
Ethiopia: Defective Constitution, Rigged Parliament, Sabotaged Negotiation, Illegal Government:No alternative to pursuing the Popular Peaceful-Democratic Struggle!
 “Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be se..
By Network of Ethiopian Scholars (NES) - Scandinavian Chapter
Monday,Oct 17,2005
An American Goes Back to Africa: Richard Wright’s Journey of Discovery
Far, far the way we have trodFrom heathen kraal and jungle denTo freedmen, freeman, sons of God,Americans and citiz..
By Reviewer: Rudolph Lewis
Monday,Oct 17,2005
Dunstan M. Wai: A Eulogy
Dunstan M. Wai was born out of the womb of a troubled country and struggled to calm a troubled world.I was introduc..
By Ali A. Mazrui, D.Phil., (Oxon),C.B.S.
Monday,Oct 17,2005
An Upside Down look at Integrated Marketing Communications in Ghana
  It would seem strange that ad agencies are still being called ad agencies today when all progressive an..
By Robert Hinson
Sunday,Oct 09,2005
Over a cup of Cappuccino
Adam Ndabali: “It could be done. You take the co-efficient of the population growth rate, differentiate with ..
By Evans Kinyua
Sunday,Oct 09,2005
Ghana Reflections
I knew in advance that a visit to Ghana with a stay at the CrossCulturalCollaborative – familiarly known as A..
By Anne Serafin
Sunday,Oct 09,2005
The Nigerian oil and gas industry: from joint ventures to production sharing contracts
INTRODUCTION Oil and gas operations commenced in Nigeria effectively in 1956, with the first commercial find i..
By Madaki O. Ameh
Sunday,Oct 09,2005
Africa’s Global Futures
Let us waste no time in sterile litanies and nauseating mimicry. Leave this Europe where they are never one talking..
By Nigel Gibson
Sunday,Oct 02,2005
Paul Biya and the need for the economic transformation of Cameroon
There is no time left for debates on whether Paul BIYA (1) won or lost the last presidential elections that took pl..
By Elie Smith
Sunday,Oct 02,2005
Constituency for Africa/George Washington University African Policy Roundtable
WASHINGTON, DC—On September 20, 2005, The George Washington University Africa Center for Health and Security ..
By Summary of the Roundtable held on September 20, 2005
Sunday,Oct 02,2005
The Value of Vaccines
For many Americans, the word “measles” conjures images of a long-forgotten disease that kept kids in be..
By Ronald V. Dellums
Monday,Sep 26,2005
Globalisation and African Identity: The case of communities of African descent in Latin America
Ok, let us begin this essay with a pop quiz. People of African ancestry constitute the majority in Brazil, Panama, ..
By Ibiyinka Solarin
Monday,Sep 26,2005
A Step Towards Getting Peacekeeping Right*
Begin with the assumption the Bush administration will do the right thing … only after it has exhausted all ..
By Don Kraus
Tuesday,Sep 20,2005
Governance: Bad vs Good—Insights from Other Lands and Other Times
IntroductionIn a season of anarchy, when a civilian dictator is ruining the land and enslaving the people to foreig..
By Chinweizu
Sunday,Sep 18,2005
The Feminisation of HIV/AIDS
The catastrophic impact of HIV/AIDS in the developing countries has been well-documented by the press and various c..
By Shireen Edries & Melanie Triegaardt
Sunday,Sep 18,2005
Values and the War against Terrorism: Truth, Co-existence and Peace
Admittedly one of the most devastating human catastrophes of our time is terror. However the unilateral “war ..
By Jacob Kofi Hevi, D.phil
Sunday,Sep 11,2005
Uganda: Is suspension of the Global Fund political?
Following the suspension of the Global Fund in Uganda, which was created by the UN Secretary General Kofi Anan thre..
By Solomon Bareebe Rukuuka
Sunday,Sep 11,2005
When a Lover Leaves
“If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives ..
By Sabella Ogbobode Abidde
Sunday,Sep 11,2005
Can AU's Peace and Security Council Be Effective in Dealing with Wars and Conflicts in Africa?
“In Africa---the things that unite us are more than those that keep us apart and divided” K. Nkrum..
By Professor Mammo Muchie
Sunday,Sep 04,2005
Regionalisation of Domestic Conflicts in the Mano River Basin
Introduction  This article highlights the regionalisation of domestic conflicts in the Mano River Basin compri..
By Christiana Solomon
Sunday,Sep 04,2005
The Woman Question
I have made 29 years and I cannot help realizing that I am still single, and not even dating.  ‘Why am I..
By Solomon Bareebe Rukuuka
Sunday,Sep 04,2005
Mkapa: The Making of an Elder Statesman?
Benjamin Mkapa, the President of Tanzania from 1995 when he was elected in continuation of a legacy started by the ..
By Solomon Bareebe Rukuuka
Sunday,Sep 04,2005
Towards Reparations for the People of Sudan
The demand for economic reparations is based on slavery, genocide and the merciless systematic killing of Sudanese ..
By Bankie Forster Bankie
Monday,Aug 29,2005
Garang’s Ghost Haunts Uganda from the Grave
Peace was expected to be the first victim of the mysterious death of Dr John Garang, the late Vice President of the..
By Solomon Bareebe Rukuuka
Monday,Aug 29,2005
Why I wrote the book…
In late 2003 my daughter Elizabeth and I made a trip to Africa. She had grown up with us in East Africa, and it was..
By Raymond Downing
Sunday,Aug 21,2005
Dick Tiger: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal
Excerpt from Chapter 6, 'Not a Visiting Apprentice.On May 22nd, with bags and trunks packed, Tiger and Abigail took..
By Adeyinka Makinde
Sunday,Aug 21,2005
Overrepresentation of Kenyan Students in Colleges and Universities in the United States: An Unscientific Examination
   Introduction Compared to the other 52 independent African nations, Kenya appears to have a s..
By Amadu Jacky Kaba, Ph.D
Tuesday,Aug 16,2005
African Union’s Diaspora Strategy: Mobilizing a Constituency for Africa in the United States
At the inaugural African Union Summit in Maputo last summer, the AU announced a truly “historic” decisi..
By Melvin P. Foote
Tuesday,Aug 16,2005
China’s Emerging Interests in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges for Africa and the United States
China’s deepening integration into the global economy and emergence as an economic power has seen its influen..
By Drew Thompson
Tuesday,Aug 16,2005
In whose debt? Debt Cancellation and Democracy in Africa
The announcement by G-8 Finance ministers of their intention to cancel the debt of 14 African countries, with anoth..
By Steven Friedman
Monday,Aug 15,2005
At Loggerheads: Legality and justice in the election standoff in Ethiopia: (Open letter to Ambassadors' Donor Group (ADG)
“The ADG reiterates its support for the electoral process in Ethiopia, and underlines the importance of the J..
By Network of Ethiopian Scholars, NES (Press Release)
Saturday,Aug 13,2005
Tribunal Nullifies a Governor's election in Nigeria
Anambra Sate, South Eastern Nigeria. An election tribunal sitting in the state’s capital of Awka, Friday, 12 ..
By Staff Reporter
Saturday,Aug 13,2005
In Search of a Wife
I wonder why it is so difficult to find a Nigerian wife. Or even a wife from any part of the world. I know from exp..
By Sabella Ogbobode Abidde
Saturday,Aug 13,2005
An Uncommon Approach to Common Security in Southern Africa*
When the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was established in 1992, there were great expectations that ..
By Laurie Nathan
Friday,Aug 05,2005
Why Thabo Mbeki was not wrong about AIDS
The dust has settled. People don’t talk much about Mbeki and AIDS any more – and even he isn’t sa..
By Raymond Downing, MD
Friday,Aug 05,2005
The Coup d’État in Mauritania: Why the Military Still Intervenes in African Politics
“Democracy yesterday suffered a setback in Mauritania as army officers overthrew President Maaouiya Ould Sid ..
By Issaka Souare
Saturday,Jul 30,2005
Political Violence, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Africa in the Global Context
Since the decade following the Vietnam War the world has been full of terrorist acts. In reaction to that wave of p..
By Marcel Kitissou, PhD
Saturday,Jul 30,2005
Can the G-8 and IFIs Help Africa?
Most African countries regained their political sovereignty in the 1960s. Due to the exploitative nature of the col..
By Issaka K. Souare
Saturday,Jul 30,2005
The Golden Age of Arab-African relations
I recall the common vision Egypt’s Gamal Abdul-Nasser shared with African leaders of the 1950s and 1960s. In ..
By Gamal Nkrumah
Friday,Jul 29,2005
All-weather friends in need and indeed: China-Africa relations seen from the eyes of a Chinese diplomat
Browsing through recent newspapers, one could easily spot the extraordinarily frequent appearance of both China and..
By Liu Guijin
Friday,Jul 29,2005
Why Africa Ain’t Israel in Today’s African-American Thinking
 Continental Africans and African- Americans, though similarly constituted,  suffer broadly from a lack o..
By Rudolph Lewis
Friday,Jul 29,2005
Towards Post-Colonial Pacification: Africa Between War and Peace
 2004 is the year whenAfrica won its seventh Nobel Prize for peace.  Out of the seven Nobel Peace Prizes,..
By Professor Ali Mazrui
Thursday,Jul 28,2005
Chinua Achebe - Pure and Simple: An Oral Biography
Chinua Achebe: Pure and Simple approaches the famous writer – who has been dubbed “the father of Africa..
By Phanuel Akubueze Egejuru (Reviewer: Anne Serafin)
Thursday,Jul 28,2005
Passion as a necessary leadership tool
The story is told that a dispassionate young man approached the Greek Philosopher Socrates and casually stated, &ld..
By Uju Onyechere
Thursday,Jul 28,2005
China and Africa in the New Period
  On December 15 - 16, 2003, “the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Ministerial Conference was succ..
By Tian Peiliang
Thursday,Jun 30,2005
The Commission for Africa report: The Challenge of Turning Big Ideas into Action
The recently published Commission for Africa report is packed with big ideas for supporting Africa on the road to p..
By Fletcher Tembo, PhD
Friday,Jun 24,2005
Belonging Of Another Type: Whiteness and African Identity
Can one be a citizen of a country but not its continent?  A while ago, I shared a platform in with the black e..
By Steven Friedman
Friday,Jun 24,2005
Who is an African?
As the cradle of life and the starting journey of humanity everybody can claim to be African. Even the racist Apart..
By Garba Diallo
Friday,Jun 24,2005
Dunstan M. Wai: A Eulogy
I was introduced to Dunstan Wai when we both lived in Uganda.  I was a professor atMakerereUniversity and Duns..
By Professor Ali A. Mazrui
Friday,Jun 24,2005
Morocco: Living on Less than $1 a day
The plight of poor Moroccans is little understood, even by some Moroccans.  Although the shantytowns in the ci..
By James Leonard-Williams
Friday,Jun 24,2005
Tending One’s Own Garden: A Review of Bernard Shaw's: The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of Her God
My recent discovery of Bernard Shaw’s The Adventures of Black Girl in Her Search for God (1933) made me reali..
By Reviewer: Rudolph Lewis
Friday,Jun 24,2005
Malian Reflections: The Significance of a Name and an Insight into Local Knowledge
I had already visited briefly the year before, on a short fieldwork trip with an American museum.  The best ad..
By Jamie B. Wallace
Friday,Jun 24,2005
Youths, Conflicts and Perpetual Instability in Nigeria
In many international fora, Nigeria is perceived as a conflict-prone society and the youths are at the heart of mos..
By Kenneth Omeje, PhD
Saturday,Mar 15,2003
Bombing our politics
If the truth must be told, violence has always been one of the negative aspects of our political culture.  And..
By Jideofor Adibe
Thursday,Jan 23,2003
Segun Aganga: Ten Months After
Finance Minister Segun Aganga is a very brilliant man. You do not become a managing director of Goldman Sachs, a le..
By Jideofor Adibe
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