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Xenophobia: Who is afraid of South Africa?

Xenophobia: Who is afraid of South Africa?

By Samuel Akpobome Orovwuje The wave of violent attacks on foreign population living in South Africa has generated local and international condemnation. This article examines the   core issues of…

Investing in the defeat of malaria

Investing in the defeat of malaria

By Bikilisi Bakare Established in May 2007 by the 60th session of the World Health Assembly, the decision making body of the World Health Organisation(WHO), World Malaria Day is commemorated…

The unemployment challenge in Nigeria

The unemployment challenge in Nigeria

What is unemployment? Unemployment occurs when a person who is knowledgeable or skilled in a particular field of interest is searching for employment or a job and is unable to…

Food nutrition and security

Food nutrition and security

In this thought-provoking and in-depth 10th Annual Lecture of the College of Food Sciences, Bells University of Technology, Ota, Mr. Larry Umunna Country Manager of Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition(G.A.I.N…

Legislators and party switch

Legislators and party switch

By Hon. Dr. Eddie Mbadiwe On March 3, 2015, a legislator got up on the floor of the House of Representatives and announced he was moving from party A to…

The APC surprise in Benue

The APC surprise in Benue

As the 2015 elections approached, People’sDemocratic Party’s (PDP’s) spin-doctors had good reasons to place Benue State firmly under the grip of the biggest party in Africa. Based on the fact…

Xenophobia in South Africa, a case of insipid resentment

Xenophobia in South Africa, a case of insipid resentment

By Patrick Fynn When you are little, night time is scary because there are monsters hiding under the bed. When you get older, the monsters are different and though you may…

Where is the Nigerian book?

Where is the Nigerian book?

By  Bob MajiriOghene Etemiku April 23 had come and gone without any fanfare. It is not April Fool’s Day nor is it an election. At least people remember an April…

The Saudi Police (1)

The Saudi Police (1)

By Abubakr Siddeeq Muhammad,   This article should interest Nigerians in general, and officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force in particular, as there are lessons, I suppose, for…

My dad @ 79

My dad @ 79

By Bukky Osunyikanmi   I thought of writing this piece as part of measures to honour and celebrate my loving dad; Pa Oluyemi Adesuyi, when he is 80 next year. To let the world know you do not need…

Setting an agenda for President-elect

Setting an agenda for President-elect

By Rev Dr Moses Iloh   On the historical issue of the likely destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah: It is written “Peradventure there’ll be fifty righteous within the city; will…

Scary news from South Africa

Scary news from South Africa

By Tayo Ogunbiyi   The images were frightening and at the same time mind-boggling. If not for the credibility of the cable news platform where one was viewing the image,…

Father Mbaka was right

Father Mbaka was right

By Tochukwu Ezukanma Years back, men of God in Nigeria, for the most part, preached hell and heaven. They urged their congregants to live godly lives, so, as to inherit…

ASUP mourns Senator Uche Chukwumerije

ASUP mourns Senator Uche Chukwumerije

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) is devastated by news of the passage of Senator Uche Chukwumerije, the Chairman Senate Committee on Education. Senator Chukwumerije was a national icon…

Diary of an unemployed graduate

Diary of an unemployed graduate

Joe Onwukeme   The need to write this diary of an unemployed graduate (DOAUG) was necessitated because of the high level of unemployed graduates and the disparity it has created…

2015 Earth Day in Nigeria: What General Muhammadu Buhari should do

2015 Earth Day in Nigeria: What General Muhammadu Buhari should do

By Churchill Okonkwo    According to Dr. Okereke Chukeumerije, a Professor at Reading University, United Kingdom, the Nigerian Ministry of Environment “needs to have highly capable and experienced people running the ministry – from the minister through the…

Government vs community property

Government vs community property

Most times I wonder why some Nigerians vandalize government property and why some show this nonchalant attitude when it comes to protecting government infrastructure in their community. Aren’t some of…

Stopping dolarisation of Nigeria’s economy

Stopping dolarisation of Nigeria’s economy

Dr Boniface Chizea, a management consultant and economist, in this piece highlights all the issues around the CBN’s directive to checking dollarization of the Nigerian economy.  It is common knowledge…

An open letter to President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari

An open letter to President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari

Congratulations. As you transit to lead our great country, the Almighty will grant you wisdom, courage, and strength. Before you won the election, there is no doubt in my mind…

Establishing Nigeria’s thanksgiving Day

Establishing Nigeria’s thanksgiving Day

By Bola Ajibola The Thanksgiving has been known to be a reverently celebrated holiday in the United States of America. The U.S. is a country whose rich republican union should…

When Nigeria decides, Nigeria wins

When Nigeria decides, Nigeria wins

By Linda Thomas-Greenfield   The world takes notice when Nigerians, citizens of Africa’s largest democracy, decide.  By participating peacefully and enthusiastically in the recent electoral processes in March and April,…

Politics of fuel stares at Buhari

Politics of fuel stares at Buhari

 SKC Ogbonnia, chairman of First Texas Energy Corporation, Texas USA, takes a detailed look at the level of politics in the petroleum industry in Nigeria which has kept local production…

Addressing election violence and money politics in Nigeria

Addressing election violence and money politics in Nigeria

Lateef Raji,  special adviser, information and strategy, Lagos State Government, argues that until the business of politics is done by the rules and for the sake of service, violence and…

Condemning the SA xenophobic attacks

Condemning the SA xenophobic attacks

The South African government has disappointed the entire black race and it is time for countries to start considering their relationship with the Jacob Zuma led administration. One would have…

Beyond Ambode’s sweet victory

Beyond Ambode’s sweet victory

Ayo Oyoze Baje ayobaje@yahoo.co.uk, 0805 797 1776 At last, one of the most hotly contested governorship elections in the much-acclaimed Centre of Excellence was recently won by Mr.Akinwunmi Ambode of the…

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