Palm Wine Sellers Also Cry…In Port Harcourt
THE Rich Also Cry. Remember the popular television series? Well, in the Garden City, as Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital is fondly called, others, besides the affluent, are bewailing government’s indifference to what they say is a potential economic booster.
Clinton Village: Untapped Potentials, Idle Staff, Empty Offices…
THE euphoria of having the world’s most powerful president visit their village was palpable. For weeks, the federal government got the community and its people ready.
Lest We Forget... Africa’s Hospitality Liberated South Africa
THE recent xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa brought into focus the role African countries played in South Africa’s liberation.
LAGOS: Mega City...Mega Wahala!
HE that wavereth is like a wave of the sea, driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of Jehovah.
Explaining Odo-Irele’s ‘Mysterious’ Deaths
IT is unlikely health commissioners in Nigeria would pray to experience what their Ondo State counterpart passed through in the past two weeks. A strange disease was reported to have broken out in one of the state’s communities.
Bad Road ‘Warns’ New Lagos Gov
THE new governor of Lagos risks spending the next couple of years in office unable to rehabilitate one of the state’s most deplorable and nerve-wracking roads. Besides disturbing potholes, major sections of the road have completely ceased to exist.
When Nigerians Held Breath, Chose Leaders
AFRICA’S most populous nation was about to hold its presidential election. And fear that things could go very awry was real. In the build up to the poll, Rivers State had witnessed unprecedented political violence. There was an unusual increase in deaths, as well as gunshot and machete injuries.
LAGOS: Residents Fault Illegal Closure Of Streets
RESIDENTS of Mushin, Okota and Oshodi areas of Lagos State have expressed displeasure over the illegal shutdown of streets by persons engaging in funerals, birthdays, naming ceremonies and political rallies, among others. They complained that the trend, which is on the increase, hinders them from gaining access to their homes. One resident, Abiodun Ajayi, lamented:…
Beijing +20: What Do Nigerian Women Want?
HONESTLY, I never planned to write anything on this topic until late last Sunday, when a friend sent me a text message. Tahir happens to be the image-maker of PZ Cussons. And for over a year, it has been his tradition to send me an SMS, commenting on my copy on Sundays. He was even…
Uncommon Roads In A State Of Uncommon Transformation
EKET or Akwa Ibom South Senatorial district is the cash cow of Akwa Ibom state and the nation, courtesy of the Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN)/Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) joint venture oil exploration activities in the area. Unfortunately, for years, the roads leading to this area have been completely neglected and are in a terrible…