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…
Rivers’ Doctors Seek Medicine For Kidnapping
MEDICINE is a noble and enviable profession. Such is its allure, when young ones are asked what they would like to become in the future, they look up with bright eyes and answer: “I will like to be a medical doctor.” In Rivers State, however, persons hoping to wear the spotless white overall of these…
Here Comes Again Lagos Cart Pushers
THERE is no doubt that Lagos is fast becoming a megacity, thus attracting people from different parts of the globe to live and do business. But aside making the city a business hub in the West African sub-region, this change in status has also posed a lot of challenges to the state government in the…
Asaba-Ughelli Road… Long Journey To Nowhere
WHEN Delta State governor, Mr. Emmanuel Uduaghan flagged off the dualisation work on the Ughelli-Asaba Road upon assuming office eight years ago, communities along the road expressed happiness that the 149-kilometre road would speed up development in their areas. But barely three months to the end of Uduaghan’s eight-year tenure, that happiness is far…