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Illegal Migration: An Impending Global Crisis, By Frederick Adetiba

This illegal migration is gradually becoming a global crisis which will soon become uncontrollable if urgent steps are not taken. And Africa is contributing more to this crisis than any other region or continent.

 

Irrespective of how we look at it, man is essentially itinerant. It is part of human nature to move from one geographical location to another... read more

Where Nigeria’s Power Roadmap Missed Road, By SKC Ogbonnia

Despite investing over $30 billion in the sector in the past 15 years, Nigeria’s epileptic power supply has taken a turn for the worse in recent months. Today, the total electricity supply is less than 2,100 megawatts (MW) for a country of over 170 million people. As a result, citizens and businesses have resorted to the use of electric generators to the point where some industry experts are... read more

My Baby Steps To Change, By Aisha Yusuf

We all seek ‘change’. A better, stronger and less corrupt Nigeria. A nation that functions and utilises its vast resources to empower itself. We look forward to a nation where all the citizens believe in themselves and in their government. This can only happen if we are able to rebuild the trust and belief we once had in our government and our leaders. Well, this is my view, at least, of the ‘... read more

Buhari: The Nation Waits In Patient Expectation Of A New Era By Peter Claver Oparah

In a few day's time, Nigerians will witness an epochal history as out going President Goodluck Jonathan hands over the reins of power to in coming President Muhammadu Buhari. It is novel to Nigeria and  carries with it, monumental loads of expectations from eager and clearly disenchanted citizenry that are just surviving perhaps the most corrupt and profligate era in the troubled history... read more

Can We Agree Never To Hire Anyone From World Bank And IMF To Manage Nigeria's Economy?

Larde [President of the IMF] had nothing specific to say about which ideas she thinks are most important—much less what compromises might be required, much less which specific countries, companies, or people might have to suffer to reach those compromises. Her speech was worse than tiresome. It was almost Orwellian in its vacuity. By its end, I couldn’t tell if the head of the... read more

The Worth Of a Nigerian, By Owei Lakemfa

The world knows the worth of an American citizen. The United States (US) insists that its citizens be ruled by American, not international laws. The US can use African Americans and Latinos for target practice. But outside its shores, the American State can stake all it has to defend an American citizen of whatever colour.

 

If its citizen were to commit serious crimes outside... read more

‘Strategising As We Celebrate’ – Senate Passes Violence Against Persons Bill, By Charmaine Pereira

I could hardly believe it when news came in that the Senate just passed the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Bill (the VAPP Bill). It has taken over a decade to get here. As Saudatu Mahdi, the indefatigable Secretary General of Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA), recognised the role of key actors in the Senate for their efforts, particularly Senator Dahiru... read more

How my family hates me, plots my downfall despite my generosity, By Emmanuel Adebayor

I have kept these stories for a long time but I think today it is worth sharing some of them with you. It’s true that family matters should be solved internally and not in public but I am doing this so that hopefully all families can learn from what happened in mine. Also keep in mind that none of this is about money.

 

At the age of 17, with my first wages as a footballer, I... read more

Is Africa Fated to Be A Metaphor Of Disaster?, By Okey Ndibe

In May 2000, the British Broadcasting Corporation asked me to contribute an online opinion piece that would x-ray the prospects for socio-economic progress on the African continent. The BBC’s commission was triggered by a series of articles in major British, US and European publications that portrayed Africa as bereft of hope, mired in crises and disasters, and bound to failure.

 

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What Is Happening to Mandela’s Legacy?, By Frederick Adetiba

Just last year, South Africa celebrated 20 years of transition to a democratic rule. It was a time of celebration as much as a time for reflection and healing all over again. Mandela did the unprecedented when he laid the foundation for a new South Africa, the Rainbow nation. That was meant to legitimise the multiplicity of races that would see the modern South Africa as a home for all without... read more

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