Category archives for: AFRICA

PDP Lacks Integrity: Questions on indictment, impeachment and eligibility


IT was in a season of anarchy when Governor Ayodele Fayose was removed from office in 2006 in an impeachment procedure that was largely believed to be political. Now the issues arising from that act have turned into an issue following the celebrated second coming of Fayose to the Ado-Ekiti Government House. Amid judicial controversy […]

PDP Women leader threatens Jonathan: Change Sambo now or lose 2015


A women leader and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP member from the Northwest region, Hajia Binta Kuraye has lambasted a chieftain of the party from the region, Hon. Bello Haliru for the statement he made during the Transformation Ambassador of Nigeria, TAN grand finale rally that the region supported Jonathan/Sambo candidacy for 2015 elections. She stated […]

Ahead 2015: Here are the prospective Buhari’s running mate from Tinubu’s camp

buhari and tinubu

Associates of All Progressives Congress, APC leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu are lining up three possible running mates for Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) should the former head of state prevail in the forthcoming presidential nomination convention of the party. BUHARI DECLARES: General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) declaring his intention to seek the All Progressives Congress, APC, […]

EXCLUSIVE: Acting together against poverty -By Tayo Ogunbiyi

Poverty in Nigeria

It is in view of the harsh reality of the havoc that poverty, if allowed to blossom, could unleash on the world that poverty eradication remains one of the essential aspects of the Millennium Development Goals. It is, indeed, out of the need to provide a platform through which a global strategy could be harnessed […]

Education As A Panacea To National Insecurity And Developmental Challenges – Aregbesola [Part 2]

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state

…continued from part 1 I contend that without this corrective restructuring, we will continue to have the torturing situation in which some parts of the country aim and work for development and some others reverse it or delay the quest for development. For instance, there is no reason why the children and youths in parts […]

The father, the sons and the Afrobeat spirit – By Tolu Ogunlesi

Fela Anikulapo

Last Wednesday, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti would have turned 76. I recently saw Finding Fela, an interesting new documentary about the making of the Broadway musical that captured the imagination of the world in 2010/11, and have decided, for today’s column, to reproduce a piece I first wrote and published five years ago, about the genius and […]

Agricultural Facilities: Osun sets to partner FG


State Government of Osun has said that the state would collaborate with the Federal Government to facilitate the presence of more agricultural facilities in the state. The State Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Mr Wale Adedoyin, disclosed to newsmen in Osogbo that more agricultural facilities were needed in the state in order to boost […]

Education As A Panacea To National Insecurity And Developmental Challenges – Aregbesola[Part 1]

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state

Speech Delivered By The Governor Of The State Of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, As The Guest Lecturer At The 6th Prince Bola Ajibola Annual Lecture Series, Organised By The Magna Curia Chambers Of Obafemi Awolowo University, Held At The University’s Oduduwa Hall, Ile-Ife, On Wednesday October 15, 2014. Protocols, It is with heartfelt gladness that […]

#Ebola: Liberian President Writes Emotional Letter To The World – [Must Read]

Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has written a heartfelt letter to the world over the Ebola crisis that hit her country. In the letter which was read over the radio and transmitted worldwide, she likened the Ebola epidermic to the civil war her country faced 11 years ago which killed a lot of Liberians, crumbled […]

Revealed: How Stolen Goods From South African Malls Are Linked To Nigeria

Shopping malls in South Africa

Nigeria has emerged as the destination for many of the electronic devices stolen during the recent spat of mall robberies across South Africa, the country’s police said at the weekend. “The service providers have confirmed that the majority of the items are activated in Nigeria,” Lt-Gen Solomon Makgale said. According to Independent Online, “The recipients […]


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