Thursday, July 18, 2019
It is amazing how Nigerian politicians fit into the titles of that maestro of crime thrillers, René Lodge Brabazon Raymond (aka James Hadley Chase). Any lover of Hadley Chase’s works would perhaps remember THE GUILTY ARE AFRAID – one of...
It was 19th century American author, Samuel Langhorne Clemens (aka Mark Twain) who said, “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and supporting your government when it deserves it”. In the same vein, fellow American author and essayist, Edward...
Buhari has won plaudits from leaders including President Barack Obama for his efforts to tackle graft. He replaced the management of the state oil company, which was accused of withholding billions of dollars from the government, and has stepped up the fight...
By Femi Arowoshola: It takes a lot to move from youthfulness to agedness; it takes even more to accept the challenges that come with accepting that we are aging. You shouldn’t blame those who refuse to hold birthday parties in order...
  Forbes Magazine’s ranking of Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala among the top one hundred most powerful women in the world has been hailed by many as quite appropriate. Since its inception in...
The euphoria of the inauguration of Nigeria’s new president, Muhammadu Buhari on Friday May 29, 2015, unwittingly overshadowed the excitement of the election of Nigeria’s immediate past Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, as President of the African Development...
PROLOGUE: There is a blossoming club of radio (and Facebook) commentators whose members specialise in PHD – Pull Him Down. Their terms of reference find expression in one direction; attack the government, attack the President and attack everyone else who...
By Peace Kanu In the last two weeks, the world has listened and watched with bated breath, news of the recent spate of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, which hve claimed the lives of at least six foreign nationals, including...
My name is Lovelyn Chidinma Nwadeyi. I am a Nigerian. Born in Nigeria to two Nigerian parents. Raised in Queenstown, Eastern Cape by those same Nigerian parents right up until I completed my Bachelors at Stellenbosch. Growing up in South...
  By Sisonke Msimang Any African who has ever tried to visit South Africa will know that the country is not an easy entry destination. South African embassies across the continent are almost as difficult to access as those of the UK...