All posts under: ARTICLES

Nigeria’s Broken Children – Adejoh Idoko Momoh

Do you know Nigeria has an internally displaced population of 3.3million? And most of these displaced people are women and children? As things are, these 3.3 million people are only the officially registered internally displaced persons and many other unregistered internally displaced persons may exist. About 850,000 people in Nigeria’s North East region are internally displaced and the National Emergency Management Agency has set up only 23 camps to cater for them. What this means is that this agency expects an average of about 36,956 people to live in any one of these 23 camps which are mostly National...
Share0 comments

The 2015 Elections: There May Be Another Country By Nnaemeka Oruh

The tension is palpable. Naked fear walks through the land unchallenged, waylaying people at every turn. While a deadly group of religious bigots has laid siege on our land and seem not to be letting go of its asphyxiating hold on us, it was not the major reason for the fear that now roams through the streets of our land. After all, the deadly group has for now confined its activities to a particular part of our land. This fear is a fear born out of something else. Something that defies geographical boundaries. Something that is omnipresent. It reaches out to all of us,...
Share0 comments

Open Letter to ISIS- Phillip Coleman

I am addressing both the leadership and fighting men of ISIS. My name is Phillip Coleman. I am an American living in the United States (Gardena, California). I am writing to ask that you accept the life of an American, myself, in exchange for your releasing any American now in your custody. I make this request because your decisions to demonstrate your determination to end American military operations inside your country by executing those whose lives you have ended has not, and will not, achieve any success because you have held the wrong people and taken the wrong lives. Those who have been executed...
Share0 comments

CBN Devalue Naira Again?

Indications have emerged that the Central Bank of Nigeria may devalue the naira again following developments in the foreign exchange market. The currency has been experiencing …

Share0 comments

General Buhari, INEC & The PDP By Presley Akhigbe

It is a shame that this is where we are as a nation. INEC has just one job, one job only; conduct elections. Providing the means and platform of conducting election are all sub of the main function of INEC and in spite of all preparations, the federal government is subtly spreading the propaganda that INEC isn’t prepared to conduct the February 14th election, in spite of a four years preparatory period. The fact is that if the FG claims that INEC isn’t prepared, that is a vote of no confidence on INEC and more on the FG (their usual trademark in all aspects especially the economy of the...
Share3 comments

Most Miserable Countries on Planet Earth- 2014 World Misery Index

According to the 2014 World Misery Index, published by the Cato Institute, Venezuela’s the worst (or the best at misery, anyway) for the second year in a row. The Misery Index combines the inflation, unemployment, and lending rates of 108 countries with percent change in GDP per capita to calculate each nation’s “misery index score.” Venezuela was the only country to score over 100, earning 106.03 points. The next closest? Argentina, with a score of 68. To make it stand out even more, Syria came in third with a score of 63.9. If you’re almost twice as bad as Syria at this point, your country is...
Share0 comments

Dear Undecided Voter…

As you already know, come Valentine’s Day, Nigerians will decide the fate of Nigeria and her future. Nigerians will decide the kind of future they want for Nigeria. I just thought I should take time out to draw your attention to some happenings with an eye on helping you make the right decision. Perhaps you are confused and your confusion may range from religious, ethnic to tribal bias. Whatever it is, I urge you to put Nigeria first-consider the future of the generation unborn as you head to the polls. You need to have in mind that poverty and it’s likes does not know religion or tribe. As Professor Tam...
Share0 comments

Cars Are Made in Africa… (Must Read)

Kiira Motors Corporation, Uganda Originally developed by students from Uganda’s Makerere University for a project headed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the sedan hybrid electric …

Share0 comments

The Pastors and the Rest of Us By Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, let me confess that I have a soft spot for men of God, especially Pastors. The reason can’t be difficult to fathom. I’m not just a Christian; I had the great privilege of being born by my heavily spiritual mum and dad in an Aladura church in Ile-Ife. That was in the good old days when men and women truly served God and prayed more than a praying mantis. We never doubted the efficacy of prayers or the supremacy of the almighty. We lived side by side with Muslims, animists, atheists and sometimes worshipped with them or indeed, practised whatever we chose to practice. That was your own...
Share0 comments

Can the APC Deliver on its Promise of ‘Change’?- The Naija Verdict

Permit me to bore you with a little story. Once upon a time, a man wanted to buy a house and so, he contacted his estate agent who took him to a ramshackle old house. The man, offended, sacked his agent and recruited another. The new agent began to take the man around again and brought him to that same house, formerly ramshackle but now, more presentable with a new lick  of paint. The man was more interested and went in. End of story. Yes, craze dey worry me but, be  patient, you will understand my story soon. Late last evening, I got an alert on my phone, from a friend who wanted to notify me of the...
Share0 comments

China is Going to Mine the Moon for Helium-3 Fusion Fuel

China’s Chang’e lunar probe dynasty is already having a great year. The Chang’e 3 lunar lander surpassed all expectations last week to emerge from its 14th hibernation while the Chang’e 5-T1 just completed its transfer from the Earth-Moon Lagrange Point 2 into a stable orbit around the Moon. Chang’e 3’s main mission was only to take spectrographic and ground penetrating radar measurements, but the Chang’e 5 missions will bring back the first samples containing the actual prize — fusion-ready helium-3. One of the main reasons helium-3 is sought as a fusion fuel is because there are no neutrons...
Share0 comments

PMS Price Reduction and The Economy: My Takeaways – Babatunde Fashola

It is no longer news that the federal government has announced a reduction in the pump price of premium motor spirit (PMS), popularly called petrol. While I have made my position known on my Twitter handle that ‘a little over 10% reduction in cost of the final (crude oil) product (PMS) in response to an over 50% drop in the cost of the raw material is a good try and that Nigerians can get a better deal’, I am constrained to make this further intervention for a few reasons. 1. There is a sense in the public space that this reduction is politically motivated, given the reactions that have followed it. To...
Share0 comments

#Pausibility: Functional Juxtaposition by Adebayo Coker

My good people, I hope the year is starting on a good note for you, especially with the ongoing political gimmickry that is clogging our clouds? The furor is a ploy to get you to submit to either a true leader or a loot leader, and the kind of leader that will emerge depends on the choice you make. There is no fuss about it, the battle is between two major political parties and two major political candidates. Before we make our choice, let us draw some comparison between these elements; assets or liabilities, their functionality will guide us, since both have, at one time or the other, functioned in...
Share0 comments

Nigeria’s 2015 General Elections and its Bubble Traps – Ajayi Olowo

The first batch of the 2015 general elections would be held in less than a month from now. This includes the Presidential and National Assembly elections slated for Saturday, 14th February, 2015. Although the major dramatis personae - the Presidential Candidates of the political parties have consented to a violence-free process at a ceremony anchored by the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan; and former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Emeka Anyaoku, yet there is palpable fear in the air. The uncertainty is not only about whether the electoral process would not be marred by...
Share0 comments

5 things We Learnt From Manchester City vs Arsenal By Ifreke Inyang

Wenger finally delivers a master class Today is the day most Arsenal fans have been waiting for. When the Frenchman will tactically set up his men against a big team, to grab a result. Last season, the Gunners left themselves exposed and were hammered 6-3. Today, Wenger opted to control City and their waves of attack, while hitting them on fast breaks. It worked a great treat. No Yaya, no party The statistics are damning. When the big Ivorian doesn't play, City hardly win. Gooners may be forgiven for feeling a tingle, as they saw Aguero and Silva on City's team sheet, but at the end of the day, they...
Share0 comments

Celebrity Photo of the Day

Her hair cut is her edge and her strong voice is very distracting. Chidinma shared this lovely photo of herself on her instagram and her indigenous …

Share0 comments

Find Out What These Couples Did on Their Wedding Nights, Unlike What Singles Assume

Expectations for the wedding night are high. The goal is to have the best sex of your life in the swankiest hotel room you've ever stayed in -- all while managing to keep your eyes open after an exceedingly exhausting day. But that's not always how things pan out. Below are 21 first-person accounts of how newlyweds actually spent their very first night as husband and wife, according to Redditors and HuffPost readers. 1. "Having not eaten all day due to stress and nerves, we realized we were STARVING, and ordered Chinese food from the only place open at 4 a.m. We had more sex while waiting for food, then...
Share0 comments

Kylie Jenner Pregnant?

Kylie Jenner is reportedly pregnant, with sources close to the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star saying she is expecting a child with her rapper boyfriend. …

Share0 comments

An Open Letter to Zahra Buhari By Arikor Collins Ogonnaya

Dear Zahra, It is my great delight to share with you anything I know (I hardly know anything) which would help you to become what God wants you to be. God has a wonderful plan for your life and I hope that reading this letter would reveal just that. Of course, you might not get to receive this letter, and by a stir of fate, you might also receive this letter. Until recently (precisely, a week ago), I've never been aware that the amiable General even had a daughter, talkmore of knowing he had one named Zahra. I don't know you, and perhaps, I might never know you. Why not? Nigeria is such a plundered country...
Share14 comments

Same Event, Different Responses: Some Critical Trajectories By Collins Arikor.

While the ink was yet to dry on this piece, I immediately was forcefully torn between a confusing web of two different worlds; two diverse emotions: hope and doubt. I hurriedly at the same time asked myself, how do I feel in this very moment - am I happy or sad? Was this our dreams finally come true? Vague and intense feelings of uneasiness washed over me. Dangling between two different emotions, I set down penning this piece. Pictorially, I sought to paint the true picture of what I was experiencing. The product was to picture an orb helplessly and hopelessly oscillating, reminisce of my elementary...
Share0 comments

Presidential Declaration: My Take Away – Babatunde Fashola, SAN

On Thursday 8th of January, 2015, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came to Lagos, warts and all, in furtherance of a presidential campaign flag-off. They had advertised this flag-off with a promise to show what they had done in Lagos. I anticipated this visit because I hoped it would provide an opportunity to discuss issues important to the people. When they left, they left nothing tangible behind except violence, attacks and robberies on citizens who had been trapped in the traffic they created. The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Convention had held in the same city of Lagos a few weeks ago...
Share0 comments

See Amber Roses’ Barber

Most ladies, especially in the entertainment industry flaunt their weaves and long hair as a beauty plus, as hair is commonly referred to as the glory …

Share0 comments

A Season for Changing Our Minds – Tolu Ogunlesi

George Bernard Shaw it was who said: “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” An apocryphal quote attributed to the economist John Maynard Keynes echoes Shaw: “When the facts change, I change my mind.” Generally, in the build-up to elections in Nigeria, plenty of mind-changing happens. Politicians switch allegiances, switch godfathers, switch parties; citizens change their minds about the candidates clamoring for their votes. That’s what today’s column will be about. Take one of the most dramatic cases; that of Femi Fani-Kayode. In...
Share0 comments