Browsing All posts tagged under »Nigeria«

President Goodluck Jonathan. Party Animal.

February 21, 2013 by


Apart from being slow and rather ineffective, it has come to light that our President is a great lover of music. When I say music, I mean that produced by the likes of Jay-Z and Beyonce. If this story stopped here, it would have been acceptable and maybe even endearing. Unfortunately, there is more to this […]

Keshi Resigns Then ‘Unresigns’

February 13, 2013 by


Earlier yesterday, we heard unconfirmed reports that the coach of the Nigeria Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi had handed in his resignation notice and planned not to coach the team anymore. Super Sport presenter Robert Marawa tweeted about Keshi’s resignation which he declared at a South African radio station, Metro FM: But then the Nigerian football […]

Super Eagles Emerge AFCON 2013 Champions!

February 11, 2013 by


Nigeria’s Super Eagles have won the African Cup of Nations 2013, after a superb strike by Sunday Mba put the now ‘flightful’ birds in the lead and secured a 1-0 victory. We join the Super Eagles and all Nigerians in celebrating this win. President Jonathan finally has something worthwhile to add to his CV as […]

Nigeria: No justice for the dead

February 6, 2013 by


Street children and poor residents of Port Harcourt have been unlawfully killed Image Credit: © George Osodi / Amnesty International “To have one of your friends or family members killed by the authorities causes terrible anguish, but never to find out the truth of what actually happened to them causes a particular agony…” Lucy Freeman, […]

A Nigerian Spring — Long Overdue

February 3, 2013 by


I was a visiting professor in Paris last fall and it was the first day of class. I was making copies for my 10:30 class at the faculty lounge where two female professors were kibitzing by the coffee machine. “Oh, yeah,” one said. “Soon as I learned he’s Nigerian, I discounted everything he’d said as […]

Public Servants Salaries

February 3, 2013 by


Nigeria’s Top 18,000 Public Servants Are Paid N1.26trn (22.9% Of The Federal Budget) In Annual Salaries And Allowances

States of the FRN Trivia

February 2, 2013 by


So You Know Nigeria’s 36 States But Do You Know How They Got Their Names?