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Author Archives: Anthony Akaeze

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How Brexit Will Affect Nigeria – Baroness Amos

How Brexit Will Affect Nigeria – Baroness Amos

A former UN Under-Secretary-general for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Baroness Valerie Amos is the first black woman to head a university in the UK. As a director of the School of Oriental and African Studies, SOAS, University of London, Amos recently led a delegation to Nigeria during which she participated in some events.

Housing estate under construction in Ilubirin

The Battle For Land Rights and Agony of  Displaced Lagos Residents 

He squats with his family on a parcel of land where the house in which he once lived was built. Overlooking his new makeshift structure, some metres away, are high rise buildings that are still under construction in what used to be Badia East community, in Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area of Lagos State. Part

Uganda: The Land of Big Titles

It was one of those moments when one eagerly looked forward to arriving home to have some rest. Home in this instance was Sir Jose Hotel, off Gaba Road, in the outskirt of Kampala, Uganda. For nearly four hours, I and five other colleagues: Sheila Chimphamba Lupenga, Roselyn Korleh, Alvin Worzi, Nokuthula Mthimunye and Suzgo

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Lagos’ Blind Street Lights

  Despite huge budgetary provisions for its maintenance and sustenance, the Lagos Light Up Project is plagued by poor service delivery   Time was 6.35pm, October 19, 2017, at Ojodu-Berger pedestrian bridge, one of the projects of the Akinwunmi Ambode administration in Lagos State. The pedestrian bridge, at the time it was commissioned in May

For the Love of St Patrick’s

In the last twenty-seven years since graduating from St Patrick’s Secondary School, Emene, now St Patrick’s College, Emene, I had, prior to this moment, visited the school two times. The first was in 1998 when I came to collect my certificate on my way to pursuing a university education, and the second was in 2015

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Climate Change And The Need For Policy Change In Lagos

The impact of the flooding was huge and devastating and after an assessment of the affected areas Babatunde Adejare, Lagos State commissioner for the environment, aside showing his disappointment, made a commitment that things would change. This would happen through concerted efforts by the state government to ensure that some of the abnormalities that contributed

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Diezani, EFCC And The Fear Of Arraignment

It remains one of the biggest corruption cases in Nigeria’s history. Even with the mind boggling corruption tales that have, for decades, been associated with many Nigerian public officials, the one allegedly involving Diezani Alison-Madueke, former petroleum minister in Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, stands out in many ramifications. Not just about the outrageous sums she is

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Shakespeare Quits Leicester

With just eight matches played in the premier league, Leicester City, 2015 champions, have, for the second time in the last eight months, sacked its manager. Craig Shakespeare, who succeeded Claudio Ranieri after he was relieved of his duties in February for poor performance, has become the latest managerial  victim in the competitive  English league

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South Africa In Trouble As FIFA Cancels World Cup Match

South Africa In Trouble As FIFA Cancels World Cup Match Just a day after suffering a humiliating home defeat against Cape Verde in a World Cup qualifying match, FIFA compounded  South Africa’s misery when it cancelled an earlier match in November last year involving  the country and Senegal which the former won 2-1 . Some

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