Tag Archives: Africa

Migration Blues: Why Do They Come Here (Nigeria) When We are Not Wanted There?

Migration Blues: Why Do They Come Here (Nigeria) When We are Not Wanted There?

The writer has recently been to Nigeria. On the plane I boarded, half of the business class seats were occupied by foreigners (Caucasians). As these people may or may not be English, it begs the question, if they are English, why do they come to Nigeria? If you live in England, and you are Nigerian

Interview: We have learnt our lessons — Bala Mohammed

Bala Muhammed, former minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT is one of former president, Goodluck Jonathan’s trusted aides. He said that Jonathan made the historic call to Buhari conceding victory without the knowledge of his kitchen cabinet. Had Jonathan consulted, maybe the story would have been different. Muhammed regrets that lack of internal party democracy;

I’m honored When Africa Recognizes me – Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo, Beninese multi award winning singer and songwriter, has said that she is especially honored whenever she receives award from fellow Africans who recognise music excellence. This, she said, recently in Cotonou, the capital of Republic Du Benin during a ceremony where she was presented with two trophies for Best Female Artiste West Africa

The Making of Africa’s Fastest Growing Telecoms Market

The rising subscriber base of mobile telecommunication operators, Internet penetration and the boom in the sale of ICT products sustain Nigeria’s ranking as one of the fastest growing telecoms markets in the world The ranking of Nigeria as the fastest growing telecommunications market in the world by the International Telecommunications Union, ITU, for five consecutive

Eaton Set To Partner Lagos on Power

In a bid to provide consistent power supply to most public buildings in the state, Eaton, a United State, US-based power Management Company, is set to partner the Lagos State government with solutions that would develop the sector. Accepting the offer, Olusola Oworu, Lagos commissioner for commerce & industry, explained that the state led by

Angelique Kidjo Wins Second Grammy

African singer and songwriter, Angelique Kidjo, won her second Grammy at the 57th Grammy Award held in Los-Angeles, USA on Sunday, February 8. The artist, who is also an activist from Benin Republic, won the award in the ‘World Music Album category for her Album titled, ‘Eve. The 54-year-old dedicated her award to African women.

African Journalists In the Diaspora To Monitor Nigerian Elections

A delegation of journalists from the US-based National Association of African Journalists (NAAJ), who are concerned about a successful democratic transition and the entrenchment of democratic principles, is set to visit Nigeria for the national elections scheduled for February 14 and 28. Members of the organization, which has already contacted INEC for accreditation status, will

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