When Airtel in partnership with Pepsi, unveiled a promotion that guarantees a prize for every consumer with the aim of rewarding their various clients for their loyalty, everyone was excited. Little did we know that, the excitement that came with the promo isn't worth it.
Over the world women are encouraged to be self-reliant and to embrace self-empowerment scheme. That is why when the idea of Nigeria Cooperative Women Alliance (NICOWA) was raised; it was received with joy by Nigerian women who are known to be enterprising.
The recent ruling by a Federal High Court in Abuja which threw out the motion against the Governor-elect of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, for alleged possession of multiple voters’ cards has once again called to mind the many untoward conspiracies and schemes Nigerian politicians weave around their political opponents to gain unearned advantage. It is perplexing how the quest for political power can turn the best amongst us into the worst amongst us.
The good, the bad and the ugly events of last year had come and gone, so were the issues that defined the year and held us together, including those legacies and milestones achieved by Nigeria’s First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan.
By 1960s, Nigeria placed considerable emphasis on agricultural research and extension services; and put in place effective measures to enhance its economic condition with the curiosity to facilitate agro-Allied sector. During the periods, additional scholarship and facilities for training of junior staff in agro-Allied were provided in higher institutions.
November 1, 2013, marked a new beginning in the pursuit of improved and steady power generation and distribution in Nigeria. On that day, the new core investors in the power sector successfully took over the physical asset of both generation and distribution companies.
Aided by genetic nosiness, highlighter pens, a thermos of coffee and an absent housemate, I was able to read Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s 102-page reply to 50 questions from the House of Representatives Committee on Finance last week.
The common saying is “sex sells,” but going by recent events in our country’s media, that concept can be translated to mean anything—from open letters, to disappearing certificates and James Onanefe Ibori—sells.
The world of governance and law-making has gone mad. Bonkers.Within the space of a few days MPs in Uganda have pushed forward laws that offer life imprisonment for homosexuality; their UK counterparts are to be given “compulsory honesty training,” while in Nigeria the Finance Minister and a House of Reps Committee chairman unwittingly made a sterling case for compulsory etiquette training.
Another year is coming to an end. I guess it is time to start planning a healthier start for a new year. Judging from the questions that have come in I have no doubt in my mind people are willing to make those changes. I trust you will learn from this article.
First off, it is still unclear whether or not you wrote that open letter to your father – ex-President Olusegun Obansanjo – circulating in the media.You failure to come forward to affirm or refute the letter and its contents have forced many to believe that you indeed, penned that piece.
Saturday, January 19 2013, the sleepy town of Amansea in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra state woke up to a strange horrifying sight. The residents of the area woke up to discover that the once quiet Ezzu River, which was the source of water for all domestic chores, was now a habitat for over 40 decomposed bodies.
While a majority of Nigerians especially the poor masses of this country are engaged in a seemingly never ending struggle to survive against overwhelming odds, there are those that have made it a point of duty to rock the boat of the fragile political stability we are enjoying under the present administration.
Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse, which is initiated by one or more persons against another person without that person's consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority or against a person who is incapable of valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, or below the legal age of consent. The term *rape* is sometimes used interchangeably with the term *sexual assault.*
Traders at the Abattoir left their various homes on Monday, December 9, 2013 hopefully to sell in bulks to customers and prospective buyers especially during this festive season but never knew their hopes would be dashed as officials of the Lagos State task force flanked by policemen attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) would authoritatively demolish their shops and stalls.
Still fresh in the minds of many Nigerians is the January 2012 nation-wide uprising triggered by the removal of fuel subsidy and the startling revelations of unprecedented fraud entrenched in the administration of petroleum subsidies.