Africa

The True Nature of the Private Sector in Nigeria

Generally, every free market economy is divided into two sectors, the public sector and the private sector. The former is “the portion of a nation’s affairs, especially economic affairs, that is controlled by government agencies”, while the latter is “the part … that is made up of companies and organizations that are not owned or […]

Society and Culture

Stop Destroying Africa with Your Own Hands

“…those that order the destruction of African religion and culture are true advocates of mental closure, fanatics and agents of terrorism…,” allafrica.com reported of Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, yesterday, 17 December, 2010. Reason: “an army of Nigerian believers, the United Congress of Mbaise Christians is on its mission to raze some 1,000 shrines in […]

Africa

Dubai: World’s Most Expensive Christmas Tree

This 40ft Christmas tree will definitely command attention anytime not only because of its height but also the decorations that goes with it. Dubbed one of the ‘most expensive Christmas trees ever’, the glitzy Emirates Palace hotel in Dubai has unveiled the 40ft evergreen in its gold-leaf bedecked atrium. Decorated with traditional silver and gold […]

Weird

Grace Mugabe Sues Newspaper

Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe is suing a newspaper for $15 million for publishing a WikiLeaks cable saying she benefited from illicit diamond trade. Last week, The Standard newspaper quoting a cable sent by US ambassador James McGee to Washington in 2008, reported that Grace and other cronies of President Mugabe like Gideon Gono gained […]

Weird

Atiku Abubakar’s Desperation and His Politics of Entitlement

(Codewit World News)The reported events of Thursday 16th day of November, 2010, highlighted what Nigerians knew all along. For starters, a group known as Coalition of Atiku Northern Supporters (CANSU) who are staunch supporters of the former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, was reported to have issued a statement. In their statement, they alluded to the […]

Weird

U.S. hails deal with Nigeria says Dick Cheney:

Washington is delighted by the deal Abuja struck with Halliburton to drop  corruption  charges against former Vice President Dick Cheney. State Department  officials described the agreement  to have Halliburton pay a hefty fine as “a private arrangement between Nigeria and  the oil services firm.” They  admitted that it was unlikely that Cheney  would have  been […]