Nigeria News

Nigeria: Musical captures political legacy of Nigerian artist, activist

Over the past two years, the Bill T. Jones and Jim Lewis award-winning Broadway production FELA! has been captivating audiences in New York City. On Nov. 13 another packed house at the Eugene O’Neill Theater sat in utter fascination during the two-and-half-hour musical that depicts the life and times of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, perhaps the most […]

Op ed

Ken and Sankara: Africa should demonstrate its Innocence

This is an extract from the research, “UNDERDEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: My Hands Are Clean”, as was published on the 10th of November 2010. Images and footnotes are omitted; to know more about this (216 pages) research, see the book at www.unibook.com, www.amazon.com and at www.lulu.com. –Thomas Sankara (Burkina Faso) And Ken Saro-Wiwa (Nigeria)– “It was […]

Africa

Nigeria: Political War raging among PDP, presidential contest

The quest for consensus running mate, *Atiku, IBB, Gusau, Saraki in crucial talks This is a report of how, expectedly, the announcement of the consensus candidate of the Northern Political Leaders’ Forum, NPLF, is reshaping the contest for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential contest. Having announced Turaki Atiku Abubakar as its choice, the Mallam […]

Weird

Nigeria: Sanusi Indentifies Challenges to National Development

Benin — Central Bank Governor Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has identified some of the challenges confronting Nigeria’s development over the years despite enormous resources at her disposal. According to Sanusi, macroeconomic challenges such as structural rigidity, dualism and false paradigm model which characterised the economy have kept it in the cooler to the extent that […]

Nigeria News

Nigeria: 2011 Election – U.S. Will Not Interfere, Says Envoy

The United States has assured that it will not interfere in the forthcoming 2011 General election in Nigeria. The US Deputy Assistant secretary for Africa on public diplomacy, Mr. Bruce Wharton told the management of Private Radio station, Freedom Radio in Kano that his home Country recognizes the Nigerian sovereignty and will not do anything […]

Africa

Nigeria: Abuja Hosts Korean Taekwondo Championship

(Codewit)Korean cultural centre in Nigeria in collaboration with the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation has concluded arrangements to organise the second edition of the Korean Ambassador’s International Taekwondo Championship, from 2nd -5th December, 2010 at the indoor sports hall of the National Stadium. Director of Korean cultural centre, Suh Jeong Sun said the international championship will attract […]