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The New Yam Festival!

Publié 8 novembre 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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The New Yam festival of the Igbos of South-Eastern Nigeria is a truly significant part of our culture. It is widely recognised as a symbol of new beginnings, joy and brotherliness amongst Igbos. Also known as Iwa ji, Iri ji, Ili ji or Ike ji (depending on the dialect), it is celebrated around August every year in the largely agrarian rural Igbo land and is much like the Thanksgiving celebration in the United States. The Ike ji festival is a time to celebrate the end of a planting...


Finally happy, finally home

Publié 7 novembre 2014 Avatar Francisca Lily

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After a very long time, I finally have a post to write! Forgive me this post will be personal but it is something I have waited to share :) For the past few months I have been planning something I have always wanted (probably just as much as going to university!). I have always wanted to visit ‘home’. But before I go on, it would be appropriate for me to share with you that I am half Nigerian. After many years of wishing to go to Nigeria, this past month it finally ca...


CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA

Publié 2 novembre 2014 no picture Mohammad Alkali

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Corruption according to Oxford English Dictionaries can be defined as the dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery. It is the act of misusing political or public offices for self-development. In Nigeria political corruption has been present since the creation of modern public setting in the country, there have been issues of misuse of official resources for personal development. According to Transparency International 2012 Corruption Percep...


Horn Free Day in Lagos!

Publié 17 octobre 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Have you ever imagined a Horn-free Day in your city? Now imagine a horn-free day in a bustling mega-city of at least 20 million people, with frequently traffic congested roads. Imagine a horn-free day in Lagos, Nigeria! October 15 was symbolic not just because it was the International Day of Rural Women, but because the Lagos state government marked a horn free day for all motorists in the metropolis-and the compliance was great. If there is one thing Lagosians do not miss t...


JUST ONE OLIVE BRANCH

Publié 30 septembre 2014 Avatar Eric Mbotiji

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The world we live in today has a lot of resources to offer to everyone. God gave us 24 hours in a day, and it now depends on how we utilize this to exploit natural resources to make a promising and sustainable future. We are all expecting that conducive, peaceful and favorable environment where our plans can materialize and prosper. I know countries with great natural resources and potentials, yet people still live on less than one dollars a day, which is living below the pover...


Praises for a local hero: Benjamin Adekunle

Publié 27 septembre 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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As the world celebrated the International Day of Peace on September 21, I found myself thinking about soldiers and the dangerously volatile conditions they work in. With the spate of attacks in different parts of the world, they have to confront this as a normal working environment, uncertain of the outcome. What’s more? Troops are now being deployed to fight deadly Ebola. As I began to feel deep appreciation for soldiers, I sought to find out about Brig.-Gen Benjamin Ad...


Memories of Ogoni Prepare us for Future Battles

Publié 24 septembre 2014 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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Reported by Cadmus Atake, Zaid Shopeju and Oluwafunmilayo Oyatogun It is commonly said that what a man can do, a woman can do better, but in the case of Ogoni the women seem to have been relegated to the back burner for too long. Ogoniland has become the poster child for environmental problems in Nigeria, especially as a result of unscrupulous extraction activities of multinational corporations. So, even though the women of Ogoni were well aware of the problems surrounding...


Addressing the Youth Unemployment Challenge in Africa

Publié 20 septembre 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Africa is the second most populous and 'youngest' continent on earth, having the highest concentration of youth. Up to 70 per cent of Africa’s people are under the age of 30. According to Shantayanan Devarajan, Chief Economist for the World Bank’s Africa region, the current youth of Africa are not only important for Africa but also for the world. However, young people in the continent face grave unemployment challenges. At her current level of development, one would doubt...


AN OPEN LETTER TO MR BOMBER MAN

Publié 19 septembre 2014 Avatar Chima F. Madu

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To whom it may concern (with all due respect).... I have heard and read lots of shocking things about you. I don’t even know which ones to believe. Most of these issues really got me thinking out loud. Firstly, I hear you plan to comfortably sit in Aso Rock one day. Are you for real? Is it the 400m monolith on the outskirts of Abuja or the presidential villa? Just in case this is true, your counterparts in much smaller nations have not yet succeeded in attaining this seemingly unattainable f...


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