Jul 17th, 2014
- By Olusegun Adeniyi The brief meeting between father and son over, President John Kennedy asked: “Dad, can you lend me some money?” Seeing the look of disapproval from his father to what had evidently become incessant demands, Kennedy added: “Don’t worry dad, this time I wil...
Apr 24th, 2014
by Olusegun Adeniyi I have learnt enough over the years that when Nigerian politicians play the politics of either religion or ethnicity in defence of “their people”, it’s either they want to cut some personal deal or they seek to secure some political advantage. Many of us were witnesses to that dur...
May 28th, 2012
Kano – Gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead four traders from the mainly Christian Igbo ethnic group in northeastern Nigeria on Monday, residents said, the latest in a string of such attacks. Islamist group Boko Haram has carried out scores of shootings and bomb attacks in northern Nigeria, but it ...
Jan 14th, 2012
KANO, Nigeria — Gunmen have attacked a pub in northeastern Nigeria, killing two people amid a wave of such violence blamed on Islamist group Boko Haram, residents and police said Saturday. Two gunmen who arrived on a motorbike and opened fire on the open-air pub in the Dandu area in the Adamawa state...
Dec 29th, 2011
Cameroon state firm SODECOTTON has increased farm gate raw cotton price by 27.5 percent for the current harvest in an effort to dissuade farmers from smuggling their produce to neighbouring Nigeria, a spokesman said on Wednesday. SODECOTTON said it will pay farmers 255 CFA francs per kg of cotton thi...