Let me begin by saying that I am neither a paid agent nor a writer who feeds from the crumbs off Aso Rock dining table. In fact, the highest rank any member of my family attained in government is level 11 in a State Civil Service. This piece will take a swipe at the current [...]
Feb 27th, 2013
Forget NGOs, development goals, policy papers: all Africa really needs is a little super-stardust. Luckily, with Kim Kardashian on hand to revive the continent’s image and Beyoncé ready to share her poverty alleviation expertise, we’ve got exactly that. By SIMON ALLISON. Africa is rising, we hear aga...
Dec 21st, 2012
ABUJA — The Nigerian militant Islamist sect Boko Haram is blamed for more than 750 deaths in 2012, making it the group’s bloodiest year, with attacks on churches, schools, government buildings, media centers, markets, security forces and communications networks. The building was the office of T...
Nov 26th, 2012
Thisday The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has accused Boko Haram of engaging in crimes against humanity. The ICC, in its report of preliminary examination activities dated November 2012, a copy of which THISDAY obtained at the weekend, said its investigation...