There is this story of a hardworking man who as usual arrived home from work very late to meet his young son in the sitting room waiting for him. “Why are you not asleep?” the man asked as he slumped on the sofa, tired. “I was waiting for you because I have not seen you [...]
Oct 7th, 2013
President Goodluck Jonathan President Goodluck Jonathan’s official declaration of intention to run for a second term in 2015 is the most-awaited event in Nigeria’s political space, ALLWELL OKPI writes The build-up to the presidential election in 2015 is no doubt the most intriguing political developm...
Jul 30th, 2012
Two former Nigerian leaders — President Olusegun Obasanjo and ex-military ruler Ibrahim Babangida — on Sunday called for talks to end the deadly insurgency by Islamist group Boko Haram. In an unusual joint statement, the two former leaders reportedly said the violence in Nigeria has becom...
Dec 27th, 2011
A Nigerian scholar says the government is failing its fundamental duty to protect citizens following the Christmas day bombings that killed at least 35 people and injured many. The radical Muslim sect Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the attacks. It is the second consecutive year the group h...