Welcome to Lagos (a book review)

Welcome to Lagos casts an entertainingly scathing eye on many aspects of Nigerian society, from oil-hungry corporations to ambitious reporters and the rivalries among ethnic groups.

Emulate Obasanjo by changing what is wrong – Sheikh Gumi

Sheikh Ahmed Gumi in a chat with Francis Damina talks about the reconciliatory visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, security, the President Buhari-led administration...

Nigeria : A Failed State? by Robert Nwadiaru

Robert Nwadiaru introduces us to the present-day Nigeria, the African Giant, a country with infinite riches, both natural and human, yet which still struggles after more than half a century after the independence.

Midnight encounter with Ahmad Sani Yarima

Aside, close acquaintances, few people know His Excellency Senator Ahmad Rufa’i Sani, the first democratically elected governor of Zamfara state, as a man with...

Yvonne Vera

Born in 1964 in Bulawayo in what was then Southern Rhodesia, Vera’s life was cut tragically short when, in 2005, she died of meningitis aged just 40. She has come to be regarded as one of the most important sub-Saharan female novelists to have emerged in recent decades.

BOOK REVIEW: Africa’s Industrialization & Prosperity

In a new book titled “Africa’s Industrialization & Prosperity: From Esau Syndrome to Structural Adjustment Strategy,” renowned Ugandan journalist and editor David Ssepuuya combines personal anecdotes from several African countries with research and data from institutions like the World Bank, to show his concern that the occasional bubbles of growth on the continent never morph into prosperity.

Dr. Abdurahman Abdullahi (Baadiyow)

Dr. Abdurahman Abdullahi (Baadiyow) combines a rare achievement of being a high-ranking military officer (1971-1986), an electronic engineer, an Islamic scholar, and sociopolitical activist.

The Miseducation of Obi Ifeanyi

Obi got home to find Ike asleep beside Nkechi while she watched television. Seeing the image of his family, the one he had consciously created, made it crystal clear to him that these two people were his main priority in life. This was his wife and his son, and he had chosen them. 

The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die (A book review)

Izzo presents each lesson with heartfelt responses and anecdotes from these wise elders to illustrate how living each lesson has made them fulfilled and unafraid of death. “Just be yourself” has been the advice of every parent since Polonius. Izzo found that the simple phrase, “be true to yourself,” is the first secret.

Exposing the Giants: The Global Power Elite

Developing the tradition charted by C. Wright Mills in his 1956 classic The Power Elite, in his latest book, Professor Peter Phillips starts by reviewing...

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