South Sudan is borrowing a leaf from Nigeria

Words: Chiaka Orjiako, Photograph: Emmanuel Adams Africa's youngest nation, South Sudan, is a country so blessed in mineral, human, and natural resources yet so ravaged by the debris of civil war. Recently, she sent her representatives...

Solomon Arase: the Face of a new Nigerian Police Force

Words: Chiaka Orjiako, Photograph: Adah Clarence Ugbede MA: Your recent appointment as inspector General of Police is one remarkable act, like never before in the history of the police force, taking into consideration time and...

Somalia’s Journey to Economic Recovery

With a population of over 10 million people and a GDP of roughly $5.7 billion, Somalia is on a fast path to recovery. Prior to the civil war which stretched over a period of 15...

[Dis ]United States of Africa

A t the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in 1963, the founding fathers envisaged a United States of Africa (USA) characterised by political, economic and social unity, and where Africa will elect a single...

Bye General, Welcome President!

In a communiqué released Sunday, May 17, 2015, Nigeria's newly sworn-in president, had informed the world through his media team that he was dropping 'General' from his name, and so the man that was...

Solving Africa’s Unemployment Challenge through Competitiveness

U nemployment in Africa has been inordinately high for many years and is largely seen as one of the continent's socio-economic challenges. Most jobless Africans are characterised by their lack of employability as they...

Buhari urged to reconsider directive on traffic regulation

A former External Affairs Minister for Nigeria, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi, has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari, to take his personal security seriously in the interest of the nation. Akinyemi, who was reacting to a report...

Renewed clashes in South Sudan force thousands to flee

Last month the United Nations (UN) warned that fighting had escalated in war-torn South Sudan, forcing up to 100,000 people to flee their homes. The UN's humanitarian coordinator for South Sudan, Toby Lanzer, said the...

Nigeria: Buhari to diversify economy from oil to agriculture, mining

Nigeria's newly elected President, Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to shift attention from oil to the agricultural and mining sectors to create jobs. Buhari said this last month while receiving Northern Elders led by Nigeria's...

Cameroon Opposition Party Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Cameroon's main opposition political party, the Social Democratic Front (SDF), on May 26, celebrated its 25th anniversary amid criticism it has not lived up to the expectations of its supporters. While SDF communicator, Denis Kemlemo...

Ethiopia Poll: AU Observers Rate Poll ‘Calm, Peaceful and Credible’

The May 24 parliamentary elections in Ethiopia were described as “calm, peaceful and credible” by the African Union (AU) election observer mission, a claim being disputed by civil society groups. “The AU Election Observers' Mission...

UNICEF: Female Suicide Bombings Spike in Nigeria

The UNICEF has reported an alarming increase in the use of female suicide bombers by the Nigerian militant group, the Boko Haram. Known for using suicide bombers to attack public places such as markets and...

The Thumbprint Revolution

How the youths won the 2015 election to become leaders of today POWER INDEED LIES WITH THE people, and with Nigeria's population at about 170 million, majority of the powerbrokers are the youth, representing 64 per...

Voting In, Voting Out – The age of the Nigerian voter

The shortest summary of the 2015 general election is that the People's Democratic Party (PDP) which has been in power since 1999 lost to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) which was formed only...