Tagged with Africa

Brain Drain in Nigeria

Reporting from Nigeria: Emeka Nweze This entry pertains to the brain drain phenomenon that is crippling Nigeria. I would like to begin by apologizing for the long bout of silence. It is poor taste to for anyone discuss in purple passages his or her jeremiads so I’ll leave it at that and transition into the topic … Continue reading

Van Persie Bruhaha and the Child

Van Persie Bruhaha and the Child

Reporting from Nigeria: Mercy Abang It is ok to keep talking and ranting on social media about failed government policies and programs, it is also cool to get a little angry over Van Persie’s decison to switch between clubs even when many believed he was absolutely loyal to Arsenal. I want us to tweet, facebook, and use as many social … Continue reading

The state of public transportation in Nigeria

The state of public transportation in Nigeria

Reporting from Nigeria – Emeka Nweze Most of my readers are no doubt aware of the airplane that crashed into Nigeria’s most densely populated city on June 4, effectively killing all one hundred and fifty three passengers on board. What most of my readers are most likely unfamiliar with is the fact that the ill-fated airplane … Continue reading

Why Solar Power Won’t Work in Nigeria…

Reporting from Nigeria: Emeka Nweze NEPA is acronym. It stands for National Electric Power Authority. Upon completion of this entry however, it is my intention to use all means necessary to contact this “organization”. The formal complaint I intend to lodge is a simple one. The acronym is a misnomer or, at the very least, … Continue reading

CNPP raises alarm over plan to rig 2015 polls

Reporting from Nigeria: Mercy Abang The Conference of Nigeria Political Party (CNPP) yesterday raised the alarm over what it called a ploy by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s plan to rig the 2015 election. The opposition parties, in a statement by its National Publicicty Secretary Osita Okechukwu, said: “It is our considered view that unlike … Continue reading

Governance a threat to Nigeria’s Climate

Reporting from Nigeria: Mercy Abang The WIKIPEDIA encyclopedia, to choose a commonly accessible definition, defines good governance as an indeterminate term used in development literature to describe how public institutions conduct public affairs and manage public resources in order to guarantee the realization of human rights. [a] Governance describes “the process of decision-making and the process by which … Continue reading