Nigeria: Unreliable ATMs

    As Nigeria takes its first steps towards introducing a cashless economy where most transactions can be done without  carrying  bulky and annoying amounts of naira notes,  banks are introducing services that will make money transactions less burdensome. One of such...

Nigeria: Millions of Mobile Phones Disconnected

    With some 120 million mobile phones, Nigeria has the largest concentration of mobile phones in Africa but there are indications one in four mobile phone users are now disconnected from the network. They failed to register their SIM cards in a government effort to combat...

Nigeria: Why is Boko Haram Killing Innocent children?

    Inhabitants of Yobe State in Northern Nigeria must be wondering what they have done wrong after suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a Government Secondary School in the state, killing 42 school children and some of their teachers in Mamudo town. The attack marks the third...

Football: Super Eagles, Bafana to Clash in Mandela Cup Challenge

  African champions, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will clash with South African football team Bafana Bafana on August 14th  during the annual Nelson Mandela Challenge cup, instituted in honour of South Africa’s ailing former president. Ademola Olajire, assistant director of Media...

Nigeria. Pros and Cons of Cashless Payments

    The last time I was at the Lagos Murtala Mohammed airport to book a flight, I was not very pleased when I walked up to pay for my ticket. I had the equivalent of $300 in Naira and the pile was so big the cashier waved me aside and served the Cameroonian guy who was also...

Nelson Mandela: How “Madiba” has inspired/influenced us all

By Garriba Frank and Njouny Nelson On July 18, 2013, in exactly a month from today, Nelson Mandela might turn 95. I say “might” because with the precarious state of his health today, “Madiba” (his clan name) might not live to see his 95th birthday. He has been hospitalized four...

Voices from Nigeria: Can travelling abroad resolve African unemployment problems?

  Compiled by Garriba Frank   Comfort Yubuin, 42, Legal Practitioner, Nigeria Many factors are responsible for the massive migration of young people from across Africa to foreign countries. A large majority do that out of the perceived expectation of getting a better...

Chinua Achebe buried in opulence…are funerals too expensive?

  By Frank Garriba In Abuja, Nigeria   Like Okonkwo, the legendary wrestling hero in his best known novel, Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe was a notable in society. That will mean he had to be buried in style and opulence. Two African heads of State,  Goodluck Jonathan...

Nigeria Boko Haram Atrocities: The Tragedy of One Family

    By Frank Garriba in Abuja, Nigeria Musa Salihu 32, looks unkempt, has not eaten the whole day and appears to have been crying by the time I meet him late in the day. I can still see the dried tears on his cheeks. I met him in Garki Village, a predominately Muslim...
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