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...

The Crazy Nigeria: The Hilarious Ramblings of a Nigerian Banker, Blogger

Can a banker be a funny writer? How do you transform a funny blog into a compelling “must read” comedy book of 148 pages? UK-born Nigerian banker Anthony Tonwapiri has tried to do all that and has now published  a funny little book titled The Crazy Nigerian. 33-year-old Anthony ...

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...

Chinua Achebe. The legacy of a fallen Iroko in his own words

  “Achebe Lives on”  one of the flouting banners at commemorative festivities in his home state of Anambra Eastern Nigeria reads.  The same message that the late renowned Chinua Achebe  might be physically dead but will live on in his books is re-echoed by Prof Ozodinma...

Ghana “Holy” Deaths. Is TB Joshua for Real?

  By Ange Ngu Thomas He might have five personal Facebook pages but TB Joshua’s “official” page does not mention the four deaths at his Spintex Road branch of the Synagogue Church of All Nations in the Ghanaian Capital Accra yesterday Sunday May 19th 2013. Accra police...
Posted On 20 May 2013

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...

Nigeria: How to End the Boko Haram Trouble Finally.

  The discrepancies in the number of people  killed following the April 19 Clash between Nigerian security forces and Boko Haram Militants have been complicated by a former minister who now claims 288 people died following the assault on the Northern town of Baga. Mallam...
Posted On 29 Apr 2013
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Nigeria. Fears of another Civil War after Militants reject amnesty

   By Frank Garriba in Abuja, Nigeria   The rejection of an amnesty offer from president Goodluck Jonathan by Boko Haram  Islamist militants who have been waging a violent campaign against the government, might lead to another civil war, a former Justice Minister has said.  ...
Posted On 15 Apr 2013
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