Month: Sep 2018

Democratisation in Nigeria: The Roles  Political Fixers, Godfathers and Violence

Democratisation in Nigeria: The Roles Political Fixers, Godfathers and Violence

By Chris O. Nwedo The democratisation efforts in many states of Africa have the knotty challenges of jumping complex hurdles. The challenges are principally compounded by enduring legacies of dictatorship and repression. For instance, the repressive ‘ rule by an institutionalized oligarchy constitutes the main structural obstacle to deepening democratic rule in Nigeria. The oligarchs … Continue reading Democratisation in Nigeria: The Roles Political Fixers, Godfathers and Violence

Osun : We have accepted to support the APC – Iyiola Omisore

Osun : We have accepted to support the APC – Iyiola Omisore

Ahead of the Osun rerun governorship election, a confident Senator Iyiola Omisore said his Social Democratic Party and the ruling All Progressives Congress will form a coalition to govern the state after the election. Omisore announced this in Ile-Ife today, in an interview with journalists. It was the first time he was giving a hint … Continue reading Osun : We have accepted to support the APC – Iyiola Omisore

My life is under threat‎, says Adeleke; writes Diplomatic Mission

My life is under threat‎, says Adeleke; writes Diplomatic Mission

THE governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ademola Adeleke has written a letter to diplomatic missions in Nigeria, raising alarm over threats to his life and alleged clamp down on his supporters ahead of Thursday’s supplementary polls. adeleke Adeleke In the letter already despatched to diplomatic missions, Adeleke catalogued the many infractions … Continue reading My life is under threat‎, says Adeleke; writes Diplomatic Mission

Nigeria’s undercover atheists: In their words

Nigeria’s undercover atheists: In their words

Kaduna, Nigeria - Denouncing God can be a dangerous thing in Nigeria, where religion is the rhythm of life. Atheism, considered blasphemy by many, is a largely underground movement that's hard to quantify but increasingly reported among millennials. Atheists come together in private on WhatsApp groups and use pseudonyms on social media sites to share … Continue reading Nigeria’s undercover atheists: In their words

Nigeria: Pirates kidnap 12 crew members from Swiss ship

Nigeria: Pirates kidnap 12 crew members from Swiss ship

Pirates have kidnapped 12 crew members from a Swiss merchant vessel in Nigerian waters, the ship's operator has said in a statement. Massoel Shipping, the operator of MV Glarus, said on Saturday that the vessel carrying wheat was travelling between the southwestern commercial capital Lagos and southern Niger Delta oil hub Port Harcourt when it … Continue reading Nigeria: Pirates kidnap 12 crew members from Swiss ship

Italian government comes hard on migrants

Italian government comes hard on migrants

Rome, Italy - Italy's council of ministers adopted on Monday a decree to regulate the government's much-touted crackdown on migration. Dubbed the "Salvini decree" after Matteo Salvini, the country's far-right interior minister who drafted it, the document is an emergency instrument that parliament must convert into law within 60 days, but can also be extended. … Continue reading Italian government comes hard on migrants

Italy’s Muslims uneasy after election of far-right government

Italy’s Muslims uneasy after election of far-right government

Rome, Italy - On Friday after midday, on a tree-lined residential street in southeastern Rome, people speak an assortment of languages and dialects, from north African Arabic to the local Roman slang. The bottom floor of a peeling post-war building hosts a "prayer home". On the Muslim holy day, worshippers lay out their prayer rugs … Continue reading Italy’s Muslims uneasy after election of far-right government

Health Benefits Of Tiger Nut

Health Benefits Of Tiger Nut

When it comes to enriching the body with the needed nutrients, tiger nut is a miracle worker. Known in the Hausa Language as ‘aya,’ these nuts are one of the earliest recorded plants cultivated in ancient Egypt. And they have been used medicinally for both oral medications and enemas. Counted among the healthiest plants in … Continue reading Health Benefits Of Tiger Nut

Villagers stranded as Northern India Flooded

Villagers stranded as Northern India Flooded

Torrential monsoon rains have caused flash flooding in India's hill state of Himachal Pradesh. The heavy downpours forced a rise in water levels in rivers and flooding in residential areas, stranding people in remote villages. On Sunday, a bus was washed away in a series of flash flooding tragedies in the town of Manali. A … Continue reading Villagers stranded as Northern India Flooded