First let me start by congratulating INEC on ensuring that these elections will be holding tomorrow. Despite what we can be assured has been considerable political pressure on Attahiru Jega, the commission has not buckled. But there are some – and given Nigeria’s history with ‘free’ and ‘fair’ elections I would be surprised if this number … More Oya! Make Una Clear Road, Election Day Don Come.
“as Pakistanis repeatedly mourn their dead, it is the same unanswered questions that have, time and again, haunted Pakistan over the last decade about the nature and causes of terrorism that continue to resurface” Terror strikes Pakistan once again. On Sunday the 15th of March suicide attacks on two of Lahore’s churches killed 15 people … More Blood and Body Parts: Confusion in Pakistan’s War on Terror. | by Fatima Mustafa
The average sergeant’s pay rests at a reported NGN 48,000, which at a generous exchange range of NGN200 to the US dollar, amounts to an unbelievable USD240 per month. A few weeks ago, I had the misfortune of finding myself in need of the services of one of Kenya’s state bureaucracies. The officious lady at … More It’s About Security, Stupid.
Author: Anonymous (Due to the relatively sensitive nature of the topic, the writer has asked for their name not to be revealed.) Country: Nigeria As part of a series in the run up to the Nigerian elections on the 28th of March, this blog has chosen to focus on a set of persistent issues which … More The Disenfranchisement of a Generation in the Niger-Delta: Reflections of a Community Development Worker. | by Anonymous
Over the next few weeks, and in the run up to the Nigerian elections on the 28th of March (note my confidence that they will actually be held on that date), I, and a selection of guestwriters, will be focusing on a set of persistent issues that consistently and, often negatively, pervade the Nigerian socio-economic … More Teacher, Don’t Teach Me Nonsense.