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Lagos gridlock: Mega city, Mega Commute, Mega agony

Typical Traffic gridlock  on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, after today's  heavy rain. PHOTO: IDOWU OGUNLEYE.

Ochuko Oghuvwu is surprisingly chirpy for a man who spends upwards of 30 hours a week in his car, commuting to and from his office in Nigeria’s financial hub, Lagos. Then again, he has just started the working week after two whole days without having to battle giant pot-holes, monster traffic jams, roadworks, irate drivers […]

‘How you dey?’ Nigeria’s pidgin English ruffles purists’ feathers

•Students of  a  Nigerian school: They speak pidgin too

The chatter is fast-paced and the laughter infectious in the studios of Lagos radio station Wazobia FM. Programmes at the station are broadcast only in pidgin — the English-based patois that’s fast becoming Nigeria’s lingua franca. In a country of 170 million, with hundreds of local languages and dialects, pidgin, rather than official Standard English, […]

Nigeria counselled on how to tame Boko Haram

Shekau again in the middle with his gang, from video taken on 25 September

A deadly car bomb attack on a crowded market in northeast Nigeria has raised questions about Boko Haram’s capacity to strike urban centres, despite military claims to have the militants on the run. Nineteen people were killed in the strike in the capital of Borno state, Maiduguri, on Tuesday, which came after suspected Boko Haram […]

The Chosen Church and the Lazarus Miracle that didn’t happen

The family of the deceased coming out to offer apology

P.M. NEWS shares here a pathetic story about a Lazarus like miracle, promised by prophets of The Chosen Church, but which did not happen in a community in Nigeria’s Imo state. It is a wake-up call to all gullible Nigerians who believe everything their pastors tell them, hook, line, and sinker. Victoria Ohaeri The book […]

The Lagos slum amidst affluent neighbours

Ikota: poor housing, flooded

Jamiu Yisa In the highbrow Lekki Peninsula of the city of Lagos, southwest Nigeria, where the rich and mighty live, Ikota Housing Estate stands out like an open sore. The name of the sprawling abode of the city’s less privileged and poor people is a misnomer and grossly misleading. For Ikota is far from what […]

South Sudan: The rebel who wants to topple Kiir

Reik Machar: leader of the rebels

(Reuters) – On a trip to New York last year, South Sudan’s then Vice-President Riek Machar dismissed fears of a military coup in his newborn country, saying such a move would be “unwise”. “We don’t want to start a new state with a rebellion,” Machar said. A year later, this former bush rebel turned politician […]

“This is Madiba…”

Nelson Mandela

A journalist reminisces on his memorable visit to South Africa in 1990, after Mandela’s release.  Bayo Onanuga I still remember that Sunday morning of 11 February, 1990, when Nelson Mandela, holding Winnie, his later estranged wife, his steps measured, walked into freedom from prison , into klieglights and live television coverage all over the world. […]

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