Why not a “Turai Yar’Adua Amendment?”

The 19th century German philosopher Friedrick Hegel is credited with the insightful observation about human behavior that “the only thing we learn from history is that we don’t learn anything from history.” I can’t speak of other races, but Hegel is spot on when it comes to us Africans. This time last year, Nigeria was […]

Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo tells UN to leave

The government of Ivory Coast’s incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo on Saturday told the United Nations and French peacekeeping missions to leave, escalating a dispute over last month’s elections. Both the U.N. and former colonial power France have called on Gbagbo to concede defeat in a November 28 poll, meant to heal the wounds of the […]

Akunyili’s fanciful dancing steps

Prof Dora Akunyili’s capacity for performance is a reality that has trailed her since her meritorious service to the nation as the Director_General of the National Agency for Foods, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC). Less known is her capacity for high level political drama as she did last Wednesday. Sitting before the President and leader […]


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