This Is Why Our Nigerian Languages Are Fading

By Jesupemi Are On  26 July 2020.  It’s no news that we currently face a language problem. Nigerian languages seem to be fading into the sunset with each generation. We are quick to blame this on parents not speaking their local dialect to their children. No one can really fault the children, but what about…

Was Calabar Really the First Official Capital of Nigeria?

By Adaobi ON Abuja has been the capital of Nigeria since 1991, but prior to that, there have been other official and unofficial capitals. Lagos was the first official capital of Nigeria before the capital was moved to Abuja. See the other states that have claimed to have been capitals and why. Calabar is the…

Yoruba Is Glue Holding Nigeria Together — Olu Falae

  He said the Yoruba nation invested a lot to maintain peace in the country and, therefore, would not be talking of secession. Elder statesman, Chief Olu Falae, has said Yorubaland is the glue holding Nigeria together. He said the Yoruba nation invested a lot to maintain peace in the country and, therefore, would not…

COVID-19 and the Coming Baby Boom

By Fr George Adimike On 10 July 2020.  Health officials collect a nasal swab sample from a man to test for the COVID-19 coronavirus, at a civil hospital in Amritsar on July 10, 2020. – India on July 6 became the country with the third-highest coronavirus caseload in the world, as a group of scientists…

How Nigeria Started Using Naira and Kobo.

  History of the Nigerian currency  Before the west African currency board was found, Nigeria already had its own currency in the form of cowries and manilas. The board was charged of issuing currency notes in the country. This was during the time of colonial masters 1912 to 1959. Ginna Crochets * Nigerian currency notes…

A Country Miles Away From Destruction By Yakub Jide Yahaya

  Nepotism has infiltrated the Nigerian institutions, and this continues to brew the growing tension between all ethnic groups. Tribalism is the new political card for attaining political positions and the northern part of Nigeria continue to impose itself through its population to determine leadership during general elections. Arise o Nigerians to the clarion call…

Can African Countries End Rape?

By Wole Oladapo | 11 June 2020. A colleague of mine asked on Facebook if rape is an African problem. The question generated an interesting discussion characteristic of social media ‘intellectuals’. Expectedly, many of the discussants only directed their indignation at the symptom, leaving the cause unruffled. Others devoted their outrage to flogging the wrong…

We Must Renounce our Tribal Identities ; I’m Nigerian Not Igbo

June 06 2020 By Fredrick Nwabufo   The recent current of the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the US has surged tremendously in Nigeria – a country in the thrall of its own unique kind of ‘’racism’’ – tribalism. Nigerians held protests at the embassy of the US in Abuja, condemning the murder of George Floyd, an…

Eradicating the 12 Dominant Poverties In Nigeria 

  When most people speak about POVERTY in Nigeria; they mean financial scarcity and penury that most experience. But beyond just financial; there are plenty of other manifestations of poverty in Nigeria that need to be addressed if we are to advance as a nation.  Responsibility is the price of greatness. It means that for…

Nnamdi Azikiwe’s Address To The Igbo People In 1949!

  In the following address given eleven years before Nigerian independence, Nnamdi Azikiwe calls for self-determination for the IGBO as they along with other ethnic groups march toward an inevitably free Nigeria.  This address was delivered at  the IGBO State Assembly held at Aba, Nigeria, on Saturday, June 25, 1949. Harbingers of a new day…