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“Rwanda through my eyes”

My working visit to East Africa, Rwanda was enlightening. A beautiful country with several hills which led to its nickname ‘land of a thousand hills’. It is now a travel destination for many.
Today,the name Rwanda is a reminder of a war, the genocide which killed several people. prior, to my visit, it was simply […]

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The Steady Growth of Islam in Zimbabwe

Experts are of the belief that in the past, the religion was practiced in isolation but has now begun to take a “pro-evangelical” stance in recent decades.
Over the years, Islam has gained ground in the southern African country of Zimbabwe; a nation that is regarded as Christian dominated. The spread of the religion has begun […]

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INTERVIEW WITH GERMAN CONSULAR GENERAL- MR INGO HERBERT
What is the level of bilateral relations between Nigeria and Germany today?
The foreign ministers Germany says with AFRICA it is close but still so far but with regard to Nigeria, and Germany in their relations let me say that after, South Africa, Nigeria and Germany […]

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The British House of Commons has listened to an Early day motion 808 for Biafra Independence.
The motion was tabled on Thursday, December 3 by primary sponsor, Tom Elliott of the Ulster Unionist Party representing Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency and co-sponsored by Danny Kinahan also of the same party but representing South Antrim.
According to the […]

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Good to be back!

Glad to be back after a long absence from the blogosphere. I must confess I did miss making contributions to mykrossroads which has become an outlet to thoughts and writings. Anyhow, as the days became months, I remembered only the moments” I took the time out to express views. Now, there is a desire to […]

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Suicide

Four years ago, Motunrayo Ogbara, a 26-year old ex-banker in Lagos State was found dead, she committed suicide. Her death sent shock waves round the metropolis. What baffled people was the young lady had just returned from the United Kingdom where she had begun her master’s program. She had everything going for her, a comfortable […]

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Lagos needs volunteers because of Ebola

The battle to contain the deadly Ebola outbreak continued on Sunday, after Nigeria appealed for volunteers to help halt the spread of the virus but Guinea went back on a statement it was shutting its land borders with two of its neighbours.
A day after the World Health Organization declared the epidemic an international health emergency, […]

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African countries have been advised to develop and implement prudent macro-economic management policies, deepen structural reforms and build economic buffers in order to sustain their current economic growth rates.
The advice was given on Thursday in Abuja by Dr Ousmane Dore, Nigeria Country Director, African Development Bank (AfDB).
Dore stated this at the launch of the bank’s […]

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Last two months Boko Haram, a franchise of al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood, kidnapped 276 young girls in Nigeria. This horrifying situation reminded this country, apparently even the White House, that Islamic fascism (jihadism) was still a serious threat to world peace. As if kidnapping innocent children was not bad enough, Boko […]

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The story of Chibor’s disability

In Nigeria, over twenty million people live with some form of disability. The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities, a non-governmental organization says they are about 19 million. This makes them the largest minority group in the country. Recently I had the opportunity to meet with a young Nigerian man who is living his life to […]

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