General / Nigerian Affairs / Northern Nigeria

Nigeria’s Porous Borders in Pictures

I have always heard that Nigeria’s borders are porous, I never quite grasped the magnitude of the “porousness” until I received these pictures below of the Nigeria-Niger border at Birnin Kuka. I kept thinking afterwards, of a word synonymous with, yet which would signify an extreme form of “porousness”, combined with the words “Useless” “farce” “joke” … Continue reading

Global / Nigerian Affairs / Northern Nigeria

Nigeria, Boko Haram and Pervasive Distrust

At around 01.30 am in the wee hours of Tuesday 13th March, while checking local Nigerian and global news as I usually do before heading to bed, I came across an article on the British daily’s website The Independent, titled “On the Trail of Boko Haram” by Andrew Stroehlein, the Communications Director of the International … Continue reading

African Affairs / Culture & Lifestyle / Nigerian Affairs / Northern Nigeria

Celebrating the Resilience of African Women

“I should have known that ambition and success were not to be expected in an African woman. An African woman should be a good African woman whose qualities should be coyness, shyness, submissiveness, incompetence and crippling dependency. A highly educated independent African woman is bound to be dominant, aggressive, uncontrollable, a bad influence.”     … Continue reading

African Affairs / General / Global

Beaming the Spotlight Where it Matters Most

With tears streaming down his cheeks, Vladmir Putin outgoing Prime Minister and now President-elect of Russia declared with great conviction, that his victory in the just concluded presidential elections was the outcome of an “open and honest battle”. While his speech attracted cheers and ovation from many supporters, members of the opposition like prominent anti-corruption blogger … Continue reading

African Affairs / Nigerian Affairs / NVS "NOW WHAT" Transcripts

March 2012 NVS Q&A With Presidential Spokesman – Reuben Abati

In last Saturday’s (03rd March) edition of the NOW WHAT weekly series by the Nigeria Village Square (NVS), we had Dr. Reuben Abati, the Nigerian President’s media spokesperson as our guest. Please find transcripts of Saturday’s edition of the show below, originally posted HERE. There is also a link with the audio clip of the … Continue reading

Nigerian Affairs / Northern Nigeria

Part 2: Interview with Mallam Nasir El-Rufai on Sovereign National Conference and Other Matters

  The is  the second part of the interview with Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, with focus on calls for a National Conference and Sharia Law. As with the first part of the interview, this was originally posted on Nigeria Village Square website HERE. Enjoy!!   Now What Podcasts : The NOW WHAT podcasts Series are initiated by … Continue reading