African Affairs / General / Global

The 7 Billionth Question: Are We Missing the Point?

“Our world is one of terrible contradictions… Plenty of food but one billion people go hungry. Lavish lifestyles for a few, but poverty for too many others.” –          UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon 31st Oct 2011 Just two minutes before midnight on the 31st of October 2011, in the crowded Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital … Continue reading

Arts & Entertainment / Culture & Lifestyle / General

Conrad Murray Found Guilty: CAN WE PLEASE MOVE ON!?

To start with, I am one of those die-hard Michael Jackson fans. No, not the crazy, stalker-type fans with a Michael Jackson tribute-type-shrine and memorabilia gala tucked away somewhere in the corner of my room. No, I am just a normal, MJ-obsessed fan. However, I must say I wasn’t entirely shocked to watch the guilty … Continue reading

African Affairs / Nigerian Affairs

Sallah in a Time of Fear

For anyone who grew up in Northern Nigeria, the Eid-el-Adha/Eid-el-Kabir festival commonly referred to as “Babban Sallah” evokes images of wearing brand new clothes, preparation of hearty meals shared with neighbours (Muslims and Christians alike), exchange of visits between family and friends, going to gardens or parks, and most importantly, the symbolic slaughter of a … Continue reading