Emmanuel Ogbeche

Members of the Bring Back Our Girls during the group’s visit to the British High Commissioner

Members of the Bring Back Our Girls during the group's visit to the British High Commissioner on the need for vigorous search and  the release of the Chibok girls in Abuja recently. Photo: Cityvoix.

Sat, 03 September 2016


’Antibacterial soap do more harm than good’

The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday banned several key chemicals in antibacterial hand soap, warning of health risks and saying they were not more effective than ordinary soap.
The FDA move took aim at 19 ingredients including the two most common, triclosan and triclocarban, which are [...]

Sat, 03 September 2016


How peace can be achieved in Niger Delta - Mulade

Comrade Sheriff Mulade is the National Convener/Chief Executive Officer of Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ. The Gbaramatu Warri South West Local Government Area Delta State born human rights activist and environmentalist spoke to Ambrose Imobhio on the raging disquiet in the oil-rich [...]

Sat, 03 September 2016


Fresh fuel crisis looms as PENGASSAN threatens strike

There are fears of fresh round of fuel scarcity as the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, has threatened to resume its suspended strike if the federal government refuses to enforce the implementation of an agreement reached.
PENGASSAN in a letter addressed [...]

Sat, 03 September 2016


The booming ’Agbo’ market in Abuja

Despite the ban on street hawking and unauthorised erection of stalls in the federal capital territory, Abuja is witnessing an unprecedented influx of hawkers of herbal mixture popularly known as Agbo.
These hawkers are now regular sights around residential and office premises where they boldly [...]

Sat, 03 September 2016


A prayer for Julius Agwu

Julius Agwu, the one who has made us to laugh in the early days when comedy was still evolving in Nigeria, needs our prayers.
This is the period like Abraham Lincoln would say: “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own [...]

Sat, 03 September 2016


Mark Zuckerberg’s bout of fresh air

Yes, the world’s fifth richest man was in Nigeria! He is the 32 year old founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg.
It was easy to tell how infectious his presence was. The girls ogled, the guys imagined, young techy Nigerians went gaga, Nollywood smiled broadly much more than you can see them [...]

Sat, 03 September 2016


Kemi Adeosun, the fire this time

The coinage of this piece is taken from Jesmyn Ward’s collection of essays, The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race.
But it speaks eloquently of the rage the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has faced since last week.
With Nigerians facing dire economic situatio [...]

Sat, 03 September 2016


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