Jummai Ahmadu’s heart of gold

John Holmes aptly captures the essence of Mrs. Jummai Ahmadu when he said; “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”

Over the past few years, the founder of Helpline Foundation based in Abuja has defied the odds to every December r [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015

When Aruma Oteh showed up

Do you remember her? Yea, you do. It is hard to forget Ms. Aruma Oteh, the attractive and brainy ex-Director General of the Security and Exchange Commission, SEC.

It is not just about her compelling presence that one cannot just forget, but the fact that during her tenure she courted controvers [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015

Mahmood’s inconclusive infancy

In Igbo oral tradition it is common to say that a chick that will grow to maturation is known from infancy. This saying is held sacrosanct not just where it emerged from, but in most communities in Nigeria.

As a people of traditions and wisecracks, it will not be farfetched to situate Prof. Yak [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015

Paris attacks: Germany ’hunts suspect linked to Abaaoud’

German security services are searching for a man wanted in connection with last month's terror attacks in Paris, German media reports say.

The 42-year-old-man - named only as Huseyin D - is believed to have been spent time with Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the alleged organiser of the attacks.

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Mon, 14 December 2015

Saudi women vote for first time on Saturday

Saudi Arabia is going to the polls in unprecedented municipal elections in which women can cast a ballot for the first time.

Women are also standing as candidates, another first, despite the conservative kingdom being the only nation where women are not allowed to drive.

A total of 978 w [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015

Clinton says Trump is ’dangerous and no longer funny’

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has rebuked Republican campaign rival Donald Trump saying "I no longer think he is funny".

Ms Clinton had downplayed the former TV star, making jokes about his campaign.

She said her rival's recently proposed ban on Muslims [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015

President Jammeh declares Gambia Islamic republic

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared his Muslim-majority country an Islamic republic, saying the move marks a break with the colonial past.

Mr Jammeh told state TV the proclamation was in line with Gambia's "religious identity and values".

He added that no dress code [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015



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