Posts Tagged ‘Government’
Thursday, August 25th, 2011

I wanted to draw your attention to this important petition that I recently signed: "Cybercrime Legislation for Nigeria" I really think this is an important cause, and I'd like to encourage you to add your signature, too. It's free and takes just a few seconds of your ...  [Read more]

Challenges of Shopping Online in Nigeria
Friday, July 15th, 2011

I got the following message from a reader of this blog: Good day Mr. Ajao. I am a post graduate student at the university of Northampton, United kingdom, studying MA International Marketing Strategy. I am really proud as I see a Nigerian like you writing good articles on current issues on the internet. I have read about 4 of your articles and I must that I am very impressed. You are making us proud here in the United Kingdom. After reading one ...  [Read more]

Monitoring Nigerian General Elections (2011) using ReVoDa Mobile Apps
Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Conducting credible elections is the first step towards having an accountable government. EiE has set-up a website and some mobile apps, to assist with collecting voting data in the up-coming elections. The website and apps are called ReVoDa. From their website: ReVoDa allows voters to report as independent citizen observers from their respective Polling Units across Nigeria, having registered to map their mobile number, name and polling unit ...  [Read more]

Abuja Cable leaks: the innermost thoughts of President Goodluck Jonathan
Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Wikileaks has recently been releasing secret diplomatic cables sent from American diplomats to the State Department in the USA, causing a wild storm globally. What is WikiLeaks? WikiLeaks is a not-for-profit media organisation. Our goal is to bring important news and information to the public. We provide an innovative, secure and anonymous way for sources to leak information to our journalists (our electronic drop box). One of our most ...  [Read more]

33 miners rescued in Chile. Any lessons for Africa?
Thursday, October 14th, 2010

I got the following message forwarded to me from someone in Nigeria a moment ago. It plays on the just-concluded miraculously rescue of 33 miners who were stuck underground for 69 days. Whilst it is clearly meant to be a hilarious outlook on the depressing situation in Nigeria, unfortunately, much of it is a sad reflection of today's reality. Last night I dreamt that 33 Nigerian Miners were trapped underground and the govt sent a capsule down to ...  [Read more]

Nigerian Independence Day random thoughts
Friday, October 1st, 2010

Nigeria is trending again in the international news headlines for the wrong reasons. According to BBC News: At least eight people have been killed in explosions in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, marring celebrations to mark 50 years since independence from the UK. Was a jamboree necessary in a country that is for all intents and purposes a failed state? Is there really anything to celebrate? Couldn't the day have been simply marked with a very ...  [Read more]

Glo Mobile to leave Ghana?
Monday, May 24th, 2010

Glo Mobile Ghana has shifted its launch date several times. This is due to a myriad of challenges facing the telecom company with rolling-out its network in Ghana having been licensed to operate a cellular network a few years ago. Things appear to have got worse over the months and Glo Mobile is now seriously considering leaving Ghana altogether, even before it has launched its network commercially. The front page of Ghana's leading newspaper ...  [Read more]

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Join young Nigerians to demand for a better Nigeria. Find below a release from a youth movement in Nigeria. Fellow Young Nigerians, Did you know that in Nigeria, young people are in the majority? Did you know that young people below 35 make up more than 70 per cent of the population? That means that we have the power to actually make things happen! So how come we are doing nothing about the many problems that have hit our nation in the past ...  [Read more]

President Yar’Adua seems alive; Important Questions
Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

I rose to back to life from a slumber when I heard a news headline on BBC World Service this dawn, mentioning "President Umaru Yar'Adua". I have been keenly following the news about his health in the past weeks and mentally sifting out the plentiful chaff of rumours from credible information. The substance of the news was that he was alive and recovering well in a hospital. They played an audio clip with what sounded very much like his voice ...  [Read more]

Why President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua should resign
Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

I am starting my commentary by stating in very clear terms that I wish the President Umura Musa Yar'Adua well. I really do. I had stated my confidence in him in the past. However, I cannot fool myself or cloud my sense of judgement with emotion. Umaru Yar'Adua, in my view, is no longer fit (has he ever been?) to be the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria - on account of his poor health. He needs to resign now when it is still honourable ...  [Read more]