Petition: Cybercrime Legislation for Nigeria

Nigeria hasn’t always been in the news for the reasons her stakeholders desire but recent events have even made the bash-Nigeria-at-the-earliest-opportunity situation worse. Unfortunately, the Internet Crime Complaint Centre’s popular 2010 Internet Crime Report had Nigeria retaining its #3 position (after only the US and the UK) again.

Challenges of Shopping Online in Nigeria

E-commerce has not reached its full potential in Nigeria. Photo by BTO Educational.

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 […]

Monitoring Nigerian General Elections (2011) using ReVoDa Mobile Apps

A screenshot of ReVoda BlackBerry app.

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 […]

Abuja Cable leaks: the innermost thoughts of President Goodluck Jonathan

WikiLeaks

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 […]

33 miners rescued in Chile. Any lessons for Africa?

Mario Gomez (the oldest of the miners) after being rescued from the San José mine

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 […]

Nigerian Independence Day random thoughts

Nigeria on BBC News homepage for the wrong reasons

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 […]

Glo Mobile to leave Ghana?

Glo Mobile to quit? Daily Graphic frontpage report

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 […]

FINALLY, YOUNG NIGERIANS GET ANGRY!!!

A Save Nigeria Group rally in Nigeria. Nigerians are rejecting bad governance and together we are DEMANDING for GOOD GOVERNANCE.

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 […]

President Yar’Adua seems alive; Important Questions

President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua: alive and well? Image via Wikipedia

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 […]

Why President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua should resign

President Umaru Yar'Adua

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 […]