Enugu stands still for President Jonathan as he approves 1,000MW dirty coal plant that will be generating lung cancer

(Over the years, mounting evidence has accumulated against coal. Research has shown the severe, and often unaccounted for, human health impacts from coal emissions on miners, workers and local communities. Health risks from coal include lung cancer, bronchitis, heart disease and other health conditions. In the US, 50,000 deaths each year have been attributed to…

Hausa feels the pain: Displaced persons become Almajiris in Maiduguri • As women deliver babies on the streets

INTERNALLY Displaced Persons (IDPs) who escaped to Maiduguri when Bama was attacked by the Boko Haram insurgents are now begging for food and other essentials in Maiduguri while three women among them delivered babies on the streets. ADVERTISEMENT A BBC Hausa report monitored in Kaduna quoted a Maiduguri resident who craved for anonymity as saying…

Soyinka and the price of partiality

  AFTER the election of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011, my cousin, who lives in my hometown, called me. He told me that he, in concert with many other supporters of President Goodluck Jonathan, was celebrating the president’s electoral victory. In such elation and jubilation over the triumph of their preferred candidate, it is possible…

Tears of a ‘one Nigeria’ apologist: ‘Foreign fighters aiding Boko Haram—Jonathan • Says world must help fight the insurgency

Christian Okeke -AbujaPRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday, said foreign fighters have added a new dimension to the emerging phase of terrorism in the world.Addressing the United Nations (UN) Security Council High-Level Meeting on the threat of terrorism to global peace and security, President Jonathan said the world must act immediately to stop the new phenomenon…