Drama As 'Teacher Saves School From Bomber'

It was never imagined that two schools could be targeted by bombers within two days in Niger State , but it happened. The first was a tertiary institution - Federal College of Education, Kontagora - while the other was Maryam Babangida Science College named after a former first lady, Maryam Babangida, by the government of Dr. Mua'zu Babangida Aliyu. Two bombers were involved. more»


Ebola Outbreak Affects Key Development Areas in Sierra Leone

The outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone has badly affected the West African country's move towards meeting key development goals.Agriculture, which is the mainstay of the economy, has been the worst hit as many farmers have succumbed to the disease and many more have abandoned their farmlands in fear of contracting the virus. more»

Ebola Shutdown Brings New Fears of Rape and Teenage Pregnancy

Mabel, 15, was always the kind of girl who did well in class. She enjoyed maths, was good with numbers and aspired to be an accountant.But when the Ebola virus ripped through her community of Moyamba in southern Sierra Leone, killing family, friends and other children, Mabel's school was closed due to fears that large gatherings would exacerbate the spread of the virus. more»


Internet Revolution Can Destroy Scholarship, Says Soyinka

Foremost Nigerian writer and Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka warned yesterday in Awka that if reasonable steps were not taken, the current internet revolution would destroy scholarship. more»


U.Z. Students Condemn Kissing Ban

University of Zimbabwe students have urged authorities to prioritise accommodation and corruption issues at the institution rather than devote time to imposing a kiss ban at the institution of higher learning. more»


Worried Legislators Want Schools Reopened, Education, Health Ministers Summoned

Legislators in the House of Representatives are concerned about the future of Liberian children as the closure of schools in the country continues due to the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). more»

The Risks of Nigerian English

Have you ever sent an email to someone or some people in the United States, Canada, Britain or some other English-speaking Western country and didn't get a response? more»


A Tribute to Prof Mazrui, Renowned Controversial Scholar of Our Times

THE death of a renowned veteran scholar Prof Ali Mazrui at Binghamton, New York on 12th October 2014 has robbed East Africans and the world at large one of the continental's leading intellectuals. more»

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