Friday, 21 November 2014

News Release: Afreximbank Gives $1 Million For Anti-Ebola Effort In Africa



The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced a contribution of one million dollars to the effort to combat the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in Africa.

News Release: Skyvision Provides Cable & Wireless Seychelles With State-Of-The-Art IP Trunking And Managed Private Network Solution




 SkyVision Global Networks Ltd,  a leading global communications provider, today announced the commencement of its managed IP Trunking and Private Network solutions to Cable & Wireless Seychelles (CWS), part of the Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) group of companies operating in 38 markets worldwide. The project, managed by SkyVision, consists of providing IP Trunking to the main island of Seychelles (Mahe), and a private VSAT network for its surrounding islands.

News Release: Upcoming Right Livelihood Award Ceremony And Programme



At the end of next week, the Recipients of the 2014 Right Livelihood Award will come to Stockholm for the award programme and to accept their awards in the Swedish Parliament on December 1st.

Photonews: The Nigerian Legislator In 2014


Thursday, 20 November 2014

News Release: Postponing The Scientific Conference of The CODESRIA General Assembly



As CODESRIA members and friends are aware, the eruption of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in some countries of West Africa has provoked a major health crisis in the region. Although the modes of transmission (direct physical contact with bodily fluids emanating from people who are suffering from the disease) are now well known, and the international response to the crisis is evolving, it still cannot be said that EVD has been brought under control and that the crisis will soon be over.

Article: Africa, A Continent Of Prophets?



By Mario Giro

9 March 2014:  Live on Emmanuel TV the controversial Pentecostal “prophet” from Nigeria T.B. Joshua is working a miracle. In front of the usual audience of thousands of people in his Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) of Lagos, he discovers a young man in the audience – says Joshua – that was sent by Boko Haram to place a bomb in his church. Mustafa, as his name is called, falls on the ground and vomits something, while the prophet is over him, pushes him, and cries to Satan to come out of him. The man gets up, makes it a few meters towards the exit as if to escape, then falls. Joshua comes close to him and continues shouting. The scene repeats itself several times for many minutes until the exhausted man lifts up his hands and says that he feels better, that Satan left him. “He is free in the name of Jesus”, says the prophet. Loud contemporary music plays in the background for the event, with a play of lights of many great reflectors in the room. Quickly, the able assistants of T.B. Joshua take away the supposed Boko Haram member while the public applauds, singing praises to God who once again has worked through the “prophet”. 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Article: Abia State PDP Mischief



By Ngozi Edwin

ON September 14, 2014, the office of the state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abia State, took a full-page advertorial in THE NATION ON SUNDAY of the same date. The specious publication entitled “DISCLAIMER” was signed by a certain Uchechi Ogbuka, State Publicity Secretary, PDP, Abia State!

Monday, 17 November 2014

Photonews: 1st Year Memorial Anniversary Of Late Activist Baba Omojola

 

Article: The Hunters, The Witches And The Nigerian Army




By Prince Charles Dickson

The Indians have a proverb that literally means, "Your future does not depend on the lines of your hands, because people who do not have hands also have a future". It means, it is better to do your work than to be superstitious and wait for the right time.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Article: Abia State’s Flight To Doom



By Aaron Ogbuji

Believe it or not Abia State is passing through its roughest periods since it was created. Never have the people had it so bad. Life is gradually grinding to a halt. Nothing seems to be working any longer. The government, as well as social infrastructure, seems to be in a comatose state. Hunger, poverty, infrastructural decay, insecurity and disorder are the prevalent features in the state. A once virile and robust state has been pulled to its knees by the greed and avarice of a few persons who parade themselves as leaders of the state. The governor, Chief Theodore Orji, whose primary responsibility is to superintend over the affairs of the state and its people, has abandoned the day-day governance in preference to politics.