Garbage In – Nigerian Police Force out!
Easy evening; reading up on the requirements for one job I’ve been eyeing when I stray to Twitter (*sigh*) and see a link to an article by @BellaNaija titled, ‘N150 Daily Meal Allowance, 50 Recruits Sharing A Fish Head… More Sad Facts Emerge about the Nigerian Police College, Lagos‘. Convinced that @BellaNaija […]
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Are democracies always the best providers of disaster relief?
If we talk about the ways disasters impact on democracy and the ways democracies cope with them, we can see considerable variation from country to country, even though the impact of a disaster is always a testing case. In my view it’s not democracy but a functioning system that helps […]
And Then the Earthquake: In Central America, Earthquakes Topple More Than Buildings
On Wednesday, November 7th, a 7.4-magnitude earthquake shook the San Marcos Department along the Guatemalan Pacific Coast. The largest such quake in Guatemala since 1976, the tremors were felt from Mexico D.F. down to San Salvador. International news sources report the death toll at nearly fifty, while hundreds have been […]
Justice versus Jungle Justice in Nigeria
In my first year as a Mass Communication student at Ebonyi State University, I was terrorized by a course mate who started with wanting me to write up his essay for him. When I refused, he said if we were married I wouldn’t have refused him and so he was […]
India: Of Poodles and Doodles
‘Manmohan Singh – Saviour or Sonia’s Poodle’ was the headline (changed later) in a British newspaper that commented on the Indian Prime Minister’s tenure that is increasingly seen as riddled with corruption, inefficiency and bureaucratic sloth. The Supreme Court has asked the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh to halt […]