Of Nigeria and Mathematics

There is no doubt that Nigeria has had a longstanding romance with Mathematics, the mother of all sciences. Since 1914 when Lugard merged the protectorates, unequally, as though equal, calling that which was not as though it were, Nigeria and Nigerians have been solving, rather inconsistently, the two-thirds of simple numbers. For instance, if the North is about twice as large as the South, and… Read more

Hero or Villain

Recently I witnessed why we, a great nation in Wonderland; a corrupt nation at heart; and a weakling in reality, continually blaming more serious nations for our inadequacies and military deficiencies, cannot but be right where we are: aimless, voiceless, dying… our legislators collecting exorbitant salaries; our executives looting our treasury, and complicit in the evanescence of our oil; and our Naira falling, in need… Read more

Keshi’s Nigeria squad list

Injured Emmanuel Emenike has been left out by Nigeria for a World Cup qualifier against Kenya, while Obafemi Martins has been recalled. Emenike has exclusively informed MTNFootball.com that he has yet to recover fully from a hamstring injury which he suffered during last month’s AFCON in South Africa. Martins failed to make the final cut for the Nations Cup, but he has been banging in… Read more

Highest paid Nigerian footballers

Nigerian footballers sure do not earn the sort of money some of their colleagues from other African countries like Ivory Coast (Didier Drogab, Yaya Toure), Cameroun (Samuel Eto). However, some of them earn quite impressive sums of money. NairaBrains a business and technology site has released a detailed list of top 8 earning Nigerian Footballers in 2012 and some surprise inclusions are made. Many do… Read more

Odi Killings: Court Orders FG to Pay Community N37.6 Billion

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, has given the Federal Government twenty-one days to pay a mandatory N37.6 billion to Odi community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, as compensation for a military invasion 13 years ago. It will be recalled that on November 20, 1999 former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo ordered the invasion of Odi community, when a group of… Read more