The “War Of The Golden Stool”

The “War Of The Golden Stool” or the “Yaa Asantewaa War” began on this day in Ghana, after British rulers insulted the proud Ashanti nation in 1900. The British Imperial government of the Gold Coast and the Empire of Ashanti clashed over the nation’s Golden Stool throne, and a woman, Yaa Asantewaa (pictured), led her […]

Crisis of Representation in Wole Soyinka’s Season of Anomy

by: Aisha Karim Speaking of Wole Soyinka’s deployment of Ogun as a central trope in his work, the preeminent critic of Soyinka, Biodun Jeyifo, observes that “the ‘tormented figure’ of the god seems appropriate to the ‘trouble-torn’ personality of the writer,” and that it is also “eminently apposite to a trouble-wracked, post-independence Africa.” Whether the […]

CNN- Trump Buhari phone call confirmed

(CNN) President Donald Trump has been increasingly chatting with other world leaders during his first weeks in office. On Monday he turned his attention to Africa. Trump spent Monday morning calling two of the continent’s most prominent leaders, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and South African President Jacob Zuma, to discuss combating terrorism, trade relations and […]

Houses of Nigerians, other African immigrants burnt in South Africa

At least 15 houses either belonging or rented by immigrants, especially Nigerians, have been burnt by angry residents in Rosettenvile, south of Johannesburg. The residents are reported to be angry that foreign nationals had turned the neighborhood into a drug haven. Africa Review reports on Sunday that some shops belonging to foreign nationals in the area […]

While democracy is tested in the U.S., it flourishes in Africa

While most of us were paying attention to the dramatic presidential transition in the United States, another dramatic presidential transition was taking place on the other side of the Atlantic. Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh, who came to power in a military coup in 1994, has transferred power to his democratically elected successor, Adama Barrow. The […]

When Nigerian labour leaders present demands, grievances to acting President

by: Suleiman Idris Leaders of Nigerian organised labour, comprising of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and Trade Union Congress, TUC and their affiliate unions have presented their demands and grievances to the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo. Twenty leaders of labour movements on Thursday were allowed to present a letter in which they were demanding for good […]

#iStandWithNigeria protest against Buhari’s government

Charly Boy, Sowore, Sheyi Law join #iStandWithNigeria protest against Buhari’s government Popular personalities like, Charles Oputa, aka, Charly Boy, comedian Sheyi Law and SaharaReporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore have joined the #iStandWithNigeria protest against Buhari’s government in Lagos. Gathering at 9.00 a.m, the protesting group converged at the National Stadium from where the protest kicked off […]