Why Trump can’t disavow the Charlottesville neo-Nazi carnage | Matthew d’Ancona

A thread twitches across time: I was only nine when the “battle of Lewisham” was fought on 13 August 1977, but four decades later I can still remember the frightening chants of the National Front marchers, audible from our street, and the charred bins and strewn rocks and glass left behind after the three-way clash …

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Nnewi : The Small Town Of The Super Rich – Forbes Magazine

The small Nigerian town of Nnewi has more naira billionaires per capita than anywhere else in the country. Shortly before Nigeria’s independence in 1960, Louis Odumegwu Ojukwu, reportedly Nigeria’s first black billionaire, and founding president of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II The royal honor came after he helped the British …

‘A lot of people have a lot to lose’: Nigeria launches website to combat corruption – The Guardian (UK)

A protest in Abuja last year against the non-removal of judges accused of corruption. Nigeria’s war on graft has been bolstered by the advent of a website to monitor public spending. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty ImagesWhen Onumonu Nonye visited the new laboratory at Ubahuekwuem technical school, she hoped to see busy students surrounded by books and …

How over N11tr for electricity was squandered under OBJ, Yar’Adua, Jonathan – SERAPe

A new report by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has revealed how over N11 trillion meant to provide regular electricity supply was allegedly squandered under the governments of former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan.Jonathan, Yardadua and ObasanjoAccording to the report, “The total estimated financial loss to Nigeria from corruption …

A Few Things I Learnt From Cyril Odu – Feyi Fawehinmi

During my recent trip to Lagos, I had the good fortune of having a meeting with Cyril Odu — current CEO of African Capital Alliance, Chairman of Union Bank Nigeria and all of that after 4 decades with Exxon Mobil Nigeria.To say the man is a fount of knowledge about Nigeria will be to state the blindingly …