Friday, August 30, 2013

Achebe’s Children: Africa’s Suspended Revolutions



You Are Cordially Invited To Join
Mail & Guardian
on Friday 30 August 18:00 for 19:00

At the Opening event of the 4th Annual M&G Literary Festival

Adam Habib, the new vice-chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand, 
 will confront the main topic in the festival’s keynote address: South Africa’s
 suspended revolution.
Habib’s new book, South Africa’s Suspended Revolution: Hopes and Prospects 
 (Wits University Press), argues that “individuals and institutions can, with
 imagination, act against the grain of a given historical moment and transform 
the options available to society”.

Habib will also participate in a discussion on Saturday 31 Aug as part of the 
M&G Literary Festival with Hlumelo Biko and Adriaan Basson
 (see below for details)

When: Friday 30 August 2013 at 18:00 for 19:00

Where: The Market Theatre
Cnr Bree and Miriam Makeba
Newtown, Johannesburg
GPS Coordinates

Saturday, August 24, 2013

PhotoNews: Ethiopian Airlines Commences International Flights From Enugu

A few hours ago in Enugu, South East Nigeria,  Ethiopian Airlines made history by being the first international airline to take
 off from the Akanu Ibiam  International Airport, Enugu,
thus signalling the commencement of international 
flight operations at the airport.
Time To Board

Monday, August 12, 2013

President Jonathan To Akande: Respect The Truth, Your Age And Nigeria

We have noted with dismay the continuation of efforts by leaders of the opposition to promote themselves and their party through the irresponsible denigration of President Goodluck Jonathan and the exalted Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The interim national chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande sank to a new low in this regard yesterday when he rudely and falsely described President Jonathan as a “kindergarten” leader who treats national issues with levity.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Peter Obi Condemns Fashola's "Callous Act" Of Deportation

Anambra State Governor Peter Obi Writes President Goodluck Jonathan On What He Calls The "Callous Act" Of Deportation Of Other Nigerians From Lagos State By Governor Babatunde Fashola 


(L-R) Gov Babatunde Fashola, Dr. Tunji Braithwaite, 
Gov Peter Obi And Mrs. Obi At The Funeral Rites 
For Late Odumegwu Ojukwu  At Tafawa Balewa
 Square, Lagos, February, 2012.
(Pix: The Guardian)  

“Unconstitutional, Illegal And Forced Deportation of Nigerians to Anambra State From Lagos State

I wish to respectfully bring to your due attention a very disturbing development that has vast national security and political implications.  Last September and again on 24 July 2013, the Lagos State Government contrived inexplicable reasons to round up Nigerians, whom they alleged were Anambra indigenes (most of whom the SSS report shows clearly are not fromAnambra state) and forcefully deported them to Anambra state, dumping them as it were in the commercial city of Onitsha (see attached SSS report).  

This latest callous act, in which Lagos State did not even bother to consult with Anambra State authorities, before deporting 72 persons considered to be of Igbo extraction to Anambra State, is illegal, unconstitutional and a blatant violation of the human rights of these individuals and of the Nigerian Constitution.  

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