Lamido, Aliyu and the politics of survival

Salisu Suleiman. Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido is a towering figure. Standing at over six feet, with his long cap and flowing babbariga, he can be intimidating.…


Profiteering and the high cost of kerosene

Despite the expenditure of hundreds of billions of naira  to subsidize the price of kerosene in three years, the product which is widely used for cooking in…


Ebola: What Is The Risk Of Catching It On A Flight?

Jon Kellyn. People who flew on a plane with a Texas nurse on the day before she came down with symptoms of Ebola are being tracked down…


Ebola: WHO emergency team set for talks on travel curbs

The World Health Organisation’s emergency committee is set to hold talks to discuss the Ebola epidemic. The meeting in Geneva will examine screening measures at borders and…