Obo Effanga

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Every agency has its crook, By Obo Effanga  

So I set out this afternoon to renew the papers for my car at the Vehicle Inspection Officer’s (VIO) office in Area 1, Abuja. I put a call through to a friend who works in that agency, but in another office location and she suggested which officer I should ask…

Nigerian lawmakers move to cripple NGOs, voluntary organisations

Here is some bad news for voluntary organisations, including churches and mosques involved in running social services like schools, hospitals and orphanages. If they rely on foreign financial and material support for any of their interventions, the future is going to be made bleak, thanks to the House of Representatives.…

Acts of terror and the politics of hospital visit, By Obo Effanga

Since the Monday morning bomb explosion in Nyanya, leading to the death of an interminable number of people (the official figure stands at about 75) and the injury of more than 200, watching news of it on our local television stations can be so boring. Don’t get me wrong please.…

Those who should never celebrate womanhood, By Obo Effanga

Mr. Effanga believes the following set of people should not pretend to celebrate womanhood as the world marks the International Women's Day. As the world celebrates this year’s International Women’s Day and some churches celebrate Mother’s Day, the following persons should shut up and not pretend to celebrate womanhood: The…

INVESTIGATION: Inside Nigeria’s scandalous 2014 Budget

As the National Assembly resumes for 2014, one of the key functions they are expected to dwell on is the consideration and passage of the budget proposal as prepared by the Executive. As citizens, we owe our country a duty to interrogate the contents of the proposed budget and offer…