Butler Welcomes Bafana Bafana Draw

Senior national football team coach, Peter Butler, says being drawn against South Africa in the COSAFA Senior Championships is a welcome development. The February 26 COSAFA draw pitted Zebras against their nemesis, Bafana Bafana. In an interview, Butler said Botswana against South was a good game to play and he was looking forward to it. […]


Nigeria's Stock Market Needs More Domestic Investors – Afolayan [interview]

The nation’s stock market has taken a lot of bashing in recent months as investors continue to extend in the volatile oil prices and Nigeria’s election year. This was made worse by the decision to postpone the polls by six weeks owing to lingering insecurity in the North East states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. […]

Fashion & Lifestyle

Bumper Harvest Awaits Artistes, As COSON Seals Deal With South Africa's CAPASSO

IN line with the organisation’s resolve to ensure that composers and publishers of music get the full benefit, the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has continued to establish working relationships with other collective management organisations across the globe. Just recently, the chairman of COSON Chief Tony Okoroji was in South Africa where he sealed a […]

Fashion & Lifestyle

Hollywood Creations a Danger

The mightily deceptive allure of Hollywood is that many black actors would be dying to play villains. Among local commentaries on America’s problematic race relations, Andrew Mwenda’s article, ‘Beyond America’s façade of democracy’ (The Independent, December 8), stands out. He notes that, “The ‘democratic’ process … consistently promotes the narrative that a criminal is a […]

Human Rights

President Pays Tribute to Luanda Court Magistrate

Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, Saturday paid tribute to the judge of the Provincial Court of Luanda, João Alves Monteiro, wol died of illness in South Africa. Angolan President expressed sympathies to the widow, children and other relatives, a move that symbolised the last respects to the magistrate. João Alves Monteiro was, […]


IIC Boss Wants Public Entities Appoint PROs

The Commissioner of the Independent Information Commission (IIC), Cllr. Mark Bedor-Wla Freeman, has noted that most public institutions have not met Article 3.6 of the FOI Law, dealing with appointment of Public Relations Officers. The Article states that: “Every public authority and private entity to which this Act applies shall appoint, maintain and duly support […]