Who will win Taraba 2015 gubernatorial election?

In a couple of days, Taraba and nearly all the states in Nigeria will go to the polls again this time to vote for their governors and the state House of Assembly Members. Despite the ruling party, PDP, won the presidential election in the state, with a marginal victory, against the opposition party, APC, it’s still very … Continue reading Who will win Taraba 2015 gubernatorial election?

Sold by their mothers: The child sex trade in Cambodia by Lisa Cohen, CNN

I found this story from the CNN Freedom Project very touching and therefore decided to share with you over here. Kieu, a 12 years old Cambodian girl was sold by her mother into sex trafficking to get what to survive. CNN Freedom Project followed the story with Mira Sorvino, an Oscar-winning actress and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador against … Continue reading Sold by their mothers: The child sex trade in Cambodia by Lisa Cohen, CNN

1st global conference on technology in language learning 2015

The 1st Global Conference on Technology in Language Learning 2015 (GLIT2015) focuses on the application of technology in language learning, particularly computer-assisted language learning (CALL)/technology-enhanced language learning (TELL) and language use in online media. This conference provides a platform for researchers, academicians and students to present, debate and exchange ideas on issues relevant to the … Continue reading 1st global conference on technology in language learning 2015

INEC Chairman ought to be sacked – Odia Ofeimun

In the wake of the ongoing Nigerian politics, here comes another perspective, I suppose a controversial one, from a Nigerian poet and writer, Odia Ofeimun who after speaking on the politics of Pan African Organization, recommended that the INEC Chairman Attahiru Jega ought to have been sacked for what he considered as manipulation of the voters' … Continue reading INEC Chairman ought to be sacked – Odia Ofeimun

Traditional institutions and the politics of exclusive power in Nigeria

One of the grievous mistakes of colonial legacy in Nigeria is the deliberate and constitutional exclusion of traditional institutions in decision making. Despite the over 1000 years of dynamic heritage and effective leadership, particularly in the North, these institutions were only able to secure a ceremonial mention and a consultative role under the Local Government … Continue reading Traditional institutions and the politics of exclusive power in Nigeria

Top 10 International scholarships for women

As part of celebrating the International Women's Day, Scholarship for Development shared these top 10 International scholarships, which I also found resourceful for the development of promising young women, especially in developing countries, and so desire to share with you to join the world in celebrating these pillars of human society.  AAUW International Fellowships for … Continue reading Top 10 International scholarships for women

New research report on migration routes of ancient African herders

Sci-News reported that a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences debunks the widely-held conservative notion that early human herders, moving from northern Africa to southern Africa, could not have traveled just east of Lake Victoria in Kenya some 2,000 years ago because the area was bushy, moist and filled with … Continue reading New research report on migration routes of ancient African herders

Chomsky’s Linguistics: A book of research in generative linguistics

In celebration of Chomsky's enormous contribution to Linguistics and global scholarship, the MIT published Chomsky's Linguistics, which is a collection of Prof. Noam Chomsky's works over a period of 37 years of linguistics research and development. Amazon has this to say regarding Chomsky and the book:  "One of the oldest and most storied linguistics programs in … Continue reading Chomsky’s Linguistics: A book of research in generative linguistics

Al Qaeda member turned spy: The story of Aimen Dean

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Grabbing my usual early-morning breakfast in front of the TV and taking hold of the day headlines before jumping out of the house, I saw this hard interview on Stephen Sackur’s BBC Hard Talk programme. More than the half of my day, it kept ducking me into pondering again and again! Aimen Dean, a former Al Qaeda, … Continue reading Al Qaeda member turned spy: The story of Aimen Dean

The effect of language education policy on British economy

While reading The Economist, the print edition online, I stumbled upon this article which analysed the current trends in the politics of English language dominance and its consequences on the native speakers of the language, particularly those who enjoy the lingua mundi and remain in a comfort zone of monolingualism as well as on the economy of Britain and possibly … Continue reading The effect of language education policy on British economy