Uche Nworah

Uche Nworah is a freelance writer, lecturer and brand scholar. He is the founder and project director of T.O.T.A.L PROJECTS, an NGO that promotes e-learning in Africa. He lives in London and can be contacted on uchenworah@yahoo.com.

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Reading Mr Campbell’s essay, you can’t help but sympathise with Mr. Segun Aganga, Nigeria’s new Minister of Trade and Investment as his job has just been made much more challenging as he begins a mighty task of convincing foreign investors to come to Nigeria…

Ever since President Goodluck Jonathan announced to his friends on Facebook that he was going to seek nomination of his party to run for president, the battle seemed to have been also transferred online. The missing link, however, remains the way many of the politicians who joined the social media bandwagon use such platforms to engage the voters…

The eighties and nineties Nigeria belonged to actors and actresses who lighted up our TV screens with superb performances in soaps, TV dramas and shows such as Inside Out, Mirror in the Sun, Supple Blues, Behind the Clouds, Checkmate, Fortunes, Basi & Company, Ripples, New Masquerade…

Nze will not fit into your bill of a typical Nigerian politician; his philosophy of politics without bitterness was modelled after the late Waziri Ibrahim of GNPP. He never saw politics as a ‘do or die’ affair, believing strongly in his catholic faith that only the will of God will prevail at all times…

It’s good to see that new things are happening in radio broadcasting in Nigeria but the presenters should please not throw caution to the winds by adopting a Lawrence Akapa tabloid style approach in their quest to entertain…

For many Lagosians, riding daily on okada is an unavoidable part of their daily routine as only the ‘kings of the road’ have the daredevil DNA to waltz, dash, slide, ride and manoeuvre their way through the thick Lagos traffic…

Now that Sanusi is wielding the big stick, how sad to see yesterday’s banking big boys and girls looking towards the sky for some indication of what tomorrow holds. On a regular basis in the dailies, speculations are rife about looming mass sack in the banking halls…

Since I came home, I have had the opportunity through my previous and current employers to travel around Nigeria; I have interacted with various Nigerians discussing Nigeria, their plans, dreams and hopes. I follow the news daily through the media but must admit that I haven’t been encouraged one bit…

As generous as the federal government’s 40% salary increase offer made by the federal government appointed Gamaliel Onosode Re-negotiating committee to ASUU may seem, as against the 109% increase the lecturers are asking for; ASUU maintains that the issue goes beyond money…

Fashola may not be coming to Anambra state as governor in 2010 but it will not be out of place to expect some of the cowboys and hopefuls for the Anambra state governor’s seat…

I am thinking that we should re-name the Lagos – Benin expressway ‘The Devil’s Highway’ due to the state of the road and incessant armed robbery attacks on the road…

I think the Vice Chancellors of some of our universities are doing very well and the students too. I wouldn’t worry too much about Nigerian universities not making the global rankings, there is a genuine effort at improving standards and quality…

It is frightening that what may have started as genuine acts of protest have since been hijacked and elevated into a multi-million naira money spinner by those who are directly and indirectly involved in the business of kidnapping…