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Olumba, E. E. and Ekeanyanwu, N. T. (2016) Boko Haram and Transnational Terrorism in Africa: Implications for Political Communication and Media Development. In: D. Wilson, (ed.), Mass Media and the Electoral Process in Nigeria. Uyo: African Council for Communication Education, pp.141-164.
The menace of cross-border terrorism in Africa and the unabated rise of Boko Haram as a deadly and major terror group in Nigeria have raised concerns globally. Cross-border terrorism, which is regarded in this paper as transnational terrorism, has also challenged political and developmental experts because of its unprecedented impact on all sectors of the affected nations, which carry the added burden of managing their undeveloped economic status with the problems associated with terrorism. The recent wave of terrorism in Africa is phenomenal in its origin and nature because it encompasses political, ethnic and historical undertones with greater emphasis on the elevation of Islamic religion above other tenets of modern life. This phenomenon poses several questions which many scholars are trying to answer. This chapter also examined common factors in terms of vision and mission which drive Boko Haram and some other terrorist groups in the African continent. The high point of this chapter is a discourse on the implications of cross-border terrorism by Boko Haram on political communication and media development in Nigeria and Africa at large.



This is to introduce Onyx, a PH based rapper who grew up in Enugu. During a recent interview with PHCITYONLINE.COM, he informed us that he is a native of Ugbawka in Nkanu LGA in Enugu State, and attended St. Charles Iwanga International Secondary School in Okpoko, Onitsha, where his taste for an Igbo infused rap music was cultivated in him; which was tweaked in Enugu. According to Onyx, his music mentors include, but not limited to Immortal, Technique, Jcole, Erriga, Phyno etc.

His main motive remains to tell his own story and that of his socio-political environment; why his most popular song –Akpuolagi- has a little stint of politics in it; Onyx maintains that ‘Music is just an instrument for me’. This young and talented man is currently the sensation within the South East and South-South of Nigeria. He is using his talent and creative capabilities to pass on crucial message regarding the current events in that part of the world which in particular pertains to Imo State. 2018 started well for Onyx, the popular artist was not able to disclose any record label which he is associated with at the moment. We wish him all the best in his career.

Follow him with @onyx_Raps


Pollution in Port Harcourt


img_20161210_091514The rate at which air pollution is taking place in Port Harcourt is alarming, here is a Press Release from the Rivers State Government concerning this issue.



12 Year Old Boy Buried In A Wall




Today a 12 year old boy was saved from the clutches of death in Lagos State, after being rescued from the concrete wall where he was embedded in. He was later given a shower and taken to the police for further investigation.



Blu Cakes School


Acquire all the skills that you require in Cake making & Sugar Crafting!

This is a beginner’s class where you will learn how to make different kinds of flowers like Victoria Sponge Cake, Marble Cake, Chocolate Cake etc. as well as the skills on Icing in order to make Butter Cream, Royal Icing, Fondant, learning how to make simple rose, drapes & bows. This training will be capped with an introduction to how to make Novelty Cakes like a shirt cake.

This class is focussed on making modern cakes with creative approach to it. We always try to be at the cutting edge of caking making and decorating.

Blu Cakes Training School having taught cake baking and decorating to many students, they are super proud to announce their newest version of the Beginners Class in Cake making & Sugar Crafting which will hold on these dates.

All ingredients and equipment for the day are provided, you do not need to bring anything with you!

1st Edition: February- 6 & 7, 20 & 21, 27 & 28, March- 5 & 6 in 2016  N25,000 Only

2nd Edition: May- 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 27 & 28, June- 6 & 7 in 2016 N30,000 Only

Weekends: Saturdays 9am
Sundays 1pm

Venue: Shop 11,
Anwuri Pavilion
East-West Rd.
Alakahia, Ph.

This class is best suited to beginners and for those who would like to explore the baking and decorating industry in a hands on way.

Call now to book with 08037895910 & 08089398940 for a space (only limited at this time)

You will go home with:

Finished cakes made by you
Confidence in working on your own to create stunning creations
Knowledge of plenty of new techniques in cake making and sugar crafting
Tips and tricks in icing
Ability to be creative and innovative in novelty cake making





Trade fair!!! Trade fair!!! Trade fair!!!

Do you have Products you wanna sell?? Do u render Services?? Do u want to expand your Reach…. Why not join this moving train where SELLERS meet BUYERS…

Limited spaces available for vendors…

From 25th-31st January 2016.
Venue: Yaba college of technology…
Time: 10-8pm daily.

Be part of the excitement,

Contact: 08126242991/09093369060 Email: Powered by #Advertisemybusiness

Its your season to take what’s yours!!! Entertainment, security and gift items are covered. powered by Corazon and supported by National association of poly technique students.(N.A.P.S)


Port Harcourt Walk For Peace


PEPPLE(2)Join 10,000 Men, Women & Youths To Advocate for Continuous Peace in Rivers State.

Venue: Isaac Boro Park
            Port Harcourt
            Rivers State.

Date: 28th September 2015

For participation & inquiries call

07032538869, 08161109492



You may like also another upcoming event in Port Harcourt: Federal Government College, Port Harcourt: Class of 1980 REUNION! 


Post Card from London: London Rats


Bros, hopefully all is OK with you over there in Nigeria. It has been years since you last got a postcard from me. I have been engrossed in activities beyond my control but, at least, I am able to catch a breath of fresh air for now. Within the coming months you will get more postcards detailing some of my culture shocks and escapades in London. Our departure from MM International airport Lagos was a very exciting one even though the Immigration and Customs officers made it look as though my visa was fake, or was it a pretext to ask for a bribe from me?
uk-riots-8Upon arrival at Heathrow airport, the friend who came to pick me up did not turn up with a car; though he always took pictures with shiny and beautiful cars which made him appear as though he owned a collection of luxury cars. We were friends and had also grown up together in our village somewhere in Ika South LGA of Delta state. We left the airport on a train to somewhere called Peckham, before finally taking a bus to his flat. The flat is a 6 bedroom apartment shared by 6 adults nonetheless with 3 toilets and showers. It was a surprise that they have apartments similar to face-me-I-face-you in London. He enlivened my thoughts and issues with some ‘shacks’ which he had reserved; the name of the shack is Tennent’s lager. I later heard a joke that Tennent’s drinkers never own homes; story for another day. Nonetheless, we drank till late in the night. He removed a mattress from under his bed which he used to cover the remaining little space in the room and went to bed. I crept onto the 8 spring bed, which is a mattress left on top of wooden frames.

After a while, I started dreaming. My thoughts were, “why can’t Nigeria and its useless dreams stop bothering?” I was suddenly jolted up by a small bite to my leg. It was not in a dream bro, lo and behold, before your man is a London rat. As big as a rabbit, it was a shameful surprise! ‘A whole London!’ I wondered if I should dive for its head, how best not to wake my host if I had to kill the rat and I wondered if RSPCA people – RSPCA is an animal rights organization as we have human rights organization like Amnesty International- will sue if the rat got killed. While those thoughts ran through my head, the rat escaped. As I searched for it and wondered how on earth it escaped, I traced its route. To my greatest surprise, the house is partitioned with wood. London houses are built with wood, even the so-called “storey buildings”. I went back to bed. In my next postcard you will hear about what happened in the morning. My first London morning.

Kind Regards,

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10 Changes You Need in Your 30's.


“Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviors out of their system — like sleeping until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and spending all their disposable cash on new kicks. But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the rest of your life. To give you a head start, we sifted through recent Quora threads on this critical life transition and highlighted the most compelling responses. Here are 10 lifestyle tweaks you can make in your 30s to lay the foundation for lifelong success:

1. Stop smoking.
If you’ve started smoking, stop immediately, suggests Quora user Cyndi Perlman Fink. While you can’t undo the damage you may have already incurred from smoking, research suggests that those who quit before age 40 have a 90% lower mortality risk than those who continue.

2. Start going to sleep and waking up at the same time every day.
It might be tempting to use the weekends to recoup your sleep debt, but Nan Waldman recommends you hit the hay and wake up around the same time every single day. If you oversleep for even a few days, experts say you risk resetting your body clock to a different cycle, so you’ll start getting tired later in the day. Avoid a lifetime of sleep issues by sticking to bedtime and wakeup routines whenever you can.

3. Start exercising regularly.

“Try to move yourself as much as possible,” says Alistair Longman. “It doesn’t matter if it’s walking, cycling, running, weightlifting, hiking, swimming — as long as it involves some movement.” In the later half of your 30s, you start losing muscle mass, so it’s especially important to exercise at this time”

4. Start saving money.
“Building the habit of saving early means you’ll continue it further down the line,” says Cliff Gilley. It might seem like your golden years are a lifetime away, but the earlier you start saving, the more time your money has to accrue interest.

5. Start pursuing a life dream.
“Don’t delay pursuing your life goals,” writes Bill Karwin. “Want to buy a house? Have kids? Write a book? Pick one of those life goals and get started. What can you do between now and the end of the year to embark on one of them?”

6. Start learning to be happy with what you have.
“If you are content with what you have, you will have a happier life,” says Robert Walker. It’s really about gratitude: Research suggests that appreciating what you have can increase happiness and decrease negative feelings. Perhaps that’s why Oprah Winfrey kept a daily gratitude journal for years.

7. Stop thinking you need to satisfy everyone.
“After I reached 30, I stopped feeling the need to please everyone. You can choose your friends and contacts more carefully,” says Kevin Teo. In particular, Teo realized he wasn’t obligated to be nice to people who were unfriendly toward him. Whether you decide to whittle down your Facebook friends to a mere 500 or simply hang out more with the people who make you happy, it’s important to invest your time and energy wisely.

8. Stop comparing yourself to others.
“If you are unable to do some things in life compared to your siblings and friends, then please be at peace with yourself,” advises Mahesh Kay. “Don’t be harsh on yourself.” As one psychotherapist writes, constantly peering over your shoulder to see what others are doing doesn’t help you accomplish your goals. You’d be better off spending time thinking about what you want to achieve and evaluating your progress on those fronts.”

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