Realities of Nigeria’s diminishing relevance to U.S., Africa. By Princeton Lyman

Nigeria is today NOT making a major impact, on its region, or on the African Union or on the big problems of Africa that it was making before. Now, of course, on the negative side, the collapse of Nigeria would be enormous, but is that a point to make Nigeria strategically important?... But I wonder if all this emphasis on Nigeria's importance creates a tendency to inflate Nigeria's opinion of its own invulnerability. Among much of the elite today, I have the feeling that there is a belief that Nigeria is too big to fail, too important to be ignored, and that Nigerians can go on ignoring some of the most fundamental challenges they have - many of which we have talked about: disgraceful lack of infrastructure, the growing problems of unemployment, the failure to deal with the underlying problems in the Niger Delta, the failure to consolidate democracy - and somehow will remain important to everybody because of all those reasons that are strategically important.

USAfrica: Devaluation of Nigeria’s Naira begins, informally; projected $1 to N600

By Ulf Laessing and Chijioke Ohuocha Abuja, Feb 20, 2017; Reuters: Nigeria effectively devalued the naira for private individuals on Monday, paving the way for a possible broader move despite stiff resistance from President Muhammadu...

USAfrica: Buhari’s uninspiring administration, long medical leave and politics of 2019. By Chidi Amuta

Special to USAfrica and USAfricaonline.com @USAfricaLIVE   We must quickly draw the line. Between a groundswell of sincere well wishes for a president on medical leave and exporting our penchant for silly opportunistic sycophancy to...

Nigerian COCAINE dealer, Adegboyega Adeniji, jailed for 30 years

Nigerian Cocaine dealer, Adegboyega Adeniji, jailed for 30 years; his bank accounts and assets in millions frozen. Special to USAfricaonline.com,  the USAfrica-powered e-groups of  Nigeria360, IgboEvents, UNNalumni,  and CLASSmagazine Houston. Follow us at Facebook.com/USAfricaChido and Twitter.com/Chido247   A man who is believed to be responsible for smuggling hundreds...

Obamas sign multimillion book deal

Special to USAfrica (Houston). @USAfricaLive New York; AFP: Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a deal to publish their memoirs with New York-based Penguin Random House, in a coveted contract reportedly worth tens of millions...

As Obama heads to Kenya, he fulfills desire to visit the land of his...

As Obama heads to Kenya, he fulfills desire to visit the land of his father as U.S President By Dr. DUNCAN OMANGA Special to USAfricaonline.com,  and USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston. Follow USAfrica at Facebook.com/USAfricaChido , Facebook.com/USAfrica247 and Twitter.com/Chido247  There is a palpable yet understandable...

Abuja bombing, our diaspora and ways to handle the crisis in Nigeria.

No reasonable man or woman can justify his or her reasons for killing fellow citizens in the name of a cause which is being remedied -- in this case, the Niger Delta issues being aggressively pursued by their radical group MEND. The MEND claimed responsibility for the bombings. But I must state that the continued killing of innocent citizens of Nigeria will not solve the Niger Delta issues or any other problem rather it will perpetuate the problem and continue tarnishing our nation’s image worldwide. For some group of Nigerians to continue carrying out bombing campaigns in the name of the Niger Delta (where our President Goodluck Jonathan also hails from) is backward and retrogresses the core interests of the Niger Delta.

Is Libya’s leader Khadafi romantically involved with his blond, sexy Ukrainian nurse? as WikiLeaks...

Is Libya's leader Khadafi romantically involved with his blond, sexy Ukrainian nurse? as WikiLeaks spill secret U.S cables. Special to USAfricaonline.com Veteran Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi fears flying over water, prefers staying on the ground floor...

Hillary Clinton in Africa on six-nation tour, including South Sudan, Senegal, South Africa

• For seasoned insights and breaking news on these issues, log on to USAfricaonline.com and USAfrica powered e-groups including Nigeria360 at yahoogroups and USAfrica at googlegroups. By Nicolas Revise (AFP): WASHINGTON DC— US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton set off Tuesday...

#WarCriminal #Sudan president #al-Bashir barred from leaving South Africa pending court’s decision

#WarCriminal #Sudan president #al-Bashir barred from leaving South Africa pending court's decision   Special to USAfricaonline.com,  and USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston. Follow USAfrica at Facebook.com/USAfricaChido , Facebook.com/USAfrica247 and Twitter.com/Chido247 A South African court issued an interim order on Sunday (June 14, 2015, as he is...

USAfrica: American Visa, Nigerians and a typical day of torment at the U.S consulate

American Visa, Nigerians and a typical day of torment at the US consulate By Adewale Adeoye Follow USAfrica at Facebook.com/USAfricaChido , Facebook.com/USAfrica247   Twitter.com/Chido247 USAfrica: Every upsetting creation has its own odd value, though. This blustery morning, it was a huge...

Houston can’t wait for expanded light rail

Light rail holds too significance to the Bayou City of the 21st century to be considered only so casually, disjointedly and often from partisan political prism. What is important here is that the contract brings to active life an expansion of light rail in this city. It is worth celebrating given that organized partisan opposition to light rail has been the Achilles heel of mass transit in Houston.

Jesse Jackson Jr to be sentenced June 28 for siphoning $750,000 in campaign funds...

Jesse Jackson Jr to be sentenced June 28 for siphoning $750,000 in campaign funds for personal luxury Special to USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston.                            ...

Obama’s economic recovery solution requires revolutionary technological innovations. By Blaize Kaduru

By BLAIZE KADURU, Chief  Economist of USAfrica multimedia networks and CLASSmagazine, Houston. Houston, July 1, 2010: First of all, let me stipulate my main point: the Obama stimulus package is bound to fail if nothing...

DANGER: 8 cars loaded with BOMBS found in Kano, today

8 cars loaded with bombs found in Kano By M.J. Smith and Aminu Abubakar AFP: Nigerian police found eight bomb-laden cars in the northern city of Kano on Monday as clerics said peace prayers after attacks...

Why are Nigerians terrified of same-sex marriage in America?

Late in 2014 when my friend, Zachary, invited me to his wedding taking place in The Berkshires this September, I was less concerned about having to travel all the way from Abuja to Massachusetts. Zachary is gay. "What if lightning comes and strikes the...

TRUMPED: U.S Federal Appeals court rules against Trump’s travel, immigration ban

Special to USAfricaonline.com @USAfricaLIVE @Chido247 #TRUMPED: U.S Federal Appeals court rules against President Donald Trump's travel and immigration ban, a few minutes ago, today, February 9, 2017. The court in San Francisco refused to reinstate Trump's ban on...

USAfrica: BUHARI affirms WAR IS ON against those who stole Nigeria’s wealth; “will be...

Special to USAfricaonline.com,  and USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston. Follow USAfrica at Facebook.com/USAfricaChido , Facebook.com/USAfrica247 and Twitter.com/Chido247  The resolve of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, retired army General, that the prosecution of persons who have stolen national resources will begin in a matter of weeks...

ISIS, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram threats cause U.S. to warn its citizens on risks of...

ISIS, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram threats cause U.S. to warn its citizens on risks of worldwide travels Special to USAfricaonline.com,  and USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston. Follow USAfrica at Facebook.com/USAfricaChido , Facebook.com/USAfrica247 and Twitter.com/Chido247 USAfrica, Houston: The U.S Department of State has issued an international alert...

Nigeria’s Anambra 2010 election, the key players and INEC’s challenge

USAfrica: The News & Opinion Leader for Africans and Americans. By Dr. Ugorji O. Ugorji Special to USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston. USAfricaonline.com,  CLASSmagazine, The Black Business Journal,  Nigeria360@yahoogroups and IgboEvents e-group. There are several reasons why I think the south...

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