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...

U.S VP Biden heads to parts Africa in June: Egypt, Kenya and the World...

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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...

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.

Nigeria, U.S. and Mutallab terrorism issues: Voice of America’s interview of USAfrica’s Chido Nwangwu.

“Egypt holds a significant number of radical Islamic zealots. (Ayman) Al-Zawahiri, one of the twin leaders of al-Qaida, is an Egyptian. There are radical elements in Egypt. They were not listed. So the Obama administration needs to look a little further. I know they are being sensitive to the fact that the young man was in a transition movement,” he explained. To counter tighter restrictions, Nwangwu points out that what he calls “evil geniuses” will continue to devise creative, innovative ways to get around the regulations. The Houston journalist says he supports international efforts to plug the loopholes. But also recalling that the September, 2001 attacks all originated within the United States, he contends that there is no substitute for stepped-up vigilance on all possible front.

Father of Nigerian-born terrorist Mutallab unlikely to attend Jan 8 trial in Detroit

Houston-based USAfrica multimedia networks and USAfricaonline.com can report that based on information, at this time, deriving from multiple familiar sources we spoke to/contacted who are associated with the senior Mutallab: the father of the al-Qaeda-bred zealot and wealthy Nigerian secular and Islamic banking investor Alhaji Umaru Mutallab is not likely going to be at the opening trial; if any. This does not rule out the presence of any of the family members, including the alleged terrorist's traumatized mother, Aisha. This well-connected person inside Nigeria noted the critical issue is that: "I believe the Alhaji knows it is a different matter he expressed concerns about his son's religious views and trip to Yemen to the U.S embassy in Nigeria, privately; it is another thing to have him travel to another country (the U.S) to testify for or against his own son. He may well simply be an observer. We all will be watching to see what happens…."

Terrorism?: Nigerian, Farouk Abdul Mutallab, charged for attempting to blow up plane in Detroit

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Alicia Keys to sponsor 5 fans to Africa in 2010

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Somali-American youths join terror network in Minnesota

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Scientists join forces on AIDS spread in Africa

“We live in a world that is more interconnected every day, and we have all seen how pathogens such as HIV or the swine flu virus can arise in a remote area of the planet and quickly become a global threat,” said Marco Salemi, an assistant professor of pathology, immunology, and laboratory medicine at the UF College of Medicine and senior author of the study. “Understanding the factors that can lead to a full-scale pandemic is essential to protect our species from emerging dangers.”

Suleiman: I am Hungry, Please Re-brand me

I am Nigeria. Malaria, typhoid and many other preventable diseases send me to hospitals which have no doctors, no medicines and no power. So my wife gives birth with candle light and surgery is performed by quacks. All the nurses have gone abroad and the rest are waiting to go also. I have the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world and future generations are dying before me. I am hopeless, hapless and helpless, please re-brand me.

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.

USAfrica: Why Nigerian and Africa’s leaders are leading them nowhere. By Prof. Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

In an interview with the Financial Times (London), Nigeria's leader retired Gen. Obasanjo could not but admit: "In three years I went round the world and did not get anything... I went round the countries in Europe, twice over, I went to Japan, to America, to Canada and got good words... but no action at all." Yet, if Obasanjo continues his current rate of travel overseas in the remaining 12 months of his presidency, he will make a further 30 trips with the whooping cost of US$6 million to Nigeria's forlorn economy.

Palm Pre is Pre(mature); I’ll live in the iPhone digital universe

Beyond the media-pr hype, based on actualities , interface, reliability, and features, I think this first Palm Pre might just be Pre(mature) in comparison to the iPhone 3.0. The iPhone is a significantly better platform; it's a better phone, years ahead as a phone-music player, greater and more effective utilitarian mobile device with a universe of options; period! Without a doubt, the marketing zing of Pre can only go so far; where the Pre rubber meets the road, the superior capacities and interface preeminence and overwhelming assortments of software options make the iPhone a much better choice.

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