Eugene Ohu

With his love for writing and reading, Eugene Ohu’s foray into Pharmacy is perhaps a testament to the often utilitarian choices of many Africans, faced as they are with survival needs. In this context, studies in the humanities bow to science, for the immediate satisfaction they bring: food and a good name. Communication eventually won, and though he still loves Pharmacy, he had to put it aside after two years of practice. And so for more than 20 years, he has been writing and helping people and organizations to communicate.

As a freelance journalist, he has maintained columns in some of the leading Nigerian newspapers, syndicating also for some foreign based ones who want an insider’s view of Africa; as an academic, he has a Ph.D in Institutional Social Communications from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome and teaches Organizational Communications as well as Media Ethics.

He rests by playing with computers (not video games), messing with Linux servers, running a small business of A2P messaging, playing the guitar, photography and pencil sketching.

Harambee video contest shows what is right about Africa
27 Mar 2015 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: Harambee, positive Africa
The 6th Harambee International Video Context will showcase positive and often unreported stories about Africa

Technology may yet give Nigeria a transparent election
26 Mar 2015 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: elections, nigeria
As Nigerians go to the polls next Saturday March 28 to elect a new president, tech geeks use the Internet deploy Internet apps for a more transparent process.

Ebola and the news nearness factor
3 Aug 2014 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: ebola, public health crisis
The arrival of Ebola-stricken US citizens has unleashed terror in the best-equipped country to deal with it.

Africa is not a country
12 May 2014 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: stereotypes
Africa is a rich continent of many peoples and stories, much of which is positive, if only they are told. Its story is resistant to generalized brushstrokes of convenience.

#BringBackOurGirls: did it really happen?
9 May 2014 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: #bringbackourgirls, Nigeria
This cruel abduction may have happened, but where are the names and photos of the missing girls?

Nigeria makes $6 billion from home videos
6 Apr 2014 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: movie, nollywood
Nollywood, a Made-in-Nigeria bootstrap upstart turned six billion dollars prolific grandee.

Museveni tutors Obama in Gay Rhetoric
25 Feb 2014 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: homosexuality, rhetoric, Uganda
Ugandan President Museveni defies Obama and signs into law a bill that criminalizes homosexual displays and unions

Nigeria will be a world economic giant, says BRIC inventor
8 Jan 2014 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: MINT, BRIC, Nigeria, economic growth
Jim O’Neill, the economist who coined the BRIC acronym is predicting that Nigeria will be one of four economic giants he has christened MINT

An African pragmatist
7 Dec 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Nelson Mandela, obituaries, reconcilation, South Africa
Nelson Mandela was a great man, but as flawed and inconsistent as the rest of us.

Toys for Africa
26 Nov 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
This is the story of Danie van Loggerenberg who was making plenty of money but was not happy.

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