Category: Opinion

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Revisiting the Phenomenon of Suicide

By Adekoya Boladale Growing up as a nine year old boy with a single parent is extremely challenging especially with all the frustrations our society offers. The thought of committing suicide had often crossed my mind, not once, not twice, and not even thrice! There was an occasion I had summoned courage to do the […]

Nigerians Should Learn From The Biafrans
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Nigerians Should Learn From The Biafrans

By Reno Omokri. On the 15th of August 1945, the axis nations fighting in the Pacific theater defeated imperial Japan and two weeks later, Japan formally surrendered to allied forces led by the U.S. General, Douglas McArthur, who formally accepted the signed articles of surrender. But though the U.S. defeated Japan, they never decimated Japan’s […]

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Just Before We Forget

By Charles Ogbu On the 31st day of December, 1983, a young over-ambitious but poorly trained Katsina state-born soldier called Muhammadu Buhari overthrew the democratically elected government of Shehu Shagari and Alex Ekwueme and ruled the West African country called Nigeria with iron fist for 20 months before being kicked out by another Niger state-born […]

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Food for thought on Nigeria

  By Nnadi Noracynthia In Nigeria, lazy Men who could not compete in life started blaming Igbo domination for their failures. It may interest you to know that during and immediately after the civil war, Saro Wiwa & family, and then young captain Sani Abacha and family lived in and shared the seized gigantic mansion of […]

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Nigeria and Prodigal Environmental Stewards

  Guest lecture by Nnimmo Bassey[1] at the 18th Bassey Andah Memorial Lecture hosted by the Bassey Andah Foundation at Transcorp Hotel, Calabar, Nigeria on Saturday 21st January 2017. —————————————————————————————————————- Let me begin by thanking the Board of Bassey Andah Foundation for giving me the opportunity to share my thoughts on the Nigerian environment on […]

How Buhari’s Government Is Weaponizing Hunger
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How Buhari’s Government Is Weaponizing Hunger

By Adekoya Boladale                                                  When Feyisayo, a 36-year old trader and a single mother of three left her home in Imeri, a village in Ose local council area of Ondo State, to cast her ballot in the recently conducted governorship election in the State, it was not for the desire to vote in a government that will make her life better, rather, it was […]

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Uyo Church Collapse: More of human error than evil forces?

By Bassey Bassey The Akwa Ibom capital, Uyo,  like other parts of the state has witnessed tremendous infrastructural development since the advent of the current democratic rule in 1999. Building construction for residential purpose, event centres, filling stations, play ground, churches and educational purpose, has also been on the increase given the vantage position of […]

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Issues on Natural Resources In SE/SS Nigeria

By Osita Mordi IKWERRE versus IGBO – oil and gas production Many Ikwerre people often claim that Igbos like to “claim them” because of the massive oil and gas resources in their land. The Igbos who according to them lack natural resources like oil and gas, want to annex Ikwerre (as well as Ogba and […]

Igwa Mang 2016: when culture/tradition meet Christianity
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Igwa Mang 2016: when culture/tradition meet Christianity

By John Okiyi Kalu   As someone raised in Assemblies of God church I can easily tell you that if Rev. Dr Uma Ukpai had dressed in “ishi agu” attire in the 70s many in the church would have seen him as a backslider. In fact when he started deploying his “gospel time” band at […]

President Buhari and his Sham Anti-Graft War
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President Buhari and his Sham Anti-Graft War

By Duru Lyndia Chika The 8th wonder of the world is how Nigerian President; Muhammadu Buhari managed to convince sane adults and some foreign countries that his govt is waging war against graft. Fact is, there is no war against corruption. The so called anti-graft war is one hell of a lie, a fraud, a […]