Between Hate Rants and a past of narcotic drugs addiction
By John Okiyi Kalu   I was upset yesterday by a hate filled article written by a former minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria titled “the Bitter Truth About Igbo”. I was ready to respond to his lies, concoctions and attempt to further generate hatred against Ndigbo in... Read more
C-O-N-F-U-S-I-O-N! LAGOS WHERE SOJOURNERS DEPORT SOJOURNERS?
By Ike Chidolue   **Governors Tinubu and Fashola are all citizen of neighbouring states of Osun and Ekiti and technically should not claim Lagos. **deportee Uchenna’s great grand parents came to Lagos in the 1920s as produce sellers. His grandfather, his immediate father and himself were all born in... Read more
By Nkem Ekeopara First, let me underscore the fact that the military-baked Nigerian Constitution guarantees every Nigerian the right to freedom of movement. Therefore, the four Northern Nigeria governors – Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano) –  who visited their colleague, Chibuike Amaechi... Read more
A Case for Strong Institutions
By Dakuku Peterside     All men of goodwill who look forward to a more progressive and equitable world appreciate the tremendous good Transparency International, TI does with its periodic verdict on nations and institutions across the globe. Sometimes I just wonder what our world would look like without... Read more
In my country it hurts to be a child.
By Imo Ben Ubokudom Eshiet Imagine going to pick up your kindergarten kid at school only to be told she has been married and taken away by a fifty year old man! If you are stunned by the noxious possibility, you are not alone. I cried rivers when I... Read more
Limits of Deceit in the Slippery Ceasefire with Boko Haram.
By Nkem Ekeopara   Glowing like a jobless Nigerian youth, who had just landed a job in an oil company, and exuding the confidence of an army general, who had secured a long sought victory for his country over his country’s arch enemy, Alhaji Taminu Turaki, Nigeria’s Minister of... Read more
Sen. Yerima, Constitutional Review, Child Marriage and Attendant Devastating Implications
By Maryam Uwais Once again, Senator Yerima is in the news, claiming Islam as the basis for his argument that a girl automatically transforms into an adult of ‘full age’ once she is married, with the attendant responsibilities that relate to the renunciation of citizenship, irrespective of her age... Read more
From Alleged Scammers To The Terror List: Vulgarity and The Nigerian State
By Imo Eshiet There are many Nigerians who would easily connect with the magistrate in J.M. Coetzee’s Waiting For The Barbarians who remarks that,“ when men suffer unjustly…it is the duty of men who witness the suffering to suffer the shame”. Many decent Nigerians trying to earn honest living... Read more
Ceasefire with  degraded Boko Haram: In whose interest?
By Nkem Ekeopara On Monday July 8, 2013, the British interior ministry announced that the Islamic fundamentalist group Boko Haram operating in Northern Nigeria is to be banned in Britain under anti-terror laws with effect from Friday July 12, 2013. To be banned too is Minbar Ansar Deen, also... Read more
For Tambuwal, a burden of not just calling for, but leading the Nigerian revolution
By Nkem Ekeopara There is nowhere in the world were the English proverb “You can’t eat your cake and have it” ought to become a jingle played every second in the public and private electronic media outlets than in Nigeria. This should be so to remind top ranking Nigerian... Read more