Our Leaders Need More Than Hope
By Arlene J. Schar and Dr. David Leffler   “The kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not want a war in the region nor does it seek that, It will do what it can to prevent this war…” –Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir Attacks on Saudi Arabia’s... Read more
By: Iyiachukwu G.C. Achukwu Last week I stopped off at a Waterstone Bookshop, somewhere in East London and made some selection of Books. Of course, I picked one of my favorite thrilers, John Grisham. In Chapter 7 of the novel – The Rooster Bar, Mr Gordy, a young law... Read more
By Chidiebere Chukwuneme 1. Saudi Arabia is the headquarters of the Islamic religion. They practice the religion to the core. In fact the holiest Islamic site is there. They practice polygamy. Mortality rate there is low. Standard of living and health condition there is very excellent and they are... Read more
Nigeria Is Simply a Geographical Expression of the Imperialists’ Greed and Spite
By Natasha H Akpoti   What does the name Nigeria mean to you? Part 1 Nigeria is simply a geographical expression of the imperialists’ greed and spite.  Recently, I was on a flight from Dallas to London when I struck an interesting conversation with an American professor of African... Read more
By Ekene Odigwe Ifeoma is the oldest of five siblings. She does not go to school and helps her mother raise her younger ones because of her poor background. In doing that she is sent to “Aunty Regy” who lives in the big city. She works for Madam while... Read more
By Omoshola Deji Being Nigerian is reminiscent of someone who was destined to be king, but who becomes a slave in the king’s palace. The nation’s situation is like a chronicles of the life of one Wazobia: a boy destined to be a lawyer, but who grows up to... Read more
I Visited Obasanjo And Learnt How To Play Ayo!
By Ephraim Adiele Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been in the news lately – like he always is at least every four years. This time, word on the street is that Baba Iyabo has forgiven his former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and would be supporting his 2019 presidential bid... Read more
By Paul Nwabuikwu (From my old column in The Guardian. Written about 16 years ago) I voted for Chief Obafemi Awolowo in the presidential polls of 1983, the second and final election of the Second Republic. Fact is, I didn’t particularly like the man and his sometimes mean-spirited brand... Read more
Human Rights Watch: No Santa For Igbos : The Annual Christmas Blockade Of Eastern Nigeria
C By Collins Onuegbu I don’t have the data. But the migration of the Igbos of Eastern Nigeria homewards for the Christmas season is one of the biggest migrations in Africa. I need to be convinced that there is any other nationality in Africa that does as much as... Read more
Chimamanda Adichie Got It Wrong On Bride Price
By Odimegwu Onwumere In the work “Pride and Prejudice”, a Jane Austen says: “A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” This can best describe the comment credited to one Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, saying that Bride Price should... Read more