Nigeria is so 'serious' a nation that satire is as bad a 'crime' as treason. Counting the torrents of condemnation against Mrs. Aisha Buhari's harmless satirical comment to the satirical post of Senator Shehu Sani, one could see why...
There were these extremely beautiful, but annoyingly married, young white women who entertained us with their shouts and dance steps as they drank champagne that I almost I forgot my name. A BEAUTIFUL GIRL There was also this beautiful young lady...
Those from outside Igboland that say that they do not want Biafra have missed the point. It is for the people of the east to make that call and to make that decision and not for you. What you believe...
Let me make this abundantly clear right from the outset. I love and respect Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the supreme leader of the Biafran movement, the founder and convener of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) and the man that...
One day in Nigeria, I did not have money to buy food or to pay my house rent. I did not have any family member there and my landlord, a retired Navy man, tired of waiting for his money,...
We must have heard how the former media aide to erstwhile president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, the self-called pastor and founder of the Mind of Chrsit Christian Centre, embarked on an ill-advised and futile attempt at lecturing the Igbo...
It was going to be the day I would have been introduced to the congregation as a new member of my church here in the United States, the Springdale Community Church, in the state of Maryland. Instead, I was...
One of the amazing things in the Washington Metropolitan Area is the Wheaton Metro Station. It is 70 meters below the ground or 230 feet. In fact, it has the longest, single-tier escalator in the Western Hemisphere. Yes, you...
On June 27th 2017 in Daura, Katsina State one Tanko Abdullahi and one Mohammed Shehu, after a meeting of the Arewa Youth Council, issued the following statement. They said, “We are very much aware that all the attacks against President...
Today (June 27), my pastor and the assistant pastor in the state of Maryland here in the United States invited me for a meeting to become a member of the church, the Springdale Community Church. I had attended every service...
Dipo put on his best ancestral cap and coolest Yoruba outfit and I wore my lovely sweater. It was a bright but chilly Sunday here in the United States, and we were dressing up for God. It was going to...
All over the world, accepting and coping with the death of a loved one is usually a daunting task. Little wonder C.S. Lewis refers to it as “an amputation.” Those in doubt of this sympathetic state of mind should rather ask yours sincerely how he felt seeing his ‘old man’ on a hospital bed as a...
Recently, the humanitarian world was thrown in a sober reflection by a shocking but unpleasant development arising from President of the United States, Donald Trump’s financial decision to cut-down global aid spending by 32 percent as contains in the...
On Monday, 18th June, 2017, many national dailies published reports culled from a press conference addressed by Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter Rain Assembly Church. The reports quoted the Pastor as saying that the current political tension in the country...
All of us who do not speak the Hausa language in which Buhari allegedly addressed Nigerians are being told one thing: you do not belong here. Can anyone ever come up with a more powerful rationale for secession?"- Kayode...
A few days ago, I was at the World Bank here in Washington DC for an event on African refugees and this Igbo lady who works for the World Bank asked a question and made some comments after me. She...
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo during the week and the preceding week found it necessary to apply a soothing balm on the frayed and disjointed nerves in the Nigerian polity. It is difficult for anyone living in the country and...
It sounds like an irony, but diplomats and expatriates who serve or work in Nigeria often profess uncanny love for the country. They offer composite reasons for this. To them, working in Nigeria is fully engaging. Conversely, some Nigerians...
If the rest of Africa expect Nigeria and South Africa to chart a pathway and provide some sort of economic leadership, they would have to look elsewhere for the time being. Africa’s two biggest economies, with a combined Gross...
In Nigeria today, sadly, the talk is about preventing the country from breaking up along tribal lines. In 1971, when Ray Tomlinson was inventing email here in the United States and Intel was unveiling microprocessor, Nigeria had just come...
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