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Chibok: Why are our female legislators M.I.A? – Ayisha Osori

Chibok: Why are our female legislators M.I.A? – Ayisha Osori

  What differentiates the 20 female senators of the United States Congress who signed a joint statement in support of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign and the 34 collectively silent women in Nigeria’s seventh Assembly? According to the New York Times, within 2 weeks of the campaign for the Chibok girls going global, female US Senators had also met with Secretary of ... Read More »

Nigeria, Terror and the #Hashtag Generation – Ohimai Godwin Amaize

Nigeria, Terror and the #Hashtag Generation – Ohimai Godwin Amaize

We live in dangerous times. I grew up in a Nigeria without the nightmare of terrorism. In my childhood days, everything about us as a nation was not perfect but everyday presented hope in a new Nigeria that is possible. I grew up with Muslim kids. Some of my closest confidants back in my undergraduate days at the University of ... Read More »

#BringBackOurGirls: The Lost Maidens Of Chibok – Adekoya Boladale

#BringBackOurGirls: The Lost Maidens Of Chibok – Adekoya Boladale

We have read scripts and heard folk tales of Angels and beasts We have read Psalms and Epistles of monsters and princesses In the cloud of our innocence Beasts appears as angels Monsters appears as love For at the end of a scary fairytale Lies, they live happily ever after But today our marrows shaken, Our souls trembles in fear ... Read More »

Dear Shekau, we are on our way to Sambisa Forest – By @Obajeun

Dear Shekau, we are on our way to Sambisa Forest – By @Obajeun

Dear Abubakar Shekau, I don’t know if you are a beast with human face, but I will, for the purpose of our conversation, refer to you as a living human, barring the fact that you have succeeded in turning all of us into living ghosts. We know you have the power to break, kill and rape. We only have the ... Read More »

Flame Flame, Go Away, Come Again Another Day – By @Obajeun

Flame Flame, Go Away, Come Again Another Day – By @Obajeun

Whenever Boko Haram cooks human beings, you will see flame. Nyanya went up in flame. Jonathan wore sad face at the scene. Jonathan went to Kano the following day for a political gig. While mourners garnered their tears in baskets, Jonathan was in Kano throwing jives at his manufactured enemy, “even the little money my campaign office provided for refreshment ... Read More »

#FreeCiaxonIbadan: My Short Stint at the SSS and the Hypocrisy of Activism – By @Obajeun

#FreeCiaxonIbadan: My Short Stint at the SSS and the Hypocrisy of Activism – By @Obajeun

Welcome to the arid absurdity called Nigeria, our national theatre of hypocrisy. With an unrivaled pace, we are fast moving to the tarmac of departure where the soul of our nation might Rest In Peace. I pray not. But history has a way of reoccurring when you don’t learn from it. In our own nation-state, history keeps serving us, but ... Read More »

Anti Gay Law And Matters Arising –  Babs Iwalewa

Anti Gay Law And Matters Arising – Babs Iwalewa

The recent criminalization of gay relationships, especially gay marriage by the Federal Government has brought a lot of rancor and uproar. Especially between those who are for and against the law. But beyond all these noise and sabre rattling, have we really paused to examine the real issues at stake? It doesn’t seem so as the whole atmosphere is still ... Read More »

Civil War With Unholy Ghosts – By @Obajeun

Civil War With Unholy Ghosts – By @Obajeun

Behold a landscape foaming with blood, killing field with expired bodies piled high. The heavens and the atmosphere are crackling and blazing forth as we plunge ourselves into our funeral rites, racing fast to join the comity of the departed nations. We are too poor for peace, yet we have unholy ghosts to fight. Alas! There is no help in ... Read More »

The President & the CBN Governor: in defense of institutions- Ayisha Osori

I thought I had nothing more to say. That after 5 years of writing weekly, everything that I could possibly say about Nigeria, had already been said. But I find that when it comes to Nigeria – heartbreak country –there will always be new lows. There have been many things written and said about the removal of the Governor of ... Read More »

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi: The Unravelling Of An Anti-Hero – Joseph Olayemi

  In literature as in life abounds a multiplicity of characters who in their inordinate assessment of their capabilities define an exalted trajectory of their roles and importance to the advancement of society or organisations. Such characters in their full flight of fancy reject every reasonable attempt to restrain or divert them from their headlong dash into the cavern of ... Read More »

An Open Appeal To President Jonathan To Intervene On Clemency For Tolu

An Open Appeal To President Jonathan To Intervene On Clemency For Tolu

His Excellency, President Goodluck E. Jonathan Aso Rock Villa, Abuja. Nigeria Dear President, Sir, I am mindful of the productive use your Excellency could have put the few minutes used in reading this letter, and I appreciate the time. However, I know no other man who has the personality or power to grant my Appeal. We were over twenty classmates ... Read More »

If I Were Gen. Sani Abacha’s Son – Mustapha M.O

If I Were Gen. Sani Abacha’s Son – Mustapha M.O

  Can there be someone in this country of ours today, especially a commoner in his youthful age that will not want to be the son of the late Head of state? Not just any country, but Nigeria for that matter. The few years I have spent on earth had given me evidences beyond reasonable doubts to come to the ... Read More »

Terrorism: Time To Stand And Fight For Nigeria – Babatope Adeniyi Aiku

Terrorism: Time To Stand And Fight For Nigeria – Babatope Adeniyi Aiku

Amidst political bickering and fraud, thousands of Nigerians die daily due to the inability of both the Federal government and security forces to curb continuous insurgence. Throughout my life as a Nigerian I have heard tales of unnecessary killings, be it by OPC, Niger Delta militants or Boko Haram. Administration after administration, Nigeria has been fighting various internal wranglers who ... Read More »

STIR NIGERIA: Post-Presidential Media Chat, Borno Massacre & Centenary Celebrations – Adeleke David

STIR NIGERIA: Post-Presidential Media Chat, Borno Massacre & Centenary Celebrations – Adeleke David

Before you ask me if you have become a political writer or blogger, let me inform you that there are three kinds of people: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened. I have chosen to not be mentioned among the majority who stood for nothing and never embraced the despair of ... Read More »

If Rev. Awasum Is Not An Apostle for Christ, then He Is An Apostle for Colonialism? – Boh Herbert

If Rev. Awasum Is Not An Apostle for Christ, then He Is An Apostle for Colonialism? – Boh Herbert

Short of being able to witness from the altar of God, Rev. Awasum seems to have enrolled as a disciple of colonialism. Here is the colonialism gospel he now preaches. He wrote: “Colonization was the seed of enlightenment and education that liberated primitive Cameroonians/Africans and transformed their lives forever.” Ma mami eeeeeh! Rev. Awasum argues that it is instead Cameroonians ... Read More »