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Do You Love Nigeria? – Saleh Shehu Ashaka

Do You Love Nigeria? – Saleh Shehu Ashaka

Someone posed a very interesting question today that really got my wheels of thought whirring: Do you love your country? Are you patriotic? I’m not sure what it is that provoked my train of thoughtful energy to chug and chug, but I really put a lot of chug and chug into this question. After much, consideration…I emphatically announce, “Yes.  I am ... Read More »

#KakandaTemple ~ A Letter to that Nigerian-Palestinian

Dear Friend, Before you accuse me of finding nothing worth praising about you and yours, let me quickly empathise with you, and of course myself, over the killings in Gaza. You, as a humanist, one whose empathy has no border, are a citizen of the world, one of the reasons the earth is still habitable by the sane. It would ... Read More »

How injustice spurs Boko Haram – Ayisha Osori

How injustice spurs Boko Haram – Ayisha Osori

“It is hard to envisage an end to Boko Haram violence while government forces employ violence with impunity.” Zenn & Pearson  With each passing day of horror in Nigeria, as terror on citizens escalates and the body count mounts, it is becoming increasingly clear that injustice and the disregard which characterizes our relationship with rule of law is at the ... Read More »

What’s strangling democracy in Nigeria? – Ayisha Osori

What’s strangling democracy in Nigeria? – Ayisha Osori

  Democracy day has come and gone. The euphoria, if any, of 15 years of ‘uninterrupted democracy’ has long since faded in the harsh realities of our lives. The ravages of corruption lay waste to everything from the efficiency of our security forces to the lack of power and basic infrastructure. Millions have no access to pipe borne water and ... Read More »

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 »

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