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Okey Ndibe: Towards an ethnicity of values

Okey Ndibe: Towards an ethnicity of values

by Okey Ndibe When we see Nigeria’s parade of PhDs act and speak as if each issue is defined by their particular ethnicity or religion, then we must pause and ask salient questions. Here’s...

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Opinion: The hard knocks of death

by Somefun OluwasegunWhen Angel Death brings its hard knocks down on man, it is all a matter of how well you have lived in response to God’s benchmark. For the writer, man only exceeds...

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Opinion: Let me die just like Mandela

by Moses Adebayo Alao   Can a man imprisoned for 27 years become president and clamour for peace and reconciliation rather than paying back the ‘enemies’? Yes, indeed there can be no other Mandela,...

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Opinion: The Harold Smith Nigeria census lies

by Dr. Peregrino Brimah  Perhaps young Harold heard something. Perhaps he saw massive land and imagined something—the north landscape is more than double the size of the South. It is also possible that some people...

Okey Ndibe: The curse of foreign rulers

Okey Ndibe: The curse of foreign rulers

by Okey Ndibe Nigerian governors and presidents, mediocrities though they are, bask in extravagant praise. They call themselves, and cause their flatterers to address them as, icons. Few Nigerians are content to be known...

Eddie Iroh: Of critics and patriots

Eddie Iroh: Of critics and patriots

by Eddie Iroh But then comes the question: does love of one’s country mutually exclude or nullify one’s right to criticise the things that one finds wrong with one’s country? In the 1970s, there...

Okey Ndibe: The parable of the senseless leaders

Okey Ndibe: The parable of the senseless leaders

by Okey Ndibe Chinua Achebe wrote in The Trouble with Nigeria, his most polemical work, “There is nothing wrong with the Nigerian character… The Nigerian problem is the unwillingness or inability of its leaders...

Opinion: In defence of Femi Fani-Kayode

Opinion: In defence of Femi Fani-Kayode

by Olaitan Ladipo It is also clear that essentially only our Igbo brethren exhibit this discourteous habit. Other ethnics usually show appreciation for generosity and show respect for host traditions and ancestry. It is...