Tag: Ken Saro-Wiwa

EditorJanuary 4, 2021

Chude Jideonwo: Why DJ Switch is the Culture Icon of 2020

I cannot forget that evening in October when a dear friend rushed into the room to show me the video ...

YNaija NewsRoomJuly 3, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Grief and tragedy are a constant in Nigeria, but how does it change us as people?

The past week was both unpleasant and horribly depressing for Nigerians. On Saturday the 23rd of May, 86 indigenes of ...

EditorNovember 18, 2017

[The Injustice Blog] Why History must return to our schools

Nigeria is rife with misinformation. It is the very lifeblood of our political class, the primary way with which they ...

EditorNovember 18, 2017

[The Injustice Blog] Ken Saro-Wiwa, House of Representatives and its lack of moral courage

Nigeria’s National Assembly has been on the receiving end of accusations of incompetence over the years thanks to the many ...

EditorNovember 17, 2017

[The Injustice Blog] 22 years after the killing of Ken Saro Wiwa, a sad reflection on the state of Niger-delta

November 10, 1995 the Military junta under the leadership of the late dictator General Sani Abacha executed the late Ken ...

SponsorOctober 26, 2017

Ken Saro-Wiwa prize for book review calls for entries

In continuation of a legacy project that the Committee for Relevant Art, CORA, promoters of the annual Lagos Book & ...

RoqeebahNovember 2, 2016

BLOOD MONEY XV : The River is a Desert

Last month, YNaija.com launched its Monthly Citizenship Dispatches, which explores in detail, the lives and realities of Nigerian citizens across ...

Oludolapo AdelanaOctober 21, 2016

The YNaija Tracklist: Power sector debts hit N809bn | How robbers killed Mimiko’s CSO | PDP congratulates new Oba of Benin |

From the papers this morning – a Tracklist. I used 15 years to save frozen $15m – Patience Jonathan – YNaija ...

Oludolapo AdelanaOctober 20, 2016

You played a major role in Ken Saro-Wiwa’s death, Avengers tell Buhari

Militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) says President Muhammadu Buhari should quit celebrating the Ogoni clean-up programme as he ...

Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

The Film Blog: We want to remember Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr for ‘Nowhere to run’

A number of people have tweeted tributes to the amazing Ken Saro-Wiwa, who no one has a nasty word to ...

RoqeebahOctober 19, 2016

3 things you should know about the man Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr

His father will never be forgotten – Ken Saro-Wiwa. A name never to be missed out in Nigeria’s history. Ken ...

Isime EseneOctober 19, 2016

#ForTheRecord: My father may not have died in vain | Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr on justice for the people of Ogoni

by Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr. Twenty years ago today my father and eight other Ogoni men were woken from their sleep and ...

AzeezOctober 18, 2016

Ken Saro-Wiwa’s son dies at 47

Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, Son of famous Ogoni activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa is dead. According to SaharaReporters, Saro-Wiwa suffered a stroke and ...

Isime EseneAugust 27, 2016

Dele Momodu: Another homecoming to Nairobi Kenya

Fellow Africans, to say I love Africa is an understatement. It baffles me how most Africans hardly know Africa outside ...

Oreoluwa PetersJuly 7, 2016

Police brutality: Like America, like Nigeria

by Joachim MacEbong Thanks once again to social media, the world has had yet another opportunity to see the brutality of ...

Isime EseneJune 7, 2016

Opinion: Nigerians want to see the real change

by Ray Ekpu Before July 23, 2014, Muhammadu Buhari thought the Boko Haram insurgents were a bunch of near-harmless agitators ...

Mazi EmekaFebruary 29, 2016

How Abacha betrayed Nelson Mandela

Former South African President, Thabo Mbeki, who served as president after Nelson Mandela, has recounted how former Nigerian Head of ...

Kolapo OlapojuNovember 10, 2015

20 years after, we remember 10 things about Ken Saro-Wiwa

by Adebayo Emuleomo Today we remember one of our own, a true hero, the definition of a selfless activist, a ...

Kolapo OlapojuNovember 10, 2015

Opinion: Today, Ogoni remembers the dead and the atrocities on our land

10th November 1995, that was the day  Abacha’s henchmen went to work on 9 Ogoni sons; Saturday Dobee, Nordu Eawo, ...

Kolapo OlapojuJuly 9, 2015

Gov Wike renames Rivers Polytechnic after Ken Saro-Wiwa

Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers state has renamed the State Polytechnic, in Bori, after late author and environmental rights ...

June 13, 2013

Okechukwu Ofili: Nigeria – Our history of forgetting history

by Ikechukwu Ofili Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter ...

May 27, 2013

Opinion: Ogonis are the most exploited people on earth

by Saatah Nubari The Ogoni ethnic nationality have contributed approximately 30 billion dollars… All they can boast of is the murder ...

April 9, 2013

Tony Afejuku: Questions I wanted to ask Chinua Achebe

by Prof Tony Afejuku   How did he take the pathetic death of Ken Saro-Wiwa? Why did he not, as ...

January 26, 2013

Dele Momodu: Special tribute to our freedom fighters

by Dele Momodu  From one crisis to another, we trudged on and foolishly imagined that each one brought us closer ...

December 30, 2012

“They should be shown no sympathy” – Memo of Abacha approving execution of Saro-Wiwa [DETAILS]

by Isi Esene The death of writer and environmental activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa and others who were killed in 1995 under ...

November 17, 2012

Ken Wiwa reviews Chinua Achebe’s ‘There was a country’

by Ken Wiwa “…I had to be careful about the way I handled someone else’s words or opinions… Even when ...

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