THE AFRICAN MIGRANTS’ TALE OF WOE

A few days ago I was listening to my small transistor radio, and I heard this pastor praying for those intending to travel out of Nigeria abroad. He even asked those with passports to put them in the direction of their radios for a session of prayers that’llensure that their passports will get visas in […]

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THOMAS SANKARA, AFRICA’S CHÉ

I was a kid when Thomas Sankara was murdered in cold blood in the coup that toppled him, led by his best friend and deputy, Blaise Compaore. I didn’t even get to know about the event until many years later when I came to myself. I used to listen to a lot of Alpha Blondy […]

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NIGERIA’S AVIATION SECTOR AND THE FLYING CASKETS

Last Thursday, the Associated Airline plane conveying the body of the late former Governor of Ondo State crashed killing Sixteen of the occupants on board while Five of them survived. It again brought attention to Nigeria’s aviation sector which in recent times has been bashed on all sides following the Dana Airline crash more than […]

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THE TALIBAN COULDN’T SILENCE MALALA

I was struck by Malala Yousafzai’s eloquence as she was interviewed on the BBC News Hour programme on radio today. She was quite clear, articulate and vocal in speaking her mind as regards her advocacy for girl child education in her native Pakistan. The plan by the Taliban to silence her a year ago when […]

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