ANCIENT IGBO GPS

I have always wondered what local technology, besides word of mouth, existed in times past, by which people kept track of the movements of people, living in this age of the Global Positioning System, GPS, where we tend to have become blind navigationally without it; besides using it to track our gadgets, cars even humans […]

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THE ASABA MASSACRE BOOK-READING

When one of the guests at the book reading I attended the evening of Wednesday the 4th of October at Quintessence, Ikoyi, Lagos, mentioned that his friends dissuaded him from attending because of the present Nigerian government’s unfavorable attitude to discussions or anything pertaining to Nigeria’s civil war, I felt he and his friend might […]

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COLONIALISM

We have the wind again The sun came before The rain came after We have the wind again We were covered before Now our roof has been blown We have the wind again We spoke to our gods before Now we speak in tongues We have the wind again Now our lives can never be […]

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THE GREATEST LIVES ON

Like everyone my age, I was too young to recognize Muhammad Ali at his peak. Back in the day when new films took months to hit Nigeria, videos of boxing events such as that involving Ali must have taken two years to come to my side of the world. My Dad was an avid follower, […]

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JANUARY 15TH AND THE NIGERIAN

The fifteenth of January means to Nigerians different things. Officially, it is the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, commemorating that day in 1970 when the Nigeria/Biafra war ended with the surrender of the rebel Biafrans to the Nigerians with the declaration by the then Head Of State, General Yakubu Gowon that there were NO VICTOR, NO […]

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9/11

Was it not a few days ago that it was reported that MARCY BORDERS, whose iconic “DUST LADY” picture following the attacks on World Trade Centre in New York by terrorists on September 11, 2001 made headlines worldwide, had died of cancer? Towards the end of her days, she tended to suggest that her cancer […]

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