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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VILLAGE YARNS

Two things happened during my recent journey to the east (Igbo speaking part of Nigeria), that I’ll like to share with you, so you make of it what you will. I’d gone to pay my respects to a friend’s late Dad, as well as visit my village to keep up with happenings over there. Friday […]

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EKO “ATLANTIS” CITY

Landowners in Lagos have since considered land to be for them what oil is for Niger Deltans in Nigeria. There was once a time when land in the outskirts of Lagos was cheap relatively, and that necessitated the rush to such areas as Ikorodu, Badagry, Mowe, (Sango) Ota, even Lekki (at some point), of real […]

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THE NORTHERN NIGERIA DEBACLE

I’m not surprised at the allegations of handing over children to Boko Haram to be used as suicide bombers, levied at the doorstep of parents in Borno state, by the Nigerian military. The military under the much maligned past administration of Goodluck Jonathan expressed as much back then, even to the extent of the then […]

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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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OF NIGERIAN WOMEN IN VIOLENT & ABUSIVE MARRIAGES

In recent times, we have been inundated with a flurry of news items, setting formal as well as social media ablaze over the issue of domestic violence, involving the married Nigerian woman as victims in a largely disproportionate number of cases. I have put it like this, so as not to sound indifferent to the […]

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JIGAWA CORPER (XIII)

The Dental Clinic at Hadejia General Hospital was just a room of three by two metres dimension, with a single dental chair that looked more like an old Barber chair, and couldn’t be reclined, but can be raised or brought down, by employing a foot pedal behind it. Ventilation was by a window at the […]

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