Nigerians squabble over unimportant issues while leaving real issues unattended … More Alex Ekwueme: Asking the Wrong Questions
In some countries, people are saddened by an injured pet, but in Nigeria, human life is worth less than a kobo a dozen. … More When Humaneness Goes Missing
South Africans attack Nigerians and go free because Nigeria itself also attacks Nigerians … More The South African Dance of Shame
To some persons, the “free” in free speech is a misnomer. To this crew, free speech is free in restricted areas, while in some other areas, some speeches are more expensive than human life … More Of Naming Dogs and Unfree Speech
Yesterday, January 15, was Nigeria’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day, a day set aside to remember the roles played by the armed forces in various aspects of the Nigerian polity. Whereas the commemoration ceremonies centred on praise, I think a blend of kudos with knocks is better—kudos for the good, and knocks to correct some wrong … More Kudos and Knocks for the Military
Were Wilson Tagbo of the “One Week, One Trouble” fame to be a living person, he would be amazed at the pitiful attempt of Nigeria’s political actors to imitate his exploits. Theirs however, is more like “One Week, One Affront”. This week’s affront is a plan to gag Nigerians.