The Nigerian Army Is A Terrorist Organization

Last Friday, the Defence Headquarters drew itself to its full ethical height and declared the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ‘’a militant terrorist organization’’. It managed to achieve this fantastic feat in pot-calling-kettle-black by avoiding the mirror. If the Nigerian Pentagon had looked in the mirror, it would have seen the

Buhari, Buratai and The Python Panacea

The ongoing destructive ‘Python Dance’ of the Nigerian troops in the South East states of Nigeria is easily the most futile conceivable strategy for defeating the growing Biafra consciousness in Igboland. It’s a thought police witch-hunt operation. And it is destined to end in a shameful retreat like all brawny

Mama Taraba: The Other Aisha In Buhari’s Life

This is bad news: the malcontents in the State House that can’t abide President Muhammadu Buhari are not all rats. A member of his cabinet also wants to see his back.   Barely two weeks after the rodents attempted to evict him from office, Aisha Al-Hassan, Buhari’s minister of women affairs, suggested

The Distance Between Houston and Makurdi

Houston is light years away from Makurdi. The American city and Nigerian town are separated by spatial and civilizational distances. They are also separated by the sensitivity of the disaster response mechanisms obtainable in their respective climes. The historic flooding of Houston overwhelmed the city’s infrastructure, displaced people from 100, 000 homes,

Why Rats Should Colonize Nigeria

A frustrated candidate Trump once asked the black American community that just wouldn’t warm to his campaign and the prospect of his presidency, ‘’what the hell do you have to lose?’’.   After the spokesman of the Nigerian president informed Nigerians that a legion of rats overran the office of the president of

Are You The Nigerian Police Or Buhari’s Militia?

More often than not, the Nigerian Police runs riot like a malicious militia whenever the politics of the president of Nigeria faces a viable challenge in the form of a street protest. The police rush out to crush the demonstration.  They assault the protesters. They brutalize them on an order of

The Song Before The Genocide

When a group of Northern youths gathered in Arewa House, Kaduna and issued a ‘quit notice’ to all Igbos resident in the Northern Nigeria from that symbolic bastion of Arewaland, I hastened to clarify that "It’s A Genocide Notice, Not A Quit Notice." My reading of that thinly veiled threat of pogrom

Rich Thief, Poor Thieves and A Burglary

In the more innocent past, the Igbos had a way of denouncing a steward or guard who committed the treachery of stealing the very thing he was hired to manage or secure. They called him the proverbial dog that ate the bone hung around its neck. That barbed censure fits the

Searching for Oil and Death in Shekau’s Backyard

Nothing proves Nigeria’s status as an oil alcoholic like the 50 dead bodies of the NNPC oil exploration team to Maiduguri. The scent of oil had us staggering into the killing field, with our eyes open: hence, the slaughter at the tryst of the country’s thirst for oil and Boko Haram’s bloodthirst.   It’s