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

Deconstructing ‘The Floating Toilet’ of Bayelsa

The proud rollout of ‘a floating toilet’ by one member of Bayelsa State House of Assembly outraged the Nigerian blogosphere. Nigerian netizens decried the woeful ostentation of the wretched contraption. The well-choreographed ‘commissioning’ ceremony appeared to have cost a lot more than horrible loo itself.   Kate Owoko cobbled the ‘floating latrine’

The Pets Aisha Called Jackals and Hyenas

The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, received the biggest surprise of his adult life last week.   Without any prior sign of the evolution of her views on self-determination, Aisha Buhari dramatically subscribed to the motto of Kanu's secessionist movement that President Muhammadu Buhari had tried so hard to shoot

Epe Boys Turn Into Chibok Girls

The metamorphosis of some Lagos school boys into a new batch of Chibok Girls is well underway. As with the atmospherics of Chibok three years ago, a criminal industrial complex and a hardhearted guardian state are gambling with the lives of innocent Nigerian children. This heart-wrenching replay of history began on 25th May when some armed

Epe Boy Turn Into Chibok Girls

The metamorphosis of some Lagos school boys into a new batch of Chibok Girls is well underway. As with the atmospherics of Chibok three years ago, a criminal industrial complex and a hardhearted guardian state are gambling with the lives of innocent Nigerian children. This heart-wrenching replay of history began on 25th May when some armed

Love Evans Today, Love Shekau Tomorrow

The arrest of Evans, the press-styled 'kidnapping kingpin’, provoked a backlash typical of a case of criminal grandeur in this clime. As soon as he began to sing about the size of his kidnap industry and his principle of collecting handsome ransoms in hard currency and the pictures of his Lagos

Virtually all reasonable Nigerians have condemned the ‘’Quit Notice’’ served on Igbos resident in the Northern region of Nigeria by the Coalition of Northern Youth Groups. But if ‘’what’s past is prologue’’, we already have a death watch. We have, right now, a countdown to another customized Igbo-targets-only pogrom. It’s

2019 and The Legend of Buhari on A Wheelchair

Considering President Muhammadu Buhari’s struggle in the health stakes and an unremitting debilitating disease which has kept him out of his office and country indefinitely, should the 74 year old be on the ballot in 2019? In an ideal world, this is a non-question. The proposition carries the unmistakable undertones of callousness and