Andrew Yakubu Was A Country

Truth is not always absolute. Sometimes, it has layers of correctness. For example, it’s a self-evident truth that Andrew Yakubu was a klpetocrat. But that’s a lower layer of truth. There is a higher and more relevant layer of truth about Andrew: He was his own country. The former Group Managing

Celebrating Olisa Metuh’s Blood-Red Cap

Celebrating Olisa Metu’s Blood-Red Cap EMMANUEL UCHENNA UGWU On the day he was arraigned for his role in $ 2.1 billion naira arms supply fraud, Olisa Metuh, the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, made a curious fashion statement. Metuh dressed Igbo, crowned with a red Ogbuefi cap! Of course, nobody

Mutiny for Scapegoats

Nigeria entered 2016 with many carryover­s. One of them is a veritable national b­lemish. The gratuitous incarceration of ­66 ’’mutinous’’ Nigerian soldiers. The soldiers were arrested and court-mar­tialed for allegedly weaseling out of th­eir deployment to the frontlines. They p­leaded that they were no wimps. The act ­hyperbolized as the

Dasuki and The High Thieves

Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu once sat down for an interview with a newspaper reporter. The reporter, to break the ice, called the former Biafra secessionist leader, ‘’Chief’’. Ojukwu repulsed the honorific designation –as though it was a slur. Ojukwu admonished the journalist to stick with, ‘’Dim’’: ‘’Chief’’ sounded like ‘’Thief’’. Many

A Thief’s Tribute To His Friend

The most full-throated of all the tributes paid so far to Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha, since his demise on October 9, 2015, came from an unlikely location. It emanated from...a British prison! It was authored by James Onanefe Ibori. A convict serving a 13 year jail term for fraud and money