Archive for: biafra

Our army is not listening – and more, in today’s news round-up with Cheta Nwanze

Our army is not listening – and more, in today’s news round-up with Cheta Nwanze

by Cheta Nwanze     The thing is that the army isn’t listening. Rather, they are fighting back. On the streets of Lagos that is. But then denying what they have done on the pages...

 

Okey Ndibe: Nigeria and Biafra’s wasted memory

Okey Ndibe: Nigeria and Biafra’s wasted memory

by Okey Ndibe For all the cash that Nigeria has thrown to the wind, I’d suggest that the country’s greater tragedy is its refusal to be instructed by the lessons of the Biafran War. And this...

 

Ayokunle Odekunle: Biafra – ‘Forgotten’ but not forgotten

Ayokunle Odekunle: Biafra – ‘Forgotten’ but not forgotten

by Ayokunle Odekunle You wish you can wish away History? You cannot. History is not something to be avoided or hidden from public glare. It is something to be taught to the present generation...

 

Biyi Bandele: Why can’t Nigerians see Half of a Yellow Sun?

Biyi Bandele: Why can’t Nigerians see Half of a Yellow Sun?

by Biyi Bandele I am yet to meet a single Nigerian who has seen the film who came out of the cinema thinking that they had just seen a film that would incite anyone to violence. When I heard last...

 

Opinion: Is it not time we talked about Biafra?

Opinion: Is it not time we talked about Biafra?

by Tobe Osigwe Two incidences that occurred in recent years have made me question seriously the unity of this country. First, was when Chinua Achebe memoir, There Was a Country, was released....

 

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Nigerian tribalism – A personal love story

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Nigerian tribalism – A personal love story

by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani There really isn’t much hope for my father’s generation in terms of relinquishing tribal sentiments. Our only hope is our youth. When I was 17, a tall, handsome...

 

GRIPPING VIDEO: The story of the ‘Asaba Massacre’ during the Biafran War (WATCH)

GRIPPING VIDEO: The story of the ‘Asaba Massacre’ during the Biafran War (WATCH)

by Akan Ido Chinua Achebe’s ‘There Was A Country’ recently reignited the Biafra War debate and the involvement of the other major ethnic groups; the Hausa/Fulani and Yorubas....

 

Opinion: MASSOB – When the blind leads the blind

Opinion: MASSOB – When the blind leads the blind

by Tochukwu Ezukanma He is neither a scholar nor an intellectual; a philosopher nor a deep thinker; a sophisticate nor a cosmopolite. He is a homespun boyish looking man, with an air of arrogance...

 

SK Johnson on Genevieve’s ‘bad acting,’ Half Of A Yellow Sun, and the hilarity of Nigerians

SK Johnson on Genevieve’s ‘bad acting,’ Half Of A Yellow Sun, and the hilarity of Nigerians

by Sk Johnson Nigerians will never cease to make me laugh. I mean they haven’t failed now and I certainly don’t expect them to stop now. Let me get straight into it. So in 2008 it...

 

Ochereome Nnanna: Why we need an entirely new Constitution

Ochereome Nnanna: Why we need an entirely new Constitution

by Ochereome Nnanna  We are in this constitutional mess because the military bequeathed a document that is simply unviable, inchoate and discreditable. It is like trying to patch a structurally...