Archive for: civil war

Perry Brimah: The long history of fighting between Hausas and Igbos

Perry Brimah: The long history of fighting between Hausas and Igbos

by Perry Brimah You read Hausa handles call Igbo’s ‘baby factory products,’ ‘wife-killers,’ ‘armed robbers,’ ‘traitors,’ and the like and on the other side, you read Igbo-sounding...

 

Femi Aribisala: Nigeria cannot survive without the Igbos

Femi Aribisala: Nigeria cannot survive without the Igbos

by Femi Aribisala Even the bitterest adversaries of the Igbo cannot but admit that, as a people, they are very resourceful and ingenious.  Indeed, this has often been the cause of their envy...

 

Syria civil war: Assad’s thugs butchered and beheaded like animals in front of children (Viewer Discretion)

The sword rests briefly on his neck as a blindfolded man kneels under a clear blue sky. Moments later, the executioner raises his right arm, slashes downwards and the prisoner is dead. The whole...

 

Chuka Odom: Truth, bigots and purveyors of ignorance

Chuka Odom: Truth, bigots and purveyors of ignorance

by Chuka Odom The Third Mainland Bridge and virtually all major roads in and out of Lagos were all constructed and some are still being constructed by the federal government to date. Where did...

 

Opinion: Femi Fani-Kayode’s entangled web (Part 2)

Opinion: Femi Fani-Kayode’s entangled web (Part 2)

by Henry Onyema For every Soyinka there is an Achebe; for every D’Banj there are the P-Square twins; for every Lola Shoneyin there is an Adaobi Nwabuani; for every Sefi Atta there is a...

 

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: Of Femi Fani-Kayode and his gospel of hate

Opinion: Of Femi Fani-Kayode and his gospel of hate

by Nnaemeka Meribe A million Fani-Kayodes cannot create a gulf between us. Lagos and the Yoruba need people from other parts of Nigeria just as others need Lagos and the Yoruba. As the cliché...

 

Femi Fani-Kayode: The bitter truth about the Igbo

Femi Fani-Kayode: The bitter truth about the Igbo

by Femi Fani-Kayode It is the igbo people more than any other that have complained about marginalisation in Nigeria, forgetting that there is no other country in the world in which there was...

 

Dele Sobowale: Gen. Alabi-Isama versus Obasanjo – Will a duel follow?

Dele Sobowale: Gen. Alabi-Isama versus Obasanjo – Will a duel follow?

by Dele Sobowale   From the gang-up at the book launch, it would appear that Baba Iyabo is on his own. For once, OBJ has my sympathies and if there is going to be a duel, I wish him good...

 

Syrian conflict: Horrific pictures reveal slaughter as gov’t forces capture key town (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

Syrian conflict: Horrific pictures reveal slaughter as gov’t forces capture key town (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

Horrific pictures today revealed the scale of the ongoing slaughter in Syria after government troops regained control of a strategic border town from rebel fighters. The graphic images purported...