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“Slavery and colonialism still haunting Africa” – Wole Soyinka at launch of his new book

“Slavery and colonialism still haunting Africa” – Wole Soyinka at launch of his new book

by Rachel Ogbu At the launching of his new book, Harmattan Haze on an African Spring, Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka said that slavery and colonialism were two vital historical elements in Africa...

 

I had never written a book review, until I read ‘There Was A Country’

I had never written a book review, until I read ‘There Was A Country’

by C. Nwaonu   Maybe we can grudgingly learn to love the other members of the harem or file for an amicable divorce or maybe we can just achieve acceptance. In pursuit of this review have...

 

Elnathan John: How to give foreign aid

Elnathan John: How to give foreign aid

by Elnathan John There is really no need to treat Nigeria differently from Burundi which relies on foreign aid for nearly half of their national income. Corruption is a great equalizer. Make...

 

Femke becomes Funke: Floods do not discriminate

Femke becomes Funke: Floods do not discriminate

Yes. Leadership has failed. But pointing upwards is the laziest way of explaining what is wrong with Nigeria. I hated the piece I wrote last week. Don’t get me wrong, I am not taking back...

 

Opinion: The wishful thinking that is Nigeria

Opinion: The wishful thinking that is Nigeria

by Matilda Orhewere It is of paramount importance that Nigerians start to make conscious effort to aspire to higher heights on the ‘hierarchy of needs’ table. Wishful thinking is indicative...

 

Nigeria: The mistake of 1914

Nigeria: The mistake of 1914

by Femi Owolabi President GEJ’s present administration could be subtitled as ‘BokoHaram bombings.‘ Tracing the history back to the emergence of Nigerian nationalism, we’d...