Biafra-Nigeria War: 50 long years and the short distance not travelled

By Jimanze Ego-Alowes Chief John Odigie-Oyegun must have seen it all. Currently, Oyegun, a senior citizen is also one of the grandees of Nigerian politics. Oyegun is been a top bureaucrat, having... Read more »

Tribute to my friend, Festus Keyamo @ 50

By Louis Odion, FNGE As he hits the golden jubilee milestone (on January 21), I couldn’t think of a better depiction of that biblical line, “a friend that sticks closer than a... Read more »

Entrepreneurs despite received wisdom do not create wealth

Professor Peter Okebukola was one of those fixtures in the Nigeria’s educational bureaucracy. And like Mariama Ba’s letter, Okebukola’s tenure was for so long a time. Suddenly, however, there were no traces... Read more »

While Dino Melaye must be on the run, Saraki must never stand still

Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi West, before he lost it all, has been particularly lucky. Without any singular gift he has risen to become one of the lords of the clan.... Read more »

Nigeria, Soyinka, liquid and illiquid brains

Just the other day, Professor Wole Soyinka had issues explaining his encounter with the emperor of all maladies – cancer. The details of his now cured affliction is not of any special... Read more »

Are women not the true titans of civilization and history?

History is one of the most contested terrains ever. But in the end one thing is sure. It is that the men would come to knowledge, that it is the mothers, that... Read more »

Nigeria, doped on hope?

The Niche is a great online newspaper. On the 15th of October it held its annual lecture in Lagos. Ikechukwu Amaechi, big name journalist and MD of The Niche, delivered beyond expectation,... Read more »

On the matter of Gowon growing up to be 85

Yakubu Gowon is 80 plus, I wouldn’t know. But there are matters arising on his roles and related issues about the Biafra-Nigeria civil war. One of the most enticing is the counterfactual... Read more »

A nation is as poor as her scholars are patriotic

If you want to be a rainmaker in Nigeria today, here is one golden chance. All you need is simple. Seek out the nearest Baba Ijebu and bet that the recently purchased... Read more »

Sanwo-Olu gets an invite to a book party [1]

By Jimanze Ego-Alowes The news report was unambiguous. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, despite all his powers and glories as executive governor of Lagos was petitioning for help: ”The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide... Read more »
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