APC: A Dod Giving Itself A Bad Name

Most of our platitudes notwithstanding, self-deception remains the most difficult deception.                         - Joan Didion, American Essayist I have been told by many APC members that...

For Soyinka and the men in my life!

“Nigeria is not a nation but a noyau – i.e., a society of inward antagonism, one held together by mutual internal antagonism, one which...

Biafra, June 12, Boko Haram and the future of Nigeria – 2

For a people in search of a meaningful national identity, I worry when we miss any opportunity – no matter how insignificant – to...

Biafra, June 12, Boko Haram and the future of Nigeria (1)

''A nation is neither an eternal nor a divinely ordained construct as is often delusively proclaimed, in the case of Nigeria, by our exceptionally depraved ruling class and their sympathisers. It comes into being at a historical juncture – through a combination of factors and forces – and can cease to be by the same logic''.

Buccaneers as Statesmen-Chido Onumah

I have always advocated for a full-scale socio-political restructuring of Nigeria. The reason is simple. Unless we do, we will daily, to our collective...

Boko Haram: What We Must Do

The recent spate of abductions of school girls by Boko Haram has finally brought the chickens’ home to roost. All of a sudden Nigeria...

No Time

No Time was always happy at month end. As a young man of thirty, he taught at Community Primary School in Vandeikya. And he...

Of feminism: Gaps in the evaluation of Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

In the cool evening of 2008 during which time a group of us student-writers at Benue State University assembled to share views on our...

Change beyond the text: Appraising the Nigerian writer

The thrust of this essay is to examine the role of the writer in the society with regard to Nigeria. Indeed, there are varied...

The scale of Chinua Achebe`s greatness

  If ever there was a writer in Africa whose life, work and achievements reverberated the most throughout the world, that man was Chinua Achebe. Born...

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