Allah De: The Dean

Not many Newspaper readers in the sixties and seventies or even later knew his real name. Those who thought they knew his name mistook...

The ‘deportation’ of Nigerians from Lagos

The last two weeks have been marked by very hot verbal exchanges between Yoruba nationalists and defenders of the Igbo polity. Not long ago,...

He proposes marriage: Problem is that I am his maid and six years older...

Dear Auntie Dora, My name is Princess. I’m in my early 40s, a widow with a son. I lost my husband about 15yrs ago and...

The faith of the ordinary Nigerian

The ordinary Nigerian loves this country. She has an abiding faith in her prospects, promise and potential.  She is also an incurable optimist. She...

Re: The Trouble with Nigeria

Below are three of the responses to my three-limbed series on the above. They were selected for publication because I feel they brought in...

My boyfriend is nice but uneducated

Dear Auntie Dora, My name is Agnes and I am 30 years old. There is this guy (Paul) I  met during my National Youth service...

The Trouble with Nigeria (III)

This is the concluding part of this three-limbed series in which we sought to interrogate four popular diagnoses of the ‘trouble with Nigeria’. In...

Mbu and the Case for State Police

No country prays for a political crisis. But every country must contend with a political crisis for reasons that are entirely human. Contending political...

Should I elope with my fiance?

I don’t think life will be worth living without Maxwell.  He is my friend, brother and confidant. In fact, he means the world to...

Nigeria’s Peculiar Federalism

Nigeria is described as a ‘federal’ republic . In reality though, there is very little ‘federal’ about the way this country is run. At...

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