Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Nigeria: The Middle Class and their Parallel State

That Nigeria has unfortunately been branded as the World’s Poverty Capital reveals how the country is divided majorly into the world(s) of the rich...

Hagia Sophia “Cathedral:” What Happened to Religious Pluralism?

1. Recently, the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan woke the world to the news that Hagia Sophia, the world’s largest “Cathedral” would be reverted...

Penchant for Data and “Nigeria’s Unknown Population”

While in Secondary School (Minor Seminary), the authorities ensued that the exact number of meat was provided for students during meals. If there were...

Nigeria: A Catch-22 or Nation of Churches and Mosques?

In matters that concern Religion and Philosophy, scholars have always leaned on the timeless remarks of John Mbiti’s African Religions and Philosophy (1969:1) that: “The African is...

Quadruple Heritage: The Drama of Post-Colonial Nigeria!

In one of my columns “Labels as Instruments of War”: A Post-COVID-19 Consideration,” I made reference to Prof. Ali Mazrui’s seminal thesis, The Triple Heritage - a film...

“The Long Shadow of Usman dan Fodio”: Implications for National Integration!

Northern Nigeria has been living in the shadows of the past. To cast our minds back, the region was Islamised by Fulani invaders from...

Two Sanctuaries, One Victim: Justice for Uwaila Omozuwa! 

The untimely death of 22 years old, Miss Uwaila Omozuwa at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), after she was supposedly beaten, raped...

Three Years of Lockdown: The Leah Sharibu Story!

While many Nigerians are pained at the current lockdown across the country with agitations for easing it, we seem to have forgotten that the...

China, USA, WHO Versus the Rest of Us: Matters Arising from the COVID-19 Quagmire 

While the battle for the soul of humanity amidst the dreaded Coronavirus Disease is ongoing, it is crucial to find out how the inhabitants...

“Think as WE, not ME” – Declare May 3, 2020, as International Day of Almajiri

Nigerians recently woke up to the disturbing headline “50 out of 59 COVID-19 cases in Kaduna are Almajiri pupils – El-Rufai” by Daily Trust reporter, Lami Sadiq which...

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