Sunday, March 7, 2021

Opinion

March 7, 2021

Made in Aba: What Senator Abaribe has that others don’t

For so many in leadership positions in Nigeria, leadership is about greed soaked in platitudes.

Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe
March 6, 2021

Why Biden embraces Nigerians and shuns Buhari

President Biden appreciates Nigerians but has nothing but stone-cold disdain for the inert, isolated mannequin in Aso Rock that pretends to be Nigeria’s “president.”

President Buhari and President Biden
March 1, 2021

The trouble with several Igbohos and a nation for hire

The looming full-blown chaos in Nigeria, including the hotchpotch of misfits in the incumbent government, is the nemesis of the gatekeepers of our democracy who have slumbered for too long.

February 28, 2021

Hope Uzodinma, Rochas Okorocha and the rot in the East

We have to contend with watching the Lilliputians of the East take on the constitution-backed Gullivers who lord it over them.

Rochas and Uzodinma
February 27, 2021

Top seven expressions you didn’t know we owe to Black America

The contributions that African Americans have made to global English also owe debts to the enduring influences of their (West) African origins.

Map of America and Africa
February 21, 2021

Dr. Junaid Mohammed and the trouble with Fulanis

We hope more people will choose Junaid Mohammed’s path of jaw-jaw and not the war-war option.

Usman Dan Fodio
February 20, 2021

Can Nigerian Senate stand up to Buhari on ex-service chiefs’ ambassadorial nominations?

If our senators had an iota of self-respect and decency, should they even bother screening these ex-service chiefs for ambassadorial appointments?

Nigerian Senate
February 20, 2021

Fulani and other African personal names among Black Americans

Thousands of personal names the Gullah people bear are similar to many names people in west and central Africa still bear.

Map of America and Africa
February 16, 2021

The beautiful mind of Kadaria Ahmed and the trouble with Nigeria

Maybe Achebe did not explain this leadership thing very well. But I doubt it.

Kadaria Ahmed
February 13, 2021

Surprising American cousins through my mother’s ancestry

The most shocking surprise for us was that AncestryDNA’s database matched us with hundreds of cousins who turned out to be mostly Black Americans.

Map of America and Africa