For so many in leadership positions in Nigeria, leadership is about greed soaked in platitudes.
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.”
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.
We have to contend with watching the Lilliputians of the East take on the constitution-backed Gullivers who lord it over them.
The contributions that African Americans have made to global English also owe debts to the enduring influences of their (West) African origins.
We hope more people will choose Junaid Mohammed’s path of jaw-jaw and not the war-war option.
If our senators had an iota of self-respect and decency, should they even bother screening these ex-service chiefs for ambassadorial appointments?
Thousands of personal names the Gullah people bear are similar to many names people in west and central Africa still bear.
Maybe Achebe did not explain this leadership thing very well. But I doubt it.
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.