Category: Social Relations

My Tsunami

1.   Intro My Tsunami is a tale of blissful experiences of being with a Tsunami, a term for a focused, decent, disciplined, and well-groomed lady....

The Tooth of a Toad

The Tooth of a Toad [Ako re’Oghwokpo] There is an old African tale in former times in use as a universal allegory. There was once...

Is My Name Okolo Too?

Is My Name Okolo Too? A new female friend leaves to study in USA for four years after a brief but interesting relationship with a...

Understanding Akpunwaism

Understanding Akpunwaism Akpunwaism is a cultural reaction to defeat and the subaltern status of an ethnic or regional group within a state. Akpunwaism is unique...

Muslim Hegemony Through Education

Muslim Hegemony Through Education We wrote the articles Getting Ready to Islamise Nigeria? (http://wp.me/p1bOKH-BE) and The Complaints: Getting Ready to Islamise Nigeria? (http://wp.me/p1bOKH-BT). Many took it as mischief with...

Ibori Won!

James Ibori is both Nigeria and a Nigerian in the most representative of terms. The Ibori Corruption Saga has much less implication for the ex-governor of Delta...

Ibori: Innocence By Tribalism

Ibori: Innocence By Tribalism When I read the article titled ‘The Welcome Party for Ibori’ by Simon Kolawole, it was thought-provoking journalism considering the context of Delta...

Learning Applied Science in Schools

Institutions, Habits and Learning Applied Science in Schools By Grimot Nane   Written for Government College Ughelli Old Boys Association UK Annual Dinner, Paddington Hilton,...

Getting Ready to Islamise Nigeria?

Getting Ready to Islamise Nigeria? The recent pronouncements made by Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, astonished many. He said he intends to “regulate” religion...

Blood Will Flow In the Streets

Blood Will Flow In the Streets “Empowerment” has a strange meaning in the Nigerian context. It is “the sharing of money” by politicians to clients,...

Fulani Herdsmen are Spies

Fulani Herdsmen are Spies Fulani herdsmen have always secretly been subversives. They monitor and report on activities throughout the length and breadth of Nigeria. And...

Political Ambitions in Diaspora

Political Ambitions in Diaspora: ‘Obasanjo Say Make I Come’ Between 1999 and 2007 there was an acute frenzy of political aspirations occurring among Nigerians in...

Nigeria’s “Medical Mail Brides”: Part 2

Nigeria’s “Medical Mail Brides”: Part 2 Not all medical professionals (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, radiographers, medical laboratory technologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists etc.) married from Nigeria...

Nigeria in Pieces

When Sir James Goldsmith in his book, The Trap, predicted in the mid-1990s that the nation called Nigeria will disintegrate in a similar manner to...

Solo Mansion Communities in Nigeria

Solo Mansion Communities in Nigeria Development in Nigeria is a narrow focus on brick, mortar and tarmac constructions with imported technology gadgets thrown in. The...

Nigeria’s Brown Envelope Journalists

Nigeria’s Brown Envelope Journalists: A documentary on corruption in Nigerian journalism. Narrated and produced by Nic Muirhead; featuring journalists, Nicholas Ibekwe and Kadaria Ahmed; political...

Obasanjo 3 Soyinka 0

Obasanjo 3 Soyinka 0 The bickering between Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka and ex-President Gen Olusegun Obasanjo (Rtd) continues. Sometimes simmering, sometimes crackling, it will never...

Response: Culture is Not Costume

Response: Culture is Not Costume: Why Non-Africans Should Not Wear African Clothing http://www.mycoloures.com/2014/10/culture-is-not-costume-why-non-africans.html?m=1 Nneka Okona’s piece on the “wrongful appropriation” of female African dress is an interesting,...

The Logic of One

The Logic of One The Logic of Booze Whenever Fifties and Rong met up, it always turned out to be a promising event for ethanol...

Origins of an Opintar

Origins of an Opintar “Birds got something to teach us all; About being free, yeah; Be no rain… Be no rain…” – Gil Scott-Heron, from the...

One-Time Train Encounter

One-Time Train Encounter Victoria Station has always been an underrated masterpiece of London. Imagine London without it; I won’t. The sun was glaring outside the...
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