Sodom, Gomorrah and Nigeria

Recently, Nigerians woke up to a classic case of ‘…since the hunter has decided to shoot without missing, the birds have decided to fly without perching…’ when the Economic and Financial Crime Commission discovered a staggering 9.7M USD in a building belonging to one Dr Andrew Yakubu in Kaduna State. As depressing as this revelation... Continue Reading →

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THE NEGLECTED ALIENS OF THE HOMELAND

I was privilege to attend the 2016 Children’s Day party that was organized by the Paulash Community Development Initiative, PCDI, at the Kutchingworo Internally Displaced Persons, IDP Camp in Abuja. Despite the enthusiasm with which the over 1500 kids in the camp received us, nothing detracted from the palpable suffering that was etched on their... Continue Reading →

SHALOM: THE LOAVES

The Nigerian situation reveals a very sharp contradiction. We are a people so religious and at the same time so bereft and bankrupt of the spirituality that should ordinarily flow from religiosity. In almost every street today in this country, churches bearing strange names engraved on different shape and sized signboards pock their heads to... Continue Reading →

REFLECTIONS ON HUMAN FRAILTY

Baba is a portly, jolly good middle-aged man with a protruding stomach that giggles any time he laughs, and a penchant for greeting and cracking jokes. In fact, his humorous jokes were one reason I like giving him a tip anytime I drive into the estate. It would be hard to imagine this healthy looking... Continue Reading →

THE PEOPLE,THE THIEVES AND HONOUR KILLING

In June of 2007, an Indian newlywed, Manoj Banwala and Babli were summarily executed by their relatives. The killing was ordered by a Khap Panchayat religious caste-based council, who before then had passed a decree prohibiting ‘marriage against societal norm’, i.e, marriage between siblings, in their Karora village. The newlywed, who were considered siblings -even... Continue Reading →

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