“…what on earth would make people open fire on innocent unarmed worshipers, including children and women, on a Sunday morning…?” – Rev. Fr. Hyginus Aghaulo, Catholic Diocese of Nnewi, Anambra State.   August 6, 2017 will remain a black day in the annals of Ozubulu community in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State. Not just... Continue Reading →



It is axiomatic today that the most fascinating figure in human history is Jesus Christ. That perhaps explains why every major religion, even those founded before him, account for his existence, draw from his teachings and somehow find a way to include his story in their description of reality. For example, in the Talmud and... Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Truth

At the 2015 Sangam House Writers’ residency in India, during one of our routine nightly discussions, the talk veered into the subject of death and funerals. An Indian writer told of how, after an earthquake in Nepal, she witnessed the cremation of a large number of corpses. She said watching charred bodies and cracking bones... Continue Reading →

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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