Obi Cubana and the Oba Burial – By Reuben Abati

The sociology of death and funerals is an important aspect of the African cosmogony. Parents pray…

Children of the new forest – By Dare Babarinsa

Kaduna used to be the seat of power for the former Northern Region. That was the…

Used to Think “Bianca” and “Biafra” Were Igbo Words! – By Farooq Kperogi

Don’t laugh too hard at my ignorance, but until fairly recently, I used to think Bianca…

The Emerging Post Covid World – By Babafemi Ojudu

The world is in turmoil. Cubans have taken to the street protesting economic downturn. South Africans…

Aishat Mukaila : The Muslim lady who fed me during our youth service and the re-union – By Abiodun Kujoriji Nkwocha

Part 1: Aishat Mukaila We served together in Enugu. When I resumed at my PPA (…

Shame on Northern Nigerians – By Dan Agbese

A typical day and a typical news bulletin in northern Nigeria: “Bandits kill 21, burn houses…

The binding ties of Baba-Ahmeds – By Mahmoon Baba-Ahmed

It is the wish of everyone to live a longer, happier life; to be prosperous and…

Social Media And The English Language – By Reuben Abati

I get confused these days reading many of the posts on social media, and text messages…

Uhu hudolu Chukwu: Can a Village Fall on Top of God? – By Azuka Onwuka

There is a village in Nnewi that is known as Uru (its Nnewi name is Uhu).…

The Peace Treaty that led to 75 million deaths – By Owei Lakemfa

In victory, be magnanimous. When the three-year Nigerian Civil War ended in January 1970, then Head…