Saturday, December 3, 2022
By TIM AKANO* We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us -- Joseph Campbell When the English scholar and prolific author, Thomas Fuller (1608--1661) argued that...
By ANIEBO NWAMU* In his sixth year as Nigeria’s minister of science and technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu last Friday announced with glee the renaming of his ministry. With President Buhari’s assent, it’s now the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation...
By ANIEBO NWAMU* By 7pm in a typical Nigerian city, you could catch young people doing at least one of these: working the smartphones for posts on social media, abusing drugs, listening to music, taking alcoholic drinks, advertising half-nakedness in...
By IKE CHIOKE* Nigeria and Nigeria’s friends must speak out on the heightened spate of insecurity in the Southeast now before it is too late. What started as a flickering candlelight is quickly snowballing into a huge forest fire. And...
By ANIEBO NWAMU During the #EndSARS protests of October 2020, angry mobs attacked warehouses in at least nine states and the FCT where food meant to alleviate hunger during lockdowns were stored. The items “looted” were tonnes of foodstuff including rice,...

Midnight in Nigeria

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By ANIEBO NWAMU First, let me apologise to my readers for the irregularity of this column. Like almost everyone else living in a failed state, I’ve been overwhelmed by tragedies of different kinds. At a time I chose to share...
By Ibrahim Sheme When Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu reported for work as Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) in February 2016, he came cracking several jokes. One of them was that he intended to take the university...

Why Sam Should Not Die

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By ANIEBO NWAMU Nigeria has finally killed Sam. My last employer, my good friend, my prized client is gone! It’s ironic that this man who lived and fought for his country has now been killed by the same country. “Sam 4...
By EKONG UTIP A one-off grant of N20,000 is currently being collected by rural dwellers across Nigeria. The bad news is for rural men: they are excluded from the largesse. To qualify you must not only be a rural dweller...
By ANIEBO NWAMU In a drama programme I watched on NTA, in the late 1980s, a “presidential candidate” during a debate among contestants said he would direct the Central Bank of Nigeria to print N160million so that each of the...