April 24, 2017

MY ATTEMPT AT MEETING LONDON’S MAYOR SADIQ KHAN

Follow Us       Some times, I forget I lived in London for 2 1/2 years.  It is not that it was a unpleasant experience, it is just that I have lived in New York and the suburbs of the city that I simply forget.  Even when it was announced that Sadiq Khan, born […]

REUBEN ABATI: THE MARK ZUCKERBERG VISIT

Follow Us       Mark Zuckerberg’s two-day visit to Nigeria has done a lot for the country; it is a pity no government official or agency has tried to tap into the gains of that visit. He arrived at a time there was much talk about economic recession, concerns about companies folding up or […]

ON JOHN KERRY AND ZUCKERBERG: WHY FANI-KAYODE IS RIGHT AND WAR OF WORDS

Follow Us     By CHIKA ONYEANI It has become apparent to any impartial observer that the Obama administration has been pandering to the North Nigerian interests rather than the country as a whole.  A case in point is the raging discussion following the visits of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Nigeria last […]

REUBEN ABATI: THE MAN WHO NAMED HIS DOG BUHARI

Follow Us         The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him and the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog – George Graham Vest (1870)   Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, the man who named his dog after President […]

REUBEN ABATI: ENDORSING HILLARY CLINTON

Follow Us       If there was any hope that Donald Trump would change tactics and be more restrained after winning the Republican party Presidential nomination for the November 8 US election, that hope is now lost.  The fellow has remained aggressive, incorrigibly brash and completely negative. Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson has asked: […]

BREXIT, SADIK KHAN, AND LESSONS FROM THE IGBO ON RADICAL ISLAM

Follow Us       By OSITA EBIEM The Igbo believe that there is a standard rule of play which dogs observe when two of them are at play: When one dog falls on its back the other dog knows without any other prompting that the next time is his turn to fall too. In […]

WHAT LIES BEHIND ASIA’S ADVANCE IN AFRICA

Follow Us     GO YAMADA, Nikkei senior staff writer The inaugural session of the India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi, India, October 29, 2015 © Reuters TOKYO While the U.S. and Europe still dominate, Asia has emerged as an important force in the African development landscape, strengthening relations and providing much needed assistance. Much […]

REUBEN ABATI: LET’S TALK TURKEY ABOUT TURKEY

Follow Us       By REUBEN ABATI I was shocked by the trenchant reaction to my piece on the July 15 attempted coup in Turkey from at least two persons. The piece titled “Nigerians and the Failed Coup in Turkey” (The Guardian, Sunday, July 17) had fetched a mail and direct messages from a […]

ORJI UZOR KALU: A NATION DRIFTING AWAY FROM GOD AND PRAYER

Follow Us       BY DR. ORJI UZOR KALU Former Governor, Abia State, Nigeria I AM worried that our nation is constantly drifting away from prayer and God. Morality, fear of God, and decency has taken the back seat in our national life. It is to draw attention to this and the need to […]

BEWARE: ALL AFRICAN MEN ARE CHEATERS AND MANIPULATORS!!!!!

Follow Us       Here’s one of those very pathetic stories that thousands of women have written about African men since we first published the article “Do African Men Make The Best Husbands”, and their cheating ways.  I felt particularly sad for Nikki that, even after finding out that her man had deceived her, […]

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