Achebe: A Personal Testimony
Up to the moment he breathed his last on Thursday, March 21, 2013, Chinua Achebe, Africa’s most quoted raconteur, novelist , essayist and social critic, did not know he was the person who ignited my interest in the business of public affairs and communication consulting.
Is Nigeria Fast Becoming The Rape Capital Of Africa?
Barely a day now goes by without one reading the sad news report of yet another rape atrocity against women in Nigeria! This madness is now getting to such an extent that even the already pathetically useless, badly trained and incompetent Nigeria Police Force (NPF) who so happens “to be our friend” do almost little or close to nothing in prosecuting alleged suspects of rape.
Africa U-17 Soccer: Nigeria Sets Up Final With Cote d’Ivoire
Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets today beat Tunisia in a thrilling 4-2 semi-final match at the Africa Under-17 championship to set up Saturday’s all-West Africa derby against Cote d’Ivoire, the only team to have beaten them in about 30 matches.
Thatcher: Hated (And Loved) Until Death
African leaders are commonly afflicted with lack of forethought. They fail to see the need to give Africans a voice. Due to this, Africans continue to see the world mainly through the screens of BBC and CNN because no African leader has been wise enough to give Africa, or at least his country an independent international news network.
Doctor Damages Episode 84
Margaret Thatcher, the first political leader who didn’t give a damn about the 47% passed away this week. Dr. Damages explores the reactions to her death and what it means for other politicians who do not care for the poor. Dr. Damages looks at this new trend of citizens demonstrating naked in front of political leaders and wonders if it will work in Africa.
Secret documents link family and associates of one of Africa’s most popular pastors, Nigerian televangelist the Rev. Chris Oyakhilome, to an offshore company in the British Virgin Islands.
The African People’s Congress says it has filed a lawsuit at the Federal High Court in Abuja in the search for judicial review of what it called “the decision of INEC to deny the APC registration, based on grounds we view as inconsistent with the provisions of the law,” and expressed confidence it will soon “take” its registration certificate.
Thatcher And The African
One of the favourite proverbs of the great Achebe (may God rest his soul) is, ‘If someone cannot remember where the rain started to beat him, such a person will not know where to dry his body.’ I have been completely taken aback by the reactions of many Nigerians, indeed Africans, to the death of the so-called Iron-lady of British politics, Baroness Margaret Thatcher.
PHOTONEWS: Fueling Poverty-New Film Exposing Nigeria’s “Fuel Subsidy” Problem Gets U.S. Release
Fuelling Poverty, a new documentary by Nigerian filmmaker Ishaya Bako, a young maverick cineaste best known for his award-winning short feature Braids on a Bald Head, gave New York filmgoers a sober look at the events of January 2013 that lead to the largest popular uprising on the African continent.
Atheism In Black Communities
A few years ago I met a man in Ghana who claimed to be a traditional African religionist. He was putting on some exotic costumes- some multi colored clothing and beads, holding some bits and pieces of ritual making tools. He was pretending to have some supernatural powers, and to be communicating with invisible forces. In the course of our conversation, he asked me the religion which I belonged to and I said that I had no religion, that I was an atheist.
Prof. Chinua Achebe
There was an awkward silence in our Peugeot station wagon as we made the long drive back to Jos, Northern Nigeria, in a quiet morning of March 1990. The 60th birthday symposium of Professor Chinua Achebe had just rounded up at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in the southeast.
Achebe: Exit Of A Legend
Last week the sun set for Chinua Achebe, the renowned author of Things Fall Apart. The novel, his first attempt at writing, which portrays the influence of colonization on his Igbo tribe and Africa, is the most successful book written by any African.
The Feminization Of African Men
By Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo
If you have read some parts of this article before, take your anger out on Chika Oduah. Her seminal work, “Where the Vagina Counts” http://www.bellanaija.com/2013/03/06/chika-oduah-where-the-vagina-counts/ made me revisit the feminization of African men.