Signs of confused activism

Originally posted on visionvoiceandviews:
By Noel A. Ihebuzor Activism is now one of the fastest growing buzz and fancy words. It has style and appeal. It has class. Quite a number of persons on social media would immediately lay claims to be engaging in this highly rated practice either as a hobby or as a…

What’s A State of Emergency Anyway?

Originally posted on TexTheLaw:
On the 15th of May 2013, President Goodluck Jonathan declared a State of Emergency in 3 states in the northern region of Nigeria. Apart from the debate on the propriety or otherwise of the declaration (or “proclamation” as the constitution calls it), a lot of debate has also been had on…

Boko Haram have torn my English Reader

Originally posted on sirwebs:
Simbi, from the Macmillan English Reader Back in Primary School – in the late 1980’s – we had this wonderful, nationalistic English Reader (can’t remember the title now), where a family takes a holiday road trip across Nigeria, starting off somewhere in the South and touching the northernmost parts of Borno…

Bring Back the Book: Peers of an Expired Empire

Originally posted on FEATHERS PROJECT:
By Nwachukwu Egbunike  In Nigeria, you must capture the essence of your being by the number of titles you been able to acquire over the years. “Former special assistant, formerly choir master, etc” expresses the clout of the bearer. And such is the current ruforufo fight between two former public servants…

Ousting the PDP? A Reality Check

It is still two years to the elections of 2015 but the topic dominates news and conversation in Nigeria. With the announcement of the creation of the African People’s Congress in February -as a result of a merger of the major opposition political parties- there seems to be, among the political activists in the opposition,…