As always, women in the Nigerian political space always have the shorter end of the stick. They form about 65% of voters in every election yet they are always the losers on every front. They have the least chance of being victorious at the party primary levels. Given that Nigerian leadership emergence process is always … Continue reading NIGERIA: FRUSTRATING WOMEN, HARVESTING DYSFUNCTIONAL YOUTHS.
Nigeria is in very dire state right now. According to UNICEF, Nigeria has the 3rd highest absolute number of child brides in the world with 3, 538,000 and the 11th highest prevalence of child marriages globally. The World Population Review has estimated that Nigeria’s population is expected to double – from about 200 million today … Continue reading NIGERIA AND HER UNWILLING ARMY OF CHILD BRIDES
By Nnedinso Ogaziechi Here comes a book on, about, for, and with the universality and allure of ecclesiastic and human dimensions and varied semantic and syntactic import – LOVE. At once, the word has a pull that defies any finite verbal description over the ages since man walked the face of the earth. Angelbert Chikere, … Continue reading A REVIEW OF THIS PARADOX THIS LOVE
Her Memoir, BECOMING is on its way to becoming (all pun intended, lol) the most popular autobiography on record as its sales in hard cover, audio books, and e-books hit the ten million mark in less than a year. Her book tour tickets are usually sold out. Phew! But hey, who would not want to … Continue reading “BECOMING”: FROM CHICAGO SOUTH SIDE TO THE WHITE HOUSE.
The great Shakespeare articulated it perfectly, “When beggars die, there are no comets seen, the heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes” This does not invalidate the pain any death causes the bereaved but we also know that royalty that births princes is a notch higher than the commoners. However, the figurative prince referenced … Continue reading WHEN THE SUN SETS AT NOON…FOR A LITERARY ICON, PIUS
The 2019 elections for some governors and State Houses of Assembly members were held over the weekend. As I write, many results are still being collated. Again like the Presidential and National Assembly elections, violence, disruptions, arson and military intervention especially in Rivers State have been reported. Almost forty eight hours after the elections, some state election results are still … Continue reading SOMETHING GOOD FROM 2019 ELECTIONS
You see, Nigerians are beautiful people, cerebral, diligent, resilient and happy people. The exciting aura of a Nigerian anywhere in the world is infectious. Forget the lure to go to other countries, they go but like the proverbial newly bought chick that stands on one leg, they still know where home is, they still crave … Continue reading A STOLEN INNOCENCE AND A FIXATION WITH HEREAFTER. (PART 1).