3 policemen face trial over flogging of 15-year-old girl

By Peter Okutu ABAKALIKI—Three police officers indicted in the stripping and battering of a 15-year-old Uzoamaka Chukwu in Umunaga Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, are currently undergoing orderly room trial. Uzoamaka was stripped naked and beaten with cables and canes by some persons in the area with the pictures and video of […]

Open Letter to President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari – Open Letter to President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari – By Abiodun Ladepo

Open Letter To President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari Your Excellency Sir, Let me quickly jump in front of the oncoming bandwagon in offering my congratulations. I know you do not have too much time for niceties because much has been left on the Augean Stables for you to clean up. Let me be one of the first […]

How Mr. Muhammedu Buhari Will Defeat Boko Haram – Ladipo Abiodun

By Ladipo Abiodun | Los Angeles, USA | Jan. 26, 2015 – Upon assuming office in May this year, General Muhammadu Buhari will place a call to the President of Niger Republic – Mahamadou Issoufou – and explain to him that Nigeria intends to escalate hostilities with Boko Haram and all other terrorists who have […]

Nigerians in America: How (NOT) to Raise Our Children – By Ladepo Abiodun

By Ladepo Abiodun | Los Angeles, USA | Feb. 7, 2014 – It begins with the language spoken in the home.  It is often the case that parents who share the same Nigerian language speak English to their children at home even when the children are just babies and toddlers.  This is a waste of […]

Nigeria’s Retrogressive Anti-Gay Law – By Abiodun Ladepo

By Abiodun Ladepo | Los Angeles, USA | Jan. 23, 2014 – This past Wednesday, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan elevated crassness and primitiveness to the highest level imaginable by signing into law a bill banning homosexuality in Nigeria.  I deliberately crafted the previous sentence so unambiguously.  He did not just ban homosexual marriage; he banned homosexuality […]

Before It Really is Too Late – By Abiodun Ladepo

By Abiodun Ladepo | Los Angeles, USA | Jan 15, 2014 – They are acting as if they have never seen this picture before – the picture of politicians behaving badly.  And they are acting as if they never heard the “Fellow Nigerians” salutation before – the one that used to be preceded by martial […]

Femi Fani-Kayode May Be Right! – By Abiodun Ladepo

By Abiodun Ladepo | Los Angeles, USA | Sept. 1, 2013 – DISCLAIMER: I am no fan of Femi Fani-Kayode’s. I could never hold brief for a man reputed to be a serial wife-beater (hey, just rumors…I have no proof about that). I also could never carry the can for a man still being prosecuted […]

Victims of Too Much Religion – By Abiodun Ladepo

By Abiodun Ladepo | Los Angeles, USA | August 19, 2013 – Just two houses away from ours in Ibadan, a new church sprang up last year.  The arrival of the church signaled the end of the little tranquility we enjoyed in the Apata/Oluyole axis of the city.  Before the church, we had had to […]

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi and Oyo State in a Hurry – By Abiodun Ladepo

By Abiodun Ladepo | Los Angeles, USA | June 26, 2013 – An Ijesha man (they are always apt for jokes) boarded a commercial vehicle from Ilesha headed for Ibadan. The driver asked him where he would prefer to alight. The man answered: “Iwo Road.” Once there, the driver asked the passenger to pay and […]

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