A Democracy in the Clutch of an Evil Oligarchy- By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma  | Lagos, Nigeria | October 15, 2017 – In one of his mournful songs, Sorrow, Tears and Blood, that tireless nonconformist, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, sang: everybody run, run, run; everybody scatter, scatter; police de come, army de come; confusion everywhere; somebody nearly died, somebody just died; ten minutes later, police don go away, […]

The Serio-comedy that is neo-Biafranism – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma  | Lagos, Nigeria | August 13, 2017 – A lady from Akwa Ibom derisively talked about the map depicting the frontiers of Indigenous People of Biafra’s (IPOB) Biafra. The map placed her state within the boundaries of Biafra. The lady thought it was comical, and facetiously, she added, “If I am now […]

A Tyranny in the Cloak of Democracy – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma  |  Lagos, Nigeria | July 1, 2017 – The TV footage showed the two leaders of the National Assembly, the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara exited Aso Rock. They were resplendent in their light-colored agbadas. The trappings and pomp of their powers and […]

Why Defend a Pseudo-democracy? – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | June 9, 2017 –  Media hype is an awkward cachet of Nigerian public life. Not surprisingly, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), in its media hype, indict, try and convict suspects in the media, and then, with its shoddy investigations and sloppy prosecution, loses the case in […]

On the entourage of the Honorable Minister of Works, Housing & Power – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma / Lagos, Nigeria / April 9, 2017 –  Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works, Housing and Power, toured the Southwest geopolitical zone between Thursday, 23rd of March, 2017 and Saturday, 25th of March, 2017, and inspected ongoing and completed federal projects and facilities under his supervision. Traveling by road, he left Abuja […]

The Spirits of Our Ancestors – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | March 20, 2017 – As I drove home from a party at about 2 am, I saw a lady standing by the roadside. I recognized her. She is a Nigerian, a Fashion Designer, known for her exquisite designs and good tailoring in the Nigerian community in the Washington, DC […]

Messages of Ahiara – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | March 8, 2017 –  At a point during the civil war, my family lived at Ahiara, Mbaise. Then, Ahiara was a rural community tucked almost equidistant between two sleepy, little towns: Owerri and Umuahia. The presence of a military hospital, a detachment of Army Supply and Transport, a […]

Misinformation that Continues to Poison our Minds – by Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | March 3, 2017 –  After the killings in the January and July coups and that unsurpassed butchery of Igbo civilians in northern Nigeria, there was a desperate need for peace in the country. In search of peace, the regional governors, David Ejoor, Usman Katsina, Robert Adebayo and Chukwuemeka […]

Barbarians in the citadels of knowledge – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma / Lagos, Nigeria / Feb. 25, 2017 – Long ago, a smallish female student in my class was very angry at the professor. She argued that the professor should not have marked her wrong because the question he asked was an opinion question, and that in her answer she stated her opinion. […]

Buhari’s comment and the Nigerian Inferiority Complex – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | October 27, 2016 – One of the legacies of colonialism in Nigeria is the inferiority complex of the Nigerian society. The justification for colonialism (an unjustifiable usurpation) demanded myth–making that extolled the superiority of the colonial master and his ways of life and denigrated everything about the indigenous people: their culture, […]

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