The Bane of the Nigerian Health Care System – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

 By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | February 9, 2020 – The Nigerian political elite behave like a colonial or Apartheid elite. They inhabit an island of opulence and extravagance in an ocean of encompassing poverty and mass suffering. It is an island governed by vicious exploitation of the system, crass contempt for the people and […]

The Regression Towards Dictatorship in Nigeria – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | December 12, 2019 – President Buhari’s war on corruption struck a responsive chord in Nigerian minds because corruption has, for long, been the bane of Nigeria. It convoluted our value system and rendered every institution dysfunctional, and portends to unravel the social fabric of the Nigerian society. A successful […]

October 1st, a Day of Lamentation – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | November 23, 2019 –   As usual, on October 1, 2019, Nigeria held her annual ritual: the commemoration of Nigerian independence. The day that was celebrated fifty nine years after is October 1, 1960. On that historic day, the Nigerian Prime Minister, Alhaji Tafawa Belewa, concluded his speech with, […]

Igbo Presidency & the Exorcism of the Ghost of Biafra – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma  | Lagos, Nigeria | November 17, 2019 – To become the president of Nigeria, a presidential candidate must battle for power and be bruised, battered and bloodied in the political trenches for power. The global advance of democracy and its peaceful transfer of power, through the ballot box, made obsolete Mao Tse Tung’s […]

Barbarians Cannot Build a Modern Mega-city – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | October 22, 2019 –  During the Ambode administration, there was a lull in Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) officials’ harassment of the poor and hapless Nigerians trying to survive the impoverished mess that our morally bankrupt rulers made of this country by hawking in the streets of Lagos. But, […]

Ndi Igbo: Enough of Self-deceit and Political Schizophrenia – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | September 28, 2019 – The Igbo delight in the feeling that they are universally hated in Nigeria. We dwell on the hatred of other ethnic groups of Nigeria for us, and make our endless list of Igbo haters. The longer the litany of our inexhaustible haters, the better we […]

The Imperative of Defeating Fulani Hegemony – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | August 25, 2019 – A widely circulated video shows the then leader of the Hausa/Fulani dominated Northern People’s Congress (NPC) and the premier of the defunct Northern Nigeria, the late Sardauna of Sokoto, Ahmadu Bello, in a 1960 newspaper interview, saying, “The new nation called Nigeria should be the […]

In remembrance of Biafran Heroes – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | July 29, 2019 –  The indigenous Igbo eschatology demands the mourning and remembrance of the dead. So, I observed Biafran Heroes’ Day on May 30th 2019. To me, the day was a solemn day of reflection and reverence: a day to reflect on the most trying period in the […]

Beyond the Symbolism of June 12 -By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma |Lagos, Nigeria |July 12, 2019 – June 12 1993 was a milestone in the history of Nigeria democracy and political evolution. It is a symbol of the people’s struggle against social injustice, ethnic chauvinism, and the repudiation of the collective will of the people by military tyrants; and the triumph of the […]

Building Collapse: Enough of this Political Trumpery – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | June 1, 2019 – According to the Federal Ministry of Power, Works & Housing, fifty four buildings collapsed in Nigeria within a period of five years (between 2012 and 2016). This is an average of more than ten buildings collapses every year, which is, by whatever standard, unnervingly excessive. […]

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