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, […]

Nigerian Universities: an Intolerable Anachronism – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | July 6, 2016 – After two months of closure, the University of Port Harcourt reopened on Sunday, the 19th of June, 2016. The school was closed down following a student protest against an unfair academic policy: the insistence of the school authorities that students still owing tuitions will not […]

Yakubu Dogara’s Hypocrisy – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | June 24, 2016 – We were recently riveted by allegations of sexual misconducts leveled against three Nigerian lawmakers by the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle. In a letter to the Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, he accused one of the ten  members of the […]

Buhari: The Ultimate Democrat – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | February 23, 2016 – There can be no freedom without the law. While it is the law that limits our freedom, it is also the law that guarantees our freedom. When there is no law to limit one’s freedom, there will be no law to guarantee his freedom. […]

Neo-Biafranism & the Realities of War – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma / Lagos, Nigeria / Feb. 5, 2016 –Haunted by the systematic atrocities of war, the American Civil War hero, General William Sherman, in a speech, shouted, “I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks […]

The Absurdity of Neo-Biafranism – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | January 10, 2016 – With the ravages the first attempt by the Igbo and other peoples of Eastern Nigeria to declare their region an independent country of Biafra wrought on Eastern Nigeria, especially, Igbo land, it is perplexing that some Igbo are still agitating for Biafra. The previous […]

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