Soludo: A Reflection – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | October 11, 2021: A onetime White House counsel, Richard Goodman, once characterized a great American, Robert Kennedy, as “a constellation of contradictions”. And the famed author, Harry Barnes, described the greatest of the patristic fathers, St Augustine, as a complex combination of opposites. Like most great men, Chukwuma Soludo, […]

Soludo: Burnishing the radiance of the Light of the Nation – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | September 17, 2021 –  According to a trite Nigerian parlance, “Politics is a dirty game.” As long, as it is left for dirty men and women, politics will remain a dirty game in Nigeria. The only way to clean up Nigerian politics is by the participation of decent and […]

We Are All Men of God – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma  | Lagos, Nigeria | August 12, 2021 – The Highlife maestro, Oliver de Coque, once sang, “Wherever I am, God gives me good music; when I am asleep, God gives me good music; when I am awake, God gives me good music”. In response to a question about composing songs, Michael Jackson replied, […]

The Solution is Not in Restructuring – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | July 12, 2021 – Recently, President Mohammadu Buhari took a verbal swipe at the agitators and proponents of restructuring. He characterized them as “naïve and ignorant”. The president’s scoff at restructuring and its advocates irked many Nigerians; and elicited their criticisms of him. The generality of Nigerians are passionate […]

Nigeria: The Unscramblity of a Scrambled Egg – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | May 18, 2021 – The different peoples of Nigeria made contiguous by geography, roped together by British colonialism, and bound by political and economic forces, and to a considerable extent, social and cultural agglutinants are so intertwined to the point of being scrambled together like a scrambled egg. Just, […]

The Problem of Nigeria is Elite Criminality – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | April 2021 – The crime rate in Nigeria is inconceivable; it literally blows the mind. Factoring in corruption, armed banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery, ritual killing, Fulani herdsmen unhinged murderousness, etc, Nigeria must have the highest incidence of crime in the world. Routinely, our rulers bewail the spiraling crime rate; and attempt […]

Man Must be Man for “I’m” Land – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | March 26, 2021 – In one of her gossipy moods, my flibbertigibbet sister-in-law talked about me, “He is so full of himself”. To her, it was a disparaging characterization, but to me, it was something of an accolade. Actually, I am full of myself, and thank God Almighty that it is […]

President Buhari and the Deranging Effect of Power – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma  | Lagos, Nigeria | Feb. 17, 2021 – Power, not tenoned and mortised – dictatorial and tyrannical powers – is hypnotic, and sometimes, deranging. Not surprisingly, history is strewn with lamentable and regrettable bombasts and blunders of despots and tyrants deranged by power. Democratic power is legitimate, benign power. It derives from the ultimate repository, […]

President Buhari: The Inability to Make Hard Choices – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | January 30, 2021 – The former American Secretary of State, Mrs. Hillary Clinton, once summed up the follies of the Nigerian power elite, “They have squandered their oil wealth, they have allowed corruption to fester and now they are losing control of parts of their territory because they won’t make […]

Why are the Igbo paranoid? – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | January 15, 2021 – A female preacher on “Morning Cry” was killed by an unknown assailant in Abuja. The murdered early morning preacher was a Yoruba, and most likely, her assailant is a northern Moslem. Interestingly, in all the hoopla spawned by the murder of this devout Christian lady […]

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