on July 16, 2015 at 8:55 PM / in Africa, Nigeria

Letter to Oronto Douglas

When news of the demise of former president Goodluck Jonathan’s Special Adviser on Research, Documentation and Strategy broke Nigeria was shocked. No one (at least not the general public) saw it coming. A lawyer and committed environmentalist, Mr. Douglas was a commissioner for information in Bayelsa state before joining the Jonathan administration as top aide and confidant to the President.

Mr. Douglas was my good friend, and a great man in his own right. He left a giant footprint on the sands of time. His good works abound everywhere on the Internet and books. This is my eulogy for him. Enjoy.

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on June 5, 2015 at 6:00 AM / in Africa, Nigeria

Give Buhari a chance

The West African nation of Nigeria has a new president. Mohammadu Buhari was sworn in May 29, 2015 after defeating incumbent Goodluck Jonathan. But Nigerians are not totally behind the new president yet. I explore the situation and tackle the underpinnings responsible for this political bad blood.

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on August 22, 2013 at 2:48 AM / in Africa

Blood in River Nile

I cut through the smoke and drill to the heart of the matter why Egypt is burning. Does Egypt deserve this? Were mistakes made that resulted to this? Is Egypt solely responsible for its woes? Did any of United States’ actions (or lack thereof) contribute to the current situation? Could this crisis have been avoided? I take you on a rugged analysis ride that will challenge your mind in ways you never thought about the subject.

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on October 19, 2011 at 11:30 PM / in Africa

False Start

In a previous article titled Taming the tiger, I was highly critical of Muammar Gadhafi and his response to the Libyan unrest. A lot of time has passed since that article and I am now singing a different tone. Not that I am against the vanquish of the colonel who seized power in Libya 42 years ago and refused to relinquish it. I […]

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