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 December 26, 2012 at 4:27 PM / in Nigeria

Defending the Bayelsa chopper crash

Chopper goes down in Bayelsa state, Nigeria with political dignitaries onboard and sets off a firestorm of controversy. I analyse the matter and separate the facts from fiction.

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on November 25, 2012 at 4:33 PM / in Nigeria

Private jets for Jesus

Nigerian-born, writer, journalist, critic and researcher, Sonala Olumhense, debutes on this portal as guest columnist with an indictment on Nigerian pastors. Olumhense is at his best again doing what he does best: Write. As usual, you will be hooked from beginning to end and longing for more when you arrive at the last word. Enjoy.

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on August 21, 2011 at 3:28 PM / in Nigeria

From Oloibiri to Otuoke

Otuoke is a community in Ogbia, Bayelsa state, Nigeria. It is here that Nigeria’s first federal university in the heartland of Ijaw is sited. And for that reason Otuoke has gained itself a coveted place in Nigeria’s history. But the location of a federal university at Otuoke is not the only thing that has guaranteed it a spot in Nigeria’s […]

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on July 25, 2010 at 4:08 PM / in Politics Nigeria

The reckoning of a leader

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (French), meaning International Federation of Association Football (commonly known as FIFA) is the international governing body of association football (soccer). Headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland it is responsible for the organization and governance of soccer’s major international tournaments, most notably the FIFA World Cup, held since 1930. It has 208 member associations, three more than the International Olympic Committee and five fewer than […]

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