Category Archives: Opinion

I used to lead tours at a plantation. You won’t believe the questions I got about slavery.

By Margaret Biser Up until a few weeks ago, I worked at a historic site in the South that included an old house and a nearby plantation. My job was to lead tours and tell guests about the people who

Femi Adesina And The Umaru Dikko Complex

 By Pius Adesanmi Femi Adesina opens his latest interview with Punch Newspaper with these words: “It is mendacious to say that in the last one year, what Nigerians have been experiencing is suffering. It is not true.” Something can be

The Good, The Bad and The APC

The 16 “wasted years” of the Government of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) heralded several developments for the sustainability of the Nigerian project,many of which are intangible but so profound that they must be celebrated. The first is the enthronement

The Dying Declaration Of The Murdered Aide Of Ortom Is Shocking

    It is not longer news that gunmen at the early hours of Friday stormed the home of Mr Denen Igbana, the Senior Special Assistant, SSA, to Benue State Governor on Security, and shot him dead in the presence of his

Bring Back Our History, By Moses E. Ochonu

I have written this piece solely to question the widespread idea that we had a glorious postcolonial past and that today’s sociopolitical and economic realities are radical departures from that past. I get tired of ahistorical whitewashing of founding statesmen

Weeping For Idoma Nation

By Noah McDickson I am very emotionally stable, but as humans, we weep when the occasion calls for it. The last time I cried profusely was when I lost a childhood friend who was an employee of NNPC. I cried

APC As The Engine Road Of Nigeria Must Perform

By Prince Thomas Abi Jr. In 2014, the All Progressive Congress started their campaigns they came with a slogan “Change”. They told Nigerians that they had great plans for Nigerians. They came with their sweet songs and good melody. I

Benue: The depletion of the food basket

By Odeh Ageh The basket is synonymous with farming especially when the type is the locally woven one. It was quite popular in those days and still being used today, though not so pronounced. It was impossible to see five women

Abua Yajir Is The Gold Standard Of Benue’s Politics, He Should Be Emulated

By Abraham Orkuma Abua Yajir is a great man. He has been great since the days of Akume. As a result, he has earned the accolades of people like me. I love Abua without any apology. He stands out in

#AGATUMASSACRE: The Government Is Distant From The People

By Ochanya Patience Ekoja The inability of the Nigerian government to curtail the activities of what we have come today to refer to as ‘Fulani herdsmen’ is dangerous and simply unacceptable. Fulani herdsmen or whatever the media refers to these

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