Nigeria anatomy of a failed state

These are pictures of riot policemen and women in Nigeria doing what they do best-which is extort, intimidate and brutalise innocent citizens going about their lawful business. You will be forgiven for thinking that there is war going on or a state of emergency in Nigeria going by the number of fire arms on the…

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Achebe’s farewell to Nigeria and Biafra

ONE was not too sure if the foremost literary stylist from Nigeria and Africa foresaw his passing on so soon? With his most recent slightly vituperative literary outing titled, There Was A Country, a literary-cum-historical bombshell on the Nigerian civil war in which he lampooned the persons of certain key figures of the fratricidal bloodbath…

Tension in Onitsha

Tension in Onitsha

Tension in Onitsha as Hausa residents flee city by Emmanuel Obe, Awka from PUNCH Leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, on Tuesday said there would be no reprisal on northerners in the South-East following Monday’s bus bombing in Kano where more than 30 people were…