The Nigerian state is neocolonial. According Kwame Nkrumah, “The essence of neo-colonialism is that the State which is subject to it is, in theory, independent and has all the outward trappings of international sovereignty.
6 Dec 2020
Tomorrow, Ghanaians will elect its ninth successive democratic president since the country returned to civil rule in 1992. Before then, there was the famous Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, who got the country’s Independence in March 6, 1957. There were also Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia and Dr. Hilla Limem, who got elected as Presidents. Those who administered…
17 Nov 2020
Former Ghanaian president, Jerry John Rawlings, who died last Thursday in Accra at the age of 73, always seemed to be an indestructible symbol of male virility.
6 Sep 2020
Wakanda is a fictional country (from the now-infamous Black Panther film) is untouched by colonial influence. Wakanda represents Africa before colonialists invaded it. Indeed, the 18th century was a very sad time to be a citizen of Wakanda, no thanks to the thriving transatlantic slave trade. When the colonialists landed the shores of Wakanda,…
13 Jul 2020
The saying “all for one and one for all” is a familiar slogan all over the world but it doesn’t resonate that well amongst Africans. It is viewed as more of an ideal than a principle and it is fair to say that Pan-Africanism...
22 May 2020
As a student at the University of Benin, I read extensively on various fields in the social sciences. I was a political science undergraduate but I read philosophy, sociology, economics and psychology materials to have a broader view of society.
12 Apr 2020
Kwame Nkrumah was the first Prime Minister and President of Ghana. He was a nationalist, publisher and politician. He was the first African nationalist
6 Nov 2019
Nigerians across all the divides cannot forget in a hurry that the country could not have become independent on October 1, 1960, if not for the resolve of one iconic nationalist. When others were fighting for their ethnic groups he stood firm for one Nigeria against very formidable odds.
20 Oct 2019
This month marks Mohandas Gandhi’s 150th birthday commemoration. The Mahatma lived in South Africa for 21 years between 1893 and 1914 and honed much of his satyagraha – soul force - passive resistance civil rights methods and anti-imperial philosophies on the continent.
19 Sep 2019
Before the white imperialists came to Nigeria, the diverse ethnic groups in the country had their peculiar systems of government. And, the pre-colonial systems of government practised by Nigerians during the pre-colonial era guaranteed peace and unity among the peoples ....
24 Dec 2018
As forces of globalisation, disruptive and innovative technologies are shaping country and global competiveness...