Okoh decries prolonged insecurity in the country, as church elects a new primate
The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has ended its 2019 Standing Committee Meeting in Asaba, Delta State, with a call to the Federal Government to deal decisively with those who are sponsoring the prolonged insecurity in the country, no matter who they are.
Insecurity: Soyinka calls for state of emergency in South West
Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has called for the declaration of the state of emergency due to the security challenges in the South West Zone. Soyinka made the call on Thursday in Akure on the sidelines of the D.O Fagunwa Study Group International Conference held to celebrate his 85th birthday.
Leftists on “tribalism”: 70 years ago
In late 1990, when I began the research of radical politics in Nigeria, I traveled from Lagos, where I worked in The Guardian, to Enugu to interview two older comrades: Mokwugo Okoye and S. G. Ikoku.
Politicians and their seasonal tribalism
I have said it so many times that when Nigerian politicians converge to map out plans for acquiring power which, in most cases, practically translates to securing unlimited access to unearned wealth, they do not usually remember that they came from different ethnic blocks. At such gatherings, they would all think alike, talk with one…
Nigeria Decides: The Yoruba Vs Igbo Trend Is Not What We Need Right Now
Millions of Nigerians have today come out to vote to elect a president that will lead the country for the next four years. 468 members of the National Assembly - Senate and House of Representatives - will also be elected. Amidst all the stories of voter participation and unconfirmed results, from polling units, already trooping in,…
Any church that allows tribalism is not of God, says Ibironke
The General Overseer and presiding pastor of the Assembly of the Faithful Worldwide, Apostle Prophet Israel Olufemi Ibironke clocked 70 last Tuesday, February 5, 2019. In this interview with GBENGA AKINFENWA, he shared on life experiences, the problem with Nigeria and what to expect after 2019 general elections. What does life at 70 mean to…
U.S. politics projects tribalism
Tribalism stems from primordial, visceral and oftentimes fanatical sentiments and emotions. The raw power this cauldron presents can be harnessed in ways which beggars belief,defies logic and contemns the lowest common denominator of human decency. Africa has all too often witnessed the end results of tribalism run amok which have manifested in institutionalized persecutory attacks,…