If not Fulani herdsmen, then who?

January 17, 2017 Vera Onana

One of my greatest gifts is a strong imagination, capable of conjuring scenes and breathing life into book characters. This mystic gift, I have always been proud of. But recently, it may have become my […]

Of Jenifa and the Christmas prophecy

January 10, 2017

The holy writ admonishes expressly: “Touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm.” I may not be the quintessential follower of the Creator, but I work really hard to decipher good from evil […]

So long, 2016!

December 27, 2016

UNLIKE mortals who die every night but awaken at dawn, 2016 will, momentarily, be gone forever. In a few days’ time, 2016 will draw its last breath. Ironically, it will from a state of intense […]

If the Mavros never thaw

December 20, 2016

In July, I met a tall, dark and handsome man. The quintessential chocolate fudge the ladies love. As a woman with amazing intuitions and hutches that are eight times out of ten as constant as […]

Trash everywhere but Nigerians are hungry

December 6, 2016

THE austerity currently ravaging our nation is no hallucination…it is whistled by the wind, causing trees to sway in apprehension. It spells the waters and they lie still, listless while it places an embargo on […]

Good luck to Nigeria’s neglected children

November 29, 2016

THE children that the society neglects today that are going to be its problem tomorrow. Forget about the high fences people think will protect them because; these children will scale through such fences. Leaving them […]

The ‘eeny, meeny, miny moe’ prophecy

November 15, 2016

IF you ever played the game tag as a child, you will be familiar with the phrase filled with nonsense-sounding syllables. It was usually used in the children’s game to select a person who leaves […]

Standing with Nigeria’s female IDPs

November 8, 2016

AS I perused the report further, the indignation I felt grew stronger…there was no comprehending the horrendous happening; it is simply vile, obnoxious, utterly inhumane and downright upsetting. After failing as a nation to ensure […]

Silence, the fuel of injustice

November 1, 2016

ABOUT seven decades ago, while speaking to the representatives of the Confessing Church in Frankfurt,  Martin Niemöller dropped a ‘seed’ that has gained immortality, as mortals will definitely quote parts of his speech for decades […]

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