If Only The Road Could Wail

By Sunny Awhefeada The present intervention owes its title to Niyi Osundare’s If Only the Road Could Talk, a collection of sublime poems engendered by his minstrelsy peregrination. Osundare, the master poet and philosopher, rethinks and reworks metaphors and myths to create an alluring tapestry of poetic experience which put Africa, Asia and Europe in one long and memorable cartographic canvass. Lyricized and romanticized in the poems that populate the pages of the collection are people and places to which the road brings the bard. The road is the nexus…

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DENNIS BURUTU OTUARO: A MAN COMMITTED TO THE NIGER DELTA QUESTION

By Prosper Erere, Dennis Burutu Otuaro is a household name in the entire oil-rich Niger Delta Region as a result of his deep commitment to the betterment of the Region and it’s people.  Chief  Dennis  Burutu Otuaro is no stranger to activities in the oil-rich, but neglected Niger Delta Region. He has a tall dream for the Region hence he has been doing everything possible to ensure that due attention is given to the area.  He was in the Creeks  at the peak of the Crisis in the Region to…

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OVIE OMO-AGEGE: I KNOW HIM- Efe Duku

. By Henry Efe Duku I do not believe it is virtuous or honourable to support or work comfortably with permanently unrepentant, wicked and ‘consciencesless’ people who parade themselves as leaders. Never! Whether they be rich or poor, relatives or friends, I am not wired naturally or by learning to relate well with people who are demonstrably and unabashedly bad to others and society in general. Something in me constantly rebels against greedy and corrupt leaders who mock and abuse their offices and make society suffer as a result. No…

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Obasanjo Don Come Again?

By Sunny Awhefeada If anybody were to grab the prime prize for skullduggery in contemporary Nigeria that fellow must be Chief Olusegun Obasanjo who has built an enviable reputation of hoodwinking Nigerians. Since fortune favored him to be the soldier that accepted the surrender of the rebel forces of Biafra in 1970, Obasanjo has come to evolve for himself the persona of the genie who has had to show up at the most opportunistic of moments to enjoy national attention. He cherishes his role as a political mountebank. Strangely enough,…

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A Nation Without Roads

By Sunny Awhefeada, The road constitutes a metaphor of life’s journey for Africans. It is central to the configuration and understanding of the metaphysical nexus between the abode of the dead and that of the living which we call life. The metaphoric and metaphysical essence of the road also mediates life’s journey and its uncertain twists and turns. The road is benign as it connects people and places. The road is also cruel as it has thrown people and places into mourning. The road consumes humanity. It engenders loss. African…

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FBI, Nigerian Fraudsters And Other Stories – Reuben Abati

This is not the best of times to be identified as a Nigerian, especially if you are a Nigerian in diaspora. It is indeed the worst of times to be Nigerian because of the kind of daredevilry that our compatriots have demonstrated in recent times, in criminal pursuits of such scale, texture, volume, and depth, not at intervals but at an alarming pace and regularity, not just in one country or continent, but from continent to continent, country to country, giving such impression that perhaps apart from the traditional Cosa…

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The Coming of A Traditional Grassroot Soccer Team

By Jahrock Ujewe, Since the club was founded in 2000, they have painstakingly worked their way up on the pecking order of grassroot football clubs in Delta State. They have had their golden generation of players, who have etched their names on the memories of lovers of grassroot football in the state between 2008 and 2015. In 2010, they were bronze medalists in the Gulder Five-a-Side National Football Championships. Thereafter, they claimed the 2013 Utuama Peace Cup and the 2014 Ewu Peace Cup in spectacular style respectively. Beyond every reasonable…

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The man, Onoriobe Peter And His Continuous Quest To Help The Less Privilege In The Society Through His NGO, ‘Peter’s Mission For The Less Privilege

By Choice Grandball, To succeed you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality and the end result of kindness is that it draws people to you, it is not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. Peter’s Mission for the Less privilege, a non-governmental organization believes in passion which has become a reality that has drawn people from all walks of life to the NGO, irrespective religion, tribe and culture. Although the founder of Peters mission for the…

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Okorodudu Is An Epitome Of Passion, Vision For Greater Nigerian Youths- Oyibode

By Austin Oyibode Austine Okorodudu, a young and revered broadcaster, is a trail-blazer in youth advocacy and talent development in Nigeria. Fueled by an incurable passion to better the world of youths around him, Okorodudu finds pleasure in taking initiatives that have increased the prospects of youths. He is a graduate of Mass Communication from the Delta State University, Abraka. He is a media expert cum strategist, an On-Air Personality with one of Nigeria’s most talked-about radio station- Trend 100.9FM. It remains one of the leading youth oriented radio stations…

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As Isoko Advancement Network, IAN, Gets New Executive

BY ITEVEH EKPOKPOBE Christ very vicar, the ‘Pope’ is considered by Roman Catholics to be the apostolic successor of Saint Peter and earthly head of the Roman Catholic Church. His election was ab initio devoid of the elaborate rigors it is accorded these days. It was concerns around political interference leading to reforms after the interregnum of 1268–1271 and Pope Gregory X’s decree during the Second Council of Lyons in 1274, that the cardinal electors should be locked in ‘seclusion cum clave’ (Latin for “with a key”) and not permitted…

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