Analysis & Opinion: Nigeria And Mark Anthony’s Prophesy

By Sunny Awhefeada A profound and even inveterate lack of humaneness has characterized our nation’s history. It can be argued, and plausibly so, that that a seminal lack or absence of that which is humane has been at the very core of our collective tragedy as a nation in the last sixty years. That lack of the milk of human kindness which betrays the acute shortage of fellow feeling often yields disastrous consequences which themselves beget tragic ends. William Shakespeare, the bard of Avon, in his eponymous tragedy, Julius Caesar,…

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Analysis & Opinion: In Brotherhood We Stand

  By Sunny Awhefeada   A nation’s anthem embodies her hopes, aspirations and ideals. It is couched in the mould of a sublime poem which romanticizes the very essence and ennobling tenets of that nation. An anthem should evoke an uncommon spirit of loyalty, patriotism and belief whenever it was rendered or thought of. Strangely, the present Nigerian anthem “Arise O’ Compatriots” has never evoked the foregoing feelings for my generation. It has never sounded anthemic. The wording and the tone are neither hymnal nor antiphonic. On the contrary, the…

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A Tribute to the Memory of Professor David Tinakpọevwan Ǫkpako

  By Onoawarie Andrew Edevbie Professor David Ǫkpako who passed away on September 7, 2020 at the age of 83, has left behind a legacy that reminds one of the virtues of hard work in the face of adversity, and a dedicated service to the cause of humanity. The professor started life in the middle of the British colonial rule of Nigeria and had to navigate his way through the difficult times of the era to become an accomplished scientist, educator, historian and a folklorist. The Urhobo Historical Society (UHS)…

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