Analysis: Oshiomhole and the Crisis of Public Morality

  By Sunny Awhefeada The greatest tragedy to befall Nigeria is the lack of public morality that has become the hallmark of those who aspire to leadership. The ongoing political brouhaha in Edo State with Adams Oshiomhole as the prima donna manifests the apparent absence of public morality in Nigeria’s national life. When critically evaluated, the ongoing show of shame embarked upon by Oshiomhole is worse that the allegations of graft and heist for which the henchmen of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the Economic and Financial Crimes…

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Analysis: My Parents’ Fiftieth Marriage Anniversary!

By Sunny Awhefeada   This July, precisely 22nd, made it fifty long years, half a century, since my parents got married! They got married on the 22nd of July 1970. As I thought about their glorious and memorable matrimony, a lot came to my mind. Fifty years is a long time, a very long time. And to sustain matrimony for so long a time calls for accolades and tributes for the partners. Here then is my tribute for my parents as they mark fifty years in matrimony. My father joined…

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Opinion/Analysis: Keyamo,The Sinators, Magu And Other Matters

  By Sunny Awhefeada     Festus Keyamo must have joined politics as an idealist with a big dream of how to serve the Nigerian people and liberate them from poverty and ignorance. His antecedents construct the testament of a mind that ranged on the side of the people. His choice of Law as a profession puts him in good stead like Ghandi and his mentor Gani Fawehinmi to be an advocate of the people’s cause. That he did and fought many a battle on behalf of the Nigerian plebeians…

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Memory Of A Nation In Distress

By Sunny Awhefeada   Childhood remains for many a moment of healing nostalgia to which one can always escape and get recreation, albeit momentarily. The innocence which dominates childhood precludes one from the buffetings of life and the consequent existential crisis that trails such lashings. Poverty or riches, comfort or homelessness, parented or orphaned; childhood is one vast landscape of play and happiness that shrinks with the passage of time and age. As childhood recedes, one is confronted by what life really is. Life is a struggle. From squabbles with…

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Nawa For Nigeria

  By Sunny Awhefeada We grew up cherishing the Pidgin English. Growing up in Evwreni and coming to maturation in Ughelli, the Pidgin English was our linguistic staple. The proximity of both settings to Warri made them a forte for pidgin to thrive. And we enjoyed the undiluted form of it. Since my earliest years were in Kaduna and Ibadan, I didn’t encounter the Pidgin English early enough like my later playmates in Evwreni and Ughelli.   But once I encountered the language I embraced it body, spirit and soul.…

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