Analysis & Opinion: Omotetobore and Our Vanishing Names

By Sunny Awhefeada,   Growing up, whether it was in Kaduna, Ibadan, Evwreni or Ughelli, we were given indigenous names that reflected significance and wisdom. Some of our names were influenced by happenings and cultural nuances. A mere mention of such names evoked memories, good or bad, of such happenings. The generations before mine had even more profound and significant names than ours. Parents, grandparents or whoever it was that gave names did so after reflections before settling for what was considered apt. Names were not just given. Names were…

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News Features: What The Police Brought Upon Itself

By Sunny Awhefeada That the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) remains the most reviled public institution in Nigeria has never been in doubt. A police force that has deliberately refused to cleanse itself of its unenviable colonial stigma of repression and exploitation, it continues to sink into worse quagmires each time there was a glimmer of hope that it will shed its sordid character and free itself from its unenviable burden. With the ENDSARS riots of October 2020, not a few Nigerians and even foreigners nursed the hope that a new…

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