Featured Notes Owei Lakemfa

Conversations with my European friends

Reading Time: 5 minutes Image Credits: EyePress News/REX/Shutterstock. In picture above: Ukrainian forces inspect destroyed military vehicles left by the Russian army in the Donbas region. Photograph: EyePress News/REX/Shutterstock I HAVE been engaged in countless conversations with my European friends across continents, groups and social media about current world events and whether their leaders are right in pursuing a Read More…

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It’s time to dissolve the Nigerian electorate

Reading Time: 4 minutes It was symbolism. As the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, led by contented men and women in rich flowing robes, with siren blasting, gathered to disturb the peace of a troubled Abuja, bandits were staging a raid at the Kaduna Airport, a two-hour drive away. The APC chieftains were gathered for their convention where they Read More…

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Sleep-walking into universal disaster

Reading Time: 4 minutes THE siamese twins, India and Pakistan, have virtually been at each other’s throats since the 1947 surgical operation by quack British doctors that separated them. Their last dogfight in the skies was in 2019. However, on March 9, 2022, Pakistan with 165 nuclear warheads and India with 156, we’re almost at war. What nearly resulted Read More…

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Africa’s choice of spoon when dining with the European Union

Reading Time: 4 minutes Twenty-seven European countries under their European Union, EU invited five African countries under the African Union, AU to a two-day feast to showcase their legendary ‘partnership’ which is the oldest in contemporary history. The feast was from February 17-18, 2022. I was not enthusiastic about the event because there is always a catch, and I Read More…

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Ukrainian war: Time to call the Europeans to order

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo. THE eight-year war in Ukraine took a dramatic turn yesterday when Russian troops officially rolled into the country on the side of the separatist rebels in Eastern Ukraine. It was also to insist on its position that Ukraine’s decision to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, NATO, threatens Russia’s security. Read More…

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Micaela Bastidas: Woman with tongue severed who fought her executioners

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: El Extremo Sur De La Patagonia. THOSE who derogatorily, unscientifically and unwisely call women the weaker sex, have not heard about the unarmed women in South East and South-South Nigeria who took on armed British soldiers in a series of battles. The conflicts were ignited when Nwanyeruwa Ojim, an elderly native nurse in Read More…

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Govts incompetently running NNPC deserve the Nobel prize

Reading Time: 4 minutes THE latest episode in the Nigerian drama of governance is the importation of at least 100 million litres of contaminated PMS which knocked car engines. As with such cases of governance, nobody, official or organisation is willing or honest enough to take responsibility. The Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC, which claimed to have discovered the Read More…

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Whenever universities commit criminality, the country dies a little

Reading Time: 4 minutes It was a sobering moment for me. Processing the fact that a number of tertiary institutions in the country, from the oldest to the newest generation, are engaged in conscious criminality, specifically, admission racketeering.I had been part of a January 29, 2022 Stakeholders Meeting between the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, JAMB and Media Executives. Read More…