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…

Featured Maxim Uzoatu Notes Reviews Theatre

Re-Reading the Sacred Suicide of Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman

Reading Time: 9 minutes In picture above: The author with Folake and Kongi (Wole Soyinka) Death and the King’s Horseman by Wole Soyinka is an acknowledged classic of world theatre. It has been staged across the continents to wide acclaim. The drama has in the course of time garnered critical and popular plaudits from the literati and the general Read More…

Featured Notes Owei Lakemfa

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…

Featured Notes Owei Lakemfa

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…