Opinion

Nigeria’s Present Rectangle of Tragedy, By Gimba Kakanda

In the past six years, no people have been so cruelly, and almost unanimously, ridiculed like members of the Nigerian armed forces. They've become the butt of our jokes, and scapegoat of every security lapse; and our anger, though understandable, is often misplaced, and directed at the wrong party. Ever…
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Gimba Kakanda

Abubakar Gimba: Tribute to a Pacifist Ideologue, By Gimba Kakanda

A week ago, at a gathering of literary minds, we discussed him, his books, and even his health, which had, I informed my friends gathered, stalled his literary productivity in recent years. It was a friend from below the Niger who made him the subject of our conversation in his…
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Gimba Kakanda

An Appeal to Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, By Gimba Kakanda

Dear Sir, I don’t know where, and how really, to begin this without coming out as yet another cultural dissident. For once, perhaps because of my recognition of your heightened illusion of patriotism, the temptation to ask an elder to shut up, is no longer resistible. I want, dear Sir,…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

Fani-Kayode: The Hate Preacher and His Imaginary Audience, By Gimba Kakanda

In all my playful attempts to pan the gimmicks of former presidential aide and minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, in social media, I was advised to redirect my interest to more profitable contributions to public discourse. A politically isolated man, clearly incapable of protecting the electoral deposit of any serious people or…
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