Friday, July 12, 2019

Sylvester Odion Akhaine

    The Nigerian troubadour: Statehood or nationhood?

The Nigerian troubadour: Statehood or nationhood?

A mood is pervading the Nigerian social space, coalescing around the unworkability of the Nigerian state as both civic and national project. At the same time, cartographers are busy mapping frontiers of new nations from the existing Nigerian territorial polity. The logical consequence of this mood is the accentuation of the nationhood discourse. Without doubt this discourse has assumed a [...]

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    Goodbye to Buhari illusions

Goodbye to Buhari illusions

In the course of the 2015 general elections, I travelled through the peril of bad roads to Ekpoma to cast my vote in the presidential election. Truly, I voted for Buhari. Despite the irregularities of the process, he won though with an implicit Carter clause, which is that though there were obvious irregularities, they were not enough to warrant an [...]

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    Open letter to governor Godwin Obaseki

Open letter to governor Godwin Obaseki

Your Excellency,I chose this medium of an open letter to reach out to you because of the existential danger presently confronting the peoples of Edo State. It is no longer news that Nigeria has become an open killing field stalked by so-called Fulani ‘herdsmen’, a roving band of terrorists acknowledged by the Global Terrorism Index as the fourth most dangerous [...]

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    Politics in western Nigeria: Yesterday and today

Politics in western Nigeria: Yesterday and today

IntroductionWhen the West first went wild I was a year old. The politics in the west in the first republic was quite controversial with sundry narratives woven around ethnicity, Chief Awolowo’s dictatorship and inter-personal squabbles. The controversy is by no means over today. Fundamentally, why a study of Western Nigeria on the eve of the centenary of the amalgamation of [...]

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    Tinubu ro’nu!

Tinubu ro’nu!

Dear BT, I have chosen this medium of an open letter to reach out to you due to the substantial issues I intend to bring to your notice in the full glare of the Nigerian public. You are important to me as a comrade in the Nigerian project, and as a co-combatant in the seedy days of military rule who [...]

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