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The ATM Experience In Warri

The ATM Experience In Warri Hope O’Rukevbe Eghagha Any visitor to Warri or Sapele knows how difficult it is to pull out cash from the ATM machines in the town. What is ATM? It is Automated Teller Machine which is ‘an electronic banking outlet that allows customers to complete basic transactions without the aid of a...... more

One nation, many stories!

One nation, many stories! By Hope O’Rukevbe Eghagha   The title of this essay could easily have been ‘One war, many stories’ to faithfully capture the tumultuous days we live in, we strive in and we hope in, even when it invariably amounts to hoping against hope, wishing that things were different, knowing that a...... more

The Spirit Of A Dying Year

The Spirit Of A Dying Year By Hope O’Rukevbe Eghagha There is a sense in which we believe that an outgoing year actually dies. It ends. It quits the stage and goes into oblivion. It can only be a reference material thenceforth. It does not exist anywhere, at least not in the physical sense. It can only...... more

To Marry Or Not To Marry

To Marry Or Not To Marry By Hope O’Rukevbe Eghagha In Nigeria, to marry or not to marry is big deal; bigger than having a university education, being poor or rich, being a pastor, or even being a scumbag. It is considered a sign of social and cultural failure for one, man or woman, not to marry...... more

Dearth And Death Of Character

Dearth And Death Of Character By Hope Eghagha Character or the primacy of character, as we knew and know it, is dead. And it is on the way to the cemetery for a final burial. Instructively, this fatal fate of character traverses geographical, religious and cultural boundaries. The high ideals which people of the generation before...... more

The Witchcraft Conference at Nsukka

The Witchcraft Conference at Nsukka By Hope Eghagha It was with a sense of tragic sorrow that I read the vacuous reactions of some Nigerians to an announcement by the B.I.C. Ijomah Center for Policy Studies and Research at University of Nigeria Nsukka that the centre would host an international conference on witchcraft. Some Christian associations...... more

What Does Atiku Abubakar Want?

What Does Atiku Abubakar Want? By Hope Eghagha    Early in 2018 when Mallam Atiku Abubakar began to reference restructuring the nation’s polity as one of his cardinal goals I thought I should take him seriously. As a man from the Niger Delta whose region has been fundamentally shortchanged by the current quasi-federal arrangement I naturally took...... more

Nigerians are not yet sufficiently angry

Nigerians are not yet sufficiently angry By Hope Eghagha Nigerians are not yet sufficiently angry to change their political and economic fortunes; not even the youths – which I posted 3rd of October and received 132 shares by evening of 4th of October, and 174 shares by 15th of October! It got me thinking. Was this a...... more

The Vagabonds Of Sambisa

The Vagabonds Of Sambisa There are thousands of viciously violent vagabonds banded together in the evil forest of Sambisa, north east of Nigeria. Some have fled into neighbouring towns and hamlets, bombed by the Nigeria Air Force.   Others have fled across the border into Cameroun. But Sambisa Forest has remained a home to the...... more

Those pictures from Libya

Those pictures from Libya In the last three odd weeks some pictures carrying horrible images of victims of the Desperate Journeys to Europe trapped in the hell of Libya have been in circulation. No African anywhere in the world, indeed, no sane human being can bear the sight of the tragedy which the pictures conveyed....... more


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