It has been over one hundred days since the abduction of the Chibok girls. Over one hundred days in which the girls have had to endure pure horror and pain in the hands of terrorists. Over one hundred days of waking up at the mercy of the mood swings of terrorists…

I tried to find out from the protesting militants the reason behind the anger. I am ashamed to write that they said they were angry that after the training, the government did not pay them for “wasting” three months learning. As the destruction and riot continued, the Empowerment Support Initiative and the NDDC sent a negotiating team who even went as far as offering the irate youths fifty thousand Naira each…

There was nothing funny about a bloodied up grown man weeping hysterically in public, and complaining to whoever cared to listen that they robbed him of the 10,000 naira he wanted to use to fly to London to see the royal baby…

Two issues grabbed the headlines this weekend. Here, I will try to examine these issues as reflections of the state of our country Nigeria…

I do not completely agree that the cause of the  Nigerian predicament is corruption. Corruption, I agree is a problem in this country, but it is just a symptom of a larger problem…

It was the publication of There Was A Country that served as my sole premonition of the imminent death of my father Chinua Achebe. When he published it, my first reaction was “oh my God!” That was because for years, he had only commented in snippets on the Nigeria-Biafra war…