The European Union Delegation to Nigeria and the United States of America have called on Nigeria's security agencies to avoid actions that could jeopardise the success of next year's general election.The warning came as campaigns for the polls officially began yesterday.
I had wanted to title this piece “Leadership Vacuum in Nigeria”, but after noticing the great lull in the polity as a result of leadership breakdown, I decided to employ the term 'limbo' which conjures up image of hell and signifies a perpetual resting place for unbaptized souls.
I read the article titled “Stripping Wike slowly” credited to my friend Dr Amanze Obi and published at page 44 in the Guardian newspaper of Sunday 18th November, 2018. My initial reaction was to ignore it because it was a mere showcase of Dr Amanze's narrow understanding of the role of Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike in the dynamics of Nigerian politics. I can only sympathise with him by correcting and informing him on some of the issues he turned upside down and many that he did not know.
The common belief that a woman's place ends in the Kitchen is erroneous because educating the girl child means educating the nation. Ogoni in this case is no exception as they have the history of promoting female education.
Culture as we know defines a people's way of life. In Ogoni land, marriage practices defer based on backgrounds and tribes.
While most marriage practices in Ogoni are repugnant, others are inoffensive and enjoyable. Surprisingly, some tribes in Nigeria have the wrong perception that marriage in Ogoni is a deathtrap for females.