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Europe Faces Dangerous Winter – Charles Akpan

Europe Faces Dangerous Winter – Charles Akpan

I had for weeks been reading and watching news stories on expected ‘Monster’ winter conditions across Europe and Northern America this year. The forecasts were disturbing enough even without the added inconvenience of gas supply shortage and hike in price, which certainly will compound the adverse winter conditions. I was disturbed enough to call my […]

The crisis of illegal migration requires a sensible global response – Charles Akpan

The crisis of illegal migration requires a sensible global response – Charles Akpan

With the crisis the world is facing today, as a fallout of dislocations and displacements from conflicts around the world, it’s a shock that the problem is still being left to individual countries to handle. More befuddling is how we let emotions take over good sense. The result has been that the problem is getting more […]

JUST A STEP AWAY – Adewale Sobowale

JUST A STEP AWAY – Adewale Sobowale

The Humanitarian Affairs chief of the UNO says of Yemen, ‘The country’s economy has reached new depths of collapse and a third wave of the pandemic is threatening to crash the country’s already fragile health-care system.’ Females may suffer more in terms of being hungry, sick and exposed to gender-based violence. With only a little […]

PAWA’S Book of the week (Week 33)

PAWA’S Book of the week (Week 33)

In this poignant novel by one of Equatorial Guinea’s most celebrated authors, a series of tragedies strikes a small Atlantic Ocean isle after foreign fishing vessel appears off the coast. This fascinating story emerges from the speaker’s inquiries into the identities and social laws of his community. Avila Laurel’s novel tells of a survival in […]

‘Do Not Touch My Clothes’ – Adewale Sobowale

‘Do Not Touch My Clothes’ – Adewale Sobowale

Women have particularly felt the brunt of persecution since the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan. Since the return of the Taliban, women have been killed, had to flee their homes, quit their jobs, and reduced to rubbles, they had to start from nothing. Afghan women in Canada and around the world are posing in colorful […]

GENTLEMAN POLITICS – Adewale Sobowale

GENTLEMAN POLITICS – Adewale Sobowale

So, Monday September 20 will be Canada’s federal election. I’m so sure people from the so-called developing world won’t stop being surprised at the lack of verve marked by the inactivity for an election which happens to be federal.  I’ve not been seeing the politicians campaigning. I’ve not been seeing them go from house to […]

I LOST MY BANK – Adewale Sobowale

I LOST MY BANK – Adewale Sobowale

On Saturday September 4, I lost my wallet. Yes, my black leather wallet. If it had been any other thing, I wouldn’t have been worried so much. But the wallet contained a bank or what I had in the bank. That’s because among the contents were my credit and debit cards. Another content was my […]

Government as Father by Adewale Sobowale

Government as Father by Adewale Sobowale

I was at a barbershop last weekend. There I met a young man being scolded by the hairstylist and some others. The boy, who is a pupil, had a very bushy, unkempt and hardly washed hair. Apparently, he had to be forced to go have a haircut. Those reprimanding him then asked if his parents […]

Nigeria in Crisis – Adewale Sobowale

Nigeria in Crisis – Adewale Sobowale

Nigeria is a huge china shop waiting for a bull or some bulls to ransack it. The country is on a precipice which if negatively stressed, may crash and splinter into several independent pieces. When people refer to Nigeria as a giant, it reminds me of the nursery rhyme about Humpty Dumpty: ‘Humpty Dumpty sat […]

The return of terrorism in Europe – Eyo Akpan

The return of terrorism in Europe – Eyo Akpan

With the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, with the imminent takeover of Kabul and possibly the Afghanistan government, the current exodus of people heading for Europe, It is a matter of time before those destinations begin to experience a new wave of terrorist attacks.  I still remember the attacks that followed a similar migration at the height […]

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