Owei Lakemfa

Conducting census for the living and the living dead
Opinion

Conducting census for the living and the living dead

By Owei Lakemfa Life in Nigeria is very cheap and living is very costly. But please don’t ask me for…
A life of laughter and commitment ends as Tutu departs
Lifestyle

A life of laughter and commitment ends as Tutu departs

By Owei Lakemfa In its darkest days when the evil Apartheid system reigned, South Africa produced two outstanding liberation theologians…
Ode to a dying year, 2021
Opinion

Ode to a dying year, 2021

By Owei Lakemfa Many parts of the universe entered 2021 with the contentment that President Donald Trump, the American billionaire…
How we roll in Nigeria
Opinion

How we roll in Nigeria

By Owei Lakemfa Daurans. That is, people from President Muhammadu Buhari’s home town of Daura in Katsina State, are a…
Avoiding the Ogoni tragedy in Idumuje-Ugboko
Opinion

Avoiding the Ogoni tragedy in Idumuje-Ugboko

By Owei Lakemfa I was close to the environmentalist and writer, Ken Saro-Wiwa. We often discussed the Niger Delta and…
Rivera: Thirty eight years in US prison for freedom
Opinion

Rivera: Thirty eight years in US prison for freedom

Rivera: Thirty eight years in US prison for freedom. By Owei Lakemfa OSCAR López Rivera, 74, was a 14-year-old Puerto…
Venezuelans: Striving pacifists in a strife-torn world
Opinion

Venezuelans: Striving pacifists in a strife-torn world

By Owei Lakemfa IT is not difficult to understand why Venezuelans aspire to be peaceful, pacifist and committed to nature.…
The road to Caracas and human frailties
International news

The road to Caracas and human frailties

By Owei Lakemfa I made my way to Lagos from Abuja. I was ready for any eventuality, or so I…
Refugees: Poverty anywhere is a danger to prosperity everywhere
Opinion

Refugees: Poverty anywhere is a danger to prosperity everywhere

By Owei Lakemfa. I was a bit taken aback. Not so much by the responses to my Friday November 12,…
There were unknown soldiers before there are unknown gunmen
Headlines

There were unknown soldiers before there are unknown gunmen

By Owei Lakemfa I PASSED in front of the University of Abuja, UNIABUJA Staff Quarters on Sunday, October 31, 2021…
A desperate search for what is not missing
Opinion

A desperate search for what is not missing

By Owei Lakemfa BAUCHI seems to retain its innocence. An urban city that remains infidelity with its better rural half.…
People who don’t learn from yesterday, endanger tomorrow.
Opinion

People who don’t learn from yesterday, endanger tomorrow.

By Owei Lakemfa THE Buhari government shot itself in the foot by its ill-advised, speculative and presumptuous press conference on…
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