Understanding Obasanjo’s “Parrotism”

By Okanga Agila A Korean proverb says, “ You will hate a beautiful song, if you sing it often.” And that’s why the bird, parrot has no existential value even among the family of birds. It is a meaninglessly talkative bird. The Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), describes the parrot as a bird with excellent capacity to mimic “…and can copy sounds that they hear in their environment; they can even copy human words and laughter.” That a parrot has the capacity to imitate human sound, does not confer on…

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Edo State House of Assembly Crisis: Oredo West Deserves Better – Eghosa Agbonifo

The ongoing political argy-bargy in Edo State that was rapidly catalyzed by the controversial inauguration of ‘selected members-elect’ of the House of Assembly by Governor Godwin Obaseki and his APC led government, has given credence to the wise saying, ‘if you sow the wind, you will reap the whirlwind’. With respect to the exalted office of the State Governor as the number one citizen in the state, I have struggled to refrain from getting involved in the state House of Assembly inauguration hubbub. Another reason for my refrain in speaking…

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HURIWA and Onwubiko’s Normalization of Ethnic Bigotry

By Israel Abiodun The National Coordinator of Human Rights Writers Association, HURIWA, Emmanuel Onwubiko has apparently gotten a new lease of life. Those who may not know him well enough would be unaware that the enforced silence, seen on his part, in recent times has nothing to do with retreating for introspection, which would have been a good thing since that would have imposed a period of coerced reasoning on him, something he appears incapable of. The silence on his part is a manifestation of the power of hunger. Those…

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