Author page: Nduka Otiono

Words are the instruments of our warfare – Nengi Ilagha

NENGI JOSEF OWEI-ILAGHA, fondly called Pope Pen the First, was recently released after 135 days of incarceration at Okaka Medium Security Prison, Yenagoa, Nigeria, for publishing Epistles to Maduabebe, a book that the powerful paramount ruler of his hometown, Nembe, in Bayelsa State, considered defamatory and therefore sought to censor. The…


My View of Change, Nigeria’s Political Challenges, and the Canadian Example

The generally peaceful conduct of the March 28, 2015 Nigerian presidential election and the gracious acceptance of defeat by the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) strongly signaled that Nigeria may have turned a new page, politically. Other indicators of a new turn for Africa’s largest…


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