SIR: As we say in Igboland when an extraordinary person dies, the iroko has fallen. I feel a sense of personal loss because Prof. Chinua Achebe was not only from my state, Anambra, but was also one of my heroes and role models right from my days at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), where he taught until the road accident that made him to relocate to the USA, where there are better facilities to enable him to continue to work.
One hundred and five Nigerians were deported from Libya on Thursday for alleged various immigration and travel offences they committed in the North African country especially Libya. Nigerian Passport Our correspondent saw many of the deportees walking along the airport road, looking for taxis to take them to their various destinations. The deportees, who were […]
A reader called my attention to the fact that Aso Rock is also a tautonym in the class of Lake Chad and Lagos Lagoon. He said “Aso” is the Gbagyi word for “rock” so that, were it not for the fact that “aso” and “rock” belonged to two mutually unintelligible languages, Aso Rock would translate […]
On October 18, 2011 when Israel swapped one Israeli (Gilad Shalit) with over one thousand Palestinian prisoners, it looked to some as if Israel was not thinking properly. Shalit was not the Prime Minister or a member of the Knesset. He was not a general in the Israeli army. Shalit was a low-ranking soldier: a […]