See how Nigerian elections are bought and sold like suya -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

There’s this book by Peter Enahoro entitled You Gotta Laugh to Cry.  The so-called democratic elections in Nigeria almost always end up making all Nigerians laugh to cry. Let’s start from Nigeria’s much-ballyhooed return to democracy in 1999 during which…

Let’s destroy all the columnists! – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The acute hatred in my heart now-now, as we do say in Nigeria, is about the characters called columnists. I am sick and tired of being sick and tired over the antics of the jobbers of Nigerian journalism who call…

Oya, read the untold story of me and my fellow columnists – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Nigerian journalism revels in its rich history of legendary reporters – and even more legendary columnists. For a rookie starting out as a columnist in a newspaper, it is indeed daunting to deign to bear the burden of extending the…

How NOT to be a Nigerian -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The Englishman feeds his dog with bones. The Nigerian feeds his dog with chocolate. The difference is chocoholic. There are no bones in chocolate.     In his classic How to be a Nigerian, Peter Enahoro, aka Peter Pan, recounts the…

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