All that jazz about Stingy Men’s Association of Nigeria – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

I have just been consulted to become the National Grand Patron of the newly formed Stingy Men’s Association of Nigeria (SMAN). Of course I promptly turned down the offer knowing that the formers of the association ought to have named…

Sending off “Sendforth” – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The holler of “Happy New Year” is all over the place as the world is sending off the worst of years, that is, 2020, with all its baggage of COVID-19, #EndSARS and whatnot. The gilded invitation on my table came…

Who is Afraid of Bishop Kukah? – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Nigeria is in dire straits, and the government of the day is burying its head in the sand like a woebegone ostrich. It takes tremendous courage to speak truth to power, especially at this time when a self-righteous government of…

Story of My Life: Marrying my own sister and turning 60 – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

I cannot believe that I am the jolly good fellow of the birthday song. Not many blokes gave me any chance at all that I could ever strike the mighty age of 60 given the gung-ho escapades of my life…

Nigeria as a forest of one million kidnappers – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Every Nigerian is now a kidnapper. When you do not see human beings to kidnap, you kidnap the truth. That is the Nigerian way of the here and now.    I can prove it by swearing at the dreaded Okija…

Let Nigeria’s name be changed to Unoka – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

There is need for an urgent name-change for our dear country Nigeria. Countries are known to do baptism, as in change of name, to bring good fortune to the long-suffering land. There used to be a country called Gold Coast…

Political comedy is sweeter than sugar – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Let’s take a trip away from the many tragedies of Nigeria to the hypertension-curing subject of political comedy. Political comedy is sweeter than Dangote sugar – from Nigeria to America, to all over the world,   Who could have believed…

Bongos Ikwue searches for true love in Igbo homeland – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The lionised singer Bongos Ikwue was the star attraction at the event tagged “A Plethora of Creative Minds: An Evening with Peter Umeadi and Friends at Agukwu Nri” on Wednesday November 18, 2020. Professor Peter Umeadi, the former Chief Judge…

My telephone is bigger than yours – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The telephone is what makes every Nigerian tick. The Nigerian used to be defined by his car. That was when Nkem Nwankwo had to write the novel My Mercedes Is Bigger Than Yours. Now electric cars have come into the…

This nwa James called Chimamanda – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Let’s start from the end: I have died. Yes, this daughter of Professor James Adichie has killed me. Call it a beautiful death and I will wake up from the cemetery and take a good beer! And whilst I’m sipping…

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