BT Opinion

60 days after, Where is Dadiyata? ~ Oyewole Michael

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 2, 2019
“I signed the Freedom of Information Bill to law, to expand the frontiers of our fundamental freedom. Let me reaffirm that under my Presidency, your views, no matter how freely expressed, wont send you to prison or exile.” Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Abubakar Idris, popularly known as Dadiyata is a fierce critic of the Buhari/APC administration. […]

Fela Kuti was not a prophet, it is the Nigerian society that hasn’t changed

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 2, 2019
Nigerians celebrated independence from Britain on October 1, 1960. The country has been plagued with leadership problems which Nigerian Afrobeat maestro Fela Kuti railed against. Fela has been labelled a prophet by many Nigerians, but is he really a prophet or it’s just the Nigerian society which has failed to change. Fela Kuti’s song Beast […]

Why Are Black People Obsessed With The Bible That Was Used To Enslave Them?

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 23, 2019
When I became a born-again Christian in 2008, I started studying the bible word for word. I would spend hours a day reading all commentaries for all the verses I studied. The more I studied the bible the more I realized that most of the Christians around me did not believe everything that was in […]

Igbo Kwenu: Saving Nigeria from Itself ~ Ose Anenih

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 23, 2019
“Barriers to political equality, such as our seemingly entrenched though informal rule for zoning candidacies according to regions of origin, need to be de-emphasised and ultimately abandoned in favour of an emphasis on qualification, competence and character.” The statement above was recently made by Governor Nasir El Rufai, a northern politician, just 6 months after […]

Unraveling the Trump in El-Rufai: How Kaduna governor is hunting down Nigerian media

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 20, 2019
Like Trump, Like El-Rufai It is no news that the relationship between the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, and the American media is not rosy. Not a few times, President Trump has been at loggerheads with journalists, banning some of them from covering his Presidential dealings. For example, he once, in […]

Nigeria As Best Gift To Mankind: Seeking The Right Fit For Effective Representation ~ Pat PA Okon

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 19, 2019
It is incontrovertible that leadership is the capacity to positively affect the led or institutions. This has been one of the major areas of drawbacks for the leadership of continental organisations like the African Union Commission. This can easily be explained from the prism of lack of attention to the concern for merit and competence […]