Analyzing the climate change debate

By Osy Ekwueme I am still amazed that discussions about climate change are so political. It should be purely scientific but it turns more into a religious-like belief, despite the fact that scientific evidence of Global Warming does not make belief in God obsolete. One needs to understand the difference between…

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Boko Haram: Where is the outrage?

By Osmond Ekwueme “I abducted your girls and will sell the girls as slaves in the market, by Allah”, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said in a video provided to the world by AFP. Observing this depth of human depravity is really a horror beyond words. Looking at the video,…

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Ethnic rivalry as Nigeria’s colonial albatross

By Osmond Ekwueme In 1998, 2003, and 2007 during the national conventions of Nigeria’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where the party selected its presidential candidate; a qualified Igbo candidate was called names “bloody Biafran”, “Igbos cannot be trusted” and another disqualified because he has “Igbo blood” respectively. They jettisoned…

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Anti-gay policy in Africa: “More Law; Less Justice”

By Osmond Ekwueme Legislation imposing repressive sanctions on gays have recently been adopted in Nigeria, Uganda, and some other African countries. In Nigeria it was signed into law by President Jonathan Goodluck, at the beginning of the year 2014 just like President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda. It was really a…

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