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Mountain of Yesterday

By Tony Nwaka The wives and children of Uncle Madu were in attendance, yet the hostile stares of Isioma left no one in doubt of the tension within the family. Isioma and her husband had not been able to understand why the poison they gave to Amina was yet to take effect; they continued to
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Esprit de Corps

This week, we begin the serialisation of “Esprit de Corps,” the second story from Ogaga Ifowodo’s work-in-progress entitled The Hostage. We began the series with “The Treasonable Parrot,” his fiction debut featured in the AGNI Portfolio of African Fiction, edited by E. C. Osondu and William Pierce, published in volume 72 of the magazine in 2010. Ifowodo, a lawyer, is an award-winning poet, columnist and activist. At the heart of the work-in-progress is the title story, a novella. The stories are set in Nigeria’s recent history of dictatorship as experienced by characters privately and in unsavoury social encounters caused by the relentless logic of the radical curtailment of freedom. Keep a date with Saturday Vanguard!

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The Treasonable Parrot

We conclude the serialisation of short fiction by Ogaga Ifowodo, the award-winning poet, columnist and activist. The stories to be featured are from his work-in-progress entitled The Hostage, beginning with the story “The Treasonable Parrot,” his fiction debut featured in the AGNI Portfolio of African Fiction, edited by E. C. Osondu and William Pierce, published in volume 72 of the magazine in 2010. At the heart of the collection is the title story, a novella. As the general caption of this special serialisation suggests, the stories are set in Nigeria’s recent history of dictatorship as experienced by charactersprivately and in unsavoury social encounters caused by the relentless logic of the radical curtailment of freedom. Book your copy in advance!

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The Treasonable Parrot

Starting today we will begin the serialisation of short fiction by Ogaga Ifowodo, the award-winning poet, columnist and activist. The stories to be featured are from his work-in-progress entitled The Hostage, beginning with the story “The Treasonable Parrot,” his fiction debut featured in the AGNI Portfolio of African Fiction, edited by E. C. Osondu and William Pierce, published in volume 72 of the magazine in 2010. At the heart of the collection is the title story, a novella. As the general caption of this special serialisation suggests, the stories are set in Nigeria’s recent history of dictatorship as experienced by characters privately and in unsavoury social encounters caused by the relentless logic of the radical curtailment of freedom. Book your copy in advance!

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Footprints of A Statesman: The Life And Times Of Chief Daniel Okumagba

His routine at Urhobo College Effurun was folklore among his students for several years and even those who never met him at school were regaled with the stories of the man. Professor David Okpako was one of those who studied under my father, a few years after the school was founded. Professor Okpako recalls in an article published in the Urhobo Historical Society’s waado.org:

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A Daniel is born

Chief Daniel Okumagba, who lived from 1922 to 2000, was widely acknowledged as a man of truth, courage and discipline. From 1960, when he won election to represent Warri East Constituency at the Western Region House of Assembly in Ibadan, Chief Daniel Okumagba played major roles in Nigeria’s national development.

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Common Themes For Peaceful Co-Existence: The Concept of Resurrection

Most of the passages of the Qur’an that talk about death emphasise its inevitability (Surah 3: 185). This is why in Surah 15:99, death is referred to as alyaqin (that which is certain). The Scripture further teaches that death is not the end of man’s life but a gateway to another form of life. In consequence of this, Surah 89:27–30 issues the divine command to the righteous soul thus: “O (thou) soul in (complete) rest and satisfaction, come back thou to thy Lord well pleased and well pleasing unto Him enter thou among my devotees, enter thou my heaven.”

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