Owei Lakemfa

Thirty years after, recreating the Rwanda Genocide in Gaza, by Owei Lakemfa

Thirty years after, recreating the Rwanda Genocide in Gaza, by Owei Lakemfa

VICTIMS who narrate stories of genocide, do so because they survived. Millions perish, whose voices we may never hear again. There are even victims who did not have the chance of being born. Their lives were simply terminated as they grew in the womb. Humanity witnessed this nightmare, 30 years ago in Rwanda. Genocide, as defined […]
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The civilian coups in Senegal, Guinea Bissau, and ECOWAS ambivalence, by Owei Lakemfa

The civilian coups in Senegal, Guinea Bissau, and ECOWAS ambivalence, by Owei Lakemfa

THERE are civilian or constitutional coups in Guinea Bissau and Senegal, yet the regional body, the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, is pretending otherwise. It appears interested only in military coups, not those carried out by its bosses in the Heads of State Summit. Yet, the ingredients of a coup are present in both […]

Thou shall not steal, especially if you are Methodist, by Owei Lakemfa

Thou shall not steal, especially if you are Methodist, by Owei Lakemfa

I grew up amongst Methodists and was taught by some of their best like Reverend J Obaba. Methodist Presbyter Samuel Adeoye Osinulu who was Principal of the Methodist Boys High School, MBHS, Lagos from 1955 to 1966, influenced generations of youths. These included the founding Governor of Lagos State, Brigadier General Mobolaji Johnson; his successor, […]

Mend, not widen, ECOWAS cracks, by Owei Lakemfa

Mend, not widen, ECOWAS cracks, by Owei Lakemfa

I WILL be surprised if truthfully, the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, is surprised by the exit of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger Republic from the organisation. The countries had in a joint statement on Sunday, January 29, 2024 announced on their state television stations, an immediate withdrawal, alleging that ECOWAS had “moved […]

If the Nigerian dog dies, the fleas will not survive, by Owei Lakemfa

If the Nigerian dog dies, the fleas will not survive, by Owei Lakemfa

BANDITS Thursday night attacked Gangara, in Jibia Local Government of Katsina State. They killed five, abducted 24, burnt down the market and a number of houses. The attack was one of a number, carried out in the last two weeks in the area. Previous targets had included a military camp and a police checkpoint with […]

Lenin Centenary: Wherever ideas lead us, we follow, by Owei Lakemfa

Lenin Centenary: Wherever ideas lead us, we follow, by Owei Lakemfa

It has turned out so far, to be the only centenary conference marking the passage of Vladimir Lenin, the first person to lead a socialist revolution. The other activity was in Moscow where flowers were laid in his mausoleum. In Abuja, Nigeria, over 300 of us from Nigeria, United States, Cuba, Ghana, South Africa, Venezuela, […]