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My kind of reader! By Donu Kogbara

All journalists like to receive articulate and respectful reactions to their articles or columns. Churning out thousands of words week after week sometimes feels like a thankless task. And thoughtful responses from readers who take the trouble to read what we write, then share their views with us (without being too long-winded!), are much appreciated, even if […]
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By Donu Kogbara Last week, Professor Nenibarini Zabbey became the Project Coordinator of HYPREP, the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project, which is supervised by the Federal Ministry of Environment. HYPREP was established to achieve the following objectives in my part of Rivers State – Ogoniland – and other impacted communities: •determine the scope, means and modalities […]

PYO versus PO

By Donu Kogbara LAST Monday, a book titled Osinbajo Strides: Defining Moments Of An Innovative Leader was launched by the PYO (Professor Yemi Osinbajo) Collective, a nonpartisan, multicultural group of Nigerians. I wrote one of the 25 tributes therein and, in my essay, described myself as a member of the Osinbajo fan club and said that […]

The best VP ever

By Donu Kogbara SO, his time as Number Two Citizen is almost up and 25 writers have compiled a book of tributes. Its title is “Osinbajo Strikes: Defining Moments Of An Innovative Leader.” The foreword was authored by former head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar. The launch ceremony – which will take place on Monday, May […]

Elderly exiles

By Donu Kogbara LAST week, I mentioned a former deputy governor of Lagos State, Alhaja Sinatu Ojikutu, who wants to renounce her citizenship and move abroad because of Tinubu’s emergence as the President-elect. Bode George, a former military governor and veteran politician, has for the same reason, also expressed a desire to emigrate. It is […]


By Donu Kogbara AS far as many Nigerians are concerned, Wole Soyinka, our globally renowned Nobel Laureate and most venerable man of letters, seriously undermined his reputation when he launched a verbal assault on Datti Baba-Ahmed, Peter Obi’s running mate. Baba-Ahmed had, on a Channels Television programme that was screened in March, expressed the view […]

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