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16 August 2014, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt – When the presidency deputised Diezani Alison-Madueke to the Petroleum Ministry, there was a loud buzz of disapproval. It was argued at the time that the young woman did not have the requisite credentials to manage Nigeria’s most important industry; at the...

16 May 2014, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt – In the 18th and 19th centuries, European statesman like Disraeli, Lord Salisbury, Gladstone and Otto Von...

25 February 2014, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt – Until his suspension by the President last week, Sanusi Lamido was the only unelected governor in Nigeria;...

16 February 2014, Sweetcrude, Lagos – Obasanjo was a Nigerian soldier who became a Nigerian statesman, an African spokesperson and a world figure....

12 November 2013, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt – “How can you justify cutting off a hungry stranger’s arm for stealing apples?” the African scholar...

06 October 2013, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt – It was in September 2010 that I published the article reproduced below in Sweetcrude to warn Rivers...

13 August 2013, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt – The entry of socialist policies into the very hearts of capitalist domains was the direct fallout of the need to breach inequities for social balancing. Housing allowances, unemployment benefits, the National Health Care Scheme, (the NHS) in England, paedestrian walks, foot bridges, the special parking spaces for the physically...

05 July 2013, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt – The Governors of the Niger Delta viewed together, read like a collage of eclectic personalities stuck together on a platform by an artist whose beans have gone sour. In the nearest future, I promise to do an expose of the lot but Governor Amaechi’s sabre rattling and recent activism for democracy makes him a first among...

John Iyene Owubokiri 01 June 2013, Sweetcrude, London – Africa is the second largest continent in the world, populated by a myriad of ethnicities, a miracle mix of exceedingly beautiful trees, glades, veldts and an animal population which have all inspired a million poems; Africa’s abundant food base and its treasure trove of mineral deposits make it a rich continent,...

11 March 2013, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt – The appointment of Naomi Campbell, forgive me, Diezani Alison-Madueke to the top job at the Petroleum...