Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Pest That Ruined Nigeria, By Ose Oyamendan-Eimakhu

April 14, 2014

Ose Oyamendan I spent my week enjoying the inside of an hospital.  I have never passed the night in the hospital before, except for the... read more


Say it Ain’t So, By Ose Oyamendan-Eimakhu

April 7, 2014

The social media was abuzz late last week by some emerging news from Nigeria. Normally, when the social media goes off like that it’s always... read more


Crying For Hope, By Ose Oyamendan-Eimakhu

March 31, 2014

I’m 35,000 feet above the ground, floating in a giant mechanical bird that man calls an airplane. This has become a second home to me.... read more


An Open Letter To The Jonatithes, By Ose Oyamendan-Eimakhu

March 24, 2014

Dear Jonatithes; I must apologize for not writing sooner to welcome you to our great capital city. I was a little bit confused as to... read more


Valuable Wives in Power, By Ose Oyamendan-Eimakhu

February 17, 2014

OSE OYAMENDAN I had no clue there was that much “red” in Nigeria until Valentine’s Day. You gotta love Nigerians, despite the bleakness out there,... read more


Honor Among Politicians, By Ose Oyamendan-Eimakhu

February 10, 2014

They say if you live long enough, you’ll see everything.  Maybe the folks who came up with that phrase were not that wise after all... read more


Selling Nigeria Short, By Ose Oyamendan-Eimakhu

January 27, 2014

Ose Oyamendan It’s tough to be Nigeria. If the country could speak, I bet the first words would be “guys, easy! Damn!” We’ve seemed to... read more


The Great Gay-bacle! By Ose Oyamendan-Eimakhu

January 19, 2014

Ose Oyamendan Words are a funny thing in life, aren’t they? If someone had walked up to me while I was having a blast in... read more


That the Youth May Live, By Ose Oyamendan-Eimakhu

January 13, 2014

There is a saying that “the young shall grow.” Hidden in that concept is that they will not only grow but they will grow into... read more


Obasanjo as Man of the Year, By Ose Oyamendan-Eimakhu

December 30, 2013

I was going to nominate myself for man of the year because, well, I can and as our leaders show us every minute of the... read more


Thumbs Up for Amaechi, By Ose Oyamendan

October 28, 2013

Ose Oyamendan It’s not every day that you walk on the streets or departure and arrival lounges of airports in western countries and something positive... read more


A Week Without Planes, By Ose Oyamendan

October 21, 2013

Ose Oyamendan By now, Stella Oduah would have realized that bit of Biblical text in Ecclesiastes that a season for everything is not a heavenly... read more


Dancing to Jonathan’s Tune, By Ose Oyamendan

October 14, 2013

Ose Oyamendan I may be wrong but President Goodluck Jonathan’s gotta be one of the most underappreciated leaders of our time, maybe in history. If... read more


America, Like Naija, By Ose Oyamendan

October 7, 2013

This has been an awful week. The Republicans decided to shut down the government in America. If you’re a government employee, it’s like going on... read more


My Tribe is Nigeria, By Ose Oyamendan

September 30, 2013

A year ago, my five year-old son was asked to give a talk to his class about himself. He stuns his teachers when he tells... read more


Best Damn Minister. Period, By Ose Oyamendan

September 23, 2013

Dear Mr. President; ​I trust you’re well because God knows our dear country needs you more at this time than at any other time. Every... read more


My Affair With Bianca, By Ose Oyamendan

September 16, 2013

OSE OYAMENDAN ​I am a man. I have to start with that caveat in case some people think I’m not. I’m also not necessarily anti-women... read more


The Prophesy of Uncle Sal, By Ose Oyamendan

September 9, 2013

Ose Oyamendan I was confused about the whole political logjam in the PDP this week. I read every book, watched all the shows I can... read more


Repping My People, By Ose Oyamendan

September 2, 2013

Ose Oyamendan God wasn’t joking when he inserted that bit about respecting your parents in the Ten Commandments.  For a long time I felt God... read more


Do They Remember? By Ose Oyamendan

August 26, 2013

Ose Oyamendan The Lagos sky is setting on this glorious Saturday evening. Out in the streets, millions of people are wondering where the weekend went,... read more


King of the Season, By Ose Oyamendan

August 19, 2013

Ose Oyamendan I love days like this. After the doldrums of the summer, when all you’re consigned to as a sports fan is watching female... read more


Be Like Anenih, By Ose Oyamendan

August 11, 2013

Ose Oyamendan A few years ago, there was this cool Gatorade commercial about basketball legend Michael Jordan. It was a sing and dance thing about... read more


A Day for Nigerians, By Ose Oyamendan

August 5, 2013

Ose Oyamendan Last Wednesday was a day to be proud as a Nigerian. That is if you’re a Nigerian who is not a member of... read more


Finally, the Senate Approves the Rape of Girls, By Ose Oyamendan

July 22, 2013

I was finishing a late lunch in Ashkelon in late April when I saw a look of concern on the face of my friend. When... read more


Much Ado About A Dame, By Ose Oyamendam

July 15, 2013

Ose Oyamendan You gotta pity Goodluck Jonathan sometimes. He simply cannot catch a break from a section of Nigeria. The man got tired of the... read more