SIR: As we say in Igboland when an extraordinary person dies, the iroko has fallen. I feel a sense of personal loss because Prof. Chinua Achebe was not only from my state, Anambra, but was also one of my heroes and role models right from my days at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), where he taught until the road accident that made him to relocate to the USA, where there are better facilities to enable him to continue to work.
In the 19th Century AD, a well renowned German philosopher, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, sensing an approaching period of nihilism in Europe, was influenced by the incontrovertible fact that the belief in the Christian God had drastically declined to the point he could confidently say that "God is dead". Nietzsche was unable to see the connection […]
Perspective Chris Aligbe gives insight into some of the ills of Nigeria’s aviation sector In my spare time, I always tune in to the DSTV Channels showing Nigerian and African movies. I do so because the plots are usually abstractions from our society. They mirror the valueless times and the moral decadence in which […]
Codewit Newsletter 23 Edition Vol III 2009-07-19 – Semenya Controvesy Codewit.com Response to Semenya Controversy Dr Julie Wee Melbourne, Australia In truth, the Castar Semenya controversy has been a poorly handled gender issue. I feel great sympathy for Castar Semenya who through a naturally occurring anomaly, which should have been detected at a national […]