Presidential silence

‘Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions –Oliver Wendell Holmes There were not many items called ‘lounges’ at the time we ventured into ministry. It was a big turnaround for many of us at the time, everyone almost to the man renouncing that life of sin and giving […]

Amaka Igwe!

By Bimbo Manuel ‘Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions – Oliver Wendell Holmes ‘Carlo Ancelotti had won this competition as has his opposite number, Pep Guardiola…’ the Champions’ League commentator said as we watched Real Madrid thrash invincible Bayern Munich four goals to nothing. If I wasn’t so […]

War!

Bimbo Manuel ‘Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions – Oliver Wendell Holmes I was singing one of the most powerful pieces ever performed by the legendary, prophetic Bob Marley, played…‘WAR!…war!…rumors of war!…’ before a large audience. I jerked awake. It was a dream. I was one of […]

Arsenal, women and Jona

Bimbo Manuel ‘Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions – Oliver Wendell Holmes Watching the Arsenal Football Club play this season is the most harrowing experience. I remain unrepentantly a Gunner however. Before the season started, everyone, apart from diehard Arsenal supporters, felt the club’s highest aspiration should […]

Federating our character

By Bimbo Manuel ‘The Federal Character Commission (FCC), a Federal Executive body was established by Act No 34 of 1996 to IMPLEMENT AND ENFORCE the Federal Character Principle of fairness and equity in THE DISTRIBUTION OF PUBLIC POSTS AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURES AMONG THE VARIOUS FEDERATING UNITS OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA…’ Are you thinking […]

In the dock

By Bimbo Manuel My Lord… An Italian philosopher once said: “there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things…” My Lord, I read somewhere in the history of Hollywood how that […]