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Ogaga Ifowodo
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Ogaga Ifowodo, poet and writer, teaches poetry and literature in English at Texas State University, San Marcos, USA. He holds the Master of Fine Art (MFA) in poetry and Ph.D from Cornell University, New York. He studied law at the University of Benin and worked for eight years as a rights activist with NigeriaÔÇÖs premier non-governmental rights group, the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO). Between 1997 and1998, he was held in preventive detention for six months under the military dictatorship of General Sani Abacha. A memoir of his prison experience, excerpts from which have been featured in Gathering Seaweed: African Prison Writing (Heinemann), New Writing 14 (Granta), NigeriaÔÇÖs Vanguard newspaper, and African WritingÔÇöhttp://www.african-writing.com/aug/ogaga.htmÔÇöis in progress.

Ifowodo has published three prize-winning books of poetry: Homeland and Other Poems, Madiba, and The Oil Lamp. His poems have been translated into German, Dutch and Romanian and have also been widely published in anthologies and magazines, including Voices from all Over: Poems with Notes and Activities (Oxford University Press, 2006), Step Into a World: A Global Anthology of the New Black Literature (John Wiley, 2000), The Times Literary Supplement, Poetry International, English in Africa, The Massachusetts Review. His debut fiction piece appears in AGNI. He is a recipient of the PEN USA Barbara Goldsmith Freedom-to-Write Award and of the New Word Award of Poets of All Nations based in the Netherlands. An honourary member of the PEN Centres of the USA, Germany and Canada, Ifowodo is also a fellow of the Iowa Writing Programme.

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´╗┐´╗┐Lagos Goes Pro Unitate to Elect Ambode Governor of Nigeria
´╗┐So Now What Becomes of the Niger Delta?
´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐Where Cancer Feasts: Lamentation for Oronto Natei Douglas
´╗┐For a Second War Against Indiscipline--After Voting for Change on the 28th
´╗┐´╗┐Fayose's Recklessness is Fast Approaching that of a Suicide Bomber!
´╗┐´╗┐Public Warning: AIG Mbu is Armed and Dangerous!
´╗┐´╗┐A FeBuhari Wind of Change in March
How Col. Dasuki Confirmed Nigeria as the Never-Ready Country (and Why the Elections Must Not Be Postponed)
Buhari: Beyond Tribal, Religious and Ideological Fallacies
OkowaÔÇÖs Running Mate and the Self-inflicted Humiliation of the Isokos
The Dilemma of a Radical Progressive in Nigerian Politics
President Jonathan's "I don't give a damn!" as a Standing Order of Impunity
ÔÇťHave you write your name?ÔÇŁ or the Death of English in Nigeria
A Governor and a Citizen Debate Democracy
As Delta State Gets Set for the Charade of LGA Elections

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05/20/2015 09:59:28´╗┐´╗┐Lagos Goes Pro Unitate to Elect Ambode Governor of Nigeria / 0
05/06/2015 08:16:52´╗┐So Now What Becomes of the Niger Delta? / 0
04/21/2015 21:38:38´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐Where Cancer Feasts: Lamentation for Oronto Natei Douglas / 0
03/24/2015 17:49:35´╗┐For a Second War Against Indiscipline--After Voting for Change on the 28th / 0
03/10/2015 22:00:35´╗┐´╗┐Fayose's Recklessness is Fast Approaching that of a Suicide Bomber! / 0
02/25/2015 04:17:56´╗┐´╗┐Public Warning: AIG Mbu is Armed and Dangerous! / 0
02/10/2015 16:14:00´╗┐´╗┐A FeBuhari Wind of Change in March / 0
01/27/2015 16:32:53How Col. Dasuki Confirmed Nigeria as the Never-Ready Country (and Why the Elections Must Not Be Postponed) / 0
01/13/2015 16:50:05Buhari: Beyond Tribal, Religious and Ideological Fallacies / 0
12/30/2014 22:03:08OkowaÔÇÖs Running Mate and the Self-inflicted Humiliation of the Isokos / 0
12/17/2014 06:40:02The Dilemma of a Radical Progressive in Nigerian Politics / 0
11/25/2014 17:11:40President Jonathan's "I don't give a damn!" as a Standing Order of Impunity / 0
11/12/2014 02:01:50ÔÇťHave you write your name?ÔÇŁ or the Death of English in Nigeria / 0
10/29/2014 17:16:01A Governor and a Citizen Debate Democracy / 0
10/15/2014 15:42:02As Delta State Gets Set for the Charade of LGA Elections / 0
09/16/2014 15:54:37Jonathan's Non-Negotiator and the Moral Black Hole Threatening Our Government / 0
09/02/2014 16:21:02Jonathan's Hostage Negotiator Puts Him in a Tight Corner / 0
08/19/2014 19:06:10Elections as Military Operations / 0
08/09/2014 18:17:05For Bamidele Aturu, 1964-2014 (Who Raged Against the Darkness and the Dying of the Light)! / 0
07/23/2014 18:04:48Let Us End the Pretence and Declare Nigeria a Unitary State! / 0
07/16/2014 15:28:28Ogbeni Aregbesola, ├ĺr├ánm├şy├ánÔÇÖs Chief of Staff / 0
07/02/2014 08:52:29Ekiti Verdict 2014: The Apotheosis of Adedibu / 0
06/04/2014 07:08:05Derivation: How the North's Delegates Bullied their Southern Counterparts into Submission / 0
05/20/2014 21:06:26God's Anointed criminals / 0
05/07/2014 19:47:26Boko HaramÔÇÖs Satanism: See Where the Politicisation of Religion Has Led Us! / 0
04/17/2014 18:08:00Okonjonomics or When a Finance Minister Turns Money-Doubler / 0
03/25/2014 19:35:49Praying for Nigeria: A Citizen's Secular Meditations / 0
03/11/2014 18:45:30Against Dialogue with Boko Haram / 0
02/26/2014 09:41:20The Unending Military Siege to Delta State / 0
02/11/2014 19:10:12What Do Nigeria's Public 'Servants' Think About When Going to Work in the Morning? / 0
02/05/2014 00:16:19Of Being Gay but Human and Loving Your Neighbour as Yourself: The Example of Nelson Mandela, Archbishops Desmond Tutu and Justin Welby / 1
01/28/2014 17:35:16Are Homosexuals Human Beings? / 0
01/14/2014 18:44:28Dear President Jonathan, Please End the Tragic Farce in Rivers State Now! / 0
01/01/2014 11:23:17Slouching into 2014, the Eve of Nigeria's Destruction! / 0
12/17/2013 15:03:39Becoming a Man and a Poet at the Nelson Mandela Secretariat / 1
12/03/2013 15:38:11God Told Me . . .  / 0
11/19/2013 15:20:28Who Killed Iyayi? Who Owns Nigeria's Roads? / 0
11/05/2013 20:23:15Bullet-proof Corruption / 0
10/23/2013 00:12:45No, Mr President, Legislators - Sovereignty Belongs to the People! / 0
10/08/2013 18:33:03Salvaging Nigeria: Only a Sovereign National Conference Will Suffice! / 0
09/17/2013 15:48:42The Olu of Warri as Daddy Overseer Melchizedek / 0
09/03/2013 16:06:11Will America Ever Erase the Colour Line? / 0
08/20/2013 17:52:09Air, air, everywhere, nor a place to breathe in Lagos! / 0
08/06/2013 20:20:31The Hapless Surrender of the States to the Federal Government / 0
07/23/2013 15:35:11A Female Christ and Other Miracles of Demo(n)cracy in Nigeria / 0
07/09/2013 19:45:59Tell Me in What Egypt My People's Feet Lie Chained! / 0
06/25/2013 12:31:03Why the Senate's Single Six-Year Term Proposal Should Be Rejected / 0
06/11/2013 13:43:36Nigeria as a Social Club / 0
05/28/2013 18:35:07Who Should Pay the Pilgrim's Passage to Paradise? / 0
05/24/2013 00:52:23What Happens After (During) the State of Emergency? / 0
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