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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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´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐Freeing the Chibok Girls (While Boko Haram Faces a Leadership Crisis)
´╗┐´╗┐Exhuming Bola Ige
´╗┐´╗┐Constitutional Immunity as Sanctification of Moral Turpitude in Governance
´╗┐´╗┐Empire or Little England? Brexit Breaks the Myth of Globalisation
´╗┐´╗┐Muhammad Ali: The Pugilist as Poet and Acknowledged Legislator of the World
´╗┐´╗┐Muhammad Ali: The Pugilist as Poet and Acknowledged Legislator of the World
´╗┐´╗┐Niger Delta Scavengers
´╗┐´╗┐Libido over Learning: A Sexual Harassment Bill to the Rescue
´╗┐´╗┐The Time for Genuine Electoral Reform is NOW!
´╗┐´╗┐What Would it Take for a Politically Exposed Nigerian Politician to Resign?
´╗┐´╗┐ÔÇťThe Horror! The Horror!ÔÇŁ till the Rivers of Blood All Run Dry
´╗┐´╗┐Saraki's Endless Saga of Proving His Innocence by Evading Trial
´╗┐´╗┐An Apple a Day Keeps Our Dollars Away
´╗┐´╗┐The Communist as Teacher: The Example of Biodun Jeyifo
´╗┐´╗┐Rule of Law as the Refuge of Scoundrels

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08/16/2016 19:02:05´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐Freeing the Chibok Girls (While Boko Haram Faces a Leadership Crisis)  / 0
08/02/2016 18:16:38´╗┐´╗┐Exhuming Bola Ige / 0
07/12/2016 21:00:07´╗┐´╗┐Constitutional Immunity as Sanctification of Moral Turpitude in Governance / 0
06/28/2016 14:18:04´╗┐´╗┐Empire or Little England? Brexit Breaks the Myth of Globalisation / 0
06/28/2016 14:08:12´╗┐´╗┐Muhammad Ali: The Pugilist as Poet and Acknowledged Legislator of the World / 0
06/14/2016 23:20:02´╗┐´╗┐Muhammad Ali: The Pugilist as Poet and Acknowledged Legislator of the World / 0
05/24/2016 18:42:49´╗┐´╗┐Niger Delta Scavengers / 0
05/10/2016 18:27:23´╗┐´╗┐Libido over Learning: A Sexual Harassment Bill to the Rescue / 0
04/27/2016 06:11:30´╗┐´╗┐The Time for Genuine Electoral Reform is NOW! / 0
04/12/2016 21:29:48´╗┐´╗┐What Would it Take for a Politically Exposed Nigerian Politician to Resign? / 0
03/29/2016 17:28:20´╗┐´╗┐ÔÇťThe Horror! The Horror!ÔÇŁ till the Rivers of Blood All Run Dry / 0
03/16/2016 07:09:07´╗┐´╗┐Saraki's Endless Saga of Proving His Innocence by Evading Trial / 0
03/01/2016 21:41:59´╗┐´╗┐An Apple a Day Keeps Our Dollars Away / 0
02/18/2016 19:12:18´╗┐´╗┐The Communist as Teacher: The Example of Biodun Jeyifo / 0
01/13/2016 12:59:06´╗┐´╗┐Rule of Law as the Refuge of Scoundrels / 0
12/30/2015 03:59:10´╗┐´╗┐Has Buhari Banished Budgets of Recurrent Corruption? / 0
12/30/2015 03:52:39´╗┐´╗┐And Now We are Paying to Pray to the God of Corruption! / 0
11/24/2015 22:17:10´╗┐´╗┐Arms and the Man (Who Advised President Jonathan on National Security) / 0
11/03/2015 19:20:23´╗┐´╗┐Dear President Buhari, You Do Not Have to Appoint Ministers Without Portfolios! / 0
10/18/2015 21:11:31´╗┐´╗┐Will the Senate Fall for Wike's Propaganda War against Amaechi? / 0
10/06/2015 17:59:57´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐When Will this Independence Finish? / 0
09/22/2015 20:47:11´╗┐´╗┐Were I Senate President Saraki, I Would Resign Today  / 0
09/11/2015 22:28:26´╗┐A Silver Jubilee Dream of Delta State  / 0
08/18/2015 21:35:41´╗┐´╗┐Sagay's Call to Confession of the Sinfully Corrupt / 0
08/04/2015 16:18:52´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐Arms and the Nigerian Army / 0
07/21/2015 20:49:52´╗┐´╗┐Broke States, Broken Federation: Will Buhari Restructure Nigeria? / 0
07/07/2015 23:51:54´╗┐´╗┐Waiting for Buhari's Cabinet and Change / 0
06/23/2015 22:12:59´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ß╗înwubiko! Mourning Cry at Emman EzeazuÔÇÖs Untimely Death / 0
06/02/2015 16:49:16´╗┐´╗┐ÔÇťWe must not succumb to hopelessness and defeatismÔÇŁ: Reflections on a Theme in President BuhariÔÇÖs Inaugural Speech / 0
05/20/2015 13:59:28´╗┐´╗┐Lagos Goes Pro Unitate to Elect Ambode Governor of Nigeria / 0
05/06/2015 12:16:52´╗┐So Now What Becomes of the Niger Delta? / 0
04/22/2015 01:38:38´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐Where Cancer Feasts: Lamentation for Oronto Natei Douglas / 0
03/24/2015 21:49:35´╗┐For a Second War Against Indiscipline--After Voting for Change on the 28th / 0
03/11/2015 02:00:35´╗┐´╗┐Fayose's Recklessness is Fast Approaching that of a Suicide Bomber! / 0
02/25/2015 09:17:56´╗┐´╗┐Public Warning: AIG Mbu is Armed and Dangerous! / 0
02/10/2015 21:14:00´╗┐´╗┐A FeBuhari Wind of Change in March / 0
01/27/2015 21:32:53How Col. Dasuki Confirmed Nigeria as the Never-Ready Country (and Why the Elections Must Not Be Postponed) / 0
01/13/2015 21:50:05Buhari: Beyond Tribal, Religious and Ideological Fallacies / 0
12/31/2014 03:03:08OkowaÔÇÖs Running Mate and the Self-inflicted Humiliation of the Isokos / 0
12/17/2014 11:40:02The Dilemma of a Radical Progressive in Nigerian Politics / 0
11/25/2014 22:11:40President Jonathan's "I don't give a damn!" as a Standing Order of Impunity / 0
11/12/2014 07:01:50ÔÇťHave you write your name?ÔÇŁ or the Death of English in Nigeria / 0
10/29/2014 21:16:01A Governor and a Citizen Debate Democracy / 0
10/15/2014 19:42:02As Delta State Gets Set for the Charade of LGA Elections / 0
09/16/2014 19:54:37Jonathan's Non-Negotiator and the Moral Black Hole Threatening Our Government / 0
09/02/2014 20:21:02Jonathan's Hostage Negotiator Puts Him in a Tight Corner / 0
08/19/2014 23:06:10Elections as Military Operations / 0
08/09/2014 22:17:05For Bamidele Aturu, 1964-2014 (Who Raged Against the Darkness and the Dying of the Light)! / 0
07/23/2014 22:04:48Let Us End the Pretence and Declare Nigeria a Unitary State! / 0
07/16/2014 19:28:28Ogbeni Aregbesola, ├ĺr├ánm├şy├ánÔÇÖs Chief of Staff / 0
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