The Plot Against America review – fascism grips in taut political allegory by Lucy Mangan

The Wire writers David Simon and Ed Burns craft an expert adaptation of Philip Roth’s alternative history novel charting the impact of Charles Lindbergh’s rise to the presidency We may never know what prompted two of the most sociopolitically concerned writers in modern television history to turn at this precise juncture to adapting Philip Roth’s …

Pastor Ize-Iyamu

PHOTO Ize-Iyamu (in white attire) with co-defendants coming out of the Benin High Court on charges of corruption I do not know Osagie Ize-Iyamu but he has invaded my space with his political aspiration to govern Edo state.   I first became aware of Osagie Ize-Iyamu when he participated in the 2015 governorship election debate …

Nigeria at obituaries

Olusegun Obasanjo's letter of condolence to the governor, family and people of Ondo state on the demise of Senator Burnji Kashamu is against the grain of such occasions in Nigeria. Obasanjo was direct in drawing attention to the unpalatable aspects of the deceased. Senator Kashamu was embodied in drug trafficking allegations and fought a length …